Kanjivaram Silk Sarees for Thiruvaiyaru Festival

The prodigious magnificence of Tamil Nadu can surprise you with every bit of its majestic cultural heritage, remarkable literature, and history that dates back a millennium. Even in these rapidly changing times, you are bound to feel closer to its rich heritage. The most prominent elements of Tamil Nadu’s legacy are its beautiful architectural heritage, extraordinarily elegant Kanjivaram Silk Sarees , and the grand celebration of the Thiruvaiyaru festival.

Kanjivaram Silk Sarees: A Legacy Treasured by WeaverStory

Handwoven fabrics are a source of pride for us Indians. We cherish handwoven masterpieces like the treasures of the royals and pass them on to the next generation as an heirloom. These handwoven fabrics resemble the rich cultural heritage and history of India. There are different kinds of handwoven fabrics, varying depending on the material, weave, craftsmanship, art, and cultural beliefs of the region. Kanchipuram, the majestic temple city of Tamil Nadu, is home to one such age-old, supremely beautiful handloom from India: Kanjivaram Silk Saree, also known as Kanchi Pattu Saree.

A mesmerising Kanjivaram silk saree is made using pure mulberry silk. The silk used in its making is native to southern India, whereas the pure gold and silver zari these nine yards are adorned with are native to Gujarat. The Kanjivaram handloom is a truly treasured piece of art, ideal for occasions such as the grand celebration at a Thiruvaiyaru festival or even a big fat Indian wedding. WeaverStory cherishes every bit of India’s diverse cultures and heritage, and a Kanjivaram silk saree stands among the ones most close to the heart. Exclusively brought to you by the finest artisans of Kanchipuram, each of WeaverStory’s Kanjivaram silk sarees exudes sheer elegance and unparalleled charm.

Thiruvaiyaru Festival—Tyagaraja Aradhana: The Festival of Sacred Music

The Tyagaraja Aradhana (ceremony of adoration) is an annual Carnatic music festival that is held on Pushya Bahula Panchami day during January or February. This flamboyant music festival takes place in the precincts of the samadhi (memorial) of the Telugu saint composer, Tyagaraja. The Sri Thyagabrahma Mahotsava Sabha has played a major role in conducting the Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Aradhana Mahotsava for decades now. In the loving memory of the legendary music composer, Tyagaraja, this phenomenal music festival is celebrated on the anniversary of his demise.

The memorial where this remarkable event takes place is situated in Thiruvaiyaru village, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. When the music composer Tyagaraja passed away, his mortal remains were buried on the banks of the Kaveri River here, and a memorial was constructed on the site. On this day, many Carnatic music experts come here to perform in front of millions of classical music fans from all across the globe.

WeaverStory: Kanjivaram Silk Sarees and Thiruvaiyaru Festival

Men and women from all over the world come to Thiruvaiyaru to catch a glimpse of this monumental music festival, all dressed up in traditional wear. A Tamil Nadu drape would be an excellent choice for an event that is primarily celebrated in a small village in Tamil Nadu. Drape yourself in the luxury of a Kanjivaram Silk Saree for the occasion of the Thiruvaiyaru festival and be prepared to make a jaw-dropping entrance to the Carnatic music festival. Here are two of the most exuberant Kanjivaram silk sarees by WeaverStory you must add to your saree collection now!

1. The Quaint Charm of the Handloom Hot Pink Double Shade Pure Silk Kanjivaram Saree

Your impeccable taste in fashion and the desire to stay closer to your culture and heritage will bring you one step closer to investing in a fine work of art such as this. The resplendent  Kanjivaram saree is meticulously designed and handcrafted by the expert artisans of Kanchipuram. These master craftsmen have used the age-old Korvai technique to create a masterpiece as extraordinarily elegant as this.


The modern checks and stripes adorned over the beautiful Hot pink-coloured pure silk Kanjivaram saree offer this masterpiece a peculiar touch of sheer elegance and unrivalled beauty. This captivating saree is heavily embellished with a striking gold  and blue border . The intricately designed zari pallu is destined to turn heads, which makes it an apt pick for you to make an entrance at the Thiruvaiyaru festival.

This hot pink handloom is not just an elegant saree but also supremely durable, making it an heirloom-worthy treasure you can pass onto the next generation. This enchanting pink Kanjivaram saree comes with a resplendent pink blouse piece with a similarly designed border to go with it. You can pair this enticing saree with a stunning gold-plated necklace set adorning moissanite Polki stones as well as some timeless pearls to add opulence and class to this epitome of elegance.

2. The Allure of the Green Handloom Pure Silk Kanjivaram Saree With Blue Borders

Essentially, every Kanjivaram silk saree can be identified by its unique aesthetic appeal and fine craftsmanship. This magnificent south Indian work of art is perfectly handcrafted by the master artisans of Kanchipuram, a small village in Tamil Nadu. While the subtle, simple allure of the green pure silk fabric can effortlessly make you fall head over heels with its sheer elegance and marvellous craftsmanship, the spellbinding blue border gives it a striking appearance making it a statement piece you must-have in your saree collection. 


This particular saree  is weaved using the Korvai technique which requires an active presence of two weavers, one for the threads in the center and the other for the seamless integration of the color border. Since the borders appear on both sides of the saree, this particular type of weaving requires three shuttles. Pair it with your choice of a blouse or with something like in the image, this saree comes with a blouse piece of its own that adds to the poise thus making it this Kanjivaram from WeaverStory perfect and super loved!

The Thiruvaiyaru festival is truly worth the experience, and draping yourself in something as extraordinarily elegant as a Kanjivaram saree when attending this festival will help you feel even closer to the cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu. Stay tuned to WeaverStory for an exploration of India's diverse culture and history of handlooms, as well as to make a purchase of some of India's finest handlooms.

Author: Simran Shaikh