Rudrakshi Dhotra

Rudrakshi Dhotra is a saree from North Karnataka which was worn by Lingayat women in 14th Century. The motifs which are seen in the borders are basically inspired by rudrakshi which represents the tear drop of lord shiva. The teardrop represents the bliss experienced by lord shiva during meditation.  The Lord shiva is worshipped by the Lingayat community, the rudrakshi motif represents signs of blessing and bliss.