India is known for its religious value and spirituality. We Indians wait all year long for the Nine days of Navaratri. This is the time when family members staying abroad come home to unite with their families.
In today’s hustle and bustle, we eagerly wait for these nine days of celebration. It’s like a splash of fresh air to rejuvenate ourselves.
In Navaratri (nava= nine, ratri= nights) nine avatars of Goddess Durga is worshipped.
The Nine Avatars represent nine different qualities of a Devi or a Woman.
There is a Devi in every woman. Ten hands of Devi Durga represents the multitasking ability of every woman.
There is a Devi in every woman. A woman manages the entire household, takes care of their children, looks after the elderly at home and maintains their job at the same time.
Every woman has ten hands like Devi Durga. These nine days are to celebrate the woman in our life.
Like Devi Durga, women fight with every odds to protect their family and bring peace.
Do you know, Navaratri is not just about Dandiya and Durga puja? In different parts of
India, Navaratri is celebrated in different names and different ways:
Dandiya Nights in Gujarat has a huge fan base all over India. Gujrati people never miss to celebrate dandiya nights in Navaratri, no matter in which part of the globe they are.
WB Odisha Assam Bihar celebrates the famous Durga Puja in nine days.
The Red-White saree, Sindur Khela, Dhak, Mahalaya and Kash Ful are inseparable parts of bengalis.
People in Mysore celebrate Dassara. They place Goddess in a golden chariot run by elephants in royal palaces.
In Himachal Pradesh people celebrate Kullu Dussehra marking the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya.
Be it Kolu in Tamilnadu, or Jagran in Punjab or Nadahabba in Karnataka, these nine days call for new clothes. Be it children or grown ups, new clothes are a must for these days.
According to Hindu Shastra, nine colours are allotted to each day of Navaratri.
It’s a hassle to find all the colour of sarees from different places.
DAY 1 – ORANGE
On the first day of Navratri Devi Shailaputri is worshipped.
Orange is the colour dedicated to Devi Shailaputri
This colour stands for energy, success, and happiness.
The peach colour is a lighter and more sophisticated shade of orange. This colour has a very soft tone, unlike the bright orange colour.
This colour goes very well with the Indian skin tone. This saree has a very unique design on it. It has asymmetric prints on the body which is giving it a very unique touch. The beautiful design on the saree makes it look traditional.
What a better way to dress up for Navratri than a traditional saree? The soft colour of the saree with lively green block print will make you look beautiful effortlessly. Start your Navratri look on a traditional note with this saree.
DAY 2 – WHITE
On Day 2 of Navratri, Devi Brahmacharini is worshipped.
The colour White is dedicated to Devi Brahmacharini
White colour is symbolic to peace, purity and spirituality.
The colour white is considered as the most spiritual colour. This color also stands for calmness and peace. White is the colour of the Gods, so wearing this white saree will automatically get you in the spiritual mood.
The design on the border is giving it a very Indian look. The bright coloured border will enhance your beauty and make you look very lively. Look neat and super fresh on the second day of Navratri.
DAY 3 – RED
On Day 3 of Navratri, Devi Chandraghanta is worshipped.
The colour Red is dedicated to Devi Chandraghanta.
The Red colour signifies beauty, love and energy.
White saree with a red border is the perfect Bengali go to saree for Durga puja. Red, Yellow and white colours go extremely well with each other. The simple white saree with minimal border and a beautiful pallu is all you will need to make heads turn.
Be it Madhuri Dixit or Aishwarya Rai or you, the charm of a red-white saree will never fail to give a gorgeous look.
DAY 4 – ROYAL BLUE
On the 4th day of Navratri Devi Kushmanda is worshipped.
The colour Royal Blue is dedicated to Devi Kushmanda.
Royal Blue is the colour of good for health and wealth.
After three days of light-colored saree, we get to wear a royal shade of blue on Chaturthi.
What can be better than wearing our very Indian Khadi saree on a royal blue shade on the fourth day of Navratri?
This particular shade of blue enhances our feminine look effortlessly.
The temple border is a special factor for this Navratri saree. Look elegant on Chaturthi with this royal blue saree with golden work and leaf block print.
DAY 5 – YELLOW
On the 5th day of Navratri, Devi Skandamata is worshipped.
The colour Yellow is dedicated to Skandamata. Yellow signifies happiness, freshness and enlightenment.
On the fifth day, we gradually get into the puja feel. To match with the excitement level, we should go for a light yet lively coloured saree.
This bright yellow saree will instantly make you look energetic and joyous. Blue and Green colour is the right match with yellow. The temple border, Indian designs on the pallu and peacock feathers all over the body is making it the perfect saree for Panchami.
DAY 6 – GREEN
On the 6th day of Navratri, Devi Katyani is worshipped.
The colour Green is dedicated to Devi Katyani.
Colour Green stands for new beginnings, growth and safety.
Puja starts going on a full swing from Sasthi. Be it pandal hopping or dandiya night or a get together, look lively with this green colour khadi saree.
The temple border is giving a religious feeling in this handloom saree.
The mismatched design in the blouse and saree is sure to grab some attention towards you in this puja.
DAY 7 – GREY
On the 7th day of Navratri, Devi Kalratri is worshipped.
The colour Grey is dedicated to Devi Kalratri.
Grey is the colour good for the strength of transforming.
Puja and excitement stays at the peak of Saptami.
It’s a common tendency among Grey is the colour of sophistication. Wearing a grey saree is a safe way to look put together.The geometric pattern on the blouse and the checks on the saree will make you look vibrant. Wear
some silver jewellery and you are ready to rock Saptami.
DAY 8 – PURPLE
On the 8th day of Navratri Devi Mahagauri is worshipped.
The colour Purple is dedicated to Devi Mahagauri.
Purple is the colour of good for power, intellect and peace.
Ashtami is regarded as the most auspicious day in Navaratri. People in many parts of India observe fast on this day.
Ashtami is also an indication of Navaratri coming to an end. You can not miss any opportunity to look absolutely stunning on this day.
This handloom khadi saree with detailed work all over the body will help you get that stunning look you would want to have. The vertical lines on the blouse are very catchy to the eyes. The overall look of the saree is very clean and perfect for the modern-day woman.On Ashtami, this saree will keep the limelight on you.
DAY 9 – PEACOCK GREEN
On the 9th and final day of Navratri, Devi Siddhidharti is worshipped.
The colour Peacock Green is dedicated to Devi Sidhhidharti
Peacock green is the colour believed to fulfil the desires of devotees.
And then comes the last day of Navaratri. The last day of Navaratri makes us sad but also makes us want to look our very best for the last time.
We should save our best saree for this day. This bright Peacock green coloured saree is the perfect fix to look our best on Navami. Colour combination of bright yellow and peacock green is sure to make you stand out even in a crowd.The peacock feather pattern on the blouse is bringing a religious touch to the look. On the final day of Navratri look religious and gorgeous with this saree.
We are going through a tough time right now.Covid has taken more than 1 Million lives. If you are reading this, take a moment to feel blessed.
In this hard time, we need Ma Durga’s blessing the most. We won’t let our Navaratri enjoyment dim. Let us dress up and celebrate this Navaratri maintaining all safety measures and with grateful hearts.
May Devi Durga help us beat the Mahishasura rupi Corona and go back to the normal pace of life.
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