Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is looking into a complaint from a devotee about immodest dressings by women in Tirupati Balaji temple.
It may become mandatory for women to wear saris, or other traditional Indian attire, if the temple’s “advisory on dress code” comes into effect.
“We will take up the issue at the next board meeting this month,” said Ramapulla Reddy, spokesman of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD).
TTD spokesman Reddy said: “It’s customary for women to wear saris and men to wear dhotis, but many wear whatever they like.”
TTD is yet to decide on a dress code but already the Hindu devotees are divided on the issue.
Some devotees feel ‘people know what to wear when they visit a temple’ but others are of the view that temple is not a restaurant and there should be a dress code.
It’s a murky issue and it will be wise to leave it to the devotees to decide on what they should wear when visiting a holy place.