In 5 states of India Traditional dress code

this is the traditional dressing of this state. The states of  (1) Maharashtra, (2) andra Pradesh, (3) asaam, (4) Gujarat and, (5) kasmir. So let’s get start.

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For men

Traditional clothes for Maharashtrian men. Dhoti Also known as Dhotar, Kurt’s, Dhotar and Feta.


Pehta is worn by Marathi men.  It is a ‘hat’ made mainly of cotton.  It is worn by travelers and people who work outside under the sun


Maharashtrian men usually wear cotton kurta on top of their dhoti.  These tops are thin and loose in color. Due to the warm to hot climate in Maharashtra, the clothes are made of excellent cotton to absorb sweat.

Dhoti | dhotar

Men in Maharashtra usually make dhoti. The dhotis are usually saffron, cream or white in color.  A dhoti is a single piece of cloth that is wrapped around his waist and extends to his entire ankle. Nagpur in Maharashtra is famous for its dhoti.

this is the traditional dressing of this state.


For woman’s


Women wear 9 yard long sarees. the 9-yard saree is the traditional dress of women in Maharashtra.  Women do not have separate headwear like men. They only wear the ends of their sarees to cover their heads It is called Padar in Marathi. The sari is caught in the middle and it is giving the dhoti a similar look.  The rest of the sari is wrapped around the upper body of the woman.  This type of saree is usually lugde.  There are many changes in how women wear their sarees. The colors commonly found in sarees are green and red and sometimes orange (yellow).


bodices or blouses

Women in Maharashtra wear bodices or blouses under sarees. Women’s clothes are also made of cotton and sometimes silk. Blouses are short or half sleeves with hooks on the front side which makes it easy for women to wear them.

Accessories or jewelleries

The women pierce the nose.  Naths can be simple loops attached to the earrings on either side. Women are also found wearing necklaces with other colored stones like other gold ornaments.  Married women wear mangalsutras and green bangles. They are attached jodava to the other toe.

So this is the traditional dressing of this state of Maharashtra.

Andhra Pradesh

In Andhra Pradesh ( Hyderabad ) Urudu and Telengu – dhoti and kurta ( m ) , Saree ( f ) , Pancha “

For mem

Kurta  Shirt

The kurta is seen at the top in favor by men in Andhra Pradesh.  They are usually made of cotton.  The length of the sleeve is wrist (full) length, three-fourths or half. Although kurta is a traditional dress, men have started wearing shirts and t-shirts instead of kurtas. 


Men from Andhra Pradesh were also wearing lungi.  Lungis is a piece of clothing that is simply wrapped around the waist.  Dhoti is also used there.  They had mainly 2 colors white and cream color and golden border on the side.  But the way they are used is different.  The type of dhoti they wear is called pancha. this is the traditional dressing of this state.

For women

Saree \ blouses

A sari is a long piece of clothing (usually 5½ meters or 6 yards long) that is wrapped around a woman’s lower body and is made over the blouse as much as possible across their torso.  Women prefer to wear these original handloom sarees. Andhra Pradesh is famous for its quality handloom industry.  The cities of Dharmavaram, Kanchi, Chirala, Mangalagiri, Venkatagiri have gained a lot of prestige all over the world for handloom manufacturing.

Women wear blouses on their upper body.  The blouse comes up to the mid-torso. With different types of color work, the length of the sleeves and the length of the blouse can also change.

Langa Woni

Girls wear Langa Voni before marriage or before adolescence Langa Voni is a two piece or half sari worn by girls or young women in South India.  It has a skirt, blouse and scarf.  They can be worn without doubles.

Lambadis Tribal society

Lambadi or Banjara is a tribal group in Andhra Pradesh.  Here men wear dhoti-kurtas, and women wear their traditional attire. Women’s traditional attire includes long-ankle-length skirts, blouses, and blankets or scarves (a piece of extra clothing).  Their clothes are very colorful, vibrant and heavy.  Dupattas and skirts have thick borders throughout the dress and are constructed of mirror, beads and colored stones.  Her attire also includes bangles, anklets and other ornaments. Women of all walks of life wear sarees and blouses.  Some Muslim women also wear salwar kameez

So this is the traditional dressing of this state of Andhra Pradesh.


