Ramachandra Tussar Silk Purple Saree
Dolabedi is a beautiful jala and dobby technique saree, done in Nuapatna and Gopalpur weaving villages on tussar silk and in Sambalpur side these are made from high quality mulberry Bangalore silk. These sarees have captured imaginations of worldwide handloom saree lovers for their exquisite work. 'Dolabedi' is the raised platform with an arch located outside the outer compound wall of the main Temple, to which the representative deities Dologobinda (Lord Jagannath's representative Deity), Bhudevi and Sreedevi are taken in a 'Dola Jatra' procession during festivitiy at Puri called 'Dola Purnima' or 'Holi'. They play Holi at Dolabadi,Puri during which thousands of pilgrims & tourists also enjoy the festival of colors- Holi! “Dola Purnima” is a popular festival in the coastal districts of Odisha. Lord Jagannath is worshiped by the name of Dolagobinda in this festival. On this day new Odiya calendar gets ready and it is worshiped on Dolabedi infront of Dolagobinda. This is the full-moon day in the month of Falguna. Celebrating this tradition, a line of dolabedis are made on dolabedi sarees.
However, this particular exclusive weave in beautiful purple blue color with small sankha butis across body and temple borders is a stunner, though the anchal has no line of dolabedis on it! This is known as Ramachandra saree as all the favorite motifs of Lord Ram as woven on the saree such as Sankha (Conchshell), Padma (Lotus), Chakra (Wheel) and Squirrels. Squirrels are much loved of Sri Ram as even these small humble creatures had helped build the bridge to Lanka! It is said they have three lines on their fur body, as Sri Ram ran His fingers through a squirrel out of love and blessings! Stun everyone and remain blessed always by draping this most brilliant weave!