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Legs covered for visiting temple

Favorite thing: Before I was allowed to enter inside the Sri Meenakshi Sundareshvara Temple, I was told that I had to cover my legs as I was wearing shorts. My guidebook didn't mention this and so I was stuck with a dilemma - should I walk all the way back to my hotel and change or should I look around for something to cover my legs with (a piece of material, for example)? I decided on the latter and found a fabric/tailor shop across the road from the temples main east entrance and managed to buy a cheap piece of fabric material, a metre wide and long, so that I could wrap around my legs. This felt and looked a bit weird to me, but guys here where this sort of thing called, I think, a veshti, so I didn't look out of place! Anyway, be aware about this and maybe wear a pair of trousers instead.

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  • Written Sep 26, 2009
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