It is time to bid adieu to bappa after hearty celebrations and blessings. Although Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated almost everywhere in the country, the festivities are felt most in Maharashtra. This year, Bappa arrived on August 31, 2022, and the festival is still on for many citizens. Maharashtrian culture is associated with Ganeshotsav. Women wear traditional attire to welcome Ganpati Bappa into their homes.
If you want to look like a 'Marathi Mulgi', here are some tips to help dress for the occasion-
Drape the traditional Nauvari saree
Maharashtrians wear various sarees, including Paithanis, Chanderis and Maheshwaris. However, the 'Nauvari Saree,' found in any fabric, is one of the most unique and traditional sarees. It is essentially a nine-yard saree with a distinct drape. Women still wear Nauvari sarees on special occasions. Not only that, but women in rural Maharashtra prefer to wear these daily for the comfort they provide.
How to drape a Nauvari saree?
Wrap the saree around your waist and tie a front knot. Holding the saree by the short end, remove it from the legs and place it in the middle of the waist at the back. Hold the long end of the saree and make 5 to 6 plates at the same time. Place the plates in the centre of your waist. Remember that the plates should be facing each other. Make a pallu out of four to five plates that are brought forwards from the back of the waist and secured with a pin.
Wear the traditional Nath
The Nath (nose ring) worn by women is one of the most prominent Maharashtrian accessories. Wear your favourite necklace and earrings in addition to the Nath. The majority of women prefer to wear pearls. Wear green bangles, which are considered auspicious in Maharashtrian culture.
Finish your look with a gajra
A Maharashtrian look isn't complete without a gajra in your hair! Finally, add a gajra of fresh flowers to your hair. You can tie a bun or use simple plates to design your gajra. Mastani wore red roses, but you can emulate Mogra from Chennai Express Meenamma's look, which is widely available in stores.
Subtle makeup and bold lips
Simple makeup with eyeliner, eyeshadow, and bold lipstick is standard for any celebration, but to add a Mastani touch to your look this Ganesh Chaturthi. Add a simple Marathi tilak or bindi in a crescent moon shape with a small dot below to finish.