Maharashtra is the third largest state of all the states in India. Along with its large boundaries it has its own traditions and cultures.
Maharashtra has a wonderful history of Marathi Saints of Varkari Religious Movements, like Dyaneshwar, Namdev, Chokhamela, Eknath and Tukaram.
Maharashtra has influenced India with the glorious history of the 17th Century King Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his concept of Hindu Swarajya.
Along with the inspiring histories, the traditional costumes of Maharashtra are also inspiring.
The traditional attire of Men includes the Dhoti, also termed as Dhotar, along with Pheta.
The traditional costume of Women of Maharashtra is locally known as Nauwari Saree or Lungda, which is a nine-yard saree along with Choli.
Women complete their attire with various accessories like:-
- Nath- Nose Ring.
- Thushi- 22 carat gold choker styled necklace.
- Mundavalya- String of pearls, tied horizontally on the forehead by both, bride and groom.
- Vaaki- It is an armband.
- Putli haar- Silk braided cord with few gold coins.
- Kamar band- Waist band.
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