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Madurai Sungudi

Madurai Sungudi sarees originate from the Southern Temple City Madurai and are made by the Saurashtra communities since the sixteenth century during the Nayak dynasty rule in Madurai. The word ‘sungudi’ is specially denoted to Sourashtra community and is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘sunnam’ which means ‘round’. Thus, sungudi actually means ‘ringed dots’. These ringed dots are spread all over the saree due to which it gives a unique and special appearance to the saree.

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