Dhoti has a deep rooted origin in South Asian culture. It has compact feature of religion, science and comfort. In the rush-hush world of daily corporate life it is rarely worn. But fashion designers have given an easy-to-wear style to protect heritage and cultural tradition. The word Dhoti has its origin in Sanskrit word “dhauti” symbolizing clean and pure. Its synonym for different region is Veshti in Tamil, Laacha in Punjabi, Pancha in Telegu, Dhotar in Marathi, Panche in Kannada. It is a costume of pride for national icons.
It is a piece of unstitched cloth of 4.5m or 15 ft long worn by men as bottom part matched with Kurta or Panjabi. Generally cotton is most preferred fabric but it is also available in silk. A common style of draping is panchakacha. Part of it is tied on the waist and pleats are tucked from front to back in between legs. Contemporary dhoti comes in readymade stitched form in various sizes with a trouser like comfort. It preserves positive energy and reflects negative energy from entering the body. It covers naval and has no loose ends so conserves electrical or magnetic forces in the body and do not let it earth down as all ends are tucked and touched in the body.