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Dhoti for men and Sarees for women not compulsory for Sparsh-Darshan of Jyotirlinga at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, only discussion happened, clarify authorities

The Commissioner of Varanasi, Deepak Agarwal clarified that this was only a discussion that took place and no formal proposal is with the state for the implementation of dress code.

It was reported earlier that the Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Varanasi has announced a new dress code for devotees who seek to enter the sanctum of the shrine. The dress code mandates that men will have to wear the traditional Dhoti-Kurta and women must be in sarees in order to have a ‘Sparsh-darshan’ of the Deity.

The Sparsh-darshan, or touching the Shivalinga by the devotees, will be allowed from the morning Mangala Aarti till the noon Aarti.

However, the Commissioner of Varanasi, Deepak Agarwal clarified that this was only a discussion that took place and no formal proposal is with the state for the implementation of dress code.

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He said that the implementation of a dress code for the ‘Sparsh-darshan’ of the Deity was only a suggestion by the Parishad which was discussed. However, there was no formal decision or formal proposal for the implementation of the same.

Note: This article has been updated with new information

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