Connection Between Sarees and Durga Puja

Durga Puja for women is all about dressing up in stunning sarees while pandal hopping. Sarees are timelessly chic and fashionable. There cannot be a perfect attire other than a gorgeous saree for the Shashti, Saptami, Ashtami, and Navami night.

Sarees are so in trend during puja that there is almost a fashion parade of women flaunting this ethnic outfit on streets and pandals. Be it a Shashti afternoon or Navami night, a saree can never fail you. You will never run out of fashion choices while opting for a classy saree.

Durga puja is also all about sticking to your traditions. And a saree is the perfect representation of the Bengal culture. It is a beautiful nine-yard piece of cloth that reeks of authenticity and traditions.

Now that you know that Durga puja is almost incomplete without sarees, here are your tips for saree shopping:

  1. For Shashti pandal hopping, you can opt for a lighter variety of kota silk or jari saree. The Shasti crowd is lighter, and a saree without too many colors or excessive embroidery would be the best choice.
  2. For Saptami night, you can dress up like a diva in a stunning saree in unique shades. Don’t stick to the usual colors on that day. Be a bit experimental about your style. An ethnic tissue handwork saree in pretty shades like golden or beige can do the magic.
  3. For Ashtami night, go all traditional and “desi.” An intricately designed and gorgeous chanderi silk saree or a beautiful moonga silk saree is the perfect option. Go for sarees with the traditional red border or any other symbol of the Bengali traditions to stand out from the crowd.
  4. Dress up all classy and sleek for the last day of the Puja-Navami night. Flaunt your fashion sense in a pure georgette saree in a darker shade or a multi-color silk printed saree. Make sure your outfit reflects and celebrates the beauty and vibrancy of the grandeur on that day.
  5. Last but not least, go for a very simple and non-fancy saree for Dashami. Dashami is the day to bid adieu to goddess Durga. So don’t dress too over the top on that day. Go for a light and airy cotton or printed saree. Make sure the shade is very subtle.

Here are some additional fashion tips to nail that “perfect look” on these four days:

  1. For morning pandal hopping sessions, go for light pastel shades. Avoid flashy or heavy designs and shades as much as you can.
  2. For afternoon pandal hopping sessions, dress up in sarees in a more comfortable material like cotton or handloom to escape from the summer heat.
  3. While enjoying the late evening or late night shenanigans, go overboard and dress up in heavily embroidered sarees. Experiment with unusual shades and materials.

Sarees are a nine-yard wonder that can instantly elevate your fashion statement and sense. Every woman looks elegant in a beautiful saree. And for a grand occasion like Durga Puja, it is a perfect choice.