Guwahati/ 11th April’2018 (Prag News Desk):
Bengaluru’s Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple has released a strict dressing mandate for both men and women who have to adhere to the rules and regulations mainly the dress code when entering the temple’s premises. A notice board has been put up right at the entrance of the temple dictating the various dress codes for both men and women.
Devotees visiting Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple have to follow the dress code as quoted by the temple authorities where men have to wear dhoti or pants while women have to wear saris or churidaar with dupatta. Jeans and mini-skirts are strictly off-limits. The notice board says “Modern outfits like Bermudas, shirts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short length T-shirts are not permitted inside the temple” specifying that devotees should be clad in traditional dresses when entering the holy premises for darshan.
When contacted, the temple staffers said that the notice was put up a couple of months ago after noticing young girls and boys entering the premises of the temple wearing “modern clothes” which is against the culture of India. “Men should wear dhoti/pants and shirt with or without angavastram (shalya) around their waist and girls should wear full length-gowns.” The order does not end here. The notice also mandates that women aren’t even allowed to leave their hair open and that they should tie their hair in a bun or with rubber bands.