The killing of an engineer, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and the increasing incidence of hate attacks on people of Indian descent in the U.S has left students, experts and the Indian community greatly perplexed. In addition to the growing hostility is the momentary restriction on the non-migrants permit for the next 6 months.
Accompanying the worry amongst the residents of Telugu province at the traditional visa temple, the shamans are devising a strategy to guarantee that the American dream of hundreds and thousands of Indian nationals remain intact.
At a temple commonly referred to as the house of the visa God, close to Hyderabad, worshipers are not only looking for spiritual assistance to acquire their permits, but to also pray for their protection in the United States. With the growing worry of worshipers, the shrine’s heads are contemplating beginning RakshaKavach, which they believe will offer guidance against the racial attacks.
Talking to newsmen, a priest at ChilkurBalaji Temple told the reporters that “Our people are concerned about the latest events happening in the U.S. parents are trooping into the shrine to offer prayers for the protection of the wards.
We are striving hard to provide worshipers RakshaKavach, like a bead on the wrists on the hand for their protection. The total number of prayers keep on increasing just like their fears are increasing by the day.”
The shrine became popular in the early ‘90s when lots of citizens trooped in to beseech their deity for US permit approval on their passports and it happened.
The custom has continued until today, and over five thousand people pay visits to the shrine in the hope of getting a US permit.