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This obsession has taken over other areas of Panjab too after "plane-Gurdvara's" in Doaba region! 

Punjab: In Barnala, gurdwara gets 'planes' in offerings as 'foreign dreams come true' & belief takes flight

(Neel Kamal / TNN / Updated: Jul 25, 2022, 11:56 IST)

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HANDIAYA (BARNALA): After Doaba, people in Malwa region of Punjab have started thronging religious places even to fulfil their dreams to fly abroad. The historic Gurdwara Patshahi Nauvi at Handiaya village in Barnala district has gained in popularity among worshippers praying to settle abroad.

Many devotees reach the gurdwara from far-off places and offer replicas of airplanes at the sanctum santorum. Going by the trend, a number of stalls selling toy planes have come up outside the gurdwara.

The gurdwara, where ninth Sikh master Guru Tegh Bahadur is believed to have visited, was built in 1997. It is only now that it has become a point for those making wishes to flying abroad. A huge crowd throngs the gurdwara on Sundays.

The trend of youngsters leaving Punjab for foreign shores, mainly Canada, Australia and USA, for a better life has been popular for years now. It is because of this that coaching centres for speaking in English have mushroomed across the state and English proficiency tests like IELTS and TOEFL have gotten popular.

With a large number of devotees thronging every Sunday and even on weekdays, the gurdwara has gotten new buildings to accommodate the crowd. Himmat Singh of Dhurkot village, who brought a plane as an offering to the gurdwara, said, "I have applied for Canada and my file is at the initial stages. I have come to wish the file is cleared at the earliest." Sandeep Singh of Kahneke village, who brought a plane as an offering too, said his wife has applied for a work visa to Canada and he had come to the gurdwara to wish she got through.

A sewadar at the gurdwara said it was beleved that wishes of many people had been fulfilled at the gurdwara. "That is why the number of devotees to the gurdwara keep increasing," he said.

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Tallan sahib. The fact that people do this shows how spiritually bankrupt majority of people in Punjab are. Literally pathetic.

Many earlier immigrant groups are an example of this. How many 3rd generation immigrants of non-English European origins still speak their language? They're completely assimilated but since Panjabis c

You're right, this is properly disrespectful. Who is allowing this to go on unchecked? Doabans doing this, you can understand, but how is this stupidity spreading unchecked?  But these days,

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6 minutes ago, 5aaban said:

It's off to Majha next 

Can't something be done? Why don't the gianis make a point and break and throw all the model aeroplanes in a heap outside the Gurdwara? And make some speeches from the stage. Unless they are the ones selling them themselves. 

This short of penduism is so cringe..........

We are going in the completely wrong direction in Panjab. We aren't evolving as a panth, we are doing the opposite.   

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3 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

Can't something be done? Why don't the gianis make a point and break and throw all the model aeroplanes in a heap outside the Gurdwara? And make some speeches from the stage. Unless they are the ones selling them themselves. 

This short of penduism is so cringe..........

We are going in the completely wrong direction in Panjab. We aren't evolving as a panth, we are doing the opposite.   

I was just wondering that. This dumb move should be considered disrespectful, never seen people so desperate.

Plus, those toy planes are just single-use plastic waste (they're most likely made of that). 

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I was just wondering that. This should be considered disrespectful. Plus, those toy planes are just one-use plastic waste (assuming they're made of that).

You're right, this is properly disrespectful. Who is allowing this to go on unchecked?

Doabans doing this, you can understand, but how is this stupidity spreading unchecked? 

But these days, I don't even think an explicit condemning and banning from Akal Takhat would stop this. 

Something very strange going on in society out there.  

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Just now, dallysingh101 said:

You're right, this is properly disrespectful. Who is allowing this to go on unchecked?

Doabans doing this, you can understand, but how is this stupidity spreading unchecked? 

But these days, I don't even think an explicit condemning and banning from Akal Takhat would stop this. 

Something very strange going on in society out there.  

Someone should make a complaint to the Akal Takht. I think this is will make other Gurdwara's (run by greedy people) go on similar paths to attract crowds, attention and money. 

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4 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

'Regressing' 

 

That's the word I was look for. We are regressing as a people. 

Once I heard of people visiting a particular Gurdwara for 4/5 Sunday's to get their visa! Apparently, visiting that Gurdwara and getting your name written in the Ardas fulfilled all your wishes, and you can guess what majority of Panjabis wish for!

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7 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

You're right, this is properly disrespectful. Who is allowing this to go on unchecked?

Doabans doing this, you can understand, but how is this stupidity spreading unchecked? 

But these days, I don't even think an explicit condemning and banning from Akal Takhat would stop this. 

Something very strange going on in society out there.  

This ones from Jalandhar. Isn't it disrespectful to place toys like that?

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6 minutes ago, 5aaban said:

Once I heard of people visiting a particular Gurdwara for 4/5 Sunday's to get their visa! Apparently, visiting that Gurdwara and getting your name written in the Ardas fulfilled all your wishes, and you can guess what majority of Panjabis wish for!

They are like some alien race in a sci-fi movie that settle on a planet- completely nachoor it and ruin it, and then move on to another planet to do the same again. 

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This ones from Jalandhar. Isn't it disrespectful to place toys like that?

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Are these people also giving toy horses so that they can get horses? What sort of primitive 'culture' is this? 

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1 minute ago, dallysingh101 said:

They are like some alien race in a sci-fi movie that settle in an area - completely nachoor it and ruin it, and then move on to another planet to do the same again. 

Quite sad. Our ancestors kept this land somehow for ages without ruining it. Then a few generations come in, set to make it a polluted desert, disrespect Gurdwara's and tear apart any existing social fabric. 

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Just now, 5aaban said:

Quite sad. Our ancestors kept this land somehow for ages without ruining it. Then a few generations come in, set to make it a polluted desert, disrespect Gurdwara's and tear apart any existing social fabric. 

I think the recent colonial era and the 'Green revolution' plays a big part in this.  

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1 hour ago, dallysingh101 said:

Are these people also giving toy horses so that they can get horses? What sort of primitive 'culture' is this? 

I think the horses have some historical connection with Talhan Sahib Gurdwara too. 

But these are the reasons for different toys

Gudda (male doll) to fulfil the wish of a male child

Horses for good health

Planes for flying out (which make up the majority) 

 

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