Why they drape Madisar style Sari and what is the significance
Tamil Brahmins had to often involve in religious activities, Pooja , Vratam (fasting) and the preparation for the same used to be tedious involving hard labor. Men and women had to bend down , squat and lift and do all kinds maneuvers. They also had to sit in pooja and prayers for long hours.
Since it was a strenuous life style, While Men wore Kaili or Saaram/Chaaram tightly around the waist line women wore something more practical called as Madisar which assisted them to move around.
The way sari is draped it harnesses the core and lumbar area firmly preventing back pain. I tried it and felt amazing with so much of natural cushioning helping me stand straight.
Another benefit of wearing this sari is that you will not feel that hunger or thirst when you are wearing Madisar. It’s like a belt holding your stomach tightly. No it was not meant for dieting. It was just to ensure focus at the event during fasting.
Since this Sari goes in between the legs (kaccham) firmly it also assisted women to avoid the need of going to the bathroom during ceremonies which was considered acceptable.
I really hope you have a good understanding of Madisar , Why they wear it and why it is so significant to drape a flawless Madisar sari.