Each Country have their own National Dress same like that for Nepal Daura-Suruwal or Labeda Suruwal is the National Dress of Nepal f...
Each Country have their own National Dress same like that for Nepal Daura-Suruwal or Labeda Suruwal is the National Dress of Nepal for Men and Guniyo Cholo is National Dress of Nepal for female. It is also worn by Nepalese origin of Sikkim and Darjeeling people. The coat was added to the costume by Jang Bahadur Rana, Prime Minister of Nepal in 19th Century. Daura is a variant of Kurta and the upper wear, Suruwal is the trouser. Daura Suruwal has several religious beliefs identifying its designs and has remained the same for centuries. The Daura has eight strings denoted as Astamatrika-Singini as follows.
- 1. Byagini
- 2. Kumari
- 3. Barahi
- 4. Brahmayani
- 5. Indrayani
- 6. Maheshwori
- 7. Byasnabi
- 8. Mahalaxmi
The Nepalese Prime Minister Bir Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana wore Daura Suruwal on unofficial visit to the United Kingdom in the 19th century, which is popularized it further in Nepal. In 2017 B.S., (1960), the Daura Suruwal was designated the national uniform for men in government positions. The use of the outfit as a government uniform or as a popular form of clothing has declined since that time, but also has increased use among Nepali nationalists in Darjeeling province of India. History tells Rana Prime Minister Janga Bahadur Rana introduced coat in Nepal in the 19th century. He was presented gift of coat by Queen of England. He started the tradition of wearing coat on the Daura Suruwal. From then the tradition of wearing Daura with Suruwal became Daura Suruwal and Coat. Mean wear Daura Suruwal with East Coat (Waist Coat) too. This combination is kind of informal wear.
In 2017 B.S. Daura Suruwal was announced as national dress for men in government services and other national programs. Daura Suruwal took a great pace of development in those years. Very few of Nepali now wear Daura Suruwal. After 2046 B.S. none of the elected or interim governments is able to define and announce any national dress of Nepal. Now Daura Suruwal is now confined only in the list of national sings and as groom's weeding dress. None of the members of constitutional assembly or any leader hardly wear any uniform as we can say national. The new generation may hardly own a pair of Daura Suruwal.
The dress is stated as an official as it has been confined only in the list of signs and the officials under the panel of His Majesty's Government. Unlike Nepali women's attire "Sari" is winning its appearance in the fashion world. Daura Suruwal, the Nepali national dress is not the fashionable among men. However, the dress is well known among its lovers and it is successful to establish its own image in the market.