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Nine colours of Navratri and their significance



Navratri is a nine-day festival dedicated to Goddess Durga. One of the prominent Hindu festivals celebrated in a different region with different names, Navratri holds great significance for the devotees. The word ‘Navratri’ in Sanskrit means ‘nine nights’. For the nine days ‘Nine Forms of Maa Durga’ is worshipped.

Navratri generally falls four times a year, but only two- Chaitra Navratri (March-April) and Sharad Navratri (September-October) are celebrated widely with grandeur. The Shardiya Navratri celebrated during Autumn is one of the most awaited ones. This year, Shardiya Navrati will commence on October 07, 2021, and end on October 14, 2021. This will be followed by Vijayadashami on October 15, 2021. Shardiya Navratri falls in the auspicious month of Ashwin as per the Hindu calendar.

Why the festival is celebrated?

Navratri or Maha Navratri symbolises the victory of good over evil. For nine long days, Goddess Durga fought the battle with demon king ‘Mahishasura’ and killed him, marking the victory of good over evil. Navratri also marks the beginning of the festival season in India, which is followed by Dussehra, Diwali and Bhai Dooj.

The nine forms of Goddess Durga

On the occasion of the Navratri, the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped, which are collectively known as Navdurga. Each day of the Navratri is dedicated to an incarnation of Ma Durga. The first day is for Mata Shailputri, then Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri on the ninth day. Each form of Maa Durga is also associated with a specific colour and has a special meaning. Wearing these colours on the specific days of the Navratri is considered auspicious. Here is the significance of each colour of Ma Durga.

Day 1: Yellow
The festival of Navratri begins with the worship of the form of Goddess Durga, which is Mata Shailputri- the daughter of the mountains. The day is associated with yellow colour which is said to bring brightness, happiness, and cheer in our lives. Shailputri symbolises Mother nature. As per Hindu mythology, she was born after Goddess Sati self-immolated. Hence, she is also known as Parvati.

Day 2: Green
The second day of Navratri is for the invocation of Goddess Brahmacharini. This day is devoted to the colour green, which is associated with renewal, nature, and energy. Wearing this colour on the second day of Navrati brings growth, harmony and fresh energy into life.

The second form of Maa Durga is also believed to govern Lord Mangal, who is the provider of all fortunes.

Day 3: Grey
The third day is dedicated to the third form of Goddess Durga known as Mata Chandraghanta. The Devi carries the half-moon on her forehead and her favourite colour is grey. Chandraghanta is referred to as the married form of Devi Parvati. This is a dark hue and often associated with negativity, but grey also symbolises zeal and determination to destroy evil.

Day 4: Orange
The fourth day is dedicated to Goddess Khushmanda, Credited with creating the world with her divine smile. She is also referred to as the “smiling goddess”. That’s the reason she is associated with the cheerful colour orange. This colour represents brightness, happiness and positive energy.

Day 5: White
Skandamata is the fifth form if of Goddess Durga that is seen holding Lord Kartikeya in her right arm. Worshipping this form of the Devi also gives the benefit of worshipping Lord Kartikeya. If you want to get more blessing from the deity don a white colour attire on this day, which represents purity, peace and meditation.

Day 6: Red
The sixth form of Goddess Durga is called Katyayani. She is the most powerful form of Goddess Durgaso as she is also hailed as the warrior-goddess or Bhadrakali. Being once of the fiercest form the Goddess Durga she is represented by the colour red. The hue represents the anger of the Goddess towards the enemies and fearlessness.

Day 7: Royal blue
Kalaratri is the seventh avatar of Navdurga. The word Kalaratri means the One who is “the Death of Kaal” and over here it is referred to as death. The Devi’s immense power is represented by the dark blue colour. This form of Goddess is believed to be the destroyer of all demons and has a dark complexion and a fearless posture. The Royal Blue colour associated with it symbolises immense power.

Day 8: Pink
The eight-day is dedicated to Goddess Mahagauri. This form of Goddess Durga has the power to fulfil all the desires of her devotees. The one who worships this form of the Devi gets relief from all the sufferings in life. This day is associated with pink colour which represents hope, self-refinement and social upliftment.

