Festive Sarees in India


Festivals sarees are beautifully designed as per the event and occasion. Various designs and colors are also included in the clothing to give an extensively look. There are many festivals celebrated in India by different religious communities. The festival events are also organized with great passion. Women love to wear attractive attires during the festive seasons. Saree is the topmost choice for women when it comes to festivals to stay in touch with their tradition.

Sarees are designed by keeping in the specific festivals. Nine day long festive seasons like Durga Pooja or Navratri are celebrated with a lot of devotion by women who also remember to wear beautiful sarees during that time. Many women wear different saree on each day of the festive season. The arrangement and shopping to buy the clothing starts before the festival. Colors and designs are matter while choosing saree for any particular festival.

Saree is made of different types of fabrics and typical works like zari, threads, etc. Artisans put their all efforts to come up with something unique every time they start the designing process. Indian women like to wear typical traditional clothing including saree during special occasions. Golden thread saree is worn in Diwali, which is one of the major Hindu festivals.

Wearing sarees in auspicious occasions like festivals is tradition in India.  The clothing feature distinct designs and patterns made by artisans. Regional festivals wherein sarees is worn include Chhath Puja in Bihar, Onam in Kerala, Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Nabobarsho in West Bengal. Devotees also adorn the idols of goodness with saree. All rituals are followed with complete devotion during festivals.

Saree has a lot of ritualistic importance in Indian culture. Married women stay on fast on 'Karwa Chauth' for their husband’s long life and also remember to wear a beautiful saree. Saree is also the first choice for husband to gift it to his beloved life partner. Colorful saree with zari work looks simply amazing on the middle aged married women. Other festivals when saree is worn include Teej, Navratri and even during Garba and Dandiya dance. Saree is typically traditional outfit for Hindu women. It is frequently worn in South India and West Bengal. Muslim women of Bangladesh also like to wear their famous sarees.

Saree with beautiful jewelries look eye-catching. Common fabrics used to produce sarees include chiffon, georgette and cotton. Different type of silk is also used to create this dress such as samu silk, Kanjeevaram silk, katan silk, Tanjore silk, summer silk, Banarasi silk, Orissa silk, raw silk, handloom silk and butter silk. These fabrics are generally used to design Paithani saree, Gardwal saree, Patola saree and Jamdani saree.

Party sarees are similar to festival sarees for social gatherings. Net saree is one of the hot favorite for parties. Women like to wear saree on kitty party, birthday celebration, wedding anniversary, official get-together and other occasions. Artisans keep the status of working women in their mind while creating saree. They ensure to include separate designs, patterns and other specification for rural, urban, housewife and working women. Those who are into music, dance or entertainment sector wear vibrant colored sarees. Still they look gorgeous in the traditional clothing.

Shaded sarees with embroidered borders are also very common in festivals. Flaunting saree is not very new in Indian culture but these days it has become fashion to wear costly saree and showoff to get the attention.