It’s time to celebrate the first festival of the year. Call it Sankranti or Pongal, the entire nation celebrates it with much joy and enthusiasm. This first festival of the year marks the beginning of a very auspicious period. Traditionally, it is a harvest festival where farmers pay obeisance to God for a good harvest. One of the main reasons that Makar Sankranti is eagerly awaited is because of its famous kite-flying ritual. Quite interestingly, it is the only Hindu festival that includes the practice of wearing black clothes, considering that black is regarded as inauspicious in Hinduism. Black Silk Sarees are what most women pick for Sankranti. The gorgeous black Silk Sarees with zari woven pattern found online at Cbazaar are ideal for Sankranti.
Down South, people celebrate Pongal with different rituals but the same enthusiasm. Besides following the age old traditions of preparing Pongal and decorating houses with colorful Kolams, people prefer to dress up in a traditional manner too. Men go for traditional Dhoti and Angavastram while women look beautiful in traditional Half Sarees, otherwise known as Pavada Davani. Irrespective of the fashionable outfits that women flaunt throughout the year, on this festival every South Indian woman prefers to opt for a Pavada Davani over any other outfit. Cbazaar’s online collection includes Half Sarees that are made of rich and lustrous silks featuring resplendent intricate zari woven pattern along the hem. Pavada Davani or Half Saree includes a skirt or a Ghagra which is paired with a blouse or Choli and a Dupatta. The Dupatta is draped in a similar manner resembling the Pallu of a Saree and hence its known as Half Saree.Tweet