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Monday, May 14, 2012

Devotees experience in Shani Shingnapur village

Dear Friends,

I received below written experience from Devotee of Shani dev about his experience in Shani Shingnapur village. Though, it was bad experience by Mr. Kinjal in Shani Shingnapur place but it’s true. Shop Keepers and Taxi Drivers are on the same boat.

Kinal–  Experience in Shani Shingnapur.

Hi Braj,

I have some experience, which is really defying the faith imposed by thousands on god. My story is that while reaching Shani Shingnapur, the driver takes entire amount, i.e. (100 for each person) from Shirdi. After reaching, they show that it is mandatory to wear dhoti and take oil for men, even for entering in the temple (which is totally false). We ignored their requirement and went ahead with Darshan. Upon returning, suddenly a person crops up and orders me to get down from the car.

He was insisting me to leave the car, claiming to be the owner of the car. I told him, return my fare, i will move out, but he said that this is my car and i won't take you. You will have to speak to driver and as this is my car, i won't allow you to go in this car. The driver being also in hand and glove said that i have already paid for fueling diesel and i can not give it back.

After that guy started getting physical but i was adamant that return my fare and I will be happy to leave. After half an hour of fighting and me being adamant, the driver paid back my return fare and i left. Then, i was looking out for other taxi and found a ST bus in the depot to Shirdi. I hoped in the bus and it was good and comfortable ride, rather than squeezed in Scorpio. Thanks to god for this at least.

But, this incident really started questioning the faith of devotees, as there is no need to loot the natives and they can easily loot the devotees. May be this is the reason, when they do not need to have a door at home. It is really shameful act.

They are so shameless that they do not even care of women and children, they just think of money and nothing else. On one hand we publicize about Athiti Devo Bhava, but i think first it is necessary to protect our fellow Indians themselves before even thinking of foreigners. These types of incidents are generally common in all holy places in Maharashtra, be it Shingnapur or Asthavinayak.

Hope god is looking at all this; in fact these were my prayers after going so far, which is indeed very sad. Friends, all should come together and take this issue with the higher authorities and to take actions against them.

Hi Kinjal, Thanks to share your experience.

Friends, I request you to send me your experiences so visitors will be aware about the behaviour of taxi derivers and shop keepers. You can write me on . Thanks!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Even i am sharing my experience at shani shingnapur. It was the first time that we have been there and the worst experience ever!
Just after we entered at the ticket issuing place for our car, there were two people who stood there and said that they were good people and from the village panchayat which turned out to be false/ or if they are that means the panchayat is in on it, will explain in detail. They took us near the parking lot and asked us to buy puja materials from there and we did take it from there and there was a guy from their gang coming along with us inside the temple. The person with us took us in a different line but not the queue line and told if you would take the queue line the dharshan would take more than 2 hours and after dharshan started saying that he is expecting a donation from us and also "if it is your first time you have to give us more donation as we are the people who take care of the children here and no pujari/ saint is there in the temple to do so"- i said okay and thought for his good guesture would give him around a few hundred rupees.
When we reached back to the car, the people from whom we took the puja materials from(shop) were demanding Rs.2120 per tokri(basket) and we actually took 4 of those baskets and they themselves forgot it and said they wanted Rs.6360 for three baskets and charged 720 for the "till oil" which seemed totally outrageous and nowhere near the price that was there in the basket. After this we argued with them for about 20mins gave them around 500-1000 rupees and left in our car and on the way back the same three people came following our car saying you haven't paid us for the puja and literally blocked the path with their bike, told us to pay them here and now or else you have to get down from the car and not even allowing us to go further or back to the tenple area which seemed literally like they were thieves and mugging us off for money. Then luckily a local person who was on the bike came to us and asked us what the problem was and spoke to the others who were trying to mug us off. After this drama again for 20mins i again paid them for the oil which is 700rupees and just left the place with the worst first experience ever!!!
As you have said in the above blog post - is god even looking at all of this?? In the name of god there is a lot of cunning and cheating going on which is totally unacceptable!!!!! Think twice or ten times if you want to talk to anybody there or the best advice i can give..... just dont talk to anyone outside till you enter the temple and just have the thought of praying to god and nothing else. It is absolutely fucked up( sorry for the language) that people can go to such extents and stoop so low to cheat devotees in the name of god!!!! Total assholes.
Hope my comment was useful.