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    Any Hindu temple is a holy place designated for public worship of God, where the form of God has been consecrated as per "Agama shastra" (procedures and rites based on specific scripture dealing with temple construction and worship). Traditionally, some temples (having a long historic background) may draw quite large number of devotees by virtue of certain reasons associated with the sacredness of the place, specific benevolences attributed to the presiding deity, the sanctification done by a great sage who stayed at the premises and practiced severe austerities and so on.

    A visit to the temple is not same as a visit to the market or a theater. Women should dress modestly when going to the temple.

    As for men, the general dress code is to avoid wearing colourful lungis; grown-ups are advised not to wear ‘bermudas.' Wearing a traditional ‘Dhoti' is desirable. In India (particularly in South India, where the climate is mostly hot and humid), men remaining bare bodied above the waist in not considered indecent. Rather, going to temple bare-bodied above the waist is considered a sign of humility shown before God. This practice is particularly predominant in Kerala State. Many popular temples in Kerala (like Guruvayur temple) insist that men-folk should remove their upper garments before entering the temple..

    Most people touch the ground of the temple and touch their forehead with the hand, symbolizing placing of temple sand on their forehead, as a sign of reverence. All fold their hands together, to offer their respect of self-submission before the Lord.

    A visit to the temple is essentially to get some peace and tranquility in you from your hectic and distracting daily schedules and chores.

    Cell phones have proved to be one of the greatest "peace-disturbers" and you will be better off without them,