BENGALURU: The Karnataka State Religious Council, which covers over 211 temples, on Wednesday announced a dress code for all devotees visiting temples located in Dakshina Kannada districts. To make it more accessible and mandatory for the people, the religious body has issued banners. Also Read – Navratri 2021: Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple will reopen from 7 October. Check Latest Guidelines, Aarti Timings Here
Harinarayan Asaranna, a priest, said, “We have urged the devotees to follow the dress code which respects our Hindu cultural values. Saree is preferred for women and should be worn in such a way that it covers their breasts properly. For men also we are deciding. Also Read – Maharashtra Lockdown Update: Mumba Devi Temple Will Re-Open From October 7 For Fully Vaccinated Devotees read the directions
A member of the Hindu nationalist organization Bajrang Dal has also urged the temples in Dakshina Kannada to follow the implementation of the dress code. After getting approval from the government, the Karnataka State Religious Council will start implementing the dress code in a phased and phased manner. Also Read – Delhi Government Bans Chhath Puja Celebrations In Public Places Including Temples On River Banks
Currently, the umbrella body has made traditional dress mandatory in two temples in Dakshina Kannada district. The two temples where the dress code has been enforced are Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple and Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple respectively.
As reported by TOI, the religious body has the responsibility of making recommendations on matters related to rituals, worship and dress code of devotees visiting government-controlled temples.
Hindu religious institutions as well as charitable endowments will have to first approve the recommendations made by the Karnataka State Religious Council. Later they will be sent to the cabinet for further approval.