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Lehenga Occasion

Lehenga is one of the elegant styles of apparels for any gala occasion especially for wedding. It amazes the fashion loving brides by its own richness having distinguished patterns and trendy cuts. Today, lehenga has snatched all eyes enhancing natural beauty of a bride, making memorable the wedding day and after all pressing a good demand for this designer garment. Lehenga or Ghaghra, the terms stand for almost similar piece of garment, which is a skirt with great deal of flare. The simple one have only one vertical seam which turn the cloth or ghaghra-pata into a tubular form, fastened with a draw string passing through a narrow slot at the waist. Flared ghagras are made of several panels of triangular gored pieces stitched together. Accompanied by duppata completes the ensemble, to cover the upper part of the body. Well known among the Rajhastani, but this outfit has gained popularity and nowadays worn with greater relish and styles all over. SOME OF THE MOST COMMON OCCASIONS TO WEAR THIS OUTFIT ARE: Diwali: One of the biggest festivals of Hindus, Deepawali or Diwali in India is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and happiness. This festival is celebrated for five continuous days, with the third day being celebrated as the main Diwali or as 'Festival of Lights'. Fireworks are always associated with this festival. The festival of lights enlightens our lives each year with memories of the past and illuminates our future with hope and joy. With the arrival of Diwali, special moments flood the mind. Ladies wear simple lehenga choli at this occasion. Navratras: Navratri, the festival of nights, lasts for 9 days with three days each devoted to worship of Ma Durga. During the nine days of Navratri, feasting and fasting take precedence over all normal daily activities amongst the Hindus. Evenings give rise to the religious dances in order to worhip Goddess Durga Maa. In Navratri and Dandiya playing embroidered lehengas are in use. Karwa Chauth: Karwa Chauth is considered one of the most important fasts observed by the married Hindu women. On this day the women pray for the welfare and long life of their husbands. The festival is followed mainly in the northern parts of the country. Married women eat food early in the morning, before sunrise. They are not supposed to eat or even drink water during the day. In the evening, women dress up in special clothes, usually a red or pink sari or 'lehenga-choli' with gold woven 'zari' patterns. New brides often wear their bridal costume or good looking lehenga. All deck up in jewelry and wear 'mehendi' or henna patterns especially on the hands. Decorative 'bindis' on the forehead are a must for all women taking part in this celebration. In the evening the ladies listen to the Karwa Chauth Katha (the legend). The fast is over after the moonrise. Eid: Eid is one of the famous festivals when Muslim women wear this costume. The most common occasion is wedding ceremony. Bride and other ladies are often seen in lehenga cholis and in fashion lehenga.