The last place you expect to be scammed is at a beautiful temple. And the last people you expect to scam you are religious ones. But as a foreigner in India, you’re an easy target for fake and corrupt religious men. Before I show you these guys in action, one of the common scams is that a priest will offer you a pooja or a prayer ceremony. And at the end of that ceremony they’ll guilt trip you into donating large amounts of money. So for example, they might say you need to donate 2000 rupees so your parents’ souls can rest in peace. Or you need to donate a 1000 rupees so you can find a wife. During the pooja they’ll ask you personal questions and then they’ll pray on these personal questions. At the Ajmer Sharif dargah, they were even more blatant. They were pulling aside all the foreigners that went through the front gate, sitting them down and asking them directly, “So, how much you’re gonna donate?” And then insisting that that donation wasn’t enough. It’s really unbelievable and I know that all Indians would be ashamed at what these people are doing in the name of their religion. Okay, so that guy in the temple: he was trying to sell me a pooja experience. Basically you go up, you see Shiv’s lingam in that temple and you do a pooja, you do a prayer ceremony with him. And on video he told me it would cost, you know, I asked him the price and he said 1 rupees is fine. But at the end of that prayer ceremony, 1 rupee is not gonna be okay. We’re coming up to Jama masjid here. Hi… Salaam… You can see on the bottom of the can, they’ve erased the MRP which is the maximum retail price. In India, products have to have an MRP on them and you can’t sell the products for above that MRP. And this little store is actually connected to the mosque; it’s on mosque grounds. -Hi! -Salaam! Salaam! When it comes to temples in india here’s what you need to know. You can donate, but you should never be asked to give money or be forced to give money. If someone’s asking you or forcing you to pay at a temple, then it’s a scam and they’re taking advantage of you and religion. Very few indian temples have entrance fees. And if they do, they have a clearly labeled booth outside. If you want to experience a Hindu temple, then I suggest you come to Akshardham in New Delhi. It’s the largest hindu temple in the world and it’s basically a religious theme park. Entry is free too. He’s also from Delhi Police. -You guys are protecting Akshardham? -Yeah. -Achchha, very good. So there’s no scammers in here? No bad people here?
-No, no. -Just good people. -Okay, thank you. -Bye. To our temperature unlikely to find scammer debt because it’s So well policed by the members at the krishna s con temples and the sikh religions good at by the temples they’ll even house you and feed you and expect nothing in return Let’s go into the gurudwara behind us and i’ll show exactly how they give back to people Anyone who wants a drink can just come along here and grab one, right outside the temple on the road here. Achchha! (Okay!) This is the guesthouse complex behind the temple, the gurudwara. So this is the kitchen inside the gurudwara, and this is where all the food is prepared. So in front of us they’re making a roti here. Over here they’re frying the roti. And these massive pots are where they cook the curry in. So this guy’s stirring the dal around in this massive pot. And it’s so big because anyone can come and eat here: it doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor. Everybody’s equal in a temple and in a gurudwara. So we’re coming up to the dining hall here. A bit on this sign says beware of pickpocket. So you take a plate from this guy and everybody here are volunteers. And this is where everybody’s eating, this is a dining hall. You can this guy in the middle-of-the-road, handing out the food. And after all the eating is done, there’s volunteers out here cleaning all the plates. And if you don’t want to take off your shoes and go inside, they’re feeding people outside as well. That kind of selfless giving is exactly what religion should be about. About looking after each other, about including each other and about being good people. Not profiting off visitors. If you’re coming to India, check out my quick start survival guide at indiasurvivalguide.com It’ll help you get ready quickly, so you can have a safe trip through incredible India. Before I go, I want to give a big thank you to everybody who’s liking, subscribing and commenting on my channel. Please go and check out the rest of my channel. Go and check the rest of my channel and check out my other videos on scamming in India, and my life in India. The other thing that happened at that temple and Om-kar-esh-k… The other thing that happened at that temple and Omkareshwar… Did I say that right? Woohoo!