Hare Krishna! Aneha Koti Namaskaram!
Dear Swamis/Matajis – Please clarify why devotees are asked to remove shirts in temples ? And apparently this is more diligently followed in Kerala than other states ?
Sarvam Sri Krishnaarpanamastu!
To remove Ahankaram.
We see all Brahmins without shirts but with dhothi chanting hymns.
Perumal does not like us to cover ourselves and say am protected.
Example Draupathi. She did same when disrobed.
“Shanku Chakra gadhaa pAnEy dwArakA nilaiAchuda gOvinda pundareekAksha rakshamAm sharanAgatham”
This is what adiyen know