9 Colours of Navratri Festival And Their Importance
Navratri, the nine-day festival celebrating the victory of good over evil, has started! In the nine days till Oct 4th, dress up in the nine colours depicting the true spirit of the Goddess. Also, get your husband and the kids onboard and enjoy a colourful festive season with our complete Navratri dress colours guide!
When the festive season arrives, we sit pondering over the colours to wear in Navratri. How are Navratri colours decided? Why do they change each year? Well, the colours are decided as per the Drik Panchang, based on the day of the week when the festival begins. Each day’s colour is dedicated to a particular form of Goddess Durga.
From Sep 26 to Oct 5, why not dress up in the Navratri festival 9 colours and celebrate the many virtues of the Goddess? In a way, the 9 colours also stand for women in general. After all, from protecting our children from harm to keeping the family happy to staying brave in all circumstances, women are true warriors!
Navratri Colours List for 2022
Day 1 – Sep 26 – White
On the first day of Navratri, Shailaputri Maa is worshipped, and her idol will be donned with a with white colour saree. She is the first form of Goddess Durga – the daughter of the mountains. On this day, the Ghatsthapana or the installation of an earthen pot is also done. The day’s colour is white, depicting peace, loyalty, and wisdom.
Day 2 – Sep 27 – Red
The second of Navaratri starts with full vigour and enthusiasm. Wear the colour red on this day to express your passion and love. Red is also the most preferred colour for Mata’s chunni. Become fearless like Ma Chnadraghanta by wearing a beautiful red this day.
Day 3 – Sep 28 – Royal Blue
On day third of Navratri, Chandraghanta or the Goddess with a half moon on her forehead, is worshipped. She is the symbol of elegance and richness. With little Karthik, her son, in her arms, the royal blue symbolises the strength and elegance yet the vulnerability of a mother. She can become a mighty storm cloud to protect her children if need be!
Day 4 – Sep 29 – Yellow
Kushmanda is the form of Durga worshipped on the fourth day of Navratri. As per mythology, she is believed to be the creator of the entire world and all through laughter! The day’s colour is yellow, symbolising the brightness and optimism of the heart.
Tip: Here are some fantastic dress options in yellow – note that it pairs the best with reds and pinks. We bet you’ll fall in love with the Jodhpuri pyjamas!
Day 5 – Sep 30 – Green
The Skandamata form of Durga Ma, who is believed to be the one who demolished the demons, is worshipped on Day 5. The green embodies fertility, peace, and new beginnings of life, which the Goddess always extends to worshippers.
Day 6 – Oct 1 – Grey
This is the day when Durga Puja kicks off with full fervour in West Bengal and several other parts of India. Shashti is the start of four days of festivities for Bengalis worldwide. The Katyayani form of Ma Durga is worshipped today. The story goes that a sage named Kata wished to have the Goddess in the form of his own daughter. This day, dress up in grey – the colour of the strength of transformation. Traditional dresses in grey add a subtle style statement that will look just wow on your kids and also get them in the festive spirit!
Day 7 – Oct 2 – Orange
On Saptami, the Kaalratri form of Durga Ma is worshipped. She is the protector against all sorts of trouble and is said to bring freedom to devotees. This day’s colour is orange – upbeat and exuberant energy. Nothing lights up hearts like a bright shade of orange.
Day 8 – Oct 3 – Peacock Green
On Ashtami, Maha Gauri is worshipped as the symbol of forgiveness and mercy. She destroys all the sins of time. Hence the peacock green is the colour of the day, denoting the fulfilment of wishes and compassion.
Day 9 – Oct 4 – Pink
On the last day of Navratri, the Siddidatri form of the Goddess is worshipped. Maha Navami Puja as well as Kanya Puja is performed on this day. The pink symbolising universal harmony and love will be a lovely colour to mark the last day of festivities.