Clothes have been in use since the beginning of human civilization. Origin of various forms of clothing have been found out by a number of researches and studies that were conducted during various times. The common name of a dhoti has the Sanskrit meaning cleanse or wash. This name means that the garment is a type of fabric that was cleansed or washed and worn as a part of everyday attire. The ancient derivation of dhoti has come from antriya which refers to a fabric that is passed through the legs and tucked at the back. This garment covers the legs loosely and has pleats in the front region. This is the similar method that the dhotis are worn even today. Each region has given a different name to dhoti for men. These are known as the regional names. Dhotis are the ideal ones to be worn to a temple as they are traditional. There is a peculiar distinction between a lungi and a dhoti in the southern part of India. This is a smaller garment when compared to the dhotis. These are a casual style of clothing and is even more comfortable than a dhoti which makes it ideal for everyday use.