Holi is one of the most popular festivals of India and it is the most noted for its exuberance, vivacity and of course its vibrant colors. Holi is truly a unique festival as there is no such similar festival that's celebrated in other parts of the world. Being such a unique festival, Holi is not only popular in India but also all over the world. Holi is all about colors and it is this vibrancy that makes Holi so very popular. The main custom of Holi involves smearing and putting color powders or colored water on friends and family. Holi is one festival that offers limitless fun and enjoyment.
An Indian Saree is known for its sophisticated weaving techniques, color combinations, and ethnic textures. Indian weddings are the best occasions to check out the widest range of Indian sarees, where collections of bridal sarees range from Kanjivaram sarees, Baluchari sarees, designer sarees to Benarasi sarees. Latest assortments of designer sarees have given a new dimension to the traditional drape of India. A huge number of fashion designers in the Indian fashion industry namely, Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra, Suneet Varma, Sabyasachi, have redefined the class and sophistication of bridal sarees with their innovative designs and creativity.
The Indian saree is considered to be one of the most beautiful outfits which Indian women wear. This kind of outfit is of a unique kind found only in India. Bollywood celebrities and women from high society prefer wearing the latest designer sarees. This kind of outfit is extremely flexible and therefore many fashion designers design the latest designer saris, to promote brand India in the global market. Sarees actually originated from South India. The way Indian sarees adds to a woman's beauty and grace is just worth mentioning.
In India, for many reasons, color red is chosen for wedding saree. There are different views on why the red color is chosen for saree, the bridal attire, amongst which some will be discussed in this blog.
Goddess Durga is of prime focus in Hindu mythology. Red color depicts her fiery image as she kills Mahishasura and establishes peace and harmony in the world. Hindu brides are asked to wear red color saree which reflects the image of Durga who is the inner strength of every Indian woman.
Brief histories of saree to be known before getting into the discussion about sarees are made. Indian saree was first mentioned in Wrik Veda, the oldest surviving literature of the world, written somewhere around 3000 B.C. The word saree has come from the Sanskrit word “sati” which means a strip of cloth. This sound first evolved into “sadi” and then saree.
Banarasi silk sarees have originated from religious city of Banaras and a sense of mysticism is always attached to this saree. Crafted using gold or silver thread and created with the highest grade of silk fabric, banarasi silk saree got the title as the queen of Indian silk sarees. Combining Persian and Indian styles, these sarees are decorated with small booties or motifs across the entire length. These sarees are identified with delicate embroidery or intricate zari work.