Navratri 2019: The Nine Colors of this Festival and the significance

Woman wearing traditional attire performing 'garba' during Navratri celebrations in Jaipur on Monday late night. Express Photo by Rohit Jain Paras. 20.10.2015.

Navratri is a significant Hindu festival celebrated every year across the world. With the festival just round the corner, devotees are gearing up to celebrate the occasion with great enthusiasm, zeal and reverence.

Like every other festival, there are several rituals associated with Navratri as well. One among them is wearing clothes of a specific colour every day in honour of Goddess Durga.

Navaratri 2019 will begin on Sunday, 29 September and ends on Tuesday, 8 October

Devotees believe that wearing that specific colour on that particular day brings good luck and prosperity.

Here’s the list of the colours assigned for each day and what it stands for:

Day 1: Colour – Orange: This year, the first day of Navratri will be celebrated with vibrant colour Orange, which stands for energy and happiness. On this day, Goddess Shailputri is worshipped.

Day 2: Colour – White: The colour for the second day of the festival is White, which symbolises peace and purity. On this day, Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped.

Day 3: Colour – Red: This year, colour Red is to be worn on the third day. Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on this day. She is also known as Chandika or Rannchandi.

Day 4: Colour – Royal Blue: This year, the colour for the fourth day is Royal Blue. On this day, devotees seek blessings from Goddess Kushmanda. She is believed to improve health and bestow wealth and strength.

Day 5: Colour – Yellow: The colour Yellow is being dedicated for the fifth day, this year. Yellow stands for happiness, brightness and power. Goddess Skandamata is worshipped on this day.

Day 6: Colour – Green: The sixth day of Navratri honours Goddess Katyayani. Green, which is considered to be the colour of new beginnings and growth, has been chosen for this day.

Day 7: Colour – Grey: The seventh day of Navratri is also known as Saptami. On this day, devotees will go Grey and worship Goddess Kalaratri.

Day 8: Colour – Purple: Also known as Ashtami, the eighth day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Mahagauri. She is believed to bless devotees with intelligence and peace. This year, the colour for this day is Purple.

Day 9: Colour – Peacock Green: The last day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Siddhidhatri, who is believed to fulfill all the divine aspirations of the devotees. Several pujas and rituals are performed on this day and only for this year, the colour to be worn on the last day is Peacock Green.

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