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Why is there is dress code (typically indian)in south indian temples, does it not represent conservatism and orthodox thinking.

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Asked by kamini joshi, 06 Jun '10 08:14 am
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Dress code created on some prinicples later turned into blind faith. which subsequent generation followed without understanding why the dress code had come in.

For instance, veshti and no upper dress code - is primarily followed in southindia is due to weather condition - the congestion inside the temple will cause suffocation - hence no shirts. Now, technology has improved - a/c and exhaust are there. No need for such dress code. It is followed in the name of tradition.

secondly - certainly element in the panchaloga - five element deity idol emit radiation - it is good to worship those deities in advised dress code. But majority of dress code is unwarranted
Answered by thyagarajan mahadevan, 06 Jun '10 08:57 am

 
  
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Temples are generally under the trust and to streamline its functions they have such arragments. Any way cleanliness should be their main motto .
Answered by vilas manohar deshpande, 06 Jun '10 08:43 am

 
  
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