Karnataka Religious Council had given this advice
Mangaluru (Karnataka) – Karnataka Religious Council, a Government body that advises the Government on rituals and traditions in temples. The Durgaparameshwari temple at Kateelu and the Rajarajeshwari temple at Polali have made traditional attire compulsory for devotees as per the directions from the Karnataka Religious Council.
The religious body recently made traditional dress compulsory at Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple and Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple in Dakshina Kannada district.https://t.co/J1BXO2bUpS#briflynews #devotees #hindutemple #Karnataka #ReligiousPlaces
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A board requesting devotees to be in traditional Hindu attire has been installed at the Kateelu Durgaparameshwari temple. According to Karnataka Religious Council, the temple being a Holy place; devotion should be the priority. To create this awareness the decision has been taken.
To demand a ‘Dress code’ the VHP and the Bajrang Dal had organised a padayatra. Posters stating that men and women enter the temple in the traditional dress have been put up at various places in temple premises.
The Karnataka Religious Council’s dress code was greeted with mixed responses on social media. Many have supported this decision. Many tweeted in favour of the dress code, as temples had become ‘modelling spots’ in recent days. Conversely, some have responded in its opposition.
The Council is determined to apply the ‘Dress code’ for devotees in all 216 grade ‘A’ temples of the State without getting perturbed.