Like every festival in India, Navratri is also celebrated with a lot of fervour and enthusiasm in India. From worshipping Durga Puja to playing Dandiya, from fasting to making special Falahar dishes, from decking up in colorful clothes for Garba to dedicating a special color to wear each day, it’s amazing how the festivals are celebrated larger than life here.
It is believed that wearing auspicious colors according to the day has a meaning behind it and brings prosperity and good luck. We bring to you 9 Navratri days colors and the significance of them so that when you are thinking about which colour dress to wear on Navratri, you know exactly what to do!
DAY 1 - ORANGE
The first day of Navratri is for the first avatar of Maa Durga - Goddess Shailputri, the daughter of mountains. She is a form of Mother Nature, symbolizing strength and power.
The festival begins with the beautiful hues of Orange that is actually a mix of yellow and red, making it an energetic color. The color orange symbolises enthusiasm, warmth and happiness. Take cues below on how you can start off the festival.
DAY 2 - WHITE
The second day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini, the goddess looking for spiritual knowledge.
It is believed that Goddess Parvati went to the mountains to do atonement to reduce her Karma and as luck might have it, this is where she met Lord Shiva and joined him in his asceticism.
Day two is, therefore, for white, symbolising austerity of the goddess. White is a symbol of peace, innocence and purity.
You can buy this white and pink Navratri dress online below from Ratan Jaipur.
DAY 3 - RED
The third day of Navratri is for Maa Chandraghanta, the Goddess who wears a crescent moon on her forehead and is always ready to destroy the enemies of her devotees. Hence, the color dedicated for this day is red signifying - blood, courage and sacrifice.
DAY 4 - ROYAL BLUE
The fourth day is devoted to Maa Kushmanda, the Goddess known for bringing light to the Universe by creating the cosmic egg. It is believed that her divine smile actually lit up the whole world!
Day four is dedicated to the color Royal Blue, attributing to the Devi’s luminosity and brightness.
Here’s a style cue to dress up in blue -
DAY 5 - YELLOW
The day five of Navratri is for Goddess Skandamata, the Goddess of Fire. She is also known for being the mother of Skanda or Kartikeya, the God of war. Like fire, the color yellow also exudes enlightenment, clarity, warmth and happiness. Take cues on how to wear the happy color, yellow and look absolutely radiant and fresh.
DAY 6 - GREEN
The sixth day of Navratri is for worshipping the sixth incarnation, Goddess Katyayani.
She is believed to be formed by the spontaneous anger of the Gods and Green is the colour of the sixth day which signifies renewal, new beginnings and growth.
DAY 7 - GREY
On the seventh day of Navratri or Saptami, Goddess Kaalratri is worshipped. She is also known as Kali and is considered the fiercest form of Maa Durga who destroyed all the demons, ghosts and evil spirits.
Her fierce energy is embodied in Grey, a shade between black and white, which signifies balance and neutrality.
While Navratri is all about bright colors, why not this time experiment and go with the colour of Maa Durga.
DAY 8 - PURPLE
Day eight of Navratri or Ashtami is to worship the eighth manifestation of goddess Durga, Mahagauri. Hindus express gratitude to the goddess by performing kayaks wherein they shower with delicious food and gifts to nine young girls.
It is believed that Mahagauri fulfils all the desires of their devotees and thus, the color of the day is purple, signifying magic, spirituality and ambitions.
DAY 9 - PEACOCK GREEN
The ninth day of Navratri also called Navami, is the day when people worship the ninth incarnation of Maa Durga, Goddess Siddhidhatri.
The goddess is known to fulfil all the divine aspirations and hence, the color of the day is also Peacock Green - the magical color that leaves people spellbound.
The last day of festivities is on its day ten, also called as Vijayadashami or Dussehra. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil.
Whether you want to dress up according to the festivities for auspicious reasons or just to match every day as a fun color theme with friends, we recommend you dressing up and celebrating the Navratri with fashion, food and faith! (.. and with social distancing, of course!)
Hope you enjoyed reading about the nine Navratri dress colors and ideas!
You can check out various ethnic ensembles as per the Navratri colors on our website, here.