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I am asking this question because this incident has happened to me. Actually, I have restricted one of my friends to enter the temple because he has taken the drink outside the Bherunath mandir Ujjain without offering the alcohol to the god (Bherunath Ujjain).

My question is that what I have done is right or not, I have restricted one of my friends to enter the temple of the Mangalnath mandir Ujjain? After restricted him I am not feeling well that What I have done is right or not?

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  • @TheDestroyer "My question is that what I have done is right or not" - This is a personal advice question so needs to be closed. – sv. Aug 5 at 14:42
  • @sv. As your wish man!!! – Ravindra Kushwaha Aug 6 at 5:02
  • Not my wish, those are the site rules. See this meta post. @Ravindra – sv. Aug 8 at 15:08
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A temple is called the Devalaya or the "abode of God". That's why we don't enter it while we are not pure.

Now, drinking alcohol makes one impure. It is considered in the Hindu scriptures as one of the great sins.

Manu Smriti 9.235. The slayer of a Brahmana, (A twice-born man) who drinks (the spirituous liquor called) Sura, he who steals (the gold of a Brahmana), and he who violates a Guru’s bed, must each and all be considered as men who committed mortal sins (mahapataka).

Also, see the following passage from the Kurma Purana:

A person who kills a brahmana, drinks wine, or steals gold from a brahmana, has to perform penance by killing himself. A person who kills a brahmana may also build a hut in the forest and live there for a period of twelve years. But throughout the period, he has to bear a mark signifying the dead brahmana’s head on his palm. He is also not permitted to visit another brahmana or a temple as long as the penance is going on.

See the bold portion. He should not enter a temple because he does not regain purity unless the penance is complete. This shows that one must not enter temples or any holy places while in an impure state. So, from your side it was a good Karma done if you have informed him with the correct information and asked him not to enter the temple.

However, if devotion is high, then such restrictions may not matter and in those cases it is better not to come in between the God and his devotee. Let them deal with it.

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    However, if devotion is high, then such restrictions may not matter and in those cases it is better not to come in between the God and his devotee. Let them deal with it. = Perfect answer!!! – Parabrahman Jyoti Aug 5 at 7:27
  • So you mean we can't enter untill we pure again by doing penance. But who can do penance in today's time? If one drank alcohol then he can never enter in temple until he don't do penance? Means almost half of the men population are not allowed to enter in temple? Since sansarik human can't do penance. – Rishabh Aug 5 at 7:28
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    No, you have to simply take a bath. Penance is not required. @Rishabh – Rickross Aug 5 at 7:28
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    @RavindraKushwaha No problem :) Please keep participating on the site. – Rickross Aug 5 at 7:32
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    It is not a serious issue. You are a new user here so you may not know how to frame the same Q in different ways to prevent closure. When we were new all of us faced similar situations. If you ask "Is it the right thing for me?" or "Have I done the right thing?" then people tend to close them as opinion-based because it seems that you are asking for users' opinions. But if you frame the Qs in this manner "Does Hinduism allow drunk men entering temples? Do Hindu scriptures allow such an act?" Then you are basically asking the same thing in different manner and such Qs can't be closed. – Rickross Aug 7 at 6:00

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