The Endowment Department has recently implemented a ban on the use of cellphones within temples. Devotees are kindly requested to switch off their mobile phones before entering these sacred places.
This ban applies to all temples under the jurisdiction of the Endowment Department. It is strictly prohibited to engage in activities such as talking on mobile phones, listening to songs, making videos, or taking photos while inside the temple premises. To ensure compliance, the Endowment Department has issued an official order on Monday.
The temples affected by this ban include the Kapileshwar Temple, Parmarth Niketan Hari Mandir in Angol, Virbhadra Temple in Virbhadranagar, Samadevi Temple, Yallamma Savadatti, Pant Maharaj Balekundri, and Myakka Mandir Chinchli among others. Additionally, the Sai Mandir in Tilakwadi is also subject to these regulations.
It is crucial for devotees to switch off their mobile phones before entering any temple. Engaging in conversations or listening to songs on mobile phones is strictly prohibited within the temple premises.
This ban on cellphone usage in temples follows similar orders recently implemented in Tamil Nadu and Kedarnath. The aim is to create an atmosphere of tranquility and devotion within these sacred spaces.
The rationale behind this ban is to ensure that the sound of mobile phones does not disrupt the concentration of devotees during their darshan of the deities. Therefore, it is essential for all devotees to switch off their mobile phones before entering any temple or concentration center within the state under the jurisdiction of the Endowment Department.