Bihar Traditional Costumes of Men and Women:
Bihar traditional costumes are very ancient. The state has a lot of ancient history and the land of educational institutions in ancient period. The ancient Nalanda university attracted many students from all over the world. So with the long ancient history here we can see the ancient tradition and culture. Here people give more value to the culture and tradition of their society. The hand woven clad and the beautiful designs have been thriving in the land of Bihar. At present, the rural people stick to wear their traditional costumes and jewelry. In Bihar, most of the people live in rural areas and not interested in wearing the newly advent modern costumes. Chhath Puja is the main festival in Bihar and celebrates it in large scale. During the festival period, the people of Bihar wear their traditional dresses and pray to God.
Bihar Traditional Costumes of Men:
Men in Bihar also wear very attractive apparels during the festival and ceremonies. During the social gatherings, the men wear special costumes which have a lot of dignified colors and appearance. Generally, men wear Churidar, Pyjamas, and Kurtas on the special occasions to impress the gatherers. The Sikhs, Christians and Muslim males spray luxurious fragrance of perfume on their clad. The fragrance also called ‘attar’. Some variety of ‘attar’ also sprayed on an everyday basis. The ornaments for men in Bihar have variety, especially in Patna and Gaya the milkmen wear Kundals, which called ear rings. Some are interesting to wear the copper bangles. In the present days, men prefer to wear the bead necklaces. Women’s wear in Bihar.
Bihar Traditional Costumes of Women:
Bihar women are very eager to preserve their folk costumes, which are their traditional costumes. The dress color and dresses designed in their traditional way. Generally, the married women wear the red colored powder which is called Sindoor at parting hair area. The women prefer to wear Tikli which is a beautiful ornament at the forehead. All the rural and urban areas women apply bindi on their foreheads. On the special occasions, women wear eye makeup called Surma. The Surma is very useful as antimony and improves the appeal of the eyes. Bihari rural women traditionally use the Tatoo paintings on their hands and other parts of the body. Applying the Mehendi designs on the hands of the women is a cultural activity in Bihar.
Ornaments of Bihar Women:
The women in Bihar are very fond of wearing the Ornaments. They are very stylish and the designs are very attractive with complex structures. Women generally wear accessories are Panchlari, Sattari, Sikri and Tilri.