October 6, 2016 Leave a comment
Navratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit. This year, Navratri 2016 is starting on October 1.
Navratri is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm by Indians across the world. Dandiya and Garba dances are organized at various places and people are dressed up in ethnic costumes.
During Navratri, nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped. The color to wear on that particular day depends upon the Goddess being worshipped.
Here is a list of colors to be worn on each day for Navratri 2016.
Day 1: This is the first day and Goddess Shailaputri is dressed in a Grey saree, a combination of colors Black and White. The color to be worn on this day is Grey.
Day 2: This is the second Day of Navratri , Goddess Kushmanda is dressed in an Orange Saree. The color to be worn on this day is Orange.
Day 3: This is the third day of Navratri and is the most peaceful day. The dress colour to be worn is White.
Day 4: Red colour is known as colour of vigour and warmth and Kushmanda Goddess is dressed in Red colour on fourth day of Navratri. Hence, the color to be worn on this day is Red.
Day 5: Skandamata is a face of Goddess Durga, always known for demolishing the demons. She is dressed in a Blue saree on 5th day of Navratri. Hence, the dress colour to be worn is Blue.
Day 6: This is the sixth day of Navratri. On this day Shailaputri Goddess is dressed in a yellow saree, Shailaputri Maa is first among the nine forms of Goddess Durga. Hence, the color to be worn on this day is Yellow.
Day 7: The colour of the 7th day of Navratri for devotees is Green. Bharmacharini Goddess is worshiped on this day.
Day 8: The eighth day of Navratri is enjoyed by everyone by playing Garba and Dandiya. The color to be worn on this day is Purple.
Day 9: This is the ninth and the last day of Navratri. The dress color to be worn is Pink.
Now that you have the colors of Navratri 2016 handy, are you going to dress up to office or play Dandiya in these colors?