Hindu Temples ban western clothes

Hindu Temples ban western clothes

Hindu temples in southern India have begun turning away devotees wearing western clothes after a court order banning jeans and shorts as inappropriate for spiritual worship came into effect.

Madras high court ordered temple authorities in Tamil Nadu state last month to refuse entry to anyone wearing jeans, bermuda shorts, skirts, short sleeves or tight leggings to “enhance spiritual ambiance”.

Hundreds of staff members in the coastal state’s 6,000 temples, ranging from small shrines to major religious sites, were on alert on Friday for people flouting the ban, which came into force on 1 January. Read more

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