Navratri is the Indian Festival to worship the power of the Goddess Durga and her Nine different versions- each developed to fight a particular cause. Therefore, for a period of nine days, Indians observe a fast and worship the most supreme energy of the universe – Goddess Durga.
On each day of Navratri, a special color is worn which is dedicated to the goddess, and each color holds specific significance. These Navratri colors can actually be a great inspiration if you’re looking for outfit ideas, especially during an ongoing pandemic when the pomp and grandeur will be toned down to just close family members and friends.
So gear up to match the spirit of uninhibited fun, lip-smacking food, irresistible dance moves, and equally gorgeous outfits inspired by the nine colors of Navratri.
Navratri Day 1: Grey
The first day of the Navratri’s is the day to worship Shailputri. This mother goddess is known for bringing courage and composure. So, start the holy Navratras by wearing a combination dress.
Have a weakness for bright colours? Look no further than this yellow crop top with a contrasting full-length skirt. Pair it with some oxidized jewellery and It’s sure to leave everyone breathless.
Navratri Day 2: Orange
The second day of this auspicious festival is dedicated to Maa Brahmacharini and she is symbolized with the color orange, which implies the aura and brightness of positivity and enlightenment. Interestingly, orange is also the color that Goddess Brahmacharini is said to wear.
If you want to pray to Maa in a sari, then Sara’s orange-yellow bandhini sari could be your perfect fit. If you love lehengas, then try an orange silk lehenga like the one worn by actress Kiara Advani.
Navratri Day 3: White
The third day is the day of Goddess Chandraghanta- Who is known for filling her devotees’ hearts with peace and tranquillity. She also identified with a half-moon on her head. As clear as day, the symbolism of the colour stands for purity, meditation and peace.
Wear a beautiful dress or a lehenga and flaunt your elegance and beauty. Style the third day wearing a white Anarkali or lehenga and highlight the outfit with contrast pieces. Also, to outstand the crowd, wear silver statement jewellery.
Navratri Day 4: Red
The fourth form of Durga is that of Kushmanda Devi or Goddess. This goddess is known to have started the universe. And she is the one who brought light into the world. Sport a beautiful look to be a personification of the light.
People wear red on the fourth day of Navratri. Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on this particular day where red signifies beauty and fearlessness. With traditional gold embroidery work, this ethnic set sure will bring out the glamour within you. Keep your makeup minimal and tie your hair in a bun.
Navratri Day 5: Royal Blue
The colour blue is considered to be symbolic of health and wealth. Goddess Skandamata is worshipped on this day by the Hindus.
Look resplendent like a midnight dream in this outfit and woo everyone with open hair and a small bindi. Drop the earrings to let the embroidery around your neck shine.
Navratri Day 6: Yellow
Yellow is worn on the sixth day of Navratri and stands for happiness and brightness. Goddess Katyayani is worshipped on this day.
You can never be tired of enough drama and ethnic embroidery, thereby style this Indo western outfit with bold jewelry and red lips to draw all eyes on you.
Navratri Day 7: Green
This is considered to be one of the most crucial Navratri colours. Hindus worship goddess Kalaratri on this day and the colour green signifies new beginnings and growth.
Wear a simple flowy yet elegant saree on this auspious 7th day of navratri to worship maa durga. Style your saree with simple bangles and add a gajra to ace the look.
Navratri Day 8: Peacock Green
Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped on the eighth day, which is also known as Ashtami. A lot of people perform Kanjaks on this day. Peacock green is the colour of the day.
The color peacock green is believed to fulfill all the desires of the devotees. On this auspicious day, be an epitome of classic. Get inspired by this outfit which has beautiful embroidery. Pair the outfit with some elegant pearl earrings.
Navratri Day 9: Purple
The last day of Navratri is known as Navami. Various rituals take place on this day along with prayers offered to Goddess Siddhidhatri. One of the most important Navratri colours, Purple signifies the power of intellect and peace.
Style the 9th day of navratri with a happy purple outfit.
Each of the nine colours of Navratri symbolizes a unique aspect of the festival where on each day the idol is draped with a dress of a specific colour to represent a different avatar. The tradition of dressing in the same colour as that of the avatar of Durga Maa has still been evolving over the years. Draw some inspiration from the Navratri colour list and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram to share your looks.
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