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Ghagras

GhagraThe traditional dress for women in Rajasthan and Gujarat is the lehenga choli or ghagra choli. These cholis are brightly embroidered, waist-length bare-backed blouses. Ghagras or lehengas are gathered ankle-length skirts secured around the waist. The attire is completed by a veil-cloth called odhni or dupatta draped across the neck or over the head. The lehenga-choli or ghagra choli is extremely colourful, adding verve and colour to the surrounding landscapes. Rajasthan presents a kaleidoscope of brightly turbaned men and women with twinkling anklets in colorful swirling ghagras that characterize the vivacious presence of this state. Even ghagras, shararas and lehenga-cholis have become popular as party wear.  In Rajasthan, colour, apparent in Turbans, In the long skirts known as Ghagras worn by Rajasthani women and in their Odhnis, hood scarves new heights of Luminosity and vividness.

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