Village without doors. Why worshipers of God Shani are not afraid of thievesPictolic
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In the Indian village of Shani shingnapur is the Bank, which in itself is pretty amazing. But documentaries about Shani shingnapur is not removed for this reason, and due to the fact that the Bank is the only local building that has a door. And that is not locked: it does not protect from thieves and stray dogs.
The local residents need neither doors nor locks. After all, anyone who dares to commit theft, will suffer the penalty — Sade-Sati — seven years of absolute bad luck. Besides to escape with the booty the villain fail. All night he will ride at full speed, but at dawn, when it would believe that is gone from the chase, he discovers that not budged. These are the precepts of God Shani worshipped by the inhabitants of Shani shingnapur.
For hundreds of years, local did not fear theft. Only at night the doorways are closed with improvised materials in the house do not climb wild animals. All parked cars on the streets opened, the store owners keep their money in wooden boxes, no one can not think of to hide the jewels under lock and key.
According to legend, long ago on the banks of the river flowing near Shani shingnapur, was found a black stone plate. As soon as someone touched it, the stone began to ooze blood. That same night the man saw a dream in which he was visited by God Shani said that the plate of this — his earthly incarnation. Shani told me to leave the stone in the village, and hoist it on the Board so he could survey the neighborhood and to protect the peace. The villagers did so and since then the doors don't need.
Tell, one of the wealthy farmers one day decided to hang the lock on his barn and tragically died the next day.
Until 90-ies of the last century, Shani shingnapur lived a solitary life, while not descended filmmakers from bollywood. Hearing about a village without doors quickly spread around the world, and now she's fed by tourists. Immigrants naturally brought with them crime. In 2010, Shani shingnapur first took place was theft. Someone stole 35 thousand rupees. A year later, robbed the Abbot of the temple, and soon cleaned out the temple. But the doorways of the houses remain empty. Thieves especially and not looking for — and so they doomed themselves to countless failures.