Varanasi DC Denies Reports on Dress Code for Kashi Vishwanath
Earlier it was reported that Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi has decided to implement a dress code for devotees.
Denying media reports of Varanasi’s Kashi Vishwanath Temple deciding to implement a formal dress code for devotees, Varanasi Divisional Commissioner Deepak Aggarwal on Monday, 13 January, said that no formal proposal is under consideration as of now, ANI reported.
"Several media outlets are carrying reports about a dress code for visitors at Kashi Vishwanath Temple. I state it with full responsibility that no such formal proposal is under consideration as of now," ANI quoted Aggarwal as saying.
"A verbal suggestion was made by some members of Kashi Vidvat Parishad. It was discussed but we have not received any formal proposal. I deny all such reports on the matter," he added.
Earlier IANS had reported that the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi has decided to implement a dress code for devotees before they enter the sanctum of the temple.
According to the alleged new rule, male devotees will have to wear the Indian traditional ‘dhoti-kurta’ while women will have to wear a sari to enter the premises and worship the deity.
The decision to this effect was reportedly taken by the Kashi Vidwat Parishad.
It was reported that those wearing pants, shirts and jeans will only be able to worship the deity from a distance. They will not be allowed to enter the sanctum.
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