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  • <p>Navratri or Navratra is considered to be one of India’s most important festivals. It denotes nine nights of reverence towards Goddess Durga and her nine avatars. It ends on the tenth day with distribution of prasad and feeding young girls who are considered to be the symbol of Maa or Durga. People celebrate the festival with fasting, feasting after a fast, playing dandiya and visiting Durga Puja pandals. They also exchange warm wishes with their loved ones. Here’s a look at some heartwarming Navratri messages, wishes and greetings.</p>

    ​Happy Navratri 2021: Images, Wishes, Messages, Quotes, Pictures and Greeting Cards

    Navratri or Navratra is considered to be one of India’s most important festivals. It denotes nine nights of reverence towards Goddess Durga and her nine avatars. It ends on the tenth day with distribution of prasad and feeding young girls who are considered to be the symbol of Maa or Durga. People celebrate the festival with fasting, feasting after a fast, playing dandiya and visiting Durga Puja pandals. They also exchange warm wishes with their loved ones. Here’s a look at some heartwarming Navratri messages, wishes and greetings.

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  • <p>May the Goddess protect you and your family from evil. Wishing you a colourful Durga puja.</p><p>May you have the best of time, celebrations and success in life this year. Best Wishes for a joyous Navratri with lots joy, happiness and peace.</p><p>Our hearty Greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Navratri. May Maa Durga always guide & bless all of us. Blessed Navratri.</p><p>May the festive occasion of Durga Ashtami infuse our homes and hearts with happiness and good luck. Wishing a blessed Navratri.</p><p>May Maa Durga brighten your life with countless blessings of happiness and prosperity. Navratri to all my friends.</p><p>May this festival bring you happiness and success. HAPPY NAVRATRI 2021!</p>

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    May the Goddess protect you and your family from evil. Wishing you a colourful Durga puja.

    May you have the best of time, celebrations and success in life this year. Best Wishes for a joyous Navratri with lots joy, happiness and peace.

    Our hearty Greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Navratri. May Maa Durga always guide & bless all of us. Blessed Navratri.

    May the festive occasion of Durga Ashtami infuse our homes and hearts with happiness and good luck. Wishing a blessed Navratri.

    May Maa Durga brighten your life with countless blessings of happiness and prosperity. Navratri to all my friends.

    May this festival bring you happiness and success. HAPPY NAVRATRI 2021!

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  • <p>Durga Puja infuses our hearts and minds with positivity and zeal to keep moving ahead with happiness….Best wishes on Durga Puja to you.</p><p>May Maa Durga empower you with her 9 blessings of name, fame, health, wealth, happiness, humanity, knowledge, devotion, and power. Wish you a happy Navratri.</p><p>It is the faith in Maa that brings eternal happiness and success in life. Surrender yourself to her to experience the magic of her blessings. Happy Durga Puja!!</p>

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    Durga Puja infuses our hearts and minds with positivity and zeal to keep moving ahead with happiness….Best wishes on Durga Puja to you.

    May Maa Durga empower you with her 9 blessings of name, fame, health, wealth, happiness, humanity, knowledge, devotion, and power. Wish you a happy Navratri.

    It is the faith in Maa that brings eternal happiness and success in life. Surrender yourself to her to experience the magic of her blessings. Happy Durga Puja!!

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  • <p>Every day the sun rises to give us a message that darkness will always be beaten by light. Let us follow the same natural rule. Happy Navratri.</p><p>Warm wishes on Navratri to all the students. May this auspicious occasion shower into your lives the ability to shine in studies.</p><p>May Maa Durga is always there to guide us in our lives and enlighten us with your knowledge. Warm greetings on Navratri to all the students.</p>

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    Every day the sun rises to give us a message that darkness will always be beaten by light. Let us follow the same natural rule. Happy Navratri.

    Warm wishes on Navratri to all the students. May this auspicious occasion shower into your lives the ability to shine in studies.

    May Maa Durga is always there to guide us in our lives and enlighten us with your knowledge. Warm greetings on Navratri to all the students.

