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Mrs India Sporting Pagdi !

Head-wear in is general Male Dominated piece of formal Indian ethnic Wear, Which is very important part of Indian Culture. Most of the Designs of Indian headwear developed around regional climatic conditions, social and status needs to sustain. Color and size of Headwear vary with various regions of India.

One Pagdi many Variations

Mostly Pagdi has dominated attires of north and western states of India .Where Pagadi is seen as formal and compulsory part of day to day wear in ancient days. There are various reasons behind it, we can see Colourful Vibrates Headwear’s in Rajasthan .In Rajasthan Pagadi was meant to control temperature of head in deserts of Rajasthan. Vibrant colour of Rajasthani Pagdi is like splash to Eyes on Hot season   .Rajasthani Pagdi’s fabric will be twisted before winding it around head.

Sikhs wear Pagdi as mark of devotion .While Pagadis of Soldiers were meant to protect their head from assaults on battlefield. There used to be variations in winding Pagadi around head. Size of Pagadi indicated Rank of Soldier in Army or Position in Royal Courts.

While Maratha Pagdi’s Variations comes with community and Classes, Scholars of Royal Courts of Maratha used Flat Hardened stitched Pagdi, Whereas Maratha Warriors Pagadi was manual winding around head and last Fold as Feather in front known As Turra as portrayal of Peacock Feather of Lord Krishna.

Royal Saga of Pagdi

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Indian Royal Pagdi Heavily Ornamented

Indian Kings and Sardars donned Pagadies which were made from rich Pure Silk weaves sometimes with real Gold threads in its Weaves, Royal Indian Pagdies were ornamented with Diamonds ,Pearls or other precious stones such as Emeralds like epitome of richness.

It is been said that once British Convoy saw Indian Prince ,The Gaekwars of Baroda whose pagadi was so Heavily Ornamented that he was not able to play with his friends . When  this Convoy reported this incidence to British Empire, British Raj decided to increase taxes to be paid .

Rani Laxmibai a Leading Force

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Rani Laxmibai

While Indian headwear was predominantly used by Male, Most celebrated Woman in Pagadi is Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi. This Great Maratha Warrior Queen donned Pagadi claiming her Authority over her Kingdom while she dared British Raj . Rani Laxmi Bai became leading force of Indian Rebellion in 1857.  And from there New Jounery of Pagdi started as strength of Woman .However traditionally Many Queens and princesses of India donned Headwear Pagdi ,pagdi was commonly seen in Historic  Maharashtra where training Woman on Artillery was norm and wearing pagdi was very much part of it . Other than Rani Laxmi Bai , Rajmata Jijamata , Tarabai Bhonsale and many more Queens of Maratha Fought battles and till date they inspire Woman empowerment .



Mrs India Contestant during Mrs India 2015 Traditional Wear Round

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Mrs India 2015  Contestant as Rani Laxmibai

When Mrs India donned Pagdi ,She Rocked it

Mrs India Personified headgear in her unique way and left the mark. Mrs India’s National Costume Round or Traditional Wear Round has always seen impact of Indian Headwear called Pagdi .Mrs India’s Contestants have sported Pagdi in their unique way and never failed to Impress India .

Inspired by non-other than Rani Laxmibai, Rashmi Bhonsale from Chhattisgarh refashioned Pagdi and Costumes of Maratha Queen of Jhansi Rani Laxmibai.  Rashmi gave best efforts to match her costumes to that of Rani Laxmibai’s Portrait. This Ensemble of Mrs India 2015’s Contestant is certainly impressive that speaks Beauty and Strength of Woman Empowerment.

Mrs India Winner Shweta Tiwari during Mrs India 2014 at Pune on Mrs India

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Mrs India 2014 Shweta Tiwari

Mrs India in Rajasthani Pagadi !

Shweta Tiwari of Mrs India 2014 Contestant donned Vibrant Pagadi from Colourful Rajasthan, Shweta Tiwari stunned Mrs India 2014 grand finale in her Royal Rajasthan look, her Nose Ring was complimenting her to complete look. Shweta Tiwari twisted and winded Pagdi Manually to get that typical desired Rajasthani look of Pagdi.

Contemporary look of Shweta Tiwari is one of most remembered look on Mrs India Pageant, this look encouraged our Mrs India 2014 winner to reuse it for Mrs Asia International 2014.

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Mrs India Winner of National Costume Round at Mrs Asia International 2014

This time Shweta Tiwari decided to wear Royal Pagadi embellished with Pearl threads and studs showcasing India’s rich heritage and Royalty .Shweta Tiwari’s pagdi not only added Glitz and Glam to Mrs Asia Internationals 2014 but Queen astonished Malaysian Audience making her Winner of National Costume Wear Round. Thanks to Pagadi Culture of India, that Mrs India never fail to showcase and spread it all over World .Mrs India is proud of Shweta Tiwari for winning this prestigious Title for Mrs India.

Mrs India’s Devotional Pagdi

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Mrs India Contestant in Sikh Pagadi

When we speak about Pagadi, Sikh Pagdi is first thing that comes to the Mind by default, World wide known known as Turban, Pagdi is significant part of Sikh Religion that serves religious observance . .Mrs India 2016 saw Sikh Pagdi Proudly showcased by Ravneet Kaur .Ravneet was not only showcasing Pagdi as Sikh but she made sure that she delivers complete message given by Gurus of Sikhism with complete Sikh Attire .

Mrs India Finalist during Mrs India Traditional Wear round of Mrs India 2016

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Mrs India in Peshwai Attire

Mrs India 2016 saw two more significant Pagadies Winner of Mrs India World 2016 Mohini Sharma Mane showcased Peshwai Woman with Royal Peshwa Attire .Mohini wisely completed her look with Peshwai Pagdi also known as Puneri Pagadi .

To maintain royal touch of Peshwai Pagdi Mohini chose Pagadi with Golden touch. Mohini sensibly Selected of Red Colour Pagdi to Contrast her Rich Green Sari .Mrs India winner made sure her Pagdi Dominates her look of attire. While her entire attire complimented her personality making her look like Queen of Mrs India.

Mrs India a symbol of Woman’s strength on Mrs India Pageant of Mrs India 2016

Mrs India’s Bow to Woman Empowerment

Mrs India Classic Beauty Anita P beautiful celebrated Motherhood and her Strength right in one single look? How? Anita showcased Rajmata Jijabai mother of Shivaji Maharajah . Anita was wearing Royal Maratha Pagadi with Feather on front, Sword symbolizing Woman’s reluctance to injustice.

Well Anita’s Bow with Pagadi and Sword was not a barely a Posture on Mrs India 2016, It was a message of surrender to divine Power of Goddess Bhavani who is nothing but Symbol of Woman Empowerment.

Mrs India till date have seen incredible Attires and accessories  ,these are not merely a Clothing but they speak language ,they spread message ,they make us recollect the Saga of Rich heritage of India ,They Celebrate history and inspire generations .

Mrs India is committed to Celebrate, conserve and Promote Indian heritage though our Platform .You have not yet Donned Powerful Pagdi? Go get it and sport it in your next look.

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