Temple donation Scam / Blessing from priests scam:
Temple Donation Scam : In India, even temples are not sacred – they are sacred for worshippers and devotees, true, but not to scamsters in the guise of priests, pundits and sadhus. A tourist, especially a foreigner, appears to be easy prey for these fake priests, pundits and sadhus, who welcome you, take you around the temple, chant special verses for you and ‘bless’ you. In the end, they demand a donation that ranges anywhere between 200 to a couple of 1000 Rs.
Pilgrims and devotees drop in donations at temples on their own accord, no priest, pundit or sadhu (real) demands it. You are not obliged to drop in a donation either. If you don’t feel comfortable just leave the place. And if you do make a donation, of your own accord, request a receipt. Most religious institutions give out receipts for every donation made.