Thursday, December 01, 2016

And You Thought Walking Through Meah Shearim Was Tough

Well, seems there are problems elsewhere as protests mount over a  temple dress code.

In Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

As reported:

A day after relaxation of the age old dress code for women entering the ancient Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple here, confusion prevailed today with its administrative committee asking the Executive Officer to withdraw his decision after protests surfaced. 

The order of Executive Officer K N Sateesh allowing entry of women attired in 'salwar kameez and churidar', doing away with the earlier requirement of wearing a 'mundu' (dhoti) over the churidar for offering worship, triggered protests from various Hindu organisations in front of the temple.  Some women devotees early in the day entered the temple wearing salwar kameez and churidar, but they were prevented briefly by temple officials after the Supreme Court-appointed Administrative committee of the shrine intervened. 

By the way:

it is the richest Hindu temple in the world. In terms of gold assets and precious stones, it is by far the wealthiest institution and place of worship of any kind in the recorded history of the world, with an estimated $22 billion worth of gold and jewels stored in underground vaults (not accounting for historical value). 



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