Mathura's Radharani Temple Bans Shorts, Mini Skirts For Devotees

Radharani Temple in Uttar Pradesh has issued a directive that prohibits entry for devotees wearing half-pants, shorts, mini skirts, night suits, and torn jeans within the temple premises.

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Barsana's Radharani Temple in Uttar Pradesh has issued a directive prohibiting devotees from entering the temple while wearing half-pants, bermuda shorts, and mini skirts. Night suits and torn jeans are also not allowed.

The order, set to take effect in a week, was announced through a poster displayed outside the temple. This decision follows similar dress code restrictions implemented at the Radha Damodar temple in Mathura and the Birua Badi temple in Uttar Pradesh. These temples have banned various attire, including jeans, t-shirts, and torn jeans.

Radharani Temple Bans Shorts For Devotees

The Radharani Temple, located in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, holds immense significance in Hindu mythology and attracts devotees from all over the world. Dedicated to Radharani, the divine consort of Lord Krishna, this temple serves as a prominent pilgrimage site.

A poster displayed outside the Uttar Pradesh temple announced that the directive would be implemented in a week's time. The temple authorities justified their decision by emphasising the importance of upholding discipline, decorum, and the values of Hindu culture.

The restriction on visitors entering temples based on their attire is not exclusive to Uttar Pradesh. Other regions have also implemented similar rules.

A recent development reported by ANI states that a Jain temple in Shimla has implemented rules prohibiting entry for devotees wearing short or revealing clothing. The temple, which has a history of over a century, is administered by the Shree Digambar Jain Sabha, and this decision was made to preserve the sanctity and cultural values associated with Hindu traditions.

In a similar incident, posters have been installed inside temples in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, urging devotees to wear "appropriate clothes" during worship.

The posters issued a warning that the entry of devotees may be restricted if they fail to comply with the instructions. Members of the 'Sanskriti Bachao Manch' were reportedly responsible for putting up these posters in the TT Nagar area of Bhopal, cautioning against entering temples in "short clothes, half-pants, and night suits."

It is worth noting that dress codes in religious spaces are not exclusive to Hindu temples. Many other religious institutions and places of worship around the world, regardless of their specific faith, also have guidelines regarding appropriate attire to uphold the reverence and sanctity of these places.

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