What is Sari Festival “VIRAASAT” and who organizing it ?

 What is Sari Festival “VIRAASAT” and who organizing it ?

The first phase of Sari Festival “VIRAASAT”- Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of India started on 16th December 2022 and concluded on 30th December 2022. The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on 16th December 2022, along with Hon’ble Minister of State Smt. Darshana Jardosh.

 

The second phase of the Sari Festival “VIRAASAT”- Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of Indiawill begin from 3rd to 17th January 2023 at Handloom Haat, Janpath, New Delhi. The Ministry of Textiles is organizing the festival.

 

A social media campaign has been launched under a common hashtag #MySariMyPride to support our handloom weavers. ­­­­­ A series of activities are planned to for the visiting public such as:

  • Viraasat-Celebrating the heritage: Curated display of handloom saris.

  • Viraasat-Ek Dharohar: Direct retail of saris by weavers

  • Viraasat Ke Dhage: Live loom demonstration

  • Viraasat–kal se kal tak : Workshops and talks on sari and sustainability

  • Viraasat–Nritya Sanskriti: Famous Folk dances of Indian culture

A brief list of Saris given below: –

States

Prominent sari varieties

Andhra Pradesh

Uppada Jamdhani Sari, Venkatagiri Jamdani Cotton Sari, Kuppadam Sari, Chirala Silk Cotton Sari, Madhavaram Sari and Polavaram Sari

Kerala

Balaramapuram Sari and Kasavu Sari

Telengana

Pochampally Sari, Siddipet Gollabamma Sari and Narayanpet Sari

Tamilnadu

Kancheepuram Silk Sari, Arni Silk Saris, Thirubuvanam Silk Sari, Vilandai Cotton Sari, Madurai Sari, Paramakudi Cotton Sari, Aruppukottai Cotton Sari, Dindigul Cotton Sari, Coimbatore Cotton Sari, Salem Silk Sari and Coimbatore (Soft) Silk Saris & Kovai Kora Cotton Saris

Maharashtra

Paithani Sari, Karvath Kathi Sari and Nagpur Cotton Sari

Chhattisgarh

Tussar Silk Sari of Champa

Madhya Pardesh

Maheshwari Sari and Chanderi Sari

Gujarat

Patola Sari, Tangaliya Sari, Ashawali sari and Kuchchi Sari/ Bhujodi sari

Rajsthan

Kota Doria Sari

Uttar Pradesh

Lalitpuri Sari, Banaras Brocade, Jangla, Tanchoi, Cutwork, and Jamdani

Jammu & Kashmir

Pashmina Sari

Bihar

Bhagalpuri Silk Sari and Bawan Buti Sari

Odisha

Kotpad Sari and Gopalpur Tassar  Sari

West Bengal

Jamdani, Santipuri and Tangail

Jharkhand

Tussar and Gichha Silk Sari

Karnataka

Ilkal Sari

Assam

Muga Silk Sari, Mekhla Chadar (Sari)

Punjab

Embd. & Croch (Phulkari)

 

 

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