Navratri is a festival that celebrates the goddess of power and prosperity. A nine day festival followed by Dussehra is widely celebrated in India. The festivities of these nine days are full of vibrant colours, decorations, Durga Puja and delicious food. We often see women dressed in a particular colour on each day. Have you ever guessed the significance of this tradition? Every colour has a meaning and the uniqueness it represents.
1. Yellow: The first day of Navratri is the welcome of Devi at your home. Devi Shailaputri is worshipped on this day. She is also known as Mother Nature. Yellow colour signifies prosperity, happiness and joy.
2. Green The second day of Navratri is dedicated to the goddess Brahmacharini. It represents seeking of spiritual knowledge and wisdom. Goddess Durga left for mountains to do a meditation in search of an ultimate wisdom. She receives her knowledge with Lord Shiva. That’s why this colour stands for energy and growth. Without knowledge, there is no growth.
3. Grey This colour is worn on the third day I.e. the day of goddess Chandraghanta. This goddess has a grey coloured half moon on her forehead. It represents readiness and dedication to fight against evil. This colour stands for the fighting spirit.
4. Orange: The fourth incarnation of goddess Durga is Kushmanda. This colour represents the aura of yogi. That’s why all yogis wear saffron coloured clothes. Orange is the colour of power, fame and the never ending brightness of the sun.
5. White: Navratri’s fifth day is dedicated to mother of Skanda. Goddess Skandamata is the mother of Kartikeya. He was world known as a war god with extraordinary abilities. Skandamata holds Kartikeya in her lap that represents the purity of eternal motherly love. White colour is also a symbol of peace and purity.
6. Red: Goddess Katyayani is a fierce form of goddess Durga. She represents the anger of gods. Hence, this colour is linked to anger and urge to do a right thing. Women wear red sarees on this day.
7. Royal blue: The seventh incarnation of goddess Durga is Kaalratri. She is also known as Kali. The goddess of destruction shows us the powerfully fierce side of a woman. Royal blue colour represents her enormous energy.
8. Pink: The eighth day of Navratri is all about goddess Mahagauri. She is the fullfiller of dreams and desires. Pink is worn on this day to welcome hope and prosperity in life.
9. Purple: On this day, Devi Shiddhidatri is worshipped by her devotees. She showers knowledge and inspires us to achieve our goals. This colour represents wisdom, power and ambition.
Goddess Durga has many forms. These nine days of Navratri, we celebrate every form of Devi and create meaningful changes in our life. Navratri inspires us to become better human beings by deriving meaning from the simplest things in life. This Navratri celebrate colours with their significance and worship nine forms of Goddess Durga. Accessorise yourself this festive season and flaunt your unique style with an elegant range diamond jewellery. Explore our latest collections at www.pristinefire.com