What Clothes Do Hindus Wear?

Traditionally, Hindu men wear a dhoti kurta and women wear a sari. The clothing of Hindu people varies depending on the time of year and the area in which they live.

A dhoti kurta is an outfit often worn by married Hindu men. It consists of a generously cut cotton shirt called a kurta covered by a dhoti, which is a long piece of material that ties around the waist and extends to cover most of the legs. Sometimes, in western countries, men will adopt the clothing styles of the country they live in.

Many Hindu women prefer to wear a sari although some will wear a pair of loose-fitting trousers and a long tunic. This outfit is called a salwarkameez. Women who prefer to cover their heads might wear a chunni, or a shawl.