Indian village doesn't have a single door

There Are No Doors In This Indian Village
There Are No Doors In This Indian Village

A village in India has no doors due to residents' beliefs that a local deity protects them and their unsecured valuables from harm.

The inhabitants of Shani Shingnapur remain door-free because centuries ago, the God of Saturn Shani told the village head in a dream that he would keep harm away so doors never need to be installed.

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As a result, the town prides itself on being a model village where houses are kept open and valuables are left unsecured. It is predicted that anyone who commits a crime would be doomed to Sade Saati, or seven-and-a-half years of bad luck.

To address practical matters while upholding the belief, public restrooms are protected by a thin sheet, and panels are sometimes propped against house entrances at night to keep animals out.

Unfortunately, the village's pristine reputation has taken a hit in the past few years because multiple thefts of unsecured valuables have been reported.

As a result, some residents are planning to install doors for security purposes, though it is a highly controversial move.

The town of about 5,000 used to rely on sugar cane farming for income, but now it collects tourism dollars from more than 40,000 daily visitors.

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