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Nauvari Saris, Costume of Maharashtra
Nauvari saris of Maharashtra focus on the equality of men and women of the state. It is the traditional cloth worn by the female folk of Maharashtra.
 Nauvari Saris, Costume of MaharashtraNauvari Sari happens to be the traditional attire for women in Maharashtra. The sari measuring nine-yards in length, and is thus known as Nauvari. The way, the sari is draped, makes the woman seem wearing trouser-like dress. One does not need to put in an undergarment, like a petticoat or slip, along with this sari. Commonly, the saris are available in cotton.

However, during special occasions, silk becomes the suitable fabric. The halo of history round the Nauvari sari, stresses on the ethnic value of the costume. It is said, that women, living in Maratha Empire, had demonstrated their calibre. In crucial times of war, they used to assist their fellow male warriors. That was why, in order to become accomplished in their mission, these valorous Indian women, invented this characteristic Maharashtrian style of dressing in a sari.

It is thus obvious that the brave air, associated with Maharashtrian women, found their epitome in the outstandingly courageous, Rani Laxmi bai of Jhansi. Laxmi bai had the guts to assert the cause of her motherland against the British, during the Revolt of 1857. Thus, the Nauvari sari drives home the essential truth that the traditional motherly figure of womanhood can become the protector of good when required. After all, India worships the idol of Goddess Durga, the Mother Goddess, who saved humanity from evil.

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(Last Updated on : 03/03/2012)
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