One of our favourite festivals is round the corner. Holi, also called the festival of colours, is celebrated across the country. Each part has its own name and way to celebrate it.
Holi is celebrated with colours to mark the victory of good over evil... the destruction of the demoness Holika.
It is celebrated every year on the day after the full moon in the Hindu month of Phalguna which is early March. This two-day festival includes the symbolic burning of the demoness and is called Holia-Dahan and the next day is celebrated as 'Rang-Panchami' - festival of colours.
A day that marks a new beginning, end of conflict and unabridged joy, Holi is a time to go all guns blazing in every aspect of your life.
A little bit of Holi History:
An ancient Hindu tradition, Holi celebrates the eternal and divine love of Radha and Krishna. The day also signifies the triumph of good over evil, as it commemorates the victory of god Vishnu as Narasimha Narayana over Hiranyakashipu.
The festivities officially usher in spring, with Holi celebrated as a festival of love. It is a unique festival that is celebrated by millions of people across India and around the globe. Can food be very far away when Indians are celebrating? Some of the signature dishes of Holi are Gujiyas, Malpua, Dahi-Bhalla, Thandai, Namak-Pare to name a few.
The morning of Rang-panchami is a joyous colourful time and the evenings are often filled with friends and family gathering around for some warm moments.
The Bollywood Connection:
Though Holi has been celebrated in India for centuries, our very own Bollywood has had a big hand in making it even more popular.
The dhol playing hero and his friends dancing in a festive bonhomie and out walks the heroine in her pristine white outfit only to be coloured in every hue of the rainbow followed by laughter and music and general celebration - sounds familiar? That is the picture of Holi many of us carry.
Here is the twist, let's rewrite the fashion sense for Holi by paying homage to our very own cultural heritage - our handlooms. Let's find a different holi special saree :
Let's take a look at the amazing variety of saree for holi festival that Chinaya Banaras has in store for you (we also have cotton dresses for woman, if you are not the saree kind!):
Banarasi Cotton Saree: Banarasi cotton sarees are the absolute go-to sarees for Indian Summers. They are gorgeous, light and breezy and perfect to welcome spring in. And the colours they come in? Divine. We are sure you can find your Holi special saree among our fashionable and exotic woven Banarasi cotton saree.
Chanderi Silk Sarees: Flaunt your charming look in the captivating pure chanderi silk fabric saree.Walk like a boss lady at any casual party with our handcrafted saree from our lustrous chanderi silk saree collection. Style it with gold Kundan jewellery to glam up your Holi look!
Cotton Suit Sets: Don a traditional yet chic cotton suit set for your casual appearances. Be it a simple after Holi luncheon or a quiet evening with the family, cotton suits will suit you to the tee!
Cotton Dresses for Women : We are quite partial to this one, since we are talking about rewriting tradition!
This baby pink soot cotton flared dress is an alluring piece as it has an embroidered floral motifs pastel hue, organic hand-woven cotton dress has round shaped neckline with a two layered flared bottom and sleeveless sleeves giving you a perfect indo-western dress. Do pick this holi dress for women.
So though we would love you to stun in a colourful outfit from our collection, we totally understand if you like your white outfits as well. How about if you add some colour with banarasi silk dupattas or beautiful linen dupattas? Or pick an off-white saree and pair it with a gorgeous handwoven silk blouse that has motifs and work in pop-py colours.
That's a thought now, isn't it?
Have you found your perfect holi outfit yet? Hurry up! Holi is almost knocking at our doors! Check out Chinaya Banaras' incredible range of fabrics, saree for holi festival, banarasi cotton saree and more right away!