..the ombudhu-gajam madisar

7 Mar

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ombudhgajam means nine yard

The Madisar is the style in which the sari is worn by the Brahmin community in Tamil Nadu

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3 Responses to “..the ombudhu-gajam madisar”

  1. Deepster March 12, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    Hello Anrosh,

    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).

    • indianyarn April 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

      Thanks Deepster

  2. Priya March 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    Looks like a bunch of my relatives :)!!

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