VIP Darshans in India
“Sabse Bada Rupiah“. The power of money can be seen anywhere in every part of our country. Nothing is impossible in India. What all you have to do is spend some money and get your work done!
Guys, if you are traveling to “Shrinathji- Nathdwara, Udaipur” and you don’t want to stand in the long over-crowded queue, just carry some extra bugs and avail the benefit of VIP Darshans or Special Entry Darshans!
I visited this holy place last weekend and was shocked to see the business of VIP Darshans there. As soon as you reach the boundaries of the temple, the pandas over there will approach you and explain the trouble which you can face by standing in the long queue and try to convince you to pay some extra money to them so that you can save your precious time and avoid the hassle of standing in a crowded place. These pandas say that they have a strong internal setting with the Pujari and just by paying them approx Rs 500-600 ( depends upon your bargaining skills), you can get a special entry in the Aarti. There was a separate gate for the entry of rich devotees. Only these rich devotees were allowed to see the Holy Aarti.
Helplessly, the common people have to wait for that special line to end so that the temple door opens for them. The temple timings were from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM. But the door opened at 11:45 AM. Yes, 30 minutes late from the usual timing! As the door opened late, the crowd was difficult to manage by the temple guards. People were pushing each other badly to go in the front for Prabhu Darshans.
As we all know, we Indians are very much religious. Some people worship God because of their utmost faith in almighty, others worship because of fear and rest because of their greediness to achieve something in their lives. Whatever the reason is but God is worshiped in every corner of our country. Still, the old religious temples are visited by thousands of devotees per day. People travel a lot to seek the blessings and pray for their family. And it is really a very bad feeling when you see other people (rich devotees) going for VIP Darshans and coming back and you are still standing for hours in the long queue, waiting for the temple to open. All you have to do is to wait for the VIP’s to finish their personal meeting with God, then only you will be allowed to seek blessings from God.
People have made this their source of earning. This not only happens in “Shrinathji”, but VIP Darshan facility is available in almost every most visited and famous Hindu temple of our country. For example, Tirupati Balaji in South India, Maa Vaishno Devi temple in Katra, Bankebihari temple in Vrindavan, Badrinath, and Kedarnath Ji, etc. In fact, there are many websites where one can book for VIP Darshans as per your spending capability and convenient time slot.
The concept of VIP Darshans (Special Entry Darshans) in India – Good or Bad?
If I get the opportunity to become God for one day or one hour or just for 10 minutes only, I will make an announcement for the devotees to not to push anyone in the temple and whosoever will do such activities will not be entitled to receive my blessings. Moreover, whosoever will use their money power for my Darshans or even think of accessing VIP Darshans facility, they will never ever receive my blessings!!!
LOL !!!! Well, this is 100% impossible!
According to me, there should be no VIP Darshans facility for the rich devotees. Instead, all the temples across India should allow the old age people, handicapped, children below 5 years to go for the Darshans first or there should be a different line for them. Devotees should not be categorized in terms of rich or poor. God has not discriminated anyone. Each one of us gotta red blood, 2 eyes, 2 legs, 2 kidneys and so on. That’s why no one should be considered superior in God’s home (temple). Each one should be considered equal, despite their income level, post, caste, gender or anything. And I strongly believe that our God will also get happy if we do so!
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