It’s been way too long since any post came up. Here I am, all praises for my eternal love – Saree! Sarees are conversation starters. You will always be greeted by ‘Wow! Is that your mom’s?’ or ‘How did you find time to drape it?’, or even the simple ‘Where did you buy it from? Every saree has a story and people want to listen. I read this amazing poetic piece by a girl named Swatie – and she has scattered pearls all around!
The long trail of cloth, one straight single length,
no Zip, no stitch yet oozes vigor and strength!
The six yards of grace, draped perfect for the evening,
the elegance untouched, adds ‘femininity’ to the meaning!
The humble drape stirring the political motion,
since time immemorial, breaking the rules and the notion!
The shimmer, the glitter and sequins on it,
never overpower the struggles woven within!
The poor, the rich and in the middle,
all of us have worn it to go unbridled!
It marks the beauty of a demure bride,
it tells tale of prejudice and pride!
It signifies the poise and grace of a woman,
it shapes the curves, for sensuality to loosen!
It covers the beauty with all its layers,
yet oozes the oomph and call for glares!
‘Saree my love ‘ you are the most beautiful attire,
a timeless fashion, which refuses to retire…
Saree is indeed a beautiful invention that mesmerizes both the beholder and the beheld. But nowadays, In spite of the widespread use of the Sari, the modern society is now changing the style of women’s clothing. Saree’s are still being worn in a wide section of mature and traditional women, however the modern women is limiting the use of Sari in the special occasions only. In fact, girls not of marriageable age don’t like to wear a saree and if they are given an option they prefer jeans or other attire over saree which is of course due to the “problems” and “inconvenience” caused by wearing a saree.
I can list down so many reasons as to why girls avoid saree –
- It is indeed difficult to walk in a saree
- You can’t do without heels!
- Saree does not have pockets!
- You can’t dance, run, walk fast, hang out with friends and go to pub/gym
- Draping a saree is difficult, time-consuming and requires a lot of practice
- The urge to pee takes a backseat when you are in a saree.
- The young generation refers girls as behenji or aunty if they wear Indian attire
There could be many more reasons to add to this list, but saree always makes a win when it comes to choosing the best Indian ethnic attire.
I would give the real scientific reason to wear a Saree over the western outfits which I read in a piece by Manoj Saboo.
We all human beings are broadly made of two kinds of elements, Energy and Consciousness. First one is female in nature and the second is considered male. A woman has predominantly female energy and the man has male elements. The healthy energy movement in our body, and in Earth and in the Universe is all in the same way, it moves in circles. That’s is why a woman body is more curvy. To remain healthy, energies in our body should keep moving in circular motion. Any energy coming towards our body first touches our clothes and then it enters into the body and its energy channels and then to the internal organs. Sari is worn in a circular motion around the body. It keeps circling until almost until the end. So it is easy to understand that when an energy touches the sari, it travels in circles around the body, helping the energy move in the correct way, which makes the saree a winner in clothing. It helps to keep our mind, body and soul healthy. Another, good part is that, while energy traveling in 5-6 yards of cloth, the negative energies coming inside gets stuck in the cloth and it then cleans up with washing. These kind of heavy energies are lazy and cannot move a lot. In the atmosphere it travels with air. However, a cloth with lot of stitches, actually confuses the energy and is harmful for health. There is one very important thing to remember that the clothing should be made with natural fabrics like cotton. Synthetics are big energy blockers and quite harmful for overall health. The mid part of the body is left uncovered in Sari, for which some feel that it exposes the skin. Actually, there is a big reason behind that too. The stomach area which is left uncovered, is the “Brahmasthan” of the body. Body receives a lot of life force energy from this area. This should be left open always. Even in Vaastu Science, the centre part of the house called “Brahmasthan”, and is left open to sky.
We should all promote saree and let us not restrcict it to only special ocassions! Let’s wear sarees to work, Weren’t we all swooned by Sushmita Sen in Mai Hu Na..? Crisp saris worn and carried the right way can, not just make a style statement but also notch up your oomph quotient by many degrees.
Cottons, cotton silks, tussars and bhagalpuris are perfect everyday office wear. After wearing a sari for multiple occasions, promptly transform it into a salwar kameez or cushion cover or even decorative pieces. Saris are complete value for money.
So Ladies, Up your style and swag game by donning that six-yard piece of cloth and shine bright like a diamond 🙂
Always Remember to Live Love Laugh and Read while in a saree!