sari - a strip of unstitched cloth, worn by females, that is draped over the body in various styles. It is popular in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Burma and Malaysia. Originally, saris were designed for temple dancers - allowing for fluidity in movement in worship, yet still covering the body modestly. In the Hindu religion the traditional sari, before it is worn, is offered in the ritualistic worship of a goddess. This offering is a prayer to the goddess for spiritual progress and welfare in life.