Sarees · The Drape Department

Five must have sarees in your wedding trousseau

India is blessed to have a culturally bright tradition which keep marriage season on throughout the year. With friends and families making a wedding special for both bride and groom, it’s a happy feeling everywhere. A marriage gets finalised and you find the whole group of friends and sisters, aunts and everyone around, wanting to… Continue reading Five must have sarees in your wedding trousseau

Featured · Festivals · Sarees

Karva Chauth – the celebration of marital bliss

Karva Chauth, one of the many Hindu festivals is celebrated on the fourth day of waning moon after Purnima in the month of Kartika. It is a fasting ritual observed by women who seek the longevity, prosperity and well being of their husbands. This festival is very popular amongst married Hindu women in the western… Continue reading Karva Chauth – the celebration of marital bliss

Dupattas · Festivals · Jewelry · Sarees · Stoles

Ideas for Bhai Dooj gifts for your sister

Men, get set to shop! This time it is neither for your wife or girlfriend nor for your mom. It is for your sister. Bhai dooj is around the corner and you must be more than bewildered about what to give your sister. After all she must be the fussiest, fastidious and fault finding one… Continue reading Ideas for Bhai Dooj gifts for your sister

Indian Ethnic Wear · Sarees · The Drape Department

Five bridal lehengas for a blissful look

A bride-to-be phase is one of the loveliest times in life of a woman. The being-in-love-with the one, with whom marriage is imminent, is one of the most wonderful feelings a girl has ever come across. It’s a time of love-in-the-air always as one awaits the D-day. Other than arranging wedding trousseau, the most important… Continue reading Five bridal lehengas for a blissful look

Art & Craft of India · Featured

Jamdani weaving – Intangible cultural heritage

A master art of weaving, Jamdani has been declared as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. What more introduction and acknowledgement does it require! Originally known as Dhakai, it is a handloom woven fabric made of cotton, which historically was referred to as muslin. Jamdani textiles combine intricacy of design with muted or vibrant colours… Continue reading Jamdani weaving – Intangible cultural heritage

Festivals · Indian Ethnic Wear

The Pious Days of Navratri – #Day 9

Navami is the last day of worship, which concludes with a maha aarti to mark the end of the rituals and prayers. Goddess Durga is believed to have killed the buffalo demon Mahishasura on this day, and she is worshiped in the form of Mahishasura – mardini, the annihilator of the buffalo demon. Everyone gets… Continue reading The Pious Days of Navratri – #Day 9

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The Pious Days of Navratri – #Day 8

Ashtami, or the eighth day of Navratri is one of the most significant days of Durga Puja. The Goddess is worshipped in the form of a young unmarried virgin girl, adorned as Goddess Durga, in a ritual called Kumari Puja. In the evening the important Sandhi Puja is performed to worship Goddess Durga in her… Continue reading The Pious Days of Navratri – #Day 8

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The Pious days of Navratri – #Day 6

The main celebration of Durga Puja commences from Shasthi, i.e., Day 6 of Navratri. Sashti is when Goddess Durga descends to earth with her four children Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartikeya and Ganesh. The colourful idols of the Goddess that have been handcrafted and installed for the festival are unveiled on this day. On the sixth day,… Continue reading The Pious days of Navratri – #Day 6

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The Pious days of Navratri – #Day 5

Five is a number of great significance. Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure science. With the importance of Panchami, we welcome Goddess Durga’s fifth incarnation to bless us all. The fifth day is dedicated to the Goddess Skandamata. Devotees are expected to wear orange coloured clothes… Continue reading The Pious days of Navratri – #Day 5