Thursday, 23. May 2013 - 21:05
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Worshippers at this Sikh temple in northern India are getting a real spiritual high - giving miniature aircraft as holy offerings to make their dreams of foreign travel come true.
Thousands of devotees who flock to the the temple - in Talhan, in the Punjab - see the model aircraft as a symbol for a wealthy, jet-setting life.
Priests tell them that a plane is a guarantee that they will soon be flying themselves, and even the village gates have a concrete British Airways jet above them.
And roads leading to the temple are full of shops selling models of airliners from BA, Air Canada and Lufthansa.
"Many worshippers have family who have emigrated to Britain, Canada, America or Germany and their dearest wish is to join them there," explained head priest Bhai Manjit Singh.
"The planes are a strong symbol but God needs true feelings too," he added.
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