Durga Ashtami 2018: Try These Five Types of Bengali Sarees That Are Must-Have in Your Wardrobes
Different types of Bengali sarees (Pic Credit: Instagram)

Why restrict yourself to just one saree this Durga Puja? In fact, its time you ditch your usual cotton sarees and pick these ethnic ones that are a prized possession for any Bengali woman. From the ways they drape them to different types that are available in the market, Durga Puja is the right time to flaunt your love for saree and Bengali tradition. The people from West Bengal are very jolly and have colourful personalities. They are extremely warm and their sarees too depict the same emotions. This Durga Puja, let's familiarise you about different types of Bengali sarees available in the market and how rich they look once you try them. Durga Puja 2018 Pandals In Mumbai: These 6 Famous Pandals in City Deserve a Visit This Pujo.

Garad Sarees

Sonakshi Sinha in Garad saree (Pic Credit: Instagram)

Garad means white. It also refers to silk that has been undyed. This saree is characterised by a plain white or off-white body, an unornamental coloured border and a striped pallav. Usually, their combination is a plain white saree with a distinct red border.

Garad-Korial sarees

Bipasha Basu in Garad Korial saree (Pic Credit: Instagram)

The term Korial is derived from the word 'kora' meaning plain or blank. Garad-Korial sarees are enhanced versions of the Garad sarees, with fine, ornate weavings along the borders and pallav. Durga Puja 2018: Kajol, Ayan Mukerji, Sumona Chakravarti Grace Mumbai's Oldest Pandal North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti, View Pictures.

Tant sarees

Rani Mukerji in Tant saree (Pic Credit: Instagram)

They are traditional Bengali sarees made for daily use. This saree is woven from cotton threads and distinguished by its lightness and transparency. It is considered to be the most comfortable saree to wear for our climate.

Dhakai Jamdani

Priyanka Chopra in Dhakai Jamdani (Pic Credit: Instagram)

jamdani is a woven fabric in cotton, and it is undoubtedly one of the varieties of the finest muslin. It's weaving is is a time-consuming and labour-intensive because of the richness of its motifs, which are created directly on the loom using the discontinuous weft technique.

Baluchari sarees

Vidya Balan in Baluchari saree (Pic Credit: Instagram)

This saree is known for the depictions of mythological scenes on the pallu of the sari. It makes sense that you don't pleat the pallu of this saree for it is the most beautiful part of it. It takes approximately one week to produce this saree. These sarees are perfect for weddings and for the occasions that deserve you to look your best.

This Durga Pujo don't restrict yourself to a particular Bengali saree and experiment with these different styles. Bengali sarees are known for its simplicity yet they are perfect for any grand occasion. Grab as many as you can and lastly, Happy Durga Ashtami!