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This is my common observation. In all the temples one finds a notice

Photography inside temple is not allowed.

In other words, photography of the temple or deity is prohibited. I fail to understand its reason.

  • There is no religious reason. They set this rule for their own reason, not because of Hinduism. – Rishabh Jul 3 '17 at 10:30
  • It is to show respect and not treat the murthis as mere objects. – Swami Vishwananda Jul 3 '17 at 11:00
  • To prevent any misuse of the photograph of the idol for commercial and other purposes.So temples generally release their own set of edited low resolution photographs and sell them in temple premises. – SwiftPushkar Jul 3 '17 at 11:24
  • This restrictions also helps in identifying original idol or original image vs non-original image. – SwiftPushkar Jul 3 '17 at 11:28

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