Sari mandatory for foreign women visiting Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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Varanasi, Nov 24 (ANI): A new rule has reportedly come into being for foreigners visiting the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. Foreign women would have to wear Indian attire and also have to follow the rituals of the temple. The rule has been made by the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Nyas Parishad and the Varanasi district administration especially for the foreigners who used to come wearing clothes above the knees. However, the temple management will provide Indian traditional clothes to the women coming in short clothes, along with changing rooms. Though the temple administration is denying naming it as ‘dress code, the rule has been passed in a meeting held a few days back. Meanwhile, Travancore Devaswom Board president Prayar Gopalakrishnan has stoked up a controversy saying that women will be allowed to enter the famous Sabarimala Temple only when ‘a machine is invented to scan if it is the right time for a women to enter the temple.’ The famous hill shrine in Kerala which sees crores of devotees from across the country in the pilgrimage season doesn’t allow the entry of women in the menstrual age group.

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