PM’s Pagadi: What Is The Significance Of Turbans Worn By PM Modi On Independence Day?

Prime Minister Modi’s Pagadi: The Prime Minister raised the national flag at the Red Fort on the occasion of Independence Day for the 10th time. In these rising years what remained the same are their extravagant pagadi (turbans). His Independence Day suits have received applause all over the world and the credit goes mainly to the pagadis from him. Do you know the meaning of his choice of pagadi?

Addressing the nation on Independence Day.

-Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)
August 15, 2023

In this article, we try to decode the theme and thought of every pagadi prime minister Narendra Modi who sported in the decade.

What is a Pagadi?

Pagadi is a locally used term for the turban worn in the Indian subcontinent. The head is worn by both men and women as a symbol of honor and respect. Also known as saafa in some parts, the type of cloth used represents the person’s region and community.

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Significance of Prime Minister Pagadi through the years


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of the 77th Independence Day, addressed the nation wearing a multicolored Rajasthani Bandhej Safa. He completed his ethnic attire with an off-white kurta and churidar and a black jacket.


During the 76th Independence Day, Prime Minister Modi wore a tricolor turban in support of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign. His light blue jacket surely complemented his turban.


Addressing the nation for his eighth Independence Day as Prime Minister, he wore a saffron turban with red motifs and a long pink trail. His entire outfit included a traditional kurta and churidar, a blue jacket and stole.


In 2020, Narendra Modi chose a traditional cream-colored kurta and churidar along with an orange and yellow safa. Safa is a term used for Pagadi in Rajasthan with a long loose path.


Prime Minister Modi raised the national flag at the Red Fort wearing a white kurta and his red and orange leheriya turban which had a green tint.


Prime Minister Modi’s 2018 Independence Day look comprises a plain orange and red safa with a long trailing tail and a white kurta. He combined the outfit with a black and white stole.


Prime Minister Modi opted for a beige bandhgala kurta paired with a yellow-red turban with a long trail.


On the occasion of the 69th Independence Day, Prime Minister Modi was seen wearing a white kurta and a red, pink and yellow colored Rajasthani safa.


This year, Prime Minister Modi rocked a kurta and paired it with a beige Nehru jacket. His turban had red and green stripes. Modi jacket. Her look featured an additional embellishment: a tricolor pocket square.


On his first Independence Day as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi opted for a bright red Jodhpuri bandhej turban with a flowing green trail. He teamed it with an off-white half-sleeved khadi kurta and a signature white taut churidar.

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