Ghagra is a combination outfit of pleated skirt, fitted blouse and a dupatta. It is worn mostly on rajasthan, gujrat, haryana etc. The skirt is made up of cotton, silk or others and it is worn with matching choli.
Lehenga is a long skirt which is worn with short blouse and a dupatta. It is especially worn during occasions, functions and other festivals. It is expensive due to brocade work. There are various designs and styles of lehenga.
|A long full skirt, often decorated with embroidery, mirrors, or bells.||A full ankle-length skirt worn by Indian women, usually on formal or ceremonial occasions.|
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|History||Until the early 20th century, women irrespective of class largely wore gagras which reached down to ankles, especially in Hindi belt. This was largely due to jeweled toes showed marital status of women as both married and unmarried women observed Ghoonghat. Gagras were made out of two to three layers of coarse khadi fabric which created large flared look and remained largely undecorated but were decorated with gota and badla embroidery on special occasions.||The ancient version of skirt or Ghagri evolved from Bhairnivasani, which in turn evolved from the Antariya when stitched on one side became tabular and was worn gathered together at the waist, and held by a girdle. This was one of the earliest forms of a stitched skirt. It was worn using drawstring or nada.|
|Word origin||The word ghagra was originated from Hindi ghāghrā, from Sanskrit gharghara ‘gurgle, rattle’.||The word lehenga was originated from Punjabi lehnga.|
|Worn||Ghagra is a traditional skirt worn in daily lives by girls and women.||Lehenga is worn on festivals and special events.|
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