As we know that Low caste people are not allowed to enter temple.

Did Hindu God say only high caste can worship and low caste can not?

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    if you are born in low caste, and if you have bhakti (devotion) to God, God will make high caste person carry you on his shoulder to see him – ram May 30 '17 at 20:17
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    regarding temples, they have to be maintained very clean. even high caste people are not allowed to enter temples if they did not take bath, or if they did not wash their feet after going to toilet, or wash their hands after eating, or if they touch any person who is unclean due to above mentioned reasons. But nowadays nobody maintains these aachars, so everyone is equal – ram May 30 '17 at 20:20
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    I never heard or see in my life any temple who don't allow low castes people to enter. – Rishabh May 31 '17 at 4:06
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    So far in my life, I haven't seen a single instance. Political propaganda, nothing else. – Mr. Sigma. May 31 '17 at 6:24
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    @AnuragSingh, I don't know why we are arguing. You can consider dogs also as 'equal' to Hindu people if u want. Among Hindus, there are some basic rules which most people follow - not going to temple without bathing, during menses, or janana/marana asoucha. Whereas Abrahamic people may not adhere to even these rules. And animals will probably pass waste inside temple, so they are even worse. There is a hierarchy of cleanliness. – ram Jun 1 '17 at 7:46

God is equally there for all people irrespective of caste, creed etc.

This has been explicitly declared in the Vedas as follows:

PurutrA hi sadrngngasi visvo vishvA anu prabuhuh.


Thou art the lord who looks with equal eyes on all the peoples in many lands.

Rig Veda 8.43.21

So, just ignore all those people or institutions who/which say otherwise.

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    God is equal for all. But the question is about temples. If everyone was "equal", why not let everyone touch the archa-murthis in garbha-gruhas? Or why not give nuclear codes to everyone in a country? Or give everyone in a company the same salary? Concept of equality only makes sense if both responsiblity & reward are taken into account. If you are able and willing to take on a responsibility only then reward will be given. Even if you're high brahmin priest, you cannot enter temple premises if you're even little unclean (e.g. unwashed feet after eating), But nowadays, only few follow rules.. – ram Jun 1 '17 at 7:40
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    @ram Everyone who is clean internally and externally can touch idols. – The Destroyer Jun 1 '17 at 8:33
  • God is equal for all. But the question is about temples. If Vedas say that God sees everyone equally then that would imply everyone irrespective of anything have equal right to access him and his abode. And temples are considered as God's abodes. @ram – Rickross Jun 1 '17 at 17:10
  • if that was the case, everyone should have access to vaikunta. but that is not the case. @TheDestroyer, exactly, most 'low-caste' people don't care about cleanliness because shastras don't dictate them to be clean. and many 'high-caste' people also don't care about cleanliness even though shastras dictate them to be. Both of them are not eligible to touch idols – ram Jun 1 '17 at 18:37
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    @TheDestroyer People who think that that a unclean person can make the Shiva Lingam unclean by their touch have no idea about divinity. – Rickross Jun 2 '17 at 4:55

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