Ganesha Chaturthi is major Indian festival celebrated in many parts of India. This festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols both publicly and privately. People keep his idol in their houses for a period of 1 and half, five, seven or 10 days. During this period people make celebrations, pooja, decorations, dance and all senses of cheer.
This festival is celebrated for Lord Ganesha who is the god of beginnings and also a remover of hurdles. It is celebrated to honor the birth of Lord Ganesha who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Birth of Ganesha Chaturthi
Ganesha is known by the names Heramba, Ganapathi, pillaiyar, vinayagar and Ekadantha. There are two different versions of his birth story, one is Goddess Parvathi created Lord Ganesha out of dirt from her body while having bath. And set him to guard her door so that nobody enters until she finishes her bath. Lord Shiva who has gone out, just returned at that time, as Ganesha didn’t know about Shiva, he stopped him from entering. Angry Shiva, on hearing this severed Ganesha’s head. Parvathi was enraged and Shiva promised that he would be alive again. Devas who went in search of a head facing north, managed to bring only elephant’s head. Shiva then placed the elephants head on the child and bought him back to life.
Other one is, Lord Ganesha was created by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi on request by all Deva’s to be a Vighnakarta (Obstacle creator) in the path of rakshasas (Demon beings) and Vighnahartaa (Obstacle averter) to help Devas.
Dressing Ideas for Ganesha Chaturthi
Like any other festival, Ganeshotsav also means new clothing and traditional fashion. Women love dressing up each day of this festival. Keeping this in mind Kovet.in have curated a collection dedicated to Ganesha Chaturthi.
Women can experiment with new styles and designs, be it plain sarees with designer blouse, or with zari border or embroidered pallu. If you want a Bollywood look, you can opt for lehenga crop top blouse.
Sharara dress sets or Sharara with short kurti will be a comfortable choice. If you are looking to mix and match traditional with contemporary style the you can pair up dhoti pants with crop top jacket or crop top and skirt set.
Why only women should dress up to their festive moods? We have an idea for men as well, they can go for vibrant colored kurtas, smart blazers, embroidered sherwanis are smart options for this occasion.
Choice of Fabrics
Choose a perfect traditional wear that can accentuate your look. Choose an Indian wear that best suits your body type.
A saree, Anarkali, skirt or lehenga suits in bright vibrant colors for all tall or short slim fitted girls.
On the other hand, if you are a chubbier person then avoid wearing long flared Anarkali’s or lehengas instead you can opt for V-necked Anarkali or stylish kurta to complement your look.
Colors to opt for in this festive season
Maroon, reddish orange, navy blue, golden lime and aqua green will be a best choice to look like a glam diva in this occasion.
If your choice is Saree then we have a few ideas on how to style a saree
- In recent times Kalamkari is a super hit, pair a plain saree with a kalamkari blouse or kalamkari saree with a chic blouse of your choice.
- Handloom sarees looks majestic. Nothing can beat a woman who wears a high bun with a jasmine, wearing a pair of jhumka, bold bindi and a bright lipstick.
If you are someone who is lusting over your mom’s or grand mom’s collection, then pick their sarees with check patterns, parallel lines and temple borders which might be safely tucked inside their wardrobe.
- Blouse designs are right away meant to look more traditional and homely. One such design is elegant puff design.
- If you don’t want to wear a heavy silk saree then go for simple linen or cotton sarees with designer blouse to compensate the rich look.
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- If your naughty kids are giving you a high time then go for ethnic salwar’s, iron it out properly and have your accessories ready and be ready to flaunt on pooja eve.
Or wear a designer Anarkali suits if don’t have a floor length suits. You can pair it up with designer earrings and necklace sets.
If you don’t own a Lehenga then this is for you,
- Wear a silk or cotton kurta with a plain skirt.
- Or an Embellished Kurti paired with palazzo and dupatta.
If you are a south Indian teen, then you might have colorful sets of half sarees in your closet. Bring it on and enjoy your auspicious day.
For the cute little kids
Cuteness gets overloaded when you dress them up for occasions. For girls choose a skirt and top for them which they call as Pattu pavadai in Tamizh. Or doll them up with pretty Lehenga’s. For boys choose sherwani or dhoti sets.
So, invest some time for yourself amidst the pooja preparations and look best.