Langa voni back in vogue
Langa voni back in vogue, This year, Sankranti, as the harvest festival is called by the Telugu speaking population, revived the traditional half-saree or langa voni culture.
This year, Sankranti, as the harvest festival is called by the Telugu speaking population, revived the traditional half-saree or langa voni culture. It may have been for just a day, but the half-saree had conspicuously replaced the more popular salwar suit. For a change, girls in both rural and urban areas were spotted wearing the traditional half-saree during the celebrations this time.
The bright colour pavadai or long skirt and the half-saree represent the rich Telugu culture. Unfortunately this has been missing for some time with the young girls preferring either the Asia’s popular salwar suit or the western wear.
With the State government making it an official function and insisting on bureaucrats and elected representatives to take part, the festival was celebrated with all pomp and gaiety. The families preferred their daughters wearing the Telugu peoples’ traditional dress, the half-saree, and add colour to the festivity.
Girls in langa voni were spotted across the city creating colourful rangoli patterns in the front yard of the houses, welcoming the guests and greeting everyone. Interestingly, at some places, particularly in the urban areas, Sankranti celebrations at educational institutions also saw students dressed up in the traditional attire, reviving the tradition and reflecting the rich Telugu culture.