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Lovely Nauvari Sarees On Maharashtrian Brides That We Loved!

BY Apoorva | 01 Feb, 2024 | 170851 views | 6 min read

Marathi weddings have a different vibe all together from other weddings. There is more colour, more traditions and the most unique aspect – unique nauvari sarees to see! 

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Traditionally, Marathi brides wear nauvari sarees on their wedding day. There are various draping styles that you can opt for while wearing a sarees. The kaashtha or nauvari saree is a style of saree draping is very similar to the way the Maharashtrian dhoti is worn. The word kaashtha refers to the nauvari sarees being tucked at the back. Since the nauvari saree is usually worn by using a single nine-yard cloth, it is also referred to as nauvari saree which technically mean nine yards. The origin of nauvari sarees came into being in the Maratha rule. It is said that during the Maratha rule, women were entrusted to help their fellow male warriors. To facilitate easy movement, Maharashtrian women introduced the nauvari sarees which resembled male trouser.

In Marathi weddings, brides usually wear nauvari sarees as wedding sarees when the rituals take place. It’s also accompanied by a shela (silk stole or scarf that Marathi brides take across their shoulders and hands with a nauvari saree). Most Marathi brides don yellow/mango coloured nauvari sarees by tradition but now brides wear different colours to mark their happy days. Want to see all the different types of Marathi brides donning nauvari sarees? We’ve got a list of 20+ beautiful nauvari wedding sarees that have our hearts!

Dreamy Off-White Nauvari Saree With Stunning Work!


Images via Eshieta and Sarthak

This nauvari style saree was fully engulfed by a traditional Maharashtrian work, a total of 20 metres and 400 hours of workmanship by the bride’s own mom!

Lovely Cherry Red Nauvari With A Matching Veil!

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Veils are no longer for just lehengas. You can opt for a stunning veil like this bride did with a nauvari saree too!

Gorgeous Lemon Yellow Paithani Nauvari Saree That We Loved!

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If you are a pastel bride, you need to bookmark this gorgeous lemon yellow paithani nauvari saree now!

Lovely Sangria Hued Paithani Nauvari With Patola Shela!

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We love brides who pull out something unique from their styling hat and this bride did just that!

Bottle Green Love!

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For brides who love their traditional hues, this bottle green wonder is the way to go!

All Red With A Trail Style Drape!

Image via Makeup by Sangita and Anjali

This red nauvari has a trail style dupatta drape that we are loving!

Royal Blue Stunner With That Blouse!

Image via The Wedding Fam

A beautiful nauvari + stunning blouse = winner!

Marsala Meets Red!

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How beautiful is this drape?

Unique Colour Combination Of Grey And Red!

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So unique, so different!

Just Looking Like A Wow In This Mulberry Hued Nauvari With Gold Detailing!

Image via Nupur Nanal Images★ 5

For brides who are looking for unique hues, this is the one for you!

Red Banarasi Beauty!

Image via Anjali Makeup Artist

Your nauvari saree need not remain restricted to only paithani weaves. Look for unique weaves like this bride who donned a benarasi nauvari saree.

Bubblegum Pink Nauvari With A Gorgeous Contrasting Blue Shela!

Image via Hair By Dipali

Isn’t this simply so adorable?

Out Of The Box Lime Green Chikankari Nauvari!

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Another nauavri in a different weave. If you are not a fan of silk sarees, pick a chikankari saree like this one for your tradition 9-yard drape!

Loving This Stunning Turquoise Green And Blue Maharashtrian Wedding Saree For Bride

Image via Neel Chavan Photography★ 5

This Maharashtrian Navari Look Went With A Lovely Red Saree, Embroidered Blouse And A Shela!

Image via Patil Brothers Photography★ 5

Royal Blue Stunner Nauvari Saree Look For Wedding

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This refreshing hue of parrot green is a beautiful maharashtrian wedding saree for bride

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Nothing Like A Beautiful Mango Yellow Nauvari Saree For Bride!

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Regal and opulent, this purple maharashtrian navari look is magnificent!

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Love black? Take inspiration from this black peshwai nauvari saree images we have for you.

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A classic designer nauvari saree with a sheela from a paithani saree for bride

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Totally crushing on this baby pink nauvari kolhapuri saree with a matching benarasi shela!

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The Traditional Green Hue!

Bridal Red and Green Nauvari saree

Image via Sheetal Dang Gupta Makeup Artistry

Along with yellow, another traditional colour that Marathi brides wear as their wedding saree is deep green. It’s associated with deep rooted traditions and that’s why a Marathi bride always wears a green chudda on the wedding day. This bride opted for this deep green keeping in mind the traditional colours.

How Exquisite Is This Bright Green And Purple Combo?

Purple and green nauvari saree with golden border

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Again, another traditional green saree combined with a beautiful dose of purple. This Marathi bride matched her shela with her pallu, which is that bright purple colour. We are loving how she kept the work on her wedding saree minimal, to let the combination of colours do the talking!

While We Love The Pose, We Love That Lime Green Beauty Too!

Lime green and purple bridal nauvari saree

Image via Bhushan Patil Photography

These nauvari sarees have a different drape than the rest. This is called a mastani double kaashta drape when you have multiple pleats which look different than the regular nauvari sarees. We are digging that bright lime green colour. It’s so vibrant and young – like you feel instantly re-energized by just looking at it!

Who thought cerulean blue and red would look so good?

Cerulean blue and red bridal nauvari saree

Image via Bhushan Patil Photography

Loving how this bride opted for such a non-traditional yet lovely combination when it came to picking out the colours for her wedding sarees. This bright hue of blue along with just a pop of red is bright yet pretty enough to not over-power the bride’s gorgeousness.

Another green & pink beauty!

Green and pink bridal nauvari saree with jewel tone on the borders

Image via Shweta and Arjun's Real Wedding

This is like a classic combination, something that never fails to amaze us. Whether is a lehenga, a normal saree or a nauvari saree, a green and pink combination is a total winner. This bridal look is so deep-rooted yet fresh. Loving the hint of yellow that she opted for her shela colour!

Royal Blue Saree With A Stunner Of A Blouse

Royal Blue Bridal Nauvari saree Designer blouse with Nauvari saree

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If there was one word to describe this nauvari saree, it would be stunning! She opted for a double border paithani saree with royal blue with a cut-out embroidered blouse. Does it get better? A double border paithani saree is a regular paithani saree but with two times the border. This Marathi bride combined that with a royal touch of blue, again an uncommon choice and let the double border shine through!


Pretty In Pink

Pink bridal nauvari saree

Image via Ashish Adak Makeup Artist★ 4.9

This lovely saree is all sorts of beautiful for its traditional colours and stunning drape style.

Traditional Green!

Green Bridal Nauvari saree

It seems like a perfect end to this list. Opting for a bright, jewel toned green, this bride picked all the notes on the traditional maharashtrian wedding colours. She paired it with a touch of gold and red –making it perfect for a bride to be!

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