Varanasi

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  • Banarasi Silk Saree

    Banarasi Silk Saree

    In keeping with the name of the holy city of Varanasi, the elegant Banarsi silk sari is a symbol of grandeur and nobility. The sarees are among the finest sarees in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery. The sarees are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate design. The special characteristics of these sarees are their Mughal inspired designs such as intricate intertwining floral and foliate motifs. It is also known for its gold work, compact weaving, figures with small details, metallic visual effects, pallus, jal (a net like pattern), and mina work. Varanasi silk is in great demand and is used in home furnishings, silk fabric and other utility products.

    Introduction

    Varanasi, or Benaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi`s prominence in Hindu mythology is ages old. The land of Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus. Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. The Ganga in Varanasi is believed to have the power to wash away the sins of mortals.

    Varanasi has, since times immemorial, been hailed as a premier centre for some of the finest handicrafts. The most renowned craft of the city is silk weaving. 'Banarasi Sarees' produced by local craftsman are among the most preferred, not only in India but across the world. Brassware, copperware, ivory work, glass bangles, wood, stone and clay toys and exquisite gold jewellery are some of the other crafts the city is famous for. Bhadohi Carpets and musical instruments are among the other shopping attractions.

    Existing clusters in Varanasi district are Glass Beads cluster, Hi-Tech Silk weaving & Designing cluster, Silk Brocades cluster, Handloom clusters, Stone Carving cluster, Manufacturing of bricks, and Wood Cluster.

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    • Silk Hi-Tech silk weaving & Designing cluster
    • Brocades cluster
    • Petroleum Industry
    • Glass Beads cluster
    • Handloom clusters
    • Stone Carving cluster
    • Manufacturing of bricks
    • Wood Cluster
    • Electrical units
    • Agro-based
    • Beverages

    • Woolen, silk & artificial Thread based clothes.
    • Ready-made garments & embroidery
    • Oil Mills
    • Food Processing Industries
    • Agro based
    • Cotton textile
    • Jute & jute based
    • Wood/wooden based furniture
    • Paper & Paper products
    • Leather based
    • Chemical/Chemical based
    • Rubber, Plastic & petro based
    • Mineral based
    • Metal based (Steel Fab.)
    • Engineering units
    • Electrical machinery and transport equipment
    • Repairing & servicing

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