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Navarathri in Kanchipuram

Navarathri (nine nights) is one of the greatest festivals of India. This festival is celebrated for nine days (October 15 – October 24) , in which God is worshipped in the form of Mother. This is a period of introspection and purification. Navarathri is traditionally an auspicious time for starting new ventures. During this period, Durga, Lakshmi […]

Usha Uthup – a Kanjivaram star

This week, in our Stars in Kanjivarams section, we feature a star who is well – known for her preference for Kanjivaram Saris for all public appearances. A singer & now actor, Usha Uthup stuns us in her choice of saris for the cover page and cover article of Good Housekeeping, August 2012. Well known […]

Kanchipuram featured in Verve Magazine

We at The Kanjivaram Society were delighted to see our beloved Kanchipuram featured in Verve Magazine recently. In their feature section called 7 Sacred Cities, the authors capture the highlights of their travel to some of the most sacred destinations across the sub-continent. Written in true travel log style, the article touches upon the wonderful […]

Vidya Balan at Esha Deol's Wedding Reception

Vidya Balan in Kanjivaram sari

This week, in our Stars in Kanjivarams section, we feature a star who is now well – known for her preference for Saris for her many public appearances. Vidya Balan – who is the current toast of Bollywood attended the Deol family wedding hosted by Dharmendra & HemaMalini in a gorgeous Kanjivaram Silk Sari. We […]

IIFA Stars & Kanjivaram Saris

Many style sites talked about Bollywood star Rekha showing up in her trademark Kanjivaram silk sari for the IIFA Awards Nite in Singapore in June this year. We from Kanjivaram society salute this graceful diva for showcasing the beauty, dignity and grandeur of the Queen of silks at a star studded event. As recipient of […]

An Epic written in Kanjivaram

In this post, we bring you one more, among many interesting legends about the history of Kanjivaram as a place and the people from there. Kantha Puranam is the Tamil version of the sanskrit epic, Skanda Puranam. It was written by Kachiyappa Sivachariar of Kumara Kottam at Kanjivaram. Kachiyappa Sivachariar lived at Kanjivaram approximately 1100 […]