INTRODUCTION TO EAST INDIA
East India (also known as Eastern India) is a region of
India consisting of the Indian states of West Bengal,
Bihar, Jharkhand ,Odisha and also the union territory Andaman
and Nicobar Islands. West Bengal's capital Kolkata is the largest
city of this region. The states of Odisha and West Bengal share
some cultural and linguistic characteristics with Bangladesh and
with the state of Assam. ODIAS the only classical Language..
Manipur is one of the pretty states of India which
is located in the remote north eastern part of the
country. The state is blessed with natural beauty
and has unique culture, tradition and heritage.
Though there’s not much inflow of tourism in the
state, every year the land observes tourism
festival, known as “Sangai Festival” for 10 days
with great enthusiasm in the month of November
to promote tourism in the state. People of
Manipur are very religious and friendly, they
welcome guests with heartfelt hospitality.
KHAMBA THOIBI DANCE (WOMEN WEARING PHANEK WITH INNAPHI ON WAIST AND
Yellow INNAPHI and
DANCE STYLE COSTUME
Men generally wear a WHITE DHOTI on ceremonial ocassions and put on a PAGRI.
KHAMEN CHATPA is a ceremonial dhoti that cannot be worn by any common
person. It was presented as a token of reward by the king to brave persons.
A PAGRI ON
HIS WEDDING .
ABOUT WEST BENGAL
West Bengal's capital Kolkata, the capital of
British India until 1911, is the biggest metropolis
and economically dominant city of the region and
third largest in India and one of the fastest
growing cities in the world.
It is also the main centre of commerce or the
commercial capital of Eastern and north eastern
1. The typical Bengali fashion for women can be seen in Saree (Sari).
This is one of the topmost traditional and widespread dresses for
2. Generally, the West Bengal sarees are designed by silk or cotton.
Salwar Kameez has also become a common dress among girls. These
are available in various designs and colors in the stress markets or
3. In rural and urban areas, Hindu married women wear sari, blouse,
Muslim women “salwar”, and “kamiz”.
4. The fabric of the Bengali cotton sari is unique with premium quality
produced by local weavers known as “tantis”.
5. They are expert weaving fine quality fabric with refined thread
work. Bengali silk sari is famous for its rich, sophisticated and elegant
quality and texture.
6. Cotton saris as Jamdani and Baluchari and silk saris are most
preferred wearing in festive and religious occasions.
7. The typical Bengali style of draping a sari is altogether different
where the sari is not pleated but the “Pallu” is kept loose over left
shoulder with a bunch of keys tied with the knot.
The Bengali bride is dressed in red or crimson
colored rich golden embroidered Banarasi silk saree
complimented with traditional Bengali jewelry.
The head is covered with red colored beautiful veil
or “mukut”, forehead adorned with attractive
patterned red Bindis increasing the beauty and
charm of the girl.
1. Dhotis are commonly worn by Hindus.
2. The dress is a long loincloth made of silk or cotton. Dhoti forms
a traditional dress for men in West Bengal.
3. Previously, Dhotis are prevalent only in white color but
nowadays different colors of Dhotis available in the market.
4. Lungi is also like dhoti which is widely known for a traditional
dress for men. It is worn around the waist just like dhoti. Men
living in villages usually wear it on regular basis.
5. In rural areas, Hindu men wear “dhoti” and Muslim men wear
6. Typically, men go shirtless but occasionally put on a vest or
long shirt called “Kurta” as upper garment
7. “lungi” is a piece of checkered cloth that is draped around the
8. Bengali groom is neatly dressed in crème colored silk dhoti and
Kurta with a gorgeous turban that covers his head gives him a
DHOTI , KURTA WITH
1.Ivory jewelry and accessories are gifted to Bengali
bride at the time of the wedding. The softness and
skills required to carve designs into ivory results into
very costly jewelry.
2.Bangles and pendant are most famous ivory
jewelry worn by traditional married Bengali women.
3.The rose water sprinkled brooches, pendants, hair
pins, hair clasps, nose ring, armlets and necklace
forms the traditional Bengali jewelry. These
ornaments are lighter in weight, which requires lot of
intricate work to design by the skillful artisans.