Navratri is a nine-day festival that celebrates the nine forms of goddess Durga. On each day of Navratri, a special colour is worn that is dedicated to a goddess and holds special significance. The tenth day is celebrated as Vijayadashami or Dussehra when the idols of Goddess Durga are immersed into the water body. In some places, demon king Ravana's effigies are burnt to signify the victory of good over evil. Navratri is a post-monsoon autumn festival, also called Sharad Navratri. This year, Navratri began on September 29, Sunday and will continue till October 7.
Navratri: Know About 9 Forms Of Godess Durga and Colours That Hold Importance For Each Day:
Navratri Day 1, September 29, Shailputri Puja, Colour: Orange
Goddess Shailputri, the goddess of the mountains, is worshipped on Day of Navratri. Colour orange is dedicated to the goddess Shailputri which stands for warmth and exuberance. Orange colour brings positive energy.
Navratri Day 2, September 30, Brahmacharini Puja, Colour: White
Dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini, white colour is synonymous with purity and innocence and brings inner peace and security to a person.
Navratri Day 3, October 1, Chandraghanta Puja, Colour: Red
On day 3 of Navratri, Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped and colour red is worn by the devotees. The colour red stands for passion and love and brings vigour and vitality in the devotee.
Navratri Day 4, October 2, Kushmanda Puja, Colour: Royal Blue
On Navratri's Day 4, royal blue colour is worn, dedicated to Godess Durga's Kushmanda form. Royal blue stands for panache and elegance. It represents richness and tranquillity.
Navratri Day 5, October 3, Skandamata Puja, Colour: Yellow
The colour stands for optimism and joy. This warm colour keeps the person cheerful all day. Yellow is dedicated to Godess Skandmata.
Navratri Day 6, October 4, Katyayani Puja, Colour: Green
Colour green symbolises new beginnings. Dedicated to Goddess Katyayani, green colour is won on Navratri's sixth day to evoke a sense of growth, fertility, peace and serenity.
Navratri Day 7, October 5, Kalaratri Puja, Colour: Grey
On the seventh day of Navratri, goddess Kalaratri is worshipped. Colour grey is worn. This colour alanced emotions and keeps the person down-to-earth.
Navratri Day 8, October 6, Mahagauri Puja, Colour: Purple
Goddess Mahaguari is worshiped on Day 8 of Navratri. Devotees wear purple on this day to receive blessings of Goddess Mahagauri. The colour represents richness and opulence.
Navratri Day 9, October 7, Siddhidatri Puja, Colour: Peacock Green
On the last day of Navratri, Goddess Siddhidatri is worshiped. Colour peacock green is worn on this day as it represents compassion.