9 Colors of Navratri and their Meaning
Colours play an important role to make our life vibrant and colourful. If we talk about festivals, it brings happiness, prosperity and joy to our life. If we collectively think about festivals and colours we found both interlinked with each other. As we know the Holi festival is the festival of colours, likewise the Navratri festival also has the importance of colours.
Navratri is one of the Most Important Hindu Festivals. It is going to be celebrated from 7th October 2021 to 15th October 2021 this year. There is a tradition to wear dresses that represent the colours of Navratri on each of the 9 days. There are 9 different Navratri colours in 2021. Find out the Navratri Color Sequence for 2021.
Use these colours as a guide and make this Navratri more colourful.
Navratri Colors traditions are commonly followed in the western region of India. In Maharashtra and Gujarat, girls, women and even some enthusiastic men also follow the colours by wearing a Saree or dress of the colour of that day. This tradition is followed throughout from the first day to the 9th day of Navratri.
Since each day of the Navratri festival is dedicated to one particular form of Goddess Durga, each day has significance in terms of colour also. Devotees not only wear those coloured sarees and dresses for that day but also decorate the idol of the Goddess in that particular coloured saree. Each colour has a significance of its own and represents different forms of the Goddess.
First Day – (7th October) – Thursday – Yellow
Second Day – (8th October) – Friday – Green
Third-Day – (9th October) – Saturday – Grey
Fourth Day – (11th October) – Sunday – Orange
Fifth Day – (11th October) – Sunday – White
Sixth Day – (12th October) – Monday – Red
Seventh Day – (13th October) – Tuesday – Royal Blue
Eighth Day – (14th October) – Wednesday – Pink
Ninth Day – (15th October) – Thursday – Purple
The orange colour is made up of red and yellow colour which signifies positive energy and happiness respectively.
White colour is synonymous with purity and innocence and brings inner peace and security to a person.
Navratri Colour – Red
The red colour is the colour of energy, love and creativity which indicates strong leadership signs.
Royal blue stands for panache and elegance. It represents richness and tranquillity.
The colour stands for optimism and joy. This warm colour keeps the person cheerful all day. The yellow colour is the identification of happiness, freshness and brightness.
The Colour green symbolises new beginnings. The green colour is to evoke a sense of growth, fertility, peace and serenity.
In Navratri colours, grey colour is the best and signifies the power of conceptual understanding and peace. This colour balances emotions and keeps the person down-to-earth.
The colour represents richness and opulence.
The Colour peacock green represents beauty and Compassion. It is also a sign of integrity.
During the Navratri festival, each year we get a different set of colours to be followed. How these colours are decided..?
The secret of the colours changes every day in the day on which it starts. The first colour of the Navratri is decided based on the weekday when Navratri begins and the remaining 8 days follow a fixed cycle of colours. So it follows a pattern-
During Weekdays such as first Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be having White, Red, Royal Blue, Yellow, Green, Grey and Orange. In whichever order, they come. 7 days hence 7 colours.
The first repeating weekday is in the second cycle of the week the colours followed are Pink and purple and/or sky blue alternatively. + 2 remaining days +2 colours
The first day of Navratri is dedicated to Devi – Shailaputri. She is the absolute form of Mother Nature and symbolizes strength. On this day and she is dressed in a Grey colour. Know more about the First Day of Navratri
The second day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Durga – Brahmacharini – the female seeking spiritual knowledge. In this form, Goddess Durga or Parvati goes to the verdant mountains to do penance. On this day and she is dressed in orange colour. Know more about the Second Day of Navratri
The third day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Chandraghanta. on this day and she is dressed in White colour. Know more about the Third Day of Navratri
The fourth form of Goddess Durga is Kushmanda. She is Powerful enough to live in the Sun. on this day and she is dressed in Red colour.
The fifth form of Devi is Skandamata – mother of Skanda or Kartikeya, the war god. The Devi holding her baby in her lap is a symbol of the purity of a mother’s love. on this day and she is dressed in Royal Blue colour.
The sixth form of Devi is Katyayani. She is a fierce form of Goddess Durga believed to be formed out of the anger of the Gods. on this day and she is dressed in Yellow colour.
The seventh form of Devi is Kaalratri. She is a destructive form of the Goddess and is also called Kali. on this day and she is dressed in Green colour.
The eighth form of Devi is Mahagauri. on this day and she is dressed in Peacock Green colour. Know more about the Eighth Day of Navratri
The ninth form of Devi is Siddhidatri. on this day and she is dressed in Purple colour. Know more about the Ninth Day of Navratri
Each year, we get a different set of colours to be followed for each day in Navratri. In Maharashtra and Gujarat girls and ladies and even some enthusiastic men follow the colours by wearing a Saree or dress of the colour of the day. This is followed throughout from the first day to the Ninth Day of Navratri.
Since each day is dedicated to one particular form of Goddess Durga, each day has significance in terms of colour also. Devotees not only wear those coloured dresses for that day but also decorate the idol of the Goddess in that particular colour. The devotees offer a particular coloured Saree to the Goddess each day. Each colour has a significance of its own and represents different forms of the Goddess.
Shailputri – 1st Day of Navratri
Brahmacharini – 2nd Day of Navratri
Chandraghanta – 3rd Day of Navratri
Kushmanda – 4th Day of Navratri
Skandmata – 5th Day of Navratri
Mahagauri – 8th Day of Navratri