Navratri, is a special festival in the hearts of Hindus. A festival where the three goddess Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati are worshiped each day and as their one form on the 10th day of Dashami. The beginning of the festival starts on the Hindu month of Ashvin and accordingly Navratri 2018 start date in India is on 9th October and shall last till 19th October 2018. Thus, the celebration of Navratri is undertaken with great detailed and this would enhance the divine grace upon the worshipers.
As Hindu mythology associates the celebration of Navratri with worshiping the three forms of goddess Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati, each for three days starting from Prathama (1st days of Navaratri) till the nine day, in the same order of devotion mentioned above, each of these nine days is also associated with certain colour. Following are the colours associated with each of these nine days and its significance.
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Wear Yellow on first day:
On the first day Navratri wear yellow dress as this is the symbol of prosperity and good luck. You can wear anything in yellow on this day. But, to match up the mood of Navratri celebration you can wear long suit with churidar on the first day of Navratri. You can also wear a bright yellow suit during Durga puja.
Wear Green on second day:
The second day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Durga, who is known for eternal power and energy. She blesses her devotees with good fortune and prosperity. To please the Goddess of purity, wear green colour. To look traditional on this special day, wear green salwar suit in silk or in georgette with some shimmer and thread work. If you don’t want to wear something too gaudy then you can also wear something in green with self-print or patterns. Wear any shade of green to receive the blessings of Goddess Durga this Navratri.
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Wear Grey on third day:
The third day of Navratri is devoted to Goddess Chandraghanta, the third avatar of Goddess Durga. This form of Goddess Durga symbolizes bravery and fortitude. To receive the blessings of Goddess Chandraghanta wear something in grey colour. You can wear grey colour suit with palazzo or you can wear grey colour suit with different colour combinations if you want to look trendy.
Wear Orange on fourth day:
On the fourth day of Navratri festival we all worship Goddess Kushmanda, the fourth form of Durga. To please the Goddess Kushmanda on the fourth day of Navratri wear orange colour. Wear something traditional like chaniya choli in orange or orange with some vibrant combinations like green, blue, black to look traditional and enjoy the festival. You can also wear this colourful orange chaniya-choli in Navratri- Dandiya or Garbhi dance.
Wear White on fifth day:
On the fifth day of Navratri celebrations, we offer prayers to Goddess Skandamata. Don’t forget to wear the white colour on this special day to please Goddess Skandamata and receive her blessings. The Goddess will bring peace and prosperity in life. You can wear something traditional like white saree mixed with some bright colour like pink, yellow, orange, green or some other shades of your choice to look gorgeous on the fifth day of Navratri.
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Wear Red on sixth day:
On the sixth day of Navratri worship Goddess Katyayani, the daughter of Kata. This sixth day of Navratri is celebrated with devotion to welcome the Goddess on earth. To get the blessings of Goddess Katyayani get dressed in the divine red colour. Red colour long anarkali suit with yellow or green colour combination will be the perfect choice for Navratri festival.
Wear Royal Blue on seventh day:
The seventh day is known as Saptami. It has its own importance as many people fast on this day. Even those who haven’t fasted for all 9 days, they do fast on Saptami. This seventh day people worship Kaalratri avatar o Goddess Durga. She is considered to provide protection from all kinds of anxiety and problems. Wear traditional dress like lehenga choli or saree in royal blue on this special day to please the Goddess.
Wear Pink on the eight day:
On Ashtami or on the eight day of Navratri, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Goddess Gauri. She is considered as symbol of serenity and beauty and who has the power to wash away all the sins of common man. On this day, many people offer gifts and other things to little girls to get their blessing and consider them as avatar of Goddess Durga. On this special day don’t forget to wear Pink. You can wear pink suit with green or blue palazzo or long skirt to look trendy and gorgeous.
Wear Purple on the ninth day:
On the ninth day of Navratri we worship Goddess Durga in the form of Siddhidatri. To receive the blessings from the Goddess wear something in purple on this day. You can wear a purple silk saree or purple georgette saree with thread or stone work to match up the festival spirit.
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Thus, the celebration can be undertaken with great dedication and the vibrance of positive colour too forms the reason for blessing from Goddess Durga.
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