Get ready for Durga puja!
Durga puja is the biggest religious festival of Hindu, especially Bengali Hindu community. The ten days long festival has been celebrated every year in the middle of October. The Goddess 'Durga' is the mother of the universe. She represents the infinite power of the universe and a symbol of a female dynamism.
Though it is 10 days festival but usually begins from Shasthi. In festivals like Durga Puja, or Eid particularly women have the constant pressure to look good and are often grappling with "What do I wear?" which of course goes hand in hand with "I have nothing to wear!" Since the season of Goddess Durga, the most powerful feminine power, all women embrace their femininity and step out looking bright, exuberant, vibrant and effervescent. You may become puzzled to think what to wear and what not to. No worries as we will guide you to become a trendsetter in this Puja.
Get a classic look in this Shasthi
Another name of the Debi Durga is Parvati, means daughter of Mountain. One can get a natural look in this occasion go for green or yellow in this day to welcome the goddess. Draping in cotton saree or cotton salwar kameez can incorporate well.
Men can wear simple cotton panjabi with dhooti.
Simplicity on Shaptami
On this day again go for simplicity. Another amazing option for the morning puja is an anarkali or saree in the combination of pristine white and gold. For a fresh and simple look, pick your saree in comfortable fabrics like cotton or silk. While for the anarkali, you can opt for georgette too. To add a perfect traditional touch to your look, adorn your bun with flowers and wear large kundan earrings. Keep your makeup light. Motif prints are a form of block print and it is very popular among men. Men can wear then in the morning or in the evening.
Glam up on Ashtami
Indulge yourself in Katan sarees or designer sarees with all sorts of fascinating embellishments and embroideries on them for the ashtami evening outing. Choose from rich fabrics like crepe, tissue, georgette and brocade that are embellished with sequins, zari or motifs. Or, you can even try a plain saree in bright colours with a heavily embellished metallic blouse, which is very much in style these days. Glam up your look with dramatic makeup, hair accessories, bags, chunky earrings, bangles in one hand.
Khadi kurta looks good on men of all ages. Khadi is no more just available in pale colours. The bright coloured khadi attires are mostly popular this year and can be worn Ashtami evening.
Stun on Navami
Navami, the 2nd last day of the puja, is the perfect day to flaunt in vibrant lehenga,which is very much in trend this year. You can either pick a plain lehenga or skirt and pair it up with a heavily embellished golden top or dress the other way round as well. Wear a striking piece of statement jewellery like a head piece or a nose ring, a couple of thin bangles and a chunky ring with a nice hair updo. Let natural and dewy makeup with soft pink lips do all the talking while you dance with dhaak.
Men have been wearing tussar kurtas and panjabis since ages. With innovation and modernization, these kurtas have been transformed from just plain beige colour to different bright colours and a perfect companion to wear on Ashtami. A piece of colourful coatie with churidar will look very stunning.
Nostalgic traditional attire on Vijaya Dashami
Worn on the last day of the Durga Puja, i.e., Vijaya dashami the ethnic white saree with a red border is a must try. Wearing a traditional white saree with red border during the Durga Puja has its own charm. Drape the saree in the old traditional Bengali style or wear it normally. Try on this look with elegant gold jewellery and a big red bindi on the tenth day of the puja while bidding adieu to the goddess. Go get ready for the vermilion game.
Men can wear any silk attire or any cotton comfortable attire with dhooti.
If you are worrying where to find these attires then please don't be worried. Basundhara City, Pink city, Chandni Chawk, New market is the hub of saree and salwar kameezes. You want to be different and chic then visit shops like Nabila, Zaara,Aarong, Deshi Dosh, Bishwo Rang etc.
Let's celebrate Durga Puja with wholeheartedly.