Navratri Colors 2019

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NINE COLORS OF NAVRATRI

  • Pratipada - Orange
  • Dwitya - White
  • Tritya - Red
  • Chaturthi - Royal Blue
  • Panchami - Yellow
  • Sashti - Green
  • Saptami - Grey
  • Ashtami - Purple
  • Navami - Peacock Green
  • Dashhmi - Pink

Each color takes on a significant role in Navratri. The nine days are celebrated with nine different colors. Let us discuss the significance of Navratri colors in particular.

Ghatasthapana / Pratipada - Day 1 (Orange)

On the first day, devotees worship Shailaputri Maa. It is believed that ‘Shail’ means mountains and ‘Putri’ means daughter. She is also worshipped as Parvati or Hemavati. She is among one of the forms of Goddess Durga. The Goddess is dressed in Orange attire on the first day.

Dwitiya - Day 2 (White)

On the second day, Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped by the devotees. White is the color for this day. This form of the Goddess is regarded to be highly peaceful for meditation.

Tritiya - Day 3 (Red)

On the third day, Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped by the devotees who is a symbol of beauty, courage and serenity. On the 3rd day, the Goddess is dressed in Red attire.

Chaturthi - Day 4 (Royal Blue)

On the fourth day of Navratri, Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped by the devotees. Kushmanda comprises of two words, i.e., ‘Ku’ meaning ‘a little’ and ‘Usma’ meaning ‘energy’. On this day, the Goddess is dressed in Royal Blue.

Panchami - Day 5 (Yellow)

On the fifth day, Goddess Skandamata is worshipped by the devotees. On this day, Lalitha Gauri Vrata is observed. The Goddess in is draped in Yellow on this day.

Shashti - Day 6 (Green)

On the sixth day, Goddess Katyayani is worshipped by the devotees. The Goddess is dressed in Green attire on this day. Even the devotees are expected to be dressed in the same color on this day.

Saptami - Day 7 (Grey)

On the seventh day, Goddess Kaalratri is worshipped by the devotees. The Goddess is dressed in Grey attire on this day. This day marks the beginning of the Maha Saptami in which Utsav Puja is celebrated.

Ashtami - Day 8 (Purple)

On this day, Goddess Maha Gauri is worshipped by the devotees. The Goddess is dressed in the Purple attire on this day. Saraswati Puja is conducted on this day and all the devotees wear Purple attire.

Navmi - Day 9 (Peacock Green)

On this day, Goddess Siddhidatri is worshipped by the devotees. She is regarded as the last form of Goddess Durga. The Goddess is dressed in the Peacock Green on the ninth day.

Dasami - Day 10 (Pink)

The nine-day festival of Navratri culminates with the observance of Durga Visarjan by the devotees. The festival of Vijaya Dashami is also celebrated on this day. The Goddess is dressed in pink on this day

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