Hello and Haribol Everyone,

First off I’d like to apologize for my grammar skills. I learned grammar but it never stuck and neither did spelling. So I apologize for any mistakes ahead of time, because they will show up. Computers can’t fix all mistakes.

And now about this blog. To me saris are a have your cake and eat it too situation. Because you can have your beautiful fabric without having to cut it and change it into one style. It can become a beautiful evening gown or a skirt or cocktail dress, even pants. One sari can be so many different looks you won’t have to feel like you are wearing the same dress twice, if you’re that kind of girl. The best saris are works of art in themselves and there are so many ways to wear a sari, if you don’t quite like any of them, make up a new one.

This blog is a work in progress I am regularly updating as I go because I’m still learning myself. Even older posts get updated sometimes.

If you have any information on the accuracy of this blog site please let me know. I’m always looking to improve it.

In the link section I’ll be adding my favorite websites about saris and places to buy saris.

I hope you enjoy my blog.

Rasalila Dasi

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64 Comments Add yours

  1. Dasi says:

    Cool. Can I follow this blog?

    1. shanka says:

      do you like to wear sri lankan costumes?

      1. Dasi says:

        I like to wear saris in any style of drape. 🙂

      2. shanka says:

        may i know your email plz?

      3. shanka says:

        i have a request from you.i’ll send it to the email

      4. shanka says:

        why don’t you upload saree draping videos?

      5. Dasi says:

        I am going to continue to post drapes on this blog. But I can’t make my own videos anymore because I don’t have the time.

      6. shanka says:

        so sad madam

      7. shanka says:

        i was going to make a request from you.but you don’t do your own videos kno

      8. Dasi says:

        Yea sorry. I really like the pictures of the drape you sent. I would love to know how to do that one.

      9. shanka says:

        do you want the draping tutorial?

      10. shanka says:

        i sent the draping tutorial to your email

      11. shanka says:

        i also want to share that tutorial with others.but my friend doesn’t like it.can’t you make the new video for it?

      12. shanka says:


  2. Gretchen Hargreaves Garudi devi dasi says:

    Sari Saree Sorry. I made my comment on your log in. Oops.

    1. Dasi says:

      Ha ha 🙂

  3. Darshan says:

    You have written beautifully about Sarees . We would like to explore some content alliance with your blog content. Please do respond back to us

  4. Dasi says:

    I am interested. I have sent you an email. I hope we can work together.

  5. drona says:

    good job

    1. Dasi says:

      Thanks. I was looking on youtube at all the sari drapes and I wanted to learn more. But most of the how-to videos are all the same drape (nivi). There are hundreds of videos just on the nivi style sari. So I decided to catalog all the different sari drapes I could find on youtube on this blog. I have now run out of youtube videos and I have to make my own. 🙂
      Thanks for following.

      1. That is great!! I still have to have someone wrap my saree for me!
        Your videos are going to come in useful! ❤

  6. madhmama says:

    Love this blog! I am a huge fan of the saree so it is nice to find like-minded individuals!

    1. Dasi says:

      I’m glad you like it. 🙂 It is always nice to find others who enjoy the saree as much as I do.

  7. I’ve had several “Oh! Right! That makes so much more sense now!” moments looking at your videos. Looking forward to the next half!

    1. Dasi says:

      Glad I could help 🙂

  8. You have nice blogs. I enjoy the different ways of draping saree on your blog. It is really very nice blog for sarees lovers. Congratulations on the wonderful blog.

    1. Dasi says:

      Thank you 🙂

  9. Sandhya Arora says:

    being an Indian I was always fascinated with very Indian attire… Saree….. I have spent years searching for the videos or any information related to sarees and about its different drapping styles….. but I was never satisfied with my research…..

    thank god I found your blog, and your blog had most of the answers, right visual, which I was looking for….. thank you so much… i would be watching your videos again and again for the reference..

    Sandhya Arora

    1. Dasi says:

      So glad you like it. I’m glad to be of service 🙂

  10. D Rajan says:

    Wonderful compilation! Good job Dasi! The ways that you are posted here, one can easily wear a sari even in Europe without sticking out like a sore thumb!

  11. Emma says:

    can i ask how long the sari was in your kaccha pants video? thank you!

    1. Dasi says:

      It was a six yard sari 🙂

  12. Rame says:

    If you want a good nauvari saree video, I like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXWcNNaLx9o

    It’s in Marathi, but you don’t need to speak the language to follow the motions.

    On the nauvari section of this site, the first video link – the one with the purple saree – is completely incorrect for a number of reasons. It should not be followed at all. The second link (green one) is okay, but made by north indians, so still less accurate than the attached link.

