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Kanjipuram

The origin and its roots

India is a diverse country and its states are rooted in diversity and culture. Each state narrates a different story of their own. One of the most famous cities in Tamil Nadu is the city of thousand temples, Kanchipuram, fondly called as Kanchi. It is widely popular for the culture and ethnicity it has. Rich in the South Indian tradition, this region possess the finest architecture with one of the best temple carvings of world. This sacred city was ruled by the Cholas, Pallavas, Mughals and various other dynasties. Being one of the oldest cities of South India, it is known for its temples and the lustrous quality of silk it produces.

As the city is known for the best quality of silk and the magnificent creation of silk sarees, these sarees are named after the place itself and called the Kancheepuram sarees. According to the facts and history, these sarees date back to 400 years, during the reign of King Krishna Deva-Raya of the Chola Dynasty. It is said that during his reign, two major weaving communities, the Devangas and the Saligars, migrated to these cities. Even today, the small lanes and colonies of this old city echo and resound the art, once started by these communities. The main reason for the popularity of these sarees in Kanchipuram are the rich culture of wearing sarees to the marvelously sculpted temples during the holy rituals.

Today, Kanchipuram sarees are not only famous for being a brand in itself but also for the immense trust people have in these sarees for its great quality. “The Queen of Sarees” is known for its lustre, durability and the exquisite zari work. This type of saree is mostly preferred by the old and young for all the grand ceremonies in their families especially chosen by the bride as the lustre makes her feel like a true Indian goddess. The mulberry silk is carefully processed and interwoven to create magnificent durable sarees. This art of preparing and weaving sarees is said to be passed down to generations by the first few handpicked weavers by King Rajaraja Chola.

Kalanjali extends its support to the weavers of Kanchipuram and has a magnificent range of clothes under its Kanjvaram collection. The Kanjivaram sarees have beautiful colours like bright yellow, blue, red, pink, orange and grey among many other shades. Every gorgeous saree part of the Kanjivaram collection is designed by Kalanjali and are woven by traditional weavers from Kanchipuram. Be it pattu sarees, kanchi khadi silk or kanchi cora, Kalanjali has them all. Beautiful sarees with silk pattu borders as well as plain borders are available for your choosing. A Kalanjali special is the Kanjivaram Talambralu Saree range, for brides.

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