If you’re from a Punjabi family it is a guarantee that you will have relatives in foreign countries. With time, it has become a trend, especially among younger generations to go and settle abroad in countries like Canada, Australia and USA. But did you know that there is even a special Gurudwara that can confirm your trip abroad!?
Yes, we are telling the truth! Gurudwara Talhan Sahib, situated in Adampur, a small town near Jalandhar, Punjab is famous for making sure that anyone who goes and donates a toy airplane there, gets their visa approved! Also Read: Did You Recognize Harnaaz Sandhu In This Punjabi Song?
So how did this belief set in? You must be wondering what the story behind this one is!
Well that’s what we’re here to tell you…
Talhan Sahib, originally named after Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Ji, the Gurudwara is 150-years-old. Owing to all the toy planes, it is also called ‘Hawaijahaj Gurudwara’ now! Even though no one is clear on how this belief started, the management there has clarified that they don’t believe in this superstition, but how can they stop people? Also Read: That’s How Maninder Buttar’s ‘Sakhiyaan’ Got Placed In ‘BellBottom’
Every year thousands of people visit the Gurudwara especially, with just one thought in mind, i.e. being able to go abroad. This also serves as proof of the Punjabis' desperation to go abroad be it young students pursuing education and a better future ahead, jobless youth or even elderly parents waiting to go meet their children who are settled outside India.
Moreover, Talhan lies in Punjab’s Doaba region, also called the NRI belt of the state. Almost every town in this region is teeming with coaching centers for spoken English; institutes that help students prepare for the English language test IELTS, or education consultants promising assured admission in foreign universities. The whole process, including admissions and visa applications, can cost several lakh rupees. Also Read: Director Vikram Thori Announces His Next Titled ‘Baliye’
Do comment below if you too wish to go abroad!