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Navratri’s 9 Days Colours: Know what each signifies

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Navratri is one of the most revered Hindu festivals. The festival is dedicated to the various Avatars or reincarnations of the Goddess Durga. The festival’s duration is nine days.

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avratri holds prime importance in Hindu mythology. Celebrated two times in a year in the months of Chaitra and Sharad, it is celebrated all over the country. The festival of Navratri holds special importance in Hindu mythology. Today is the Shardiya Navratri, and everyone is dressed in their finest of attires. The word Navratri is derived from two words ‘Nav’ meaning nine and ‘Ratri’ meaning nights. Thus, in other words the festival lasts for 9 days. Navratri’s 9 days colours are designated and has a special meaning attached.

Festival marks its beginning today September 26, 2022, with Ghatasthapana ritual and ends with Durga Visarjan or the festival of Dusshera or Vijayadashami on the tenth day, October 5, 2022. The traditions of the Navratri include fasting and wearing colours according to each day. The article explores the various Navratri colors followed on #Navratri2022. This trend is very popular among devotees observing the fast during the nine days of Navratri.

Navratri’s 9 Days Colours resonate with 9 Avatars of the Goddess

Especially the northern states of India Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, the festivities and gaiety of the Navratri is worth watching. During the festival the devotees worship the various incarnations of the Goddess. People observe fasts and mainly follow Satvik diet. Each day of Navratri is associated with an incarnation of the goddess. People observe fasts and offer the goddess bhog and other offerings.

Prayers are sought for family’s prosperity and a fulfilling life. Conclusion of Navratri marks the beginning of another festival Vijayadashami or Dusshera. Also, in some states beautiful statues of the Goddess are made which are immersed on the conclusion. Navratri’s 9 days colours are namely White (Purity and Peace), Red (passion, auspiciousness as well as anger essential to uproot evil), Royal Blue (Divine Energy), Yellow (Joy and Cheerfulness), Green (Qualities of Mother Nature and Nourishing Qualities), Grey (Determination to destroy evil), Orange (tranquility, brightness and knowledge), Peacock Green (Fulfilled Desires) and Pink (Purity and Compassion). These Navratri’s 9 Days colours are listed in accordance with each day of the festival.

Nine Days Celebrations, Navratri’s 9 Days Colours represent triumph of Goddess

Navratri celebrations mark dances like Garba and Dandiya. Although, celebrated in various parts of the country in different, but the basic idea marks the worship of the Goddess Kali or Durga. We wish all the devotees of Goddess Durga a very blissful Navratri ahead of the meaningful festival that celebrates feminine power.

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