08 June, 2019

Ponduru Khadi saree with Kalpavriksha and Kamdhenu

Pichwai Ponduru Khadi saree with pure silk border- Kamdhenu under the कल्पवृक्ष. The grey saree has yellow silk border with temple and copper and silver zari on pallu. Kalpavriksha (Devanagari: कल्पवृक्ष), also known as kalpataru, karpaga viruksham,kalpadruma or kalpapādapa, is a wish-fulfilling divine tree in Hindu mythology, Jainism and Buddhism. It is mentioned in Sanskrit literature from the earliest sources. It is also a popular theme in Jain cosmology and Buddhism.
The Kalpavriksha originated during the Samudra manthan or "churning of the ocean" along with the Kamadhenu, the divine cow providing for all needs. Kalpavriksha, the tree of life, also meaning "World Tree" finds mention in the Vedic scriptures. In the earliest account of the Samudra manthan or "churning of the ocean of milk" Kalpavriksha emerged from the primal waters during the ocean churning process along with Kamadhenu, the divine cow that bestows all needs. The tree is also said to be the Milky Way or the birthplace of the stars Sirius.
Written wonderfully by Meera ji

Few countries have used fabric as a tool to achieve freedom. And that’s the reason why nearly seven decades after India gained its hard-won independence, khadi continues to inspire and amaze people around the globe.
A fabric that embodies a worldview of the past as well as of the future, khadi is a symbol of Indian textile heritage.
Gandhi didn’t just revive India’s flagging Khadi industry, he made the humble hand-spun fabric the symbol of all things swadeshi. When he encouraged people across India to boycott British-made clothes, spin their own yarn and wear khadi, he was encouraging them to rediscover their pride in their heritage while lending their support to their rural brethren.
“If we have the ‘khadi spirit’ in us, we would surround ourselves with simplicity in every walk of life.”
As India stepped into the 21st century, a new breed of Indian designers began experimenting with this versatile fabric, ensuring that khadi remained in vogue.
While the eco-friendly fabric was already known for its rugged texture and comfortable feel, its new-age reinterpretation as a modern yet quintessentially Indian textile has made it very appealing to the millennium generation.
Several leading designers (like Sabyasachi, Wendell Rodricks and Rajesh Pratap Singh) have taken on the fashion challenge to reinvent the humble fabric into high-fashion wear.
Kolkata-based designer Debarun Mukherjee feels that fashion needs to go hand-in-hand with sustainability khadi puts “a soul or a story in what they wear, a strong Indian identity, aesthetics and a conscience. The colour and textures of khadi are such that it becomes an inspirational fabric. It is not decorative but a fabric which breathes.he colour and textures of khadi is such that it becomes an inspirational fabric. It is not decorative but a fabric which breathes.
Also, khadi is the most natural, organic fabric. Ideal for Indian weather conditions, it keeps the wearer cool in summers and warm in winters.

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