Durga Puja and Navratri festival is celebrated by worshiping Goddess Durga and her different avatars. The nine day festival Navratri 2015 will soon begin from October 13. On this auspicious festival devotees worship nine Devi’s and also fast for all the nine days. Navratri Puja starts with Shailputri Maa and Goddess of Navadurga. The festival ends on a good note with Siddhidatri Mata’s puja.(Read: Navratri 2015: Significance of the 9-day Indian festival)
Dussehra falls on the 10th day and is celebrated with lot of zeal and enthusiasm. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated 20 days after Dussehra. Navrati is not just about playing Dandiya and Garba Raas but it’s also about the excitement of wearing those nine bright colors which are to be worn to worship Goddess Durga.
Here we have noted down the list of nine different colours which people are supposed to wear during the nine days of festivity. We provide you with 9 different shades of happiness and their importance. Happy Navratri to everyone out there, hope the Goddess showers her blessings and fulfills your wishes.
First Day – Ghatasthapana / Pratipada (13th October, 2015) – Red
Devotees worship Shailaputri Maa, the first form of Goddess Durga on the first day of Navadurga. The idol of Goddess is dressed in a bright red saree while the Ghatasthapana setup of earthen pot is being done. The colour to wear around the initial day for devotees is bright Red.
Second Day – Dwitiya (14th October, 2015) – Royal Blue
Bharmacharini is the second form of Goddess which is worshipped on the second day. There is a mythological story which says that this goddess enlightens elegant forms with power, divine and spiritual grace. The colour of the day for devotees to wear on this auspicious day is Royal Blue.
Third Day – Tritiya (15th October, 2015) – Yellow
The third appearance of the goddess is Chandraghanta, which symbolises peace, serenity, beauty and bravery in one’s life. The Goddess is dressed in White attire. Yellow is the colour of the day and Sindhoor Tritiya Sowbhagya Teej is also observed on this day.
Fourth Day – Chaturthi (16th October, 2015) – Green
Siddhidatri is the last form of Maa Durga who is known to have great supernatural powers. The goddess is dressed in Purple attire and Maha Navami puja is done. Kanya puja is also done on this auspicious day.Sky Blue is the colour for the last day.
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