Rated 5.00 out of 5₹18,860.00Saree Description : 100 percent handwoven, this Pure Tussar Silk Kantha Stitch saree is one of its kind. While the ‘Gheeya’ base of Alpona harks the authenticity of Tussar Silk, in more ways than one, the vermilion red cotton hand embroidered Kantha Stitch befits it brilliantly, on its canvas. Moreover the hand embroidery of this Kantha stitch almost becomes symbolic of the traditional Bengali Rangoli, known as ‘Aalpona’, albeit being embroidered with an absolute nouveau vibe about it! A perfect conglomeration of traditional class and contemporary regalia, this saree is versatile enough to be donned in a wedding or a cocktail sundowner, too! Our Alpona hence is a woven ode to all the women out there, who are the perfect balance of believing in traditions while being authentically contemporary in their own accord! Kalkatte Vaali vouches that all our Kantha Stitch sarees are embroidered with premium quality cotton thread, which delineates the risk of colour spill. Every saree of our collection is 100 percent hand woven, taking approximately 4 to 6 months to complete . Hence donning a Kalkatte Vali saree is paying a homage to the relentless efforts of our brilliant artisans coming from the heart of humble District of Birbhum.
₹6,500.00Brief background about the goddess: Jagatdhatri or Jagaddhatri (transl. Bearer of the World) is an aspect of the Hindu Goddess, Parvati, worshipped in the Indian State of West Bengal and other states like Odisha and Jharkhand. Her worship and rituals are derived from Tantra. It is believed that her worship frees her devotees from ego and all other materialistic desires. At Krishnanagar( a town in West Bengal India), Raj Rajeshwary Jagatdhatri Puja is one of the oldest in Bengal. As per local history, Maharaja Krishnachandra was arrested by Nawab Siraj-ud-Dullah once for not paying taxes on time. He was released from prison during the day of Vijaya Dasami. Having missed the entire festivity of Durga Puja in his kingdom, Maharaja became extremely sad. Seeing her devotee sad, the ultimate mother, Goddess Jagaddhatri gave Maharaja a vision and the king commenced the ritual of Jagatdhatri Puja in his native place.The puja was performed by Raj Rajeshwary (Raj Mata in Bengali language) and before the start, a Jagatdhatri Puja was donated by Maharaja Krishna Chandra named Maa Jaleshwary at Malopara Barowary. The worship of the goddess was later resumed by Sarada Devi, wife of Ramakrishna Paramahansa. Jagatdhatri Puja is very popular in Krishnanagar, (Sutragarh-Santipur), Tehatta, Rishra, Chandannagar, Bhadreswar, Hooghly, Boinchi, Ashoknagar-Kalyangarh, Howrah. Craft: Bengal Pattachitra by the Patuas (State of West Bengal) Artist- Chandan Chitrakar