Sudreh ( Sudra/Sudrah/Sadra) is an undergarment made up of mul-mul (Mulmul is finely weaved from cotton and is also famous by the name Muslin. The fabric has been around for more than 1000 years and is one of the most prized possessions of India. Dhaka was the origin of this fabric, which later became the most used fabric and thereon began its trade.)
The word Sudreh means good path and reminds us not to abandon the good path of life. It is made of white muslin (cotton) as white stands for purity.
The front and the back of the Sudreh remind you of the past and the present and the material word and the spiritual world. You can buy parsi sudreh online from our store
The 9 parts of the Sudreh:
• Side seam
• side seam
• Sleeve seam
• Sleeve seam
• Neck seam
• Straight Tiri
• Triangular Tiri
The seams tell us that even poor people can make a Sudreh by joining cloth together.
The Girdo which is at the back stands for (a) future good deeds (b) prevents evil spirits from attacking us, and (c) reminds us of the burdens of the past.
The Gireban or Kisse-e-kerfeh is the pocket of good deeds and reminds you to offer your good deeds to God. It is only an inch in size to suggest that we should not be too proud because all our good deeds are small compared to the goodness of God.
The Straight Tiri reminds us of evil that is present around us.
The Triangular Tiri reminds us of Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds.
- Side Seam*2= ( Left/Right)
- Side sleeve*2= (Left/Right)
The Kusti, or the pathfinder leads us in the direction of light and truth and it is a symbol of service to God.
It is made of sheeps wool and made up of 72 tars which stand for the 72 Has or the chapters in the Yasha (the Book of Worship). The Yasna contains the Gathas (songs composed by Zarathushtra) and hence are the most important part of The Avesta.
The Kusti ends in 24 strands or ‘Lar’ which suggest the 24 chapters of the Visparod (The Avestha contains Yasnas, Visperad, Vendidar Yasths and Khordad Avesta).
We wear the Kusti in the middle of our body suggesting that we follow the middle path. The Kusti is knotted 4 times on the Sudreh Kshothenanam meaning that we will follow Ahura Mazda’s path in “action”. You can buy parsi gara saree and parsi work kurti, parsi toran online form our online shop.