The viral song ‘Kala Chashma’ from Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra’s film ‘Baar Baar Dekho.’ A recent video showing people vibing over the popular song on temple premises has emerged on the internet.
Generally, temple premises go under the banner of ‘no camera and photography.’ However, this clip shows ‘devotees’ exhibiting their dancing skills in the Har Ki Pauri Ghat, Haridwar. The circle officer of the temple town said if they receive any complaint against the act, action will be taken under ‘Mission Maryada’. The group of people were reportedly dancing to ‘Kala Chashma’ for an Instagram reel trend.
Several Hindu organisations, as well as social media users, have criticised the video. With the release of the video, the topic of cell phone use inside temple grounds has come up for discussion again. Many compared the rules followed in temples in the southern part of the country.
They said a majority of temples in south India require devotees to leave their devices before entering the premises. The case is different in north India. There should be a dress code for some places, several social media users added.
“Camera and mobile should be banned in the temple premises” said a user sharing the video.
Last year, the Pauri Police started the “Mission Maryada” to punish those who disrespect religious and tourist sites. Drug use, spreading filth, interfering with public peace, and any type of riot at a place of worship are considered breaches of decorum.