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Uttarakhand’s Kainchi Dham: Prohibits the entry of devotees wearing revealing clothes

Uttarakhand's Kainchi Dham has implemented a dress code policy that prohibits the entry of devotees wearing revealing or disrespectful attire. A notice posted at the entrance gate of Kainchi Dham states that all visitors to the sacred shrine are requested to adhere to this dress code and refrain from entering the temple premises in clothing that is considered indecent or disrespectful.

By Rekha Joshi 
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The renowned Kainchi Dham Temple in Uttarakhand has implemented a ban on devotees wearing short or revealing attire, labeling such clothing as disrespectful and indecent. Additionally, photography and videography within the temple premises have been completely prohibited. This decision was made by the temple trust during a meeting, and subsequently, signs outlining the dress code expectations were placed outside the Neem Karoli Baba’s Kainchi Dham Temple.

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The notice displayed at the temple’s entrance gate reads, “All devotees coming to visit the holy shrine of Shri Kainchi Dham are kindly requested to refrain from entering the temple premises wearing disrespectful and indecent attire, while maintaining the sacredness of the temple.”

This dress code policy is reminiscent of a similar initiative taken at the Naina Devi Temple in Nainital. Situated approximately 19 kilometers away from Nainital, the Kainchi Dham Temple holds significant appeal for devotees from both India and abroad who seek blessings from Maharaj Neem Karauli Baba.

Neem Karoli Baba, a revered spiritual figure, garnered a diverse and dedicated following that extended to influential individuals such as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, singer Jai Uttal, and actress Julia Roberts. In 1964, Neem Karoli Baba founded the Hanuman temple known as Kainchi Dham, located on June 15th.

Over the course of more than five decades, the temple’s foundation day has held special significance for devotees. The occasion has been marked by fervent celebrations characterized by enthusiasm and anticipation among the devotees, often starting well ahead of the actual event.

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