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Temples go for dress codes in Saurashtra

As you reach near the entrance of the Ashram of revered saint BajarangdasBapa in Bagdana town of Bhavnagar district, you will find a notice board which says that ‘those wearing half pants, night dress, gowns which are indecent in nature, should not enter into the Ashram’. The religious place is extremely popular across the state where average 10,000 devotees pay that visit daily.

According to sources, the dress code has been imposed since last 12 months to maintain the ‘Indian culture in the temple area. ‘We have come across such people who had been coming to offer prayer wearing half pants, night dresses and cloths which we found not good and temple management decided to ban it’ said Surubha Gohil, manager of the Bajarangdas temple.

Gohil further said that our volunteers first make request to devotees and offer Dhoti to replace it before entering into temple. However, those women who enter which such dresses have been asked to pray from outside the temple as there is not replacement cloths offer to women.

Recently, the trust managing Jain temples of Palitana have decided to implement a strict dress code for visitors.
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