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  • January 16, 2013 Akshat Jain

    Moods of Margazhi

    The magic of Margazhi is special – over the years it has been growing stronger and continues to draw in culture-lovers from all over the world to Chennai, to experience the joys of the season first hand. As mentioned in our previous blog, Sarangi – the Kanjivaram...

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  • July 21, 2012 Akshat Jain

    Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

    The word ‘Diamond’ comes from the Greek word ‘adamas’, which is an adjective that was used to describe a very hard substance. (Diamonds are the hardest known natural materials and hence its name.) Diamonds because of their beauty and value,...

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  • July 13, 2012 Akshat Jain

    Silken Seed of Divinity

    There is a fascinating legend related with the Rudraksh. The term in essence refers to the tears of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva meditated for numerous years for the wellbeing of all creatures. But, when he opened his eyes, he saw...

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  • July 5, 2012 Akshat Jain

    From Myth to Silken Reality

    Divinity, purity, prosperity and beauty are all words that are used to describe the Indian mythological bird – Annapakshi or Annams as we call them. Said to symbolize purity, the white coloured Annapakshi, could have well resembled the elegant modern...

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  • July 3, 2012 Akshat Jain

    Customer Appreciation: Parvathy Anil

    We, at Sarangi would like to share with you, some of the appreciative messages that we have received from our esteemed customers. It gives us great happiness when our patrons share their Sarangi “feel beautiful” moment! Thank you, I have...

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  • June 27, 2012 Akshat Jain

    Leaves in our Weaves

    The exquisiteness of a Kanjivaram silk sari lies in its richness of weaving, use of radiant colours and clever patterning. Designs with flowers and leaves as motifs have dominated for the past several hundred years and their depiction has been...

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  • June 16, 2012 Akshat Jain

    The Paisley Story

    All this week, we’ve shown you some of the gorgeous paisley motif Kanjivaram saris from Sarangi. To celebrate this motif’s beauty even more, here’s a little note about this timeless classic, delving into its origin and journey through the years....

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  • June 7, 2012 Akshat Jain

    Our Beautiful Store: Flowers and the Garden

    In this section, we’d like to share some of the things we love and cherish about our beautiful store– a place we regard as the home of Sarangi – a place where beauty quietly and serenely envelops you. One of...

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  • June 1, 2012 Akshat Jain

    Motifs in Kanjivaram Saris: Mango

    The ‘mangaai’ or mango motif is one of the most popular and enduring motifs in traditional Indian design. A fruit that has a firm place in Indian mythology (the young Lord Ganesha and his brother Lord Muruga having contested for...

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