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Kerala HC bans women from wearing churidar in Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

As per the traditions of the temple, women devotees have to wear a mundu (dhoti) over their waist if they are attired in salwars or churidars.

india Updated: Dec 08, 2016 16:59 IST

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Kerla 05 July 2011:: HT News:: Kerla Temple :::: East Entrance Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram of the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple on Tuesday 05 July 2011. HT Photo by Vivek Nair
Kerla 05 July 2011:: HT News:: Kerla Temple :::: East Entrance Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram of the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple on Tuesday 05 July 2011. HT Photo by Vivek Nair
         

The Kerala high court on Thursday banned women from to wearing salwar kameez and churidars inside the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple here.

As per the traditions of the temple, women devotees have to wear a mundu (dhoti) over their waist if they are attired in salwars or churidars.

“Only those women, clad in saris would be allowed inside the temple”, said the court.

Earlier on November 30, 2016, temple executive officer K.N Satheesh had allowed women to visit the temple wearing ‘churidar’. The decision was protested by a certain section of the temple authority and common devotees as well.

First Published: Dec 08, 2016 16:59 IST

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