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  • <p>“The intention (of the puja pandals) is not so much to entertain as to disorient and astonish; to tap into the Bengali’s appetite for the bizarre, the uncanny.”</p><p>― Amit Chaudhuri, Calcutta: Two Years in the City</p><p>“The myth of the Pujas is a simple one – full of rural sweetness. The Pujas are, in part, an ever-returning homage to that magical sense of being rescued, so indispensable to children.”</p><p>― Amit Chaudhuri, Calcutta: Two Years in the City</p>

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    “The intention (of the puja pandals) is not so much to entertain as to disorient and astonish; to tap into the Bengali’s appetite for the bizarre, the uncanny.”

    ― Amit Chaudhuri, Calcutta: Two Years in the City

    “The myth of the Pujas is a simple one – full of rural sweetness. The Pujas are, in part, an ever-returning homage to that magical sense of being rescued, so indispensable to children.”

    ― Amit Chaudhuri, Calcutta: Two Years in the City

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  • <p>May the blessing of Maa Durga Guide you on the right path and help you in all your endeavors. Warm wishes of Navratri to all.</p><p>May Maa Durga empower you and your family with health, wealth, happiness and prosperity. Happy Navratri 2021!</p><p>Happiest Navratri to all devotees of Ma Durga. May you have the best of times, celebrations, and success in life this year.</p><p>This festival brings a lot of colour to our lives. May bright colours dominate your life. Happy Navratri.</p>

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    May the blessing of Maa Durga Guide you on the right path and help you in all your endeavors. Warm wishes of Navratri to all.

    May Maa Durga empower you and your family with health, wealth, happiness and prosperity. Happy Navratri 2021!

    Happiest Navratri to all devotees of Ma Durga. May you have the best of times, celebrations, and success in life this year.

    This festival brings a lot of colour to our lives. May bright colours dominate your life. Happy Navratri.

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  • <p>May this festival be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of Navratri is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, here’s hoping this festival will be great for you!</p><p>Nava Durga has come in our lives to grace them with her power and strength….. Let us worship her and seek her blessings to become better persons….. Happy Navratri to you.</p><p>Till the time we have Maa Durga blessing us with her love and protection, we have nothing to fear in life. Happy Navratri to everyone.</p><p>On the occasion of Navratri, let us thank Maa Durga for always blessing us with whatever we have desired. Wishing a very Happy Navratri to you.</p>

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    May this festival be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of Navratri is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, here’s hoping this festival will be great for you!

    Nava Durga has come in our lives to grace them with her power and strength….. Let us worship her and seek her blessings to become better persons….. Happy Navratri to you.

    Till the time we have Maa Durga blessing us with her love and protection, we have nothing to fear in life. Happy Navratri to everyone.

    On the occasion of Navratri, let us thank Maa Durga for always blessing us with whatever we have desired. Wishing a very Happy Navratri to you.

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  • <p>Let this Navratri be the end of a wonderful year together and the start of a much more wonderful journey together. I love you! happy Navratri!</p><p>The occasion of Navratri is all about enjoying the garba with our loved ones and fasting to please Maa and seek her love and blessings. Wishing you a very Happy Navratri.</p><p>I wish that you achieve the strength and power of Maa Durga and reflect them through your attitude and actions. I wish that Maa Durga loves you more than me. Happy Navaratri.</p><p>May the bright colors of Navratri bring into our lives high spirits and positivity. Wishing a blessed and cheerful Navratri to you my dear.</p>

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    Let this Navratri be the end of a wonderful year together and the start of a much more wonderful journey together. I love you! happy Navratri!

    The occasion of Navratri is all about enjoying the garba with our loved ones and fasting to please Maa and seek her love and blessings. Wishing you a very Happy Navratri.

    I wish that you achieve the strength and power of Maa Durga and reflect them through your attitude and actions. I wish that Maa Durga loves you more than me. Happy Navaratri.

    May the bright colors of Navratri bring into our lives high spirits and positivity. Wishing a blessed and cheerful Navratri to you my dear.

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Day 9: Purple
The last day of Navratri is all about worshipping Goddess Siddhidatri. It is made up of two words ‘Siddhi’ means supernatural power and ‘Dhatri’ means the awarder. This form of the Devi is a giver of knowledge and helps you achieve your aspirations. Hence, the day is associated with the colours purple, which represents ambition and power.