Updated: March 12, 2017 11:04:10 pm
Even though religious texts such as the Bhagavad Gita teaches us not to worry or think about results and just concentrate on our ‘Karma’ (doings), it seems little heed is paid by a temple in Gujarat. The temple has been circulating pamphlets that reportedly claims to guarantee the results of a student appearing in the board exams. Exploiting the anxiety of the parents, the leaflet targets the guardians and vouch that the student will pass and even promises to return the money if the student fails. Whether or not this pamphlet or the claim is true, isn’t a guaranteed outcome an ‘Achilles heel’ for everyone?
What amazes is that, even in 2017, such unrealistic promises makes their way to public and in the veil of ‘divine’ connection try to convince believers.
As per a India Today report, Kashthabhanjan Temple located in Gujarat’s Panchmahal district has given out leaflets in Gujarati mentioning the way out of one’s distress that comes from the name of exams. The temple, reportedly, has a pen set on offer that can be no less than a panacea for students getting goosebumps from the fear of examinations. A Hanuman sevak by the name of Dushyant Bapuji claims in the leaflet that the pen has divine properties as it was obtained after performing a Hanuman Saraswati Yagya.
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The report further says that the leaflet, which features the pens that have been highly priced at Rs 1,900, addresses the parents and tries to cash in on their sentiments. In the backdrop of their apprehensions, the handbill asks them questions like if they would like to see their children pass the exams, and are they worried that their wards might perform poorly. The handbill, reportedly, also assures to pay back the full amount if any particular student fails in his examination, and has kept certain prerequisites – a mobile number, exam receipt, a photocopy of hall ticket and copy of school/college ID – for buying the pen set.
Twitter users have even tweeted out the leaflet of the temple in Gujarati.
Divine intervention in board exams? Gujarat temple offers pen set to pass; full refund if student fails pic.twitter.com/OVSn1DG3S9
— Naira Connect (@nairaconnect) March 10, 2017
IndianExpress.com independently could not verify the claims of the temple but nevertheless, we thought that the ‘guaranteed’ proclamation would amaze our readers. If you believe in such ‘divine’ powers do let us know in comments below. (And if you happen to be one of the buyers of the magical pen, do let us know about the results)
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