New Delhi. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrived in Parliament on Wednesday wearing a traditional temple border saree to present the Union Budget. Temple sarees are usually made of cotton, silk or a blend and are worn on special occasions. Sitharaman chose a red temple saree with black border and intricate golden work on the budget day.
The beautiful saree also featured a star-like design. The colors we choose on a particular day can say a lot about the message we are trying to convey. Red color symbolizes love, commitment, strength and bravery. According to Hindu culture, the color red is often associated with Goddess Durga, who is a symbol of feminine power and strength.
Nirmala Sitharaman presented her first budget in the year 2019. During that time the Finance Minister wore Mangalagiri saree of dark pink shade. Golden border was also made on the saree. The special thing is that this year Sitharaman started using ledgers instead of leather bags.
After this, the Union Finance Minister wore a yellow colored Kanjeevaram silk saree in the year 2020, whose edge was also decorated with a golden border. That year Basant Panchami (Saraswati Puja) was celebrated on 29 January. The budget was presented only two days after Basant Panchami. The Finance Minister presented the budget in a yellow saree.
Nirmala Sitharaman wore Bengal’s famous Pochampally saree while presenting the budget in the year 2021. The border of this off white colored saree was of red print. Bengal’s Lal Paad saree is a special type of saree, which is usually white or off white. The wide red border on this saree gives it a different beauty. The border of these sarees is also printed several times, which increases its beauty.
The Union Finance Minister wore a coffee-colored saree while presenting the general budget in 2022. The golden lines made on the saree were making it more beautiful. This special type of saree is known as Bomkai or Sonpuri saree. This is a handloom silk saree. The sari she wore had a dark maroon color palla and blouse.