Dress Code in Temples - Please follow

India
August 18, 2010 9:33am CST
Hi friends, I've seen many persons who came in casuals to temple. They diverting others. We cannot think others wrongly. Because its natural that people will look at people who is odd in crowd. Some one may tell that their culture, dressing sense is different in their state like that. Whatever we can change to the place where we're present. Its very awkward to see. Here recently i saw one incident. One foreigner(Christian) mistakenly tried to enter into karpagraha(closer to god). One person asked him to come out and told louder that hindus only allowed inside. He told that many times proudly to him. I feel little bad about it. Instead of resticting these things, we can restrict our own people to follow dress code in temples. Whats your opinion?
1 response
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
18 Aug 10
Ramya! Tourists from all over India visit a temple and wearing casuals is their way of attire.We cannot expect a Punjabi or Delhi lady to wrap herself in 6 yards of saree , clutch it and walk gingerly to the temple. Our own youngsters wear chudithars these days and there is nothing wrong with this. I feel that the man was downright rude to the American.I have seen American tourists in Srirangam temple and they were allowed inside the temple premises ; I do not know about the sannadhi.But lungi is banned. It is a bad way to behave with anyone, be it foreigner or a local Christian. You would have naturally felt ashamed.What w as there to feel so proud about? GOd only knows. Restrictiion should be on the Indians' code of conduct there and not on any dress. Shame on that man.
• India
18 Aug 10
Yes Kala. I agree that we cannot restrict everyone to cover fully. But can atleast avoid trousers, sleeveless, deep neck tshirts. Can wear formal casuals.