Know about Daura Suruwal/Surwal - Nepali Dress for Men
The coat was added to it on top by Jang Bahadur Rana, Prime minister of Nepal in 19th Century. Daura is the upper wear and Suruwal is the trouser.
Daura Suruwal has several religious beliefs identifying its designs and remained the same for centuries.
The Daura (the top) has eight strings denoted as Astamatrika-Singini as follows.
Men in East Coat with Daura Suruwal
Nepali wearing Daura Suruwal and Coat
Thank you Mr. President
for Wearing Daura Suruwal
Those eight ties serve to tie itself up around the body and eight is a fortune number according to the eastern mythology. The Daura has five pleats or Kallis, signifying Pancha Buddha or Pancha Ratna. And the closed neck of the Daura signifies the snake around the Lord Shiva's neck.
History tells Rana Prime Minister Janga Bahadur Rana introduced coat in Nepal in 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. Men wear Daura Suruwal with East Coat (Waist Coat) too. This combination is a 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 in those years. Very few of Nepali now wear Daura Suruwal.
Now Daura Suruwal is now confined only in the list of national signs and as groom’s wedding 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,
We are slowly forgetting our traditional values and nationalities. We love Daura Suruwal and all Nepali traditional dresses from Mountain, Hill and Terai. We can at least announce something as our national dress which represents Nepal. There should be something we should wear and say this is “Nepali”.
Nepali Man in daura Suruwal
|Bakkhu||बक्खु||Bakkhu is warm long coat made of sheep wool. Mostly wear in cold hilly and mountain regions.|
|Bhadgaule Topi||भाद्गाँउले टोपी||Black hat from Bhaktapur|
|Bhoto Suruwal||भोटो सुरुवाल||Bhoto is gents' top with four knots and suruwal is trousers. It is informal and little warmer wearings than Daura Suruwal.|
|Daura Suruwal||दौरा सुरुवाल||Gents wearing top with eights knots and Suruwal is trousers|
|Dhaka Topi||ढाका टोपी||Hat made with Dhaka, especially form garment made in Palpa district of Nepal.|
|Dhoti||धोति||White button worn by men (white color) and sari made from cotton worn by women (any color)|
|Gamchha||गम्छा||Big cloth especially wrap around neck or put on shoulder|
|Haku Patasi||हाकु पटासे||Black sari with Red Boarder|
|Kurta||कुर्ता||Top wear both by men and women but in different shapes and style|
|Labeda Suruwal||लबेदा सुरुवल्||Daura Suruwal|
|Lagauti||लगौटि||Big cloth used by men as underwear|
|Lungi||लुंगी||Short dhoti but can be in different colors , informal dhoti|
|Makal Topi||माकल टोपि||Monkey cap|
|Patuki||पटुकी||White long cloth wraped around waist as big belt by men and women both.|
|Pagadi||पगडी||Long cloth wrap around head as hat|
|Thaili||थैली||Small purse made of cloth with rope zip.|
|Shervaani||शेर्वानी||Long coat like Top worn by men|
|Kurta Suruwal||कुर्ता सुरुवाल||Kurta and Suruwal|
|Fariya||फरिया||Type of Sari|
|Panchu||पन्चू||Type of closed shawl made from wool|
|Chaubandi Cholo||चौबन्दी चोलो||Blouse with four knots|
|Guniyo Cholo||गुनियो चोलो||Short dhoti worn by female|