Jean, tight legging, skirts wearing devotees barred from temples

New Delhi: After the order from Madras High Court to refuse entry to devotees wearing jean, tight legging, skirts and other western dress, temples in southern India starting stopping devotees from entering temple who are wearing western dress.

After the ban which came into effect from 1st January, temple staff became alert to effectively implement this ban.

Dress code applies to both locals and foreigners visiting the temples. It is made clear that men can wear dhoti or pyjamas with a cloth top or formal pants and shirts, while women can wear saree and blouse.


It is to be noted that several Hindu temples and other religious sites in India restrict devotees from entering the premises on pretext of dress, eating habits and gender.