Traditions have a way of instilling a deep sense of nostalgia and emotion in us and have always brought people together.
At Nerige Story, we value and honor traditions that make us who we are!
With Nerige BackToTraditions, we hope to give you a chance to relive such traditions.
- Here, gorgeous Apoorva Srinivasan is draped in our saree - Padmapriya, sharing her BackToTraditions Story...
"Growing up, classical dance and Carnatic music were a central part of our daily routine. While packing my school bag, a change of clothes for dance class and my music notebook were the first to be packed. It was an extension of our academic routine and every evening my sister and I would then show our parents what we learned that day in dance and music class. It was treated on par with our academic syllabus, and we took them very seriously!
Looking back now, I realize not a day goes by now without music and dance. Probably the music I listen to and groove to is different, but I know this seed was sown when we were kids, jiggling our bells to beautiful melodious classical music.” 🎶
“ The very first saree I had worn was for a small role in a dance drama presentation. I remember being in 5th or 6th grade- It was a classic Mysore silk saree, my mom doing my pleats, while the playful me moved all along.
Not long after did we actually go saree shopping, this time to turn it into costumes for me. But nonetheless, the fabric, the garment, just felt right.
Fast forward to now, you’ll see that the saree has become a part of my everyday life. I travel on flights in a saree, attend formal events in a saree, and spend my weekends in a saree as well. It really is the most versatile piece of garment I've ever seen.
I now receive sarees from my students, friends and family as they know just how much of an impact a saree had on an 11 year old Mahima!”
-Here is gorgeous actress Kavitha Nair #BackToTraditions story -
“There is a unique fragrance when vibhuti blends with bilva patra leaves. When it happens within an ancient temple, it changes or heals without withering you out.
This picture encapsulates lots of memories from the past, of times alone and awareness. Accepting how mystifying everything is! Spaces like these have definitely helped me not to succumb to that ever present void we all have! Therefore I love me the most when I am visiting these places, In that drape, in smile, in sync with life. When you go to any house of worship on odd timings, you will only have the continuous pigeon coos, occasional bells and chanting. Eventually everything you listens fade into stimulating silence.
This series is a small token to those special spaces I found in my life. To those cold feet, morning sun, mullappoo and warm drapes 🌸🙏🏽”
Here is beautiful actress Nithyashri’s #NerigeBackToTraditon story revolves around the simple game of Pallanguzhi that reminds us of nostalgic evenings spent with the women of the household, a cup of chai in hand and endless conversations till dinner time. Traditionally played using tamarind seeds, nuts or any grains found around the house, the game in itself puts to use our memory, motor, coordination and observational skills.
“Every evening an hour before sunset granny would bring out her big pallanguzhi and set it out for us. She would teach us how to play and while we played to our heart’s content, she would sit behind us unbraiding our hair and would massage our scalps with lustrous oil while overseeing the game.
Sometimes she would also treat us to a song or two or a story about her life. It was all so simple, every evening showered with her love. It’s a fond memory that takes me back to my roots, a tradition we still try to uphold even in today's time.”