Thiruvananthapuram, November 30, 2016: The administration of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here has informed the Kerala High Court that it had decided to let women wearing ‘churidar’ enter it.
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Speaking to IANS, its Executive Officer K.N. Satish said the high court had asked him to take the decision based on a petition.
“I informed the court yesterday (on Monday) that women can enter the temple in churidar,” he said.
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The famed temple that shot into international fame since 2011 after it was found to have a treasure estimated to be in excess of one lakh crores, stacked in five vaults.
The customary dress code for women entering the temple is they should cover their dress using a dhoti or a saree and this was challenged by woman advocate Riya Raji.
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A few years back, the Sree Krishna temple at Guruvayoor also allowed entry of churidar-wearing women. (IANS)