‘Gown Code’ For Devotees Imposed At 4 Temples In Maharashtra

'Dress Code' For Devotees Imposed At 4 Temples In Maharashtra

A gown code was launched at 4 temples in Nagpur metropolis on Friday. (Representational)


 A “Vastra Samhita” or gown code was launched at 4 temples in Nagpur metropolis on Friday, an affiliation of temples in Maharashtra mentioned.

The problem of gown code in locations of worship was in information earlier this month when the well-known Tulja Bhavani temple within the state tried to control how visiting devotees gown earlier than withdrawing the fiat.

The Maharashtra Mandir Mahasangha (federation of temples in Maharashtra) has come out with a “Vastra Samhita” for temples throughout the state, its coordinator Sunil Ghanwat advised reporters right here.

It was carried out at Gopalkrishna temple in Dhantoli, Sankatmochan Panchmukhi Hanuman temple in Bellori (Saoaner), Brihaspati temple in Kanolibara and Durgamata temple in Hilltop space within the metropolis from Friday, he mentioned.

Devotees shouldn’t put on “objectionable” garments, he mentioned, including that the choice was taken after a gathering of the Maharashtra Temple Belief Council in Jalgaon in February.

“The first goal is to guard the sanctity of temples. Such codes are in place at many temples,” Mr Ghanwat claimed.

He would additionally request Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to implement the code at temples managed by the federal government, he mentioned.

A couple of days in the past, the Tulja Bhavani temple in Osmanabad district tried to ban “indecent” garments comparable to shorts and Bermudas on its premises.

The order was withdrawn inside hours after it triggered outrage.

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