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India: Devotees offer toy planes to gods in hopes of emigrating

India, Doaba region
April 18, 2014 at 04:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

India: Devotees offer toy planes to gods in hopes of emigrating

Indian worshippers brought toy aeroplane offerings to the Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Gurdwara temple in Punjab on Friday, in hopes of realising their dreams of travelling abroad.

The Baba Nihal Gurdwara temple in Punjab's Doaba region, now popularly known as the 'Hawaijahaj' (aeroplane) gurdwara, has become so crammed with toy aircraft that temple managers wonder what to do with them and clear space by distributing the toys to children.

Nearby, a string of shops capitalise on the trend by selling a colourful array of plastic Airbuses and Boeing 747s, for worshippers to offer up to the Gurus of the Sikh tradition.

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India: Devotees offer toy planes to gods in hopes of emigrating

Indian worshippers brought toy aeroplane offerings to the Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Gurdwara temple in Punjab on Friday, in hopes of realising their dreams of travelling abroad.

The Baba Nihal Gurdwara temple in Punjab's Doaba region, now popularly known as the 'Hawaijahaj' (aeroplane) gurdwara, has become so crammed with toy aircraft that temple managers wonder what to do with them and clear space by distributing the toys to children.

Nearby, a string of shops capitalise on the trend by selling a colourful array of plastic Airbuses and Boeing 747s, for worshippers to offer up to the Gurus of the Sikh tradition.

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