Jain temple in Ujjain restrains entry of girls wearing jeans, skirts

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A Jain temple in Ujjain city on Sunday restrained girls aged eight years and above from entering the temple in jeans, skirts and other western outfits.

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The decision was taken by Shwetambar Jain Samaj’s Rishabhdev Temple, Chhagniram Pedi Trust members that girls aged eight years and above should be asked not to wear western outfits like jeans, T-shirts, skirts and tops among others and should wear Indian dresses only, Trust President Mahendra Sirolia told PTI.

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They were also provided with a ‘Chunri’ to cover their heads once they enter inside the temple, he said.

“The decision was taken as western outfits lower the prestige of the Jain temple. But there is no ban on anyone visiting the temple in proper dress,” he said, adding a notice was also displayed in the religious ace on the issue requesting devotees to follow it.

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(With PTI inputs)

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