Sang-kio-ki and "Ni-fo-si-na" were the costumes of śramaṇa people in India. In the 7th century, the Chinese traveler Xuanzang described Sramana's dress as three different types of robes, which were different in style and cut according to the school they belonged to. Some robes have small or large flaps, though some have narrow or wide borders. The Sang-kio-ki provides cover for the left shoulder while concealing the two armpits. On the right, it is worn closed, while on the left side it is open. It has a longer length down to the waist. The Ni-fo-si-na was a loin cloth, It was plaited in folds and fastened around the loins with a cord. It doesn't have any tassels or griddles. Different schools were using different colours of the garment, such as red and yellow.
In Buddhism, religious clothing is not required however, many Buddhists choose to wear special clothing as a sign of respect for the Buddha and his teachings.
It is important to remember that the purpose of religious clothing is not to show off or to attract attention, but rather to express respect and reverence for the Buddha and his teachings.
Buddha taught that the path to enlightenment is within each of us, and that we all have .