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