Goa temple enforces dress code

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Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple in Goa (Photo: http://mardol.mahalasa.org/)

It is quite common to see tourists with little or no clothes enjoying the sun on Goan beaches. Broad-minded as they are, Goans have taken such sights as part of the price their state has to pay for being India’s top tourist spot.

However, a Hindu temple has recently said, enough is enough.

Scantily-clad tourists in beach wear have not gone down well with temple authorities in Goa with some laying down a strict dress code for visitors and another barring foreigners.

While the Mahalasa Narayani Temple at Mardol, 20 km from Panaji has put up a board stating that “Entry Restricted for Foreign Tourists”, the Mangueshi Temple at Mangueshi village, and Ramnathi temple at Ponda have put a dress code in place.

Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/goa-temple-bans-entry-of-foreigners-others-impose-dress-code-110468?cp

Its dress code reminds similar moves by some Catholic dioceses in Asia.

Places of worship, whatever the religion, should maintain decorum and spirit of worship.

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