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Updated January 1st, 2024 at 15:14 IST

Shorts, ripped jeans not allowed in Jagannath Puri Temple from today. Details here

A strict vigil will be maintained to ensure that devotees wear ‘decent’ clothes.

Manisha Roy
Jagannath temple
According to the order, devotees are not allowed to wear shorts, ripped jeans and skirts inside the temple premises. | Image:Jagannath temple
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Puri: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration in Odisha’s Puri has decided to strictly enforce dress code for devotees visiting the temples from January 1, 2024. According to the order, devotees are not allowed to wear shorts, ripped jeans and skirts inside the temple premises.

A strict vigil will be maintained to ensure that devotees wear ‘decent’ clothes. A leading body of servitors in the temple, Daitapati Nijog, had been demanding a dress code for the devotees visiting the temple.

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According to temple administration chief administrator Ranjan Kumar Das, devotees can enter inside the temple premises wearing traditional clothes like trouser pants, churidar, salwar kameez and dhoti. Similar dress codes currently are in place at several shrines, including the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala, across the country.

The order is being implemented two years after the temple administration introduced a dress code for the temple servitors from October 2021.  The temple servitors now wear dhoti, towel, and patta while performing puja.
 

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Published January 1st, 2024 at 15:07 IST

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