Colorful Decoration, Dresses and Dance. Yes, It’s that time of the year again! Navratri 2019 is just round the corner and devotees are getting ready to dress up in the 9 colors of Navratri as the festivities are ringing in every corner of the country.
One of the most celebrated festivals in the country, Navratri, symbolizes victory of righteousness over immorality and sinfulness.
Wondering about the meaning of 9 colors of Navratri?
These nine days of Navratri are dedicated to the nine avatars of Goddess Durga, symbolic Goddess of Power. Different colors symbolize different qualities and avatars of the Devi. Every day, Goddess Durga is bedecked in different color adornments and dresses to mark the avatar that symbolizes that day.
To be a part of the Nav Durga Puja festival and please your favourite Goddess energy, you can also dress up in these colors according to different days.
Have plans for Garba night?
We have sorted out the colors and dresses day wise, so you don’t have to make efforts in deciding your outfit.
Let’s find out which color dress you should wear these 9 days of Navratri-
Which Color To Wear During Navratri Festivities?
Shardiya Navratri is celebrated in September-October every year, with Dandiya and Garba dance, which is organized in different parts of the country, of course in different ways.
Temples are decorated with colorful accessories and lightings, Maa Durga’s avatar is bedecked in different colored dresses and embellishments for all the nine days of Navratri festival.
Let’s find out the Navratri 2019 colors and dates and get acquainted with the meaning of the 9 colors of Navratri–
Day 1- Ghatasthapana
- Which color to wear in Navratri: Orange
- Date: 29 September 2019
Day one of Navratri celebrates Goddess Durga in her Shailputri avatar. The color for this day for Navratri 2019 is the energetic color Orange which symbolizes joy, strength and power. Devotees should also dress up in beautiful dresses in orange color and celebrate this festival with dance and Garba. Goddess Shailputri (daughter of mountains) symbolizes the absolute form of mother nature.
Day 2- Dwitiya
- Which color to wear in Navratri: White
- Date: 30 September 2019
On day two of Navratri, Goddess Durga is celebrated as Brahmacharini. The color for this day is White and Devi Brahmacharini is dressed in white color, holding a japa mala in her hands. This color symbolizes her purity, devotion and virtuousness. Celebrate the second day of Navratri in this beautiful white attire.
- Which color to wear in Navratri: Red
- Date: 1 October 2019
The third day of Navratri celebrates Goddess Durga as Maa Chandraghanta, and the color for this day is red. Devi Chandraghanta adorns red on this day of Navratri. Devi Chandraghanta is known to be the fierce malevolent form of Goddess Durga, also known as Chandi. Although in her serene form, she is a symbol of beauty and grace.
Day 4: Chaturthi
- Which color to wear in Navratri: Royal Blue
- Date: 2 October 2019
On the fourth day of Navratri , known as Chaturthi, Goddess Durga is worshipped as Devi Kushmanda, famously known as Devi Brahmanda. She created the universe, with just a twinkle of her smile. She gave light and life to the whole universe and brought the Earth, planets, stars and Sun to life. She is the cause of energy and light, crucial for life. This is why she is dressed in Royal blue color that symbolizes life and energy. Devotees should dress up in this beautiful Navratri 4th day color for blessings of Goddess Kushmanda.
Day 5: Panchami
- Which color to wear in Navratri: Yellow
- Date: 3 October 2019
Fifth day of Navratri, also known as Panchami, celebrates Goddess Durga as Devi Skandmata. Yellow color is used to adorn the Goddess, and devotees should also wear yellow on this day to please the Goddess. Devi Skandmata who possesses the wisdom and brilliance of Sun, rewards her devotees with power, prosperity, treasure and salvation. She is known to grant oceans of knowledge and wisdom, even to the most benighted souls.
Day 6: Shashti
- Which color to wear in Navratri: Green
- Date: 4 October 2019
On the Sixth day of Navratri, Goddess Durga is worshipped as Katyayani Devi. Katyayani Devi is known for her support in the war against Kolhasur. She swallowed the blood of Raktabeej, and created a tank of nectar(green color) for rejuvenating Bhairava’s soldiers. This is the reason that devotees should wear green to get blessings and powers of Katyayani Devi.
Day 7: Saptami
- Which color to wear in Navratri: Grey
- Date: 5 October 2019
The seventh and the fiercest form of Goddess Durga, Kalaratri is worshipped on the seventh day of Navratri. She is known for her fearful appearance, and is the destroyer of all the demonic entities, spirits and energies. Grey is the Saptami color used for bedecking the Goddess on this day and devotees use grey color attire to please the most powerful and fearful Goddess.
Day 8: Ashtami
- Which color to wear in Navratri: Purple
- Date: 6 October 2019
Eighth form of Goddess Durga is worshipped on this day as Mahagauri. Devi Mahagauri has the power to fulfil all the desires of her devotees. Purple color is used to adorn the Goddess of power on this day and devotees dress in the same color to get blessings from Mahagauri.
Day 9: Navami
- Which color to wear in Navratri: Peacock Green
- Date: 7 October 2019
Devi Siddhidhatri is the ninth incarnation of Goddess Durga, who blesses her devotees with knowledge and helps them achieve their aspirations. The color peacock green represents her powers and ambitions. It is known that Goddess Siddhidhatri empowered Brahma to take the role of creator of the Worlds, Vishnu for the preservation of the World and it’s creatures, and Mahadev with the power of destroying the Worlds whenever the time comes. She bestowed these powers to them in the form of their respective wives- Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. Goddess provided them with divine powers to help them perform their duties.
Dance Dandiya Garba
Navratri celebrations gives us a chance to reconnect with our friends and family and enjoy our playful sides with the beats of Dandia and Garba. The beautiful colors and gorgeous outfits will inspire you to go out and try out this enticing way of celebrating the Goddess.