[Advaita-l] Traditional Dresses

Swami Sarvabhutananda swami.sarvabhutananda at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 08:05:23 CST 2013

9 yds is required to substitute a skirt they wear inside a Saree.
In old days the tradition was like that and changes have taken place
according to convenience.
Swami Sarvabhutananda

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Abhinand Abhinand <abhinand06 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Namaste,
> I am a new entrant to this energetic group. It has been a great joy
> reading the posts in this list over years.
> Indeed there is enough to learn about our dharma in this platform too.
> Thanks for all the discussions & debates.
> I shall start with my first post.
> As we all know that most brahmins (post marriage) have their specific
> dress codes as prescribed by scriptures viz Kacche Panche & Kacche Sarees.
> I have a small doubt regarding this:
> Tamil Iyer ladies wear the classical Madisaar (9 yards)
> Telugu Smartha ladies too wear 9 yards
> Kannada Madhva ladies also wear 9 yards
> How come the tradition of 9 yards is lost among Kannada Smartha Brahmins,
> viz Badaganadu, Hoysala Karnataka etc.
> I would request all the learned members to reply & throw some light, I
> would also appreciate if there are any orthodox smartha (kannada) families
> following the tradition of 9 yards today.
> Thanks
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