In an unprecedented transfer, the Maharashtra Mandir Mahasangha (MMM) has given a clarion name to implement “vastra samhita” or costume code in temples throughout the state.
Following the choice, a minimum of 4 temples in Nagpur have enforced the costume code. This consists of Gopalkrishna temple in Dhantoli, Sankatmochan Panchmukhi Hanuman temple in Saoner, Brihaspati temple and Durgamata temple. Several different standard shrines within the district are exercising warning and never speeding to take a call on this regard.
Posters have appeared on the entrances of the temples urging devotees to be conscious of how they costume when visiting shrines. To uphold the sanctity of temples, devotees have reportedly been requested to put on first rate garments and keep away from “short” and “revealing” apparel.
Sunil Ghanwat, chief coordinator of MMM, which is an affiliation of temples within the state, mentioned, “At a meeting held in Jalgaon in February we had taken the decision to evolve a dress code for temples. We will also request Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to implement the same in temples under government control across Maharashtra.”
Explaining the explanation for the costume code, an MMM official mentioned, “Places of worship have their own sanctity. Individuals come here with faith to offer prayers. What is wrong if people are told to wear decent clothes.”
“Certain rules and regulations are already in existence in several temples and other religious places,” he added.
Earlier this month, an identical costume code was imposed on the well-known Tuljapur temple in Osmanabad, triggering protests and criticism which finally led to the withdrawal of the restrictions.