Navratri colors defines nine different colors for 9 forms of Maa Durga. Navratri is one of the auspicious festivities which goes by distinct names in India, which celebrates the triumph of Goddess Durga among Hindus. The nine aesthetic days of Navratri is an autumn festival which reveals nine different colors of revelry and nine exquisite nights of holy veneration to deity. In essence, these nine days of Navratri devote to the worship of 9 manifestations of the NavaDurga. They are Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalaratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri.
Hence, each day of Navratri has a different color, binded to nine beautiful incarnations of divinity; following are the navratri colors (with their importance and significance); can be worn reflecting each form of Godhead.
Navratri 1st day dedicates to Goddess Shailputri. She always wishes her devotees to venerate the Navratri Puja with Orange color. If you revere the divinity with this color, your wishes would be fulfilled. It is believed that Maa Shailputri is the provider of all fortunes.
The 2nd incarnation of NavaDurga is Goddess Brahmacharini. Her ardent worshipers grant deep respect to divinity and wear her most favorite color White. White seems to be very close to her heart. Hence reverencing the deity with her all time loving color is no lesser than a boon. Goddess Brahmacharini is believed to bestow her devotees with wisdom and knowledge.
The 3rd day of Navratri is committed to a beauteous incarnation of the Goddess Chandraghanta. Her favorite color is Red. With the grace of Chandraghanta Devi, devotees have a vision of supernatural objects. Divine fragrances are experienced and many types of sounds are heard. Mother always keeps her devotees away from all obstacles and provides happiness in life.
The 4th form of NavaDurga – Goddess Kushmanda is a fond of Royal Blue. She ends the evil effects and darkness with her divine smile. She is always worshiped while wearing Royal Blue clothes during the Navatri 4th day puja. Maa Kushmanda blesses her devotees with good health, bestow wealth and strength.
Yellow is Skandamata’s all time favorite. Since, Navratri 5th day is precisely dedicated to the incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Devotees should arrange a wide variety of yellow colored flowers to please her during panchami puja. Goddess Skandamata keeps happiness, peace and prosperity remain in the house.
Goddess Katyayani- The godhead of harmony and serenity. She fond of the color green. She is worshiped on navratri 6th day. Maa Katyayani has been considered as special fruitful for unmarried girls. She ensures harmony and peace in married life.
The 7th day of Navratri is deeply devoted to Goddess Kalaratri. She is the most ferocious incarnation of Maa Durga. Grey is the color of the day. Maa Kalaratri is known for destroying ignorance and removing darkness from the universe.
The 8th day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Mahagauri . Purple is her favorite color. It is believed that she is the most beautiful and glows very brightly. She is the Goddess who denotes peace and endurance. It is said that worshiping her will clean the devotees heart and make him pious.
The 9th day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Siddhidatri. Peacock Green is her favorite color. She is also said to help remove ignorance. According to the scriptures there are 8 types of Siddhis – Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakyamya, Inshitva, Vashitva. With the grace of Maa Siddhidatri; one can achive all these siddhis.
Make this distinguished colorful festival a way special and try to wear these dedicated beautiful shades of colors during each day of the festivity to show deep respect to the NavaDurga. For sure, she would be enlightened and contented by your sheer affection and shower all her blessings upon you. Wish you all a very Happy Navratri.