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

Prime Minister Modi’s Pagadi: The Prime Minister hoisted the national flag at the Red Fort on the occasion of Independence Day for the tenth time. In these ascendant years what remained the same are their extravagant pagani (turbans). His Independence Day outfits have received applause all over the world and the credit mainly goes to his paganis. Do you know the meaning of his choice of pagani?

Addressing the nation on Independence Day.

-Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)
August 15, 2023

In this article, we try to decode the theme and thoughts of every Pagadi Prime Minister Narendra Modi who graced the decade.

What is a Pagadi?

Pagadi is a term used locally 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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Importance of Prime Minister Pagadi over the years


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of 77th Independence Day, addressed the nation wearing a multi-coloured 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.


While addressing the nation on the occasion of the 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 cream colored traditional 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 hoisted the national flag at the Red Fort in a white kurta and his red and orange leheriya turban that had a green tint.


Prime Minister Modi’s look for Independence Day 2018 comprises a plain orange and red safa, with a long trail, 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 tail.


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


This year, Prime Minister Modi sported 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 loose green trail. He teamed it with an off-white half-sleeved khadi kurta and a signature white taut churidar.

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