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Last Updated: 23rd October, 2020

Navratri Colours

जानें नवरात्रि में किस दिन कौन से रंग का कपड़ा पहनने से माता रानी होती हैं प्रसन्न.

9 Colors of Navratri

Navratri 2020 is one of the widely celebrated festivals in India. On this occasion, the nine avatars of the divine Goddess Durga are celebrated with much grandeu for all the 9 days of Navratri. The festival is celebrated for nine nights consecutively twice a year. The festival of Navratri signifies the victory of good over evil. This year Navaratri 2020 in India will begin on Saturday, 17 October and ends on Sunday, 25 October. Special foods are prepared on Navratri and people are indulged in merrymaking. The festival is celebrated in different forms in different states. Many rituals are associated with Navratri festival. One of them is of wearing specific color of dress during each day of Navratri. A unique aspect of the worship shown on this day is that the idol is draped with a dress of a specific color to symbolize a specific avatar. The tradition of dressing in the same color as that of the avatar has evolved over the years.

 

Navratri colours 2020: List of 9 colours and its importance

The word Navaratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit. The nine nights of Navratri depict the battle that took place between Durga and demon Mahishasura. The nine days of Navratri are solely dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine Avatars – the Navadurga. Check out below the significance of each day of Navratri and colours associated with each day of puja:

Navratri Colours
Day Navratri Day Colour Importance
1st Day 17th October 2020 Grey It's the first day of Navratri when Kalash
Sthapana is done. On this day, Maa Durga is
worshipped in the form of Shailputri and the
colour 'Grey'is worn
2nd Day 18th October 2020 Orange On 2nd day of Navratri, Maa Durga is worshipped in the form of Brahmacharini and the colour 'Orange' symbolises tranquillity, brightness and knowledge.
3rd Day 19th October 2020 White Maa Durga is worshipped in the form of Chandraghanta and the colour 'White' represents peace, calm and purity
4th Day 20th October 2020 Red On 4th day, Maa Durga is worshipped in the form of Kushmanda and the colour 'Red' symbolises passion.
5th Day 21st October 2020 Sky Blue Maa Durga is worshipped in the form of Skanda Mata and the colour 'Royal Blue' represents divine energy
6th Day 22nd October 2020 Pink On 6th day, Maa Durga is worshipped in the form of Katyayani and the colour 'Yellow' symbolises joy and cheerfulness
7th Day 23rd October 2020 Royal Blue Maa Durga is worshipped in the form of Kalaratri and the colour 'Green' refers to the various aspects of Mother Nature and its nourishing qualities
8th Day 24th April 2020 Yellow Maa Durga is worshipped in the form of Gauri and the colour 'Peacock Green' represents the desires and wishes that get fulfilled.
9th Day 25th April 2020 Green Maa Durga is worshipped in the form of Siddhidhatri and the colour 'Purple' represents ambition and energy

Nine colours of Chaitra Navratri 2020

Day 1 - Ghastasthapana - Grey

The Goddess Durga is worshiped on all nine days of the festival so that she may usher in prosperity and good luck. The first day of Navratri, which is also known as Ghastasthapana, witnesses the holy pooja of the Goddess. The day is very auspicious as it is the start of the festival. The Goddess is dressed in Grey attire on this day. According to tradition, people wear clothes of Grey color on this day.


Day 2 - Dwitiya - Orange

The second day on which Goddess Durga is Worshiped as Brahmacharini, is known as Dwitiya. On this day, people worship the Goddess so that she bestows upon them emancipation, as well as prosperity. On this day people wear attires of Orange color. This form of the Goddess is considered to be extremely pious.


Day 3 - Tritiya - White

The third day of Navratri is known as Tritiya. On this day Goddess Durga is worshiped as Chandraghanta. Chandraghanta symbolizes bravery and fortitude. On this day the Goddess is dressed in a White saree.


Day 4 - Chaturthi - Red

The fourth day of Navratri is known as Chaturthi and on this day Goddess Durga is worshiped in the form of Kushmanda. It is believed that as the Goddess laughed, the universe generated. On this day, the Goddess is dressed in Red and people can be seen wearing attire that are of the same color.


Day 5 - Panchami - Sky Blue

The day five of the festival is known as Panchami. On this day, the Goddess is worshiped as Skandamata, the mother of Kartikeya. People worship the goddess so that she may usher in peace and prosperity into their home. People seek the blessings of the Goddess. Sky Blue is the color of this day and devotees should be dressed in this color.


