As many as 16 temples in Ahmednagar have imposed a dress code prohibiting entry to anyone wearing jeans, skirts or revealing clothes.
A huge notice board has been put up outside the temples with images of skirt, shorts and torn jeans to suggest that such clothes are not allowed inside the temple.
The notice in Marathi reads, “Revealing, provoking, indecent outfits are not allowed inside the temple premises.” Further the notice suggests that outfits should be as per the Indian tradition.
The decision to implement dress code in 16 temples in Ahmednagar has been taken on behalf of Mandir Mahasangh and Hindu Janajagruti.
Along with this, the dress code will be implemented in all the temples of the district and Maharashtra within the coming two months, Mandir Mahasangh and Anil Ghanwat of Hindu Jan Jagruti said. They have also asked the government that a dress code should be implemented in government temples like Shirdi Sai Baba Temple and Shani Shingnapur temple.
Earlier, a “Vastra Samhita” or dress code was introduced at four temples in Nagpur city on Friday, an association of temples in Maharashtra said. The Maharashtra Mandir Mahasangha (federation of temples in Maharashtra) has come out with a “Vastra Samhita” for temples across the state, its coordinator Sunil Ghanwat told reporters.
It was implemented at Gopalkrishna temple in Dhantoli, Sankatmochan Panchmukhi Hanuman temple in Bellori (Saoaner), Brihaspati temple in Kanolibara and Durgamata temple in Hilltop area in the city from Friday