ombudhgajam means nine yard
The Madisar is the style in which the sari is worn by the Brahmin community in Tamil Nadu
Tags: tamil nadu, tradition
I enjoy reading your blog as I have a fascination for textiles ..particularly Indian textiles.
I’m from a TamBram (that’s Tamil Brahmin) family so I have to correct your spelling for this post. It’s called the Ombodhu-gajam madisar (ombodhu- means 9 in tamil and gajam-means yards). So, as you’ve rightly pointed out, the name itself means a ‘9-yards saree’ as opposed to a 6 yards saree (the regular saree length).
Looks like a bunch of my relatives :)!!
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