Navratri the Hindu festival celebrated in the honour of Goddess Durga (also known as Maa Shakti, Goddess Parvati) is being celebrated with great fervour in the country. Sharad Navaratri 2019 is being celebrated from September 29 and go on upto October 7. This nine-day long festival is widely commemorated across India with varied rituals and traditions. Nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped on each of the days and a dedicated colour is given to each of the days. It is a tradition that continues to be celebrated across India. Every year thousands of people enjoy following the nine colours of Navaratri. Women especially enjoy dressing up in the dedicated Navratri colours and bring in the festivities with all the enthusiasm. We give you the Navratri 2019 colours list and this colour chart will help you celebrate Sharad Navaratri with utmost perfection. Navratri 2019 Colours List for Free PDF Download Online: Dates, Day-Wise Nine Colours to Wear During Sharad Navaratri Festival With Images!
Navaratri is one of the few festivals that is celebrated with equal valour all across India, from the Garba and Dandiya Raas in the west to Pujo in the east, to Golu in the south, Sharad Navaratri celebrates the revered Hindu Goddess, Maa Durga in different ways. In addition to its significance, following the nine colours of Navaratri brings out a unique sense of community celebrations which further extends the festive spirits. The colours of Navaratri change every year, and the first colour of the Navratri is decided based on the day of the week. The remaining colours then follow a fixed cycle.
Sharad Navratri is celebrated in the bright half of the Hindu calendar month Ashvin, and it celebrates the nine avatars of Goddess Durga – Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri. During this festival, each form of Devi is also said to don the colours of Navaratri corresponding to that day. Now that we know the tradition and reason behind following this dedicated colour chart, here is the Sharad Navaratri colour chart for you to plan your outfits well in advance! Sharad Navratri 2019 Date And Information: Know All About Nine Days of Navratri And Celebrations Related to the Festival.
Navratri Day 1 (September 29) - Orange - Goddess Shailaputri
The first day of Navaratri is dedicated to Goddess Shailaputri. The first day of Navaratri falls on a Sunday this year, thereby making the colour of Navaratri Day 1 as orange.
Navratri Day 2 (September 30) - White - Brahmacharini
On Dwitiya, another incarnation of Goddess Parvati, Brahmacharini is worshipped. Brahmacharini is revered for moksha and endowment of peace and prosperity, and this year the colour to celebrate this form of the Devi is white.
Navratri Day 3 (October 01) - Red - Chandraghanta
On the third day of Navaratri, people worship Goddess Chandraghanta, who is a symbol of bravery. This emotion will be beautifully captured by the colour of red.
Navratri Day 4 (October 02) - Royal Blue - Kushmanda
The creative power of the universe, Kushmanda is revered on Chaturthi or the fourth day of Navaratri. This year the power of this Goddess can be celebrated with the calm and vibrant colour of Royal Blue.
Navratri Day 5 (October 03) - Yellow - Skandmata
The fifth day of Navaratri is dedicated to worshipping the mother of Kartikeya or Skanda, Skandmata. This year, Navaratri Panchami falls on a Thursday, and the colour of celebration will be Yellow.
Navratri Day 6 (October 04) - Green - Katyayani
On the sixth day of Navaratri, we revere the incarnation of Durga, who is the embodiment of courage - Katyayani. This warrior goddess will be celebrated in the bright and nurturing colour of green.
Navratri Day 7 (October 05) - Grey - Kalaratri
On Saptami, the most ferocious form of Goddess Durga, Kalaratri is worshipped. It is believed that Parvati removed her fair skin to kill the demons Sumbha and Nisumbha, and this year, this day will be celebrated by donning grey coloured dresses.
Navratri Day 8 (October 06) - Purple - Mahagauri
The Ashtami of Navaratri is dedicated to Goddess Mahagauri, who symbolises peace and intelligence and the colour purple is bound to bring out the positive vibes associated with this Goddess.
Navratri Day 9 (October 07) - Peacock Green - Siddhidatri
The last day of Navaratri is dedicated to Goddess Sidhidatri, or Saraswati. There are various pujas and rituals that are carried on in the reverence of Goddess Saraswati and this year, and we can bring in this day of celebration in the beautiful peacock green colour.
We hope that this colour guide help you prep for the Navratri 2019 celebrations. It is important to remember that the main celebration during Navaratri that of Goddess Durga’s war against deception and evil and the lesson that the good always wins. Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy Navaratri in advance!
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