Celebrate the significance of colors

It is difficult to say how old the custom of NAVARATRI is or where it began. The history of Navaratri depicts the CONCEPT OF DIVINE FEMININE. The festival honors and celebrates Goddess Durga for defeating the demon Mahishasura in a battle. This battle took nine long days that delivered the name “NAVARATRI” to the festival.

In the nine days of Navaratri, apart from worshipping Goddess Durga, fasting, making special foods, many people follow the special colors of Navaratri; Nine days, Nine colors, Nine emotions, and their significance. Many devotees of Goddess Durga take these colors pretty seriously and wear clothes accordingly. It is believed that doing so brings prosperity, blessings, and good luck.

Here are the vibrant colors of Navaratri and the meaning behind each scintillating color:

  1. Orange: The first day of the festival, will be represented with orange color. The color symbolizes the worship of Goddess Shailputri. The color signifies energy and happiness. It also refers to tranquility, brightness, and knowledge.
  2. White: Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day. This day we must be adorned with a white color that symbolizes peace, calm, serenity, and purity. It also means innocence and goodness.
  3. Red: The red color on the third day symbolizes the worship of Goddess Chandraghanta. The color signifies love, energy, and creativity. It also refers to passion, anger, and auspiciousness.
  4. Blue: On day four, Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped. The day will be filled with blue color which represents divine energy, superiority, and intelligence.
  5. Yellow: The fifth day is where Goddess Skandmata worshipped. The yellow color is the color of the day. It represents happiness, freshness, brightness, and cheerfulness.
  6. Green: The sixth day is well portraited with the color green. The devotees worship Goddess Katyayini. The color represents growth, positivity, and beginning. It also refers to Mother Nature and its nourishing qualities.
  7. Grey: On the seventh day, Goddess Durga in the form of Kalaratri will be worshipped. The color grey signifies understanding and peace. It also means the destruction of evil.
  8. Purple: The eighth day is the peak of the Navaratri, where Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped. The purple color represents beauty, ambition, and goal. It also symbolizes integrity.
  9. Peacock Green: On the last day of Navami, Goddess Siddhidhatri is worshipped. Peacock Green color represents wishes and desires that get fulfilled.