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Thaar or Thar is another name for Onnara (but with certain changes in the draping style). The word is more often used in the southern part of Kerala. Onnara is mostly a northern (of Kerala) usage. However, there are certain differences in wearing Thaar, over Onnara. There are different types of Thaar too. The "madithar" is the most common form, worn even today by the young and old alike. The madithar, if worn properly and regularly has certain benefits - medical, cosmetic, and body shaping.