    Hope this helps 🙂

    1. Dasi says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 I will update the nauvari post today.

      1. Rame says:

        My pleasure! I am passionate about sarees (esp. the nauvari) and am glad to see someone else as enthusiastic about them.


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  14. Morgan says:

    Dasi, would you be able to describe each of the styles in that image at the end of the “about” page? I’d like to know what each style is called, but I am most interested in the image on the bottom row, second from the left. Thank you!

    1. Dasi says:

      Hmmm… I think the one you are interested is already demonstrated on my blog but I’ll have to double check that. I am not sure what a lot of the drapes are in that picture. In the first row, the first one looks like Nivi with informal pleats on the shoulder or maybe Bengali. I don’t know about the second. The third is skirt style with a duppata and choli. The fourth is Gujarati/Rajasthani. I’m not 100% sure of any of the drapes in the second row. I’d have to go through my book and blog. Same goes for the last row except for the one on the second from the right. It looks like Nivi.
      The picture is, I believe, an artist’s rendition of sari drapes, so it may not be very accurate when it comes to actual drapes. But I think I can find out what drapes they may be representing. Thanks for the question. It has got me thinking 🙂

      1. Dwaraka says:

        Hi! Jai Shri Krishna!

        I think the 4th one in the second row is a 9-yard maharashtrian sari. The exaggerated cloth cascade is often how kashta is depicted in mythological images, and the jewelry appears Marathi.

        Then, I think the 2nd one in the third row is a Tamil madisar.

        Lastly, the first sari in the first row must be a Nivi, since Bengali saris don’t have true pleats.

        Don’t know if this is correct, but thought I would add my input.

      2. Dasi says:

        Thanks so much for your input 🙂 I don’t really know what Marathi jewellery looks like so I couldn’t figure that one out. I know a little about saris and i am learning so much from all the input I get and all the research I have done over the life of this blog so far. I am sure most of the people who comment here know way more than I do.

  15. Nive says:

    Hi does anyone know how to wear saree like Revathi in The tamil movie Devar Magan ? I don’t know even know the name of the style .

  16. Dwaraka says:

    Pinkosu/Chettinad, perhaps? It appears to be a simplified version of that style.

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  18. You are amazing! Keep up the good work.

    1. Dasi says:

      Thank you 🙂

  19. Kay says:

    Hari Bol!
    Thanks so much for posting these great videos!. I too love the saree and have quite a collection of them. To most of the people I know it seems weird for a westerner to be so interested in them, but textile and design have always been my passion.

    Actually, it was through ISKCON that I came in contact with people of non-indian decent wearing them.

    Do you wear them for everyday wear often or only to the temple…?


    1. Dasi says:

      I wear them anytime I feel like it. For a while I was wearing them all the time, but I got lazy cause we travel a lot. I’m glad you like my blog 😀

  20. Malvika says:

    It is really amazing what you have done with Saris! We keep on hearing about there being unending number of sari drapes, but there are only few people really know about. Each drape has a story and a reason behind it and I am so happy to have come across your blog because it is very important to document these styles and techniques!
    Good luck with the blog!

  21. Anushka says:

    how does go to restroom while wearing nauvari saree?

  22. are you always wearing saree?

    1. Dasi says:

      No. I wish I could, but my life does not allow for it right now. I used to wear saris all the time but because my life became complicated and very busy I got lazy. If my life ever calms down again I will go back to wearing them all the time again. 🙂

  23. Anushka Shirode says:

    which type of saree is more comfortable for wearing whole day?

    1. Dasi says:

      Depends on what type of person you are and what you do in the day. I like the flower seller, nivi, gujarati, (seedha pallu) coorgie, bengali, kaccha pants….I have worn all of these styles all day very comfortably. I know there are some that need more pins to keep them in place but the more you wear sari the more you will learn what works for you.

  24. Anushka Shirode says:

    are you still in india?

  25. Dasi says:

    I live in portugal.

  26. Anushka Shirode says:

    you are from portugal but you love indian culture.i’m really proud of you maam

    1. Dasi says:

      I’m from the USA and I live in Portugal. I do love Indian culture. ❤ Thank you 🙂

    2. Dasi says:

      Actually I grew up with it, so its normal to me and a part of me even though I’m not Indian at all. 🙂 I love India, I’ve visited there twice and I think you are very lucky to live in India.

  27. Anushka Shirode says:

    plz upload saree draping tutorials again

    1. Dasi says:

      I am planning to, just waiting for things to calm down a bt over here :p

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