Jaggannath Temple in Puri, Odisha will enforce a dress code for its devotees.
The decision was made after incidents of people wearing ‘indecent’ clothing inside the temple.
The ‘indecent’ clothes were damaged jeans and sleeveless dresses.
“The dress code will be strictly enforced inside the temple from January 1, 2024. Security personnel deployed at ‘Singha Dwar’ of the temple, and Pratihari servitors inside the temple have been assigned the responsibility to enforce the code,” Shree Jagannath Temple Administration chief Ranjan Kumar Das, PTI reported.
“Some people were found in the temple wearing torn jeans pants, sleeveless dresses, and half-pants, as if they were strolling on the sea beach or a park. The temple is the abode of God, not a place for entertainment,” he said.