New Dress Code Implemented for Women, Girls at Three Major Uttarakhand Temples
In a move towards maintaining religious decorum and tradition, a new dress code has been enforced for women and girls at three prominent temples under the Mahanirvani Akhara in Uttarakhand. This change was confirmed by Shrimahant Ravindra Puri, the Secretary of Mahanirvani Akhara and President of Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad.
Maintaining Temple Decorum with Modest Clothing
According to the announcement, women and girls visiting the three temples under the jurisdiction of the Mahanirvani Akhara will no longer be allowed to wear short clothes. This rule applies to all worshippers and intends to uphold the sanctity and traditional norms associated with these revered religious sites. The specifics of what constitutes ‘short clothes’ were not detailed in the announcement.
A Step Towards Upholding Traditions
While the introduction of this dress code might be perceived as restrictive by some, many religious institutions worldwide enforce similar regulations to preserve the spiritual ambiance of the place and to show respect to the deity. It is seen as a step towards upholding and respecting the cultural and religious traditions of the temples. It also encourages devotees to be mindful of their attire while visiting these sacred places.