Day 6 - Sashti - Pink

Day six is known as Sashti. Pink is the color of the day and people are advised to wear attires of this color on Sashti. On this Day, people worship Goddess Durga in the form of Katyayani. According to a legend sage Katya wanted to welcome the Goddess as his daughter. To please the Goddess, Katya performed many formalities. The Goddess was finally pleased with Katya and took birth in his home as his daughter and was known as Katyayani.


Day 7 - Saptami - Royal Blue

Day seven is known as Saptami. On this day, Goddess Durga is worshiped in the form of Kalratri. Kalratri, who is also known as Subhankari, means a dark and black knight. The Goddess not only protects her worshipers from all kinds of troubles and negativity of life, but also provides them with utmost happiness. Royal Blue is the color to wear on the seventh day that is Saptami.

Maa Kalratri is worshipped in the form of the Goddess Durga. It is also known as Maha Saptami.
In the this form, Maa Durga looks ve appears in a dark complexion and looks very fierce. She is seen sitting on an ass and has four hands, two of which carry a torch and sword, while the other two hands shows boon giving and protecting poses.
On this day Maa is offered night jasmines and following mantras are recited, conclude with aarti.

Maa Kalratri Mantras
Om Devi Kalaratryai Namah

Om Devi Kalratryayi Namah Ekveni Japakarnpoora Nagna KharaasthitaLamboshthi Karnika karni TailaabhyaktshariiriniVaam Paadollasallohlata KantakbhushanaaBardhan Moordham Dhwajaa Krishnaa Kalratrirbhayankari


Day 8 - Ashtami - Yellow

Day eighth is known as Ashtami. On this day, Goddess Durga is worshiped as Maha Gauri. The attire that devotes will wear on this day should be of Yellow color. The Goddess purifies her worshipers and also forgives their sins. The Goddess as Maha Gauri performed a penance so that she may have Lord Shiva as her husband. During the course of the penance, dust accumulated on her body and Lord Shiva washed it with the sacred waters of the Ganga. Saraswati Mata Puja is also organized on this day.


Day 9 - Ram Navami - Green

Day nine is known as Navami and it is the last day of the festival. On this day, people worship the Goddess as she bestows prosperity on all her devotees. Green is the color of the day and devotees should dress in attire that is of this color.


So as you head out to participate in the evening aarti or dandia rass, be sure to be dressed in the colour as ordained for this year. Happy Navaratri!

नवरात्र 2020: नौ दिन इन नौ रंगों के कपड़े पहन करें पूजा, देवी मां की बरसेगी कृपा पूजा करने के लिए मां के स्वरूप के अनुसार कपड़ों के रंग का चयन करना शुभ माना जाता है। ऐसे में चाहें आप सलवार सूट पहनें या साड़ी नवरात्र पर्व में प्रत्येक दिन किस रंग के कपड़े धारण करना हैं ये हम आपको बताएंगे।

नवरात्र का पहला दिन शैलपुत्री का पूजन किया जाता है। हिमालय की पुत्री माता शैलपुत्री की पूजा करते समय ग्रे(स्लेटी) रंग के कपड़े पहन कर पूजा करने से लाभ मिलता है।


नवरात्र के दूसरे दिन माता ब्रह्मचारिणी की उपासना की जाती है। इस दिन नारंगी रंग की पोशाक पहननी चाहिए।
नवरात्र के तीसरे दिन मां दुर्गा के तीसरे रूप माता चंद्रघंटा का पूजन होता है। इस दिन सफेद रंग के कपड़े पहन कर पूजा करने से देवी मां प्रसन्न होती है
नवरात्र के चौथे दिन दुर्गा मां के चौथे रूप माता कूष्मांडा की आराधना की जाती है। मां कुष्मांडा को लाल रंग बहुत प्रिय है। इसलिए इस दिन लाल रंग के कपड़े पहन कर पूजा करनी चाहिए
नवरात्र के पांचवें दिन माता स्कंदमाता की पूजा की जाती है। इस दिन देवी मां की पूजा करते समय आसमानी रंग के कपड़े पहनना शुभ होता है।
दुर्गा मां का छठा रूप माता कात्यायनी है। इस दिन गुलाबी रंग के कपड़े पहनकर माता रानी की पूजा अर्चना करनी चाहिए।
नवरात्र के सातवें दिन माता कालरात्रि की पूजा की जाती है। सप्तमी के दिन माता की पूजा नीले रंग के कपड़े पहनकर करना शुभ माना जाता है
अष्टमी के दिन महागौरी की पूजा की जाती है और इस दिन भक्तों के लिए पीले रंग के कपड़े पहनना शुभ होता है।
नवरात्रि के नौवें यानी आखिरी दिन मां सिद्धिदात्री की पूजा होती है। इस दिन हरे रंग के कपड़े पहन कर पूजा करनी चाहिए।