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surya2015 Apr 15th, 2017 22:42

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Originally Posted by India-012 (Post 1985274)
You can't go in the Brahma temple, you can't go in New Rangji mandir.

It is not true, non hindus can enter above mandirs.

"....Simona arrived in India in January (2017). She has already visited Kerala, Bangalore, Mysore, Benares, Jaipur, Pushkar and Agra. “People helped me everywhere... even in the trains.”
She talks of the day in Pushkar, Rajasthan, when she desperately wanted to enter the famous Brahma temple but was crushed to know that wheelchairs weren’t allowed in. A young man then gathered his friends and carried her into the temple in a plastic chair...."
http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi/...BWPdJlkIP.html

fiorenero Jul 24th, 2017 05:17

They are REAL brhamins and they scam people. And no, it's not only few rupees but sometimes 2-3000...also they are very aggressive and rude, threatening to get the money. Police? Is it a joke? They wiuld laugh at you if you say you call police

OldandRambling Jul 25th, 2017 00:50

I saw warning notices posted recently in Boston and Chicago, and saw several oriental looking "Buddhist style" type persons trying to plant dubious gifts on tourists, in return for cash "offerings".

I had already attained enlightenment, and told them to F Off. They seemed quite worldly wise for monks, as they certainly understood my instruction...

Ed.

kullukid Jul 25th, 2017 01:46

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Originally Posted by fiorenero (Post 2048577)
They are REAL brhamins and they scam people. And no, it's not only few rupees but sometimes 2-3000...also they are very aggressive and rude, threatening to get the money. Police? Is it a joke? They wiuld laugh at you if you say you call police

Technically speaking they are not real Brahmins.
A Brahmin is someone who is twice born (a Dvija), in other words they have died while living (to their separate sense of self).
The so called Brahmins have turned this into a ritual of initiation which they have used to manipulate & extract money from the less well off, they have used it to have power over people for thousands of years.

Strictly speaking anyone from anywhere can become a Dvija or Brahmin, once they have died while living (which isn't easy!), it is not something you can get through birth right.:rolleyes:
KK

RahulDeva Jul 25th, 2017 02:55

It's a common scam at many places. We are natives but still fell for it because of the superstitious ones in our group. A friendly old brahman started chatting with us At devprayag while we were taking a dip. As soon as we came out he offered us a flower and within moments we were part of a ceremony. Had to pay him total 100 bucks in 2009. But as soon as we did so a horde of young and old brahmans descended on us and literally begged and grabbed for money. Pathetic to see them literally begging for a rupee or two. We were 3 so pushed them away easily.
So always keep your guard up if you see holy men approaching with the tools of their trade. A flower, a plate of offerings or a vessel of sandal or vermilion for tilak. Chant out loud
No money no money
Or
Paisa khatam
Paisa nahi hai

Nick-H Jul 25th, 2017 16:29

Shouldn't that be "Om _____ namaha?" :naughty:


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