Today I am just going to tell you about the traditional dress of the Bodo community in Assam.

For men


The green aronai is a small scarf designed by Hajo Hill Egor, used by both men and women.  Aronai is a symbol of the Boro tradition and is used to pay homage to guests.  In winter, they are wrapped around the neck to warm the body and usually perform boro dances.  In ancient times, Boro warriors used Aroni as a belt in battle.  During the war, The women of Boro would weave aroni in one night and present it to the warriors on their way to the battlefield.


It’s can be different colors but white and green is the most common color in Boro Gamsha. It’s a traditional Boro men’s costume. [11] It is generally 2 meters (m) long and 1.2 meters (m) wide.  Boro men used to tie this part from the waist to the knees.

For women


They are – Boro .Women wear Jwmgra (scarf) to cover the upper part of the body (length-about 2.5 meters, width -1 meter).  To adorn yourself, various colors of Zwengra are worn with varieties of Agor (design).  Hajwa Agor (Mountain Design) is considered to be the most popular of the various designs.


The green aronai is a small scarf designed by Hajo Hill Egor, used by both men and women. The female aronai is tied at the waist along with the dokhona.


There are mainly two types of dokhona- plain dokhona and design dokhona. It can be divided into some sub-types (by design), depending on the designers.

Dokhona is the traditional dress of Boro women.  Dokhona is usually 3 meters (m) long and 1.5 meters (m) wide, depending on the shape of the body. The entire body is wrapped around the waist from the chest to the waist one round at a time.  Agor (design) and various colors are woven for Dokhona.

So this is the traditional dressing of this state of Assam.


 Gujarat’s clothes are very colorful and festive. The garments become heavier by working on them in great detail. These dresses are very famous for bandhani or bandhej designs, embroidery with gold and zari threads and jewelry that gives the whole look to the outfits make the dress very attractive.

For men

Traditional Gujarati clothing for men includes kediyu or kurta and dhoti or chorno.  At the same time, there is a feta on the head.


Fento is a turban or turban worn by Gujarati men, especially in rural areas.  It consists of a layered cloth wrapped around the head.  The locals consider the headdress to be a symbol of respect.


A kurta is a top dress to cover a man’s torso.  The kurtas for everyday use are made of cotton.

Festive kurtas have embroidery or some design so they look very attractive and beautiful.


It’s a garment worn over the cornea for the upper part of the body. Kediyoo is a frock type kurta, which has small designs of mirrors and is also embroidered in India. In Gujarat, men perform kediyoo Garba and Dandiya dances or Festival. it’s also called Angarkhu.


Chorno is a type of cotton pants worn by Gujarati men. Its stitches look like dhoti and are very loose and comfortable.  Chornola either has wires to tie at the waist or it is flexible.


A dhoti or dhoti is a long piece of clothing that is wrapped around a man’s lower body.  It is wrapped around the waist and supported between the legs.  Gujarati men usually wear white or light colored dhoti.


For women

The traditional dress of women in Gujarat is called Chania Choli or Ghagra Choli. And saree Gujarati women wear a scarf or dupatta called chunni.


Chanio or lehenga is a colorful petticoat or skirt-like.  Designed with mirrors and thread work, it is famous for its large girth and fine workmanship.


Women wear polka or choli on top.  Choli is an embroidered short blouse.  This very beautiful and colorful choli is worn by women during festivals like navaratree or garb ras. Women can wear jhobo instead of choli.



A wide piece of clothing is draped over a chunni, odni or dupatta to complete the dress.  These churns are worn diagonally and are used to cover the head Gujarati people call it Ghungat.


