Kancheepuram, a small village near Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, rose to eminence during the period of king Krishna Deva Rayar. Two weaving communities - the Devangas and the Saligars migrated to Kancheepuram from Andhra Pradesh. There were more than 129 temples in this small place and these people knew silk was always considered the ceremonial wear at religious rituals and weddings. The Devanga and Saligar weavers were reputed for their weaving silks. Kancheepuram silk Saree is the most superior silks in the world.- thanks to its double warp, double weft and gold zari.