9 Colours of Navaratri

Navaratri is the largest and most widely celebrated festival of India. During the 9 days of Navaratri, 9 different aspects of the Goddess Durga is worshipped which is known as Navadurga. 9 colours are attributed to the 9 different days and women of many Indian states like Gujarat and Maharashtra wear only those 9 colours on these specific days. The festivals begin with Shailputri Mata Puja and end with Siddhidhatri Mata Puja.

This year, glamorize your festive look with the 9 colours of Navaratri.

Yellow for Navaratri Pratipada: Shailputri Puja

Kick start your Navaratri celebrations with this vibrant yellow Anarkali suit. The intricate resham and zari work on the bright yellow fabric is sure to lift your heart all day long.

Green for Navaratri Dwitiya: Brahmacharini Puja

On the second day of Navaratri, be in sync with nature by going green. This gorgeous Georgette Anarkali with velvet jacket worn by Preity Zinta will complete your Navaratri look.

Grey for Navaratri Tritiya: Chandraghanta Puja

Devi Chandraghanta represents peace and serenity. This enthralling grey Salwar Kameez with intricate Resham embroidery creates a serene and peaceful look. Match it with silver or white gold to complete the effect.


Orange for Navaratri Chaturthi: Kushmanda Puja
Orange is the colour for the 4th day of Navaratri. This bright orange net and georgette Lehenga Saree with glamorous blue velvet border is perfect for the occasion. It is unique item from Triveni’s Navaratri Collection.


White for Navaratri Panchami: Skandamata Puja
The mandate for the 5th day of Navaratri is to wear pure white to please Devi Skandamata. This white georgette chiffon Anarkali exudes purity and sanctity. The intricate chikankari and stone work embroidery gives it an aura of elegance.

Red for Navaratri Shashthi: Katyayani Puja
Red is the colour for the 6th day of Navaratri. This beautiful red georgette lehenga choli with heavy embroidery brings out a festive image. Match it with heavy bangles to complete your Shashthi look.


Blue for Navaratri Shaptami: Kalratri Puja
On the 7th day, one must wear blue. Look as fabulous as Mugdha Godse in this navy blue georgette Anarkali with heavy multicoloured embroidery. This suit is the product of a wonderful blend of ethnicity and modernity unique to Triveni Fashions.


Pink for Navaratri Ashtami: Mahagauri Puja
On the 8th day, deck up in pretty pink. This simple but elegant georgette pink saree with bright border work will complete your look for the Maha Gauri puja. Intricate embroidery on the border and the blouse brings out the festive mood this season.

Purple for Navaratri Navami: Siddhidhatri Puja
Celebrate the 9th and last day of Navaratri in bright purple. This charming glossy Bhagalpuri silk saree is the perfect attire for the last day of Navaratri celebrations. The heavy embroidered border on the smooth silk makes it a beautiful and dynamic way to end the festive season.

 

Authored by Oindrila Mandal

Navaratri in an all Indian Style!

In India, a country with a myriad of religions, customs and beliefs, blended expertly in colours of democracy, there is one festival that stands out above others. Spread over a period of 9 days, this festival is a celebration of the vibrancy and diversity of India where the whole country unites to worship the Goddes Shakti or Durga in different forms.

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The festival is celebrated all over India but in different ways but the most flamboyant and renowned Navratri celebrations can be seen in western India, throughout the State of Gujarat and Mumbai.
GUJARAT:
In Gujarat, Navratri is a community event, where people perform devotional songs and dances that are popular by the names of ‘Dandiya Raas’ and ‘Garbha Raas’, and observe Jaagran (waking through the night), to please the Goddess. While dancing, the dancers move around in a circle, with different steps around a lamp, which represent the Eternal Light of the Durga Mata.

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A clay pot symbolizes the Garbha or the womb which is the source of life on earth. It is a prominent feature during Navratri celebrations in Gujarat. Women in vibrant and grand costumes dance around the pot which is filled with water, a betel nut and a silver coin The folk dance form of Garbha derives its name from the iconic clay pot around which women whirl and dance. Even men play Garbha along with women.

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Dandiya Raas is another important attraction in Gujarat during the festive season. Colourful sticks of equal length are used for the dance. During the Dance, these stick are used instead of hands for clapping.

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MAHARASHTRA:
In Maharashtra, Goddess Durga is worshipped continuously for nine days of Navratri. Puja is performed on each day of Navratri and devotees offer the flower garland to the idol or image of the goddess Durga. Here also Dandiya and Garba dances are predominant.

Well, the world has always been keen about Indian culture,and hence a foreigner lady trying to learn dandiya.

In Maharashtra the 9 days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Durga while the Vijayadashami is dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. This day is considered auspicious to begin education, buy new homes, start new ventures, and weddings.

9 different forms of the goddess are worshiped on each day of Navaratri and 9 different colours are associated with each day. In Gujarat and Maharashtra, women wear clothes of only these 9 Navaratri colours.

Stay tuned for more on the 9 Navaratri Colours.

Authored by Oindrila Mandal