Sri Padmanabaswamy temple, one of the richest temples in the world, will allow women to wear Salwar Kameez and Churidar. Previously only saris and full length skirt were allowed. If one wore Salwar Kameez and Churidar, then they had to wear a mundo (dhoti) over that. Keralites also wanted this saying that this is more convenient. The temple’s senior Tantri (priest) is against this change as he feels it is against the temple’s centuries old customs.
Source: Manorama Online
- 2 Dec 2016
The Indian army runs the world famous Hanuman Tok temple, which is both a religious and tourist destination at nealry 8,000 feet(or 2,500 meters) elevation. People of all faiths come for darshan, and even though a Hindu temple, the army has employed priests of other faiths as temple priests. In addition to darshan, one gets a 360 degree of Himalayas including views of Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east and China in the north.
- 27 Oct 2016