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Navratri Chaniya Choli Dress

Chaniya Choli is worn by women during the Garba or Dandiya Raas Dance in Gujarat. Chaniya Cholis are a traditional costume worn by the women of Kutch in Gujarat and in other rural areas of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Popular belief is that Radha and other gopis used to dance with Lord Krishna wearing the Chaniya Choli.

Chaniya Choli is a three-piece dress for women and girls and it consists of:
choli – the short top;
chaniya - the long, flowing skirt
odhani – the colorful scarf

In India, the price of quality Chaniya Cholis for Navratri starts at Rupees 500 and goes up to Rs. 20000.

Apart from traditional Chaniya Cholis, which are the all time favorites, there are designer Navratri Chaniya Cholis which mix modern fashion elements to the traditional wear.

For Navratri women opt for Chaniya Cholis that do not obstruct the flow of the dandiya dance. For this the chaniya of the Chaniya Choli is made wide. Also women opt for more mirror work during Navratri.