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Socks OK at temples?

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Socks OK at temples?

Hi:

I can't walk unless I have some cushioning on my foot. Would it be OK if I wore socks with a gel insert after taking off my shoes?

If not, what would you suggest?

I am not a Hindu so I can't go into the inner sanctum of the temples, so I am asking about the parts I can enter.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Socks OK at temples?

Hi Taureg

This should not cause any problem.

This shall be explained. if they object that the socks will be dirty, so so... explain them that you will wear a new socks. have a back up pair.

or you can ask them alternate.

I have not done like this. anyways you can try explaning.

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Thanks. That's what I thought.

I can't imagine that I will be the first person with a foot problem to visit, but I suspect it will depend upon who is working that day.

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3. Re: Socks OK at temples?

I have worn socks inside many temples, no one objects, but as noted above, you will be told they will get wet/dirty. Explain that its okay with you.

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4. Re: Socks OK at temples?

brave1,

In south it is not allowed, if in kerala one has to remove shirt also :)

so it depends and varies.

Taureg,

hope you wont be having much problem.

Kullu, India
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5. Re: Socks OK at temples?

Welcome to India

If you are visiting North India it won't be Problem . Except for Gurudwars like Golden temple . They are very neat and clean ans i think you won't find any problem .

Regards

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6. Re: Socks OK at temples?

Hi,

Most of the temple will allow socks, few important temple the ones in kerla and tamilnadu might object, sometimes the security guards refuse to listen, if that is the matter you can request the authorities at the offices.

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Lohit

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7. Re: Socks OK at temples?

Thanks, all.

This is my 7th trip to India, so I know what I will be told will vary, no matter what the rules.

But at least now I know the rules,

TAUREG

Tiruchirappalli...
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8. Re: Socks OK at temples?

its tradition might not be mentioned as rules. if they are kind special situations will be handled well

Happy journey :)

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9. Re: Socks OK at temples?

hello

greetings from meenakshi temple, madurai.

usually socks are not allowed inside the temple.

i am surely says that you are allowed inside the temple if you wear the special socks.

just explain the security guard,they will allowed to you.

have a nice journey.

thank you.

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10. Re: Socks OK at temples?

Hi

I remember last year, we did have an aunt who had blisters on her feet which needed gel padded socks to walk around. We explained it to the guards and they not only allowed her in, but also were kind enough to suggest a Wheel Chair option - especially across the outer sections (Prabharams) of the sanctum sanctorium.

regards

Rajan