Dhoti is known to be a traditional wear for men all over the country specially in Bihar. Even today men love to wear this ethnic wear occasionally. It is called by different names and worn differently in different sates of India. Over the past century or more, the western clothings have taken the place of traditional Indian wear like dhoti. Attire worn by important political persons makes a political statement. People say that clothes may or may not make a man but they certainly make a point when political leaders wear them. Indian political leaders wear their political ideologies on their sleeves by choosing clothes. So if you follow the dhoti trend in Indian political arena, they will tell altogether a different story. But in traditional functions like wedding ceremony, it still enjoys an eminent status and preferred by men, all across India. In Bihar Dhoti is must in all cultural and traditional occassions.Bihari people are much aware of it'sÂ custom, usage, styles and varieties.
Â you don't have a pocket in a dhoti, but you can carry small items, such as keys, cash, ID etc. in the rolls at the waist line of a dhoti, Over the past century or more, the western clothings have taken the place of traditional Indian wear like dhoti. But in traditional functions like wedding ceremony, it still enjoys an eminent status and preferred by men, all across India. The Indian apparel, dhoti is still preferred by most Indian men on traditional occasions.Dhoti has always played an important role in the power play of the political arena. The power of dhoti is also displayed in the Indian political arena. Dhoti clad Mahatma Gandhi had influenced thousands of Indians during the British ruled India. Gandhiji's dhoti spoke for his ideology. By wearing dhoti Gandhji made a political statement. On the other side B.R. Ambedkar made another point by shunning the attire. In modern times, Vajpayee has switched to dhoti and nowadays it is difficult to imagine him anything but wearing dhoti.