• The second phase of the Sari Festival “VIRAASAT”- Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of India will begin from 3rd to 17th January 2023 at Handloom Haat, Janpath, New Delhi.
  • The Ministry of Textiles is organizing the festival, the timing of which are 11AM to 8 PM.
  • The second phase, having 90 participants from different parts of the country, brings enhanced attraction by participation of famous Handcrafted varieties of Saris like Tie and Dye, Chikan embroidered Saris, Hand Block Saris, Kalamkari printed Saris, Ajrakh, Kantha and Phulkari.
  • These will be in addition to the exclusive handloom Saris of Jamdani, Ikat, Pochampally, Banaras Brocade, Tussar Silk (Champa), Baluchari, BhagalpuriSik, Tangail, Chanderi, Lalitpuri, Patola, Paithani etc. Also available will be Handloom Saris like Tanchoi, Jangla, Kota Doria, Cutwork, Maheshwari, Bhujodi, Santipuri, Bomkai and several other varieties like GaradKorial,  Khandua and Arni Silk Saris.
  • The first phase of “VIRAASAT”- Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of India started on 16th December 2022 and concluded on 30th December 2022.
  • The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on 16th December 2022, along with Hon’ble Minister of State Smt. Darshana Jardosh and other women parliamentarians.
  • In the 1st Phase from 16th to 30th December 2022, 70 Participants took part in “VIRAASAT” event. A wide publicity program was taken up to advertise this event through Print Media by Newspapers, Posters, invitation cards Social Media, Cultural Program and Designers Workshop etc. The event has been a big hit, and along with impressive footfalls across age-groups, brought much needed attention to the sector and sales of handloom goods for the weavers.

A social media campaign has been launched under a common hashtag #MySariMyPride to support our handloom weavers. ­­­­­Coinciding with the 75 years of Independence, “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” there will be an exhibition-cum-sale of Handloom Saris by 75 handloom weavers.  A series of activities are planned to for the visiting public such as:

  1. Viraasat-Celebrating the heritage: Curated display of handloom saris.
  2. Viraasat-EkDharohar: Direct retail of saris by weavers
  3. Viraasat Ke Dhage: Live loom demonstration
  4. Viraasat–kal se kaltak : Workshops and talks on sari and sustainability
  5. Viraasat–Nritya Sanskriti: Famous Folk dances of Indian culture

The exhibition will be open to public from 11 am to 8 pm. Handloom saris drawn from some of the exotic locations of India are on display and sale at the exhibition. A brief list is given below: –

States Prominent sari varieties
Andhra Pradesh UppadaJamdhani Sari, Venkatagiri Jamdani Cotton Sari, Kuppadam Sari, Chirala Silk Cotton Sari, Madhavaram Sari and Polavaram Sari
Kerala Balaramapuram Sari and Kasavu Sari
Telengana Pochampally Sari, SiddipetGollabamma Sari and Narayanpet Sari
Tamilnadu Kancheepuram Silk Sari, Arni Silk Saris, Thirubuvanam Silk Sari, Vilandai Cotton Sari, Madurai Sari, Paramakudi Cotton Sari, Aruppukottai Cotton Sari, Dindigul Cotton Sari, Coimbatore Cotton Sari, Salem Silk Sari and Coimbatore (Soft) Silk Saris &Kovai Kora Cotton Saris
Maharashtra Paithani Sari, Karvath Kathi Sari and Nagpur Cotton Sari
Chhattisgarh Tussar Silk Sari of Champa
Madhya Pardesh Maheshwari Sari and Chanderi Sari
Gujarat Patola Sari, Tangaliya Sari, Ashawali sari and Kuchchi Sari/ Bhujodi sari
Rajsthan Kota Doria Sari
Uttar Pradesh Lalitpuri Sari, Banaras Brocade, Jangla, Tanchoi, Cutwork, and Jamdani
Jammu & Kashmir Pashmina Sari
Bihar Bhagalpuri Silk Sari and Bawan Buti Sari
Odisha Kotpad Sari and GopalpurTassar  Sari
West Bengal Jamdani, Santipuri and Tangail
Jharkhand Tussar and Gichha Silk Sari
Karnataka Ilkal Sari
Assam Muga Silk Sari, MekhlaChadar (Sari)
Punjab Embd. &Croch (Phulkari)




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