Aari is a long piece of clothing that is wrapped around a woman’s body and has an extra or end wrapped around her shoulders. The main difference between the normal sari style and the Gujarati style is that the pallu pulls in a clockwise direction as the pallu slides with your back, while the Gujarati style is pulled counterclockwise, with the pallu facing forward and having a veil, with chest pleats.  In this way, the beautiful embroidery on the pallu will look good.  Gujarati sari is a stylish sari with embellished pallu. 

However, Gujarati women wear a sari at the end of the next sari.  And Gujarati women hang house keys with silver figures on their waists.  This is because they traditionally represent the role of handling house and home related tasks.

Gujarati women’s blouses are contrasted with their sarees and have beautiful and matching designs on them. Or contrast designing on a matching blouse.

So this is the traditional dressing of this state of Gujarat.


 For women’s


Paranas worn by Muslim women are traditionally characterized by their wide veils. Extensive zari embroidery or floral patterns and pockets are the main features of a Muslim woman’s paranti. Paran is worn by both men and women. This dress is also called Ferren or Pravarna. This dress is divided into two pieces, one is used as an underlayer called potash, it is made of light white cotton. Paran has wide sleeves with long stripes along the red edge. And Paran is very long and gets toes. Their long sleeves were adorned with brocade patterns. A piece of fermented creased fabric is called a lungi or pashmina sole.
Hindu women of Kashmir wear long skirts with narrow doll dresses draped over the sword. Most often Ferrence is wrapped tightly around his waist with a piece of creased cloth called a loincloth. Hindu women have now started wearing sarees, but according to Kashmiri culture, they wear tarang on their wedding day.


Headgear – A Kashmiri woman has a brightly colored scarf or wave on her head, which is attached to a suspended hat and slides down the back to the knees. Traditional headgear was made of fine wool and thickened to keep people warm in the winter climate areas of Kashmir. The headgear of unmarried girls called ayaba is adorned with embroidered skull garments with gold thread and adorned with ornaments, pendants and amulets.
A woman from Kashmir has a colorful scarf called Taranga which is a popular headdress. It is considered to be an important part of marriage in Kashmir, be it Muslim or Hindu.
Kasab is a red headgear women’s everyday attire. It has jewelry that is tucked down with a silver brooch. There are also pink scarves from Kasaba suspended over the shoulder. Women wear it as part of their regular attire.

Jewellery and accessories

Earrings, anklets and bangles are widely used by Kashmiri women. Dejaro or golden pendants (Panditani Mangalsutra) are worn by Hindu women. This dezaro has two decorative gold pendants suspended by gold chains or silk threads.

For men

Kashmiri – men’s Paran

The typical dress of a Kashmiri man is paren, which is worn by both Muslims and Hindus. This is a comfortable fitted wool long loose dress hanging below the knee. Paren is a popular Kashmir traditional dress among men. The dress of traditional Hindu men is simple.
Pathan suits, also called khan-dress, are popular among Muslim men especially in Srinagar. Wearing a full frill skull cap with a shawl made of pashmina is believed to be a symbol of royalty. These shawls are made using goat’s wool. The textures and designs on this shawl are very attractive and the embroidery on this shawl is very rich. Muslim men wear shalwar and Hindu churidar pajamas On the lower body.


In addition to the traditional clothing is Tehran and the fitting is very loose so that the kangri fits neatly. A kangaroo is a vessel that is filled with all kinds of flammable charcoal and they are worn under the paren to ensure that the body temperature is maintained in extremely cold weather. In Srinagar it is called Khan dress.

Men’s headgear

Men usually wear a skull hat with a salwar which is worn tightly. The turban of Kashmiri Hindu men is the main tip of the trade, Muslim men wear a skull cap which is a symbol of royal descent. This turban is no different from the turban worn by Muslims without pandits wearing any kind of scalp hat on the inside. Among the Hindus, the priests used to wear turbans in the Sikh style. Muslim men also prefer to wear turbans and hats.

So this is the traditional dressing of this state of Kashmir.

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