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Maniabandha was displayed live at Patha Utsav

Bhubaneswar:2/4/17:The famous weaving craft of Maniabandha Saree from the living Buddhist village of Maniabandha was displayed live at Patha Utsav with many prominent women member from a city-based organization and lady officers of the Odisha Government doing a fashion parade of sorts on the Nabakoti Style of Textiles, which is basis of the Maniabandha pattern and is well-known world over. It can be mentioned here that in the past the expert weavers of Maniabandha area first presented the Trinity with a complete saree with slokas from Gita Govinda. As per the tradition and legend, the locality, where presently Maniabandha sarees are being weaved had a prominent link with Buddhism and many families are still practicing the Buddhist traditions in their day-to-day lives.

 

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