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Why hindu's take off the shirt inside the temple? Can anybody explain the reason?

Asked by Kamalnath, 03 Mar '09 10:58 pm
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Men are required to remove their shirts and vest (baniyan) before entering certain temples. Most of the temples in Kerala, Sri Mookambika Temple in Kollur, the place where they serve food in Udupi Sri Krishna temple and so many other temples insist that male visitors enter the temple premises half naked and stay that way till they go out.-to keep temple premises hygiene from impurities that may come from outside, along with the devotees -men are wearing the holy thread -Be transparent in front of God -Be humble in front of god-keep all luxuries away-Gods energy is best received though 'heart Chakra' and shirt shields this. Hence men are advised to come bare chest-
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 03 Mar '09 11:06 pm

 
  
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People have a tendency to sometimes blindly follow something for the sake of it without questioning. This is a universal phenomenon all over the world. For instance, the Arabs find nudity to be a very obscene and shameful thing because they are not habitual of seeing anyone in public without clothes. Their country has temperatures so high that they need to cover themselves from head to toe. This habit has gotten somewhat associated with the Muslims in general and Muslims in tropical and pleasant climates find it necessary to cover themselves completely. Kerala has been one of the few states in the country that was least influenced by the different conquests and continued with the ancient Indian customs (Ashokan times) of dressing etc. The temple priests there still roll their hair into a tuft on the side of their heads. They used umbrellas made of palm leaves. These are just a few examples to quote. In India, thousands of years ago, the costume worn by people consisted only of a dhoti. ...more
Answered by Krishnan V, 14 Jan '10 11:11 am

 
  
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It is mandatory only in few temples as a dress code tradition being followed. There is no specific reason as such....
Answered by Lucky, 03 Mar '09 11:02 pm

 
  
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