Nine Colors of Navratri and their Significance

Navratri is derived from the word ‘Nava’ & ‘Ratri’, meaning nine nights. The nine-days auspices is dedicated to nine avatars of Goddess Durga, i.e. Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri & Siddhidatri, with each day having a colour significance to it.

Navratri is a symbol of the victory of good v. Evil, as Maa Durga fought & beheaded Mahisasur on the tenth day, known as Vijay Dashmi. The festival is widely celebrated in every part of the country, especially in West Bengal & North-east, where it is hailed that the Goddess returns home for these 9 days every year.

What are Navratri colours? 

It is said that all the nine forms of Goddess Durga have different attributes, powers and characteristics. One is more fierce than the other, one is the slayer of evil, while another a gentle nurturing mother. These are all believed to be different avatars, or incarnations of one Goddess, Durga.
Each day in Navratri has a colour associated to it. Each colour symbolizes something different, each denoting a goddess. They are:

  • Grey
  • Orange
  • White
  • Red
  • Royal Blue
  • Yellow
  • Green 
  • Peacock Green
  • Purple

At Halfcute, we are embodying the same principle of the Navratri spirit, and we bring you the most vibrant collections of apparel, bedroom accessories & much more. Find cute printed cushions, deity printed dresses for a goddess look and other stylish traditional wear that will brighten up the festive mood for you. Whether you want to adorn that stunning, fierce crimson lehenga or that hue blue salwar kurta, find every incarnation of fashion this Navratri at Halfcute.

We also have a collection of suave, vividly designed cushions that you colour your bedroom like an artist’s palette. Find the cutest and cuddliest orange, red & blue cushions and give a vibrant touch to your bedroom with our Navratri Nav colours collection. 

Significance of Navratri Colours

Navratri holds a special place among the hearts of devotees all around the country as the nine days mark joyous festivities with the sound of ‘Dhaks’ and dance in praise of the Goddess.

The festival also brings the opportunity to join the celebrations. As the nine days have different colours, devotees look to match those colours with their attires. It is believed  that doing so brings prosperity, joy and well-being throughout the year.

Following are the nine colours of Navratra in 2020 along with what each of them signifies:

  • First Day- Grey (17th October)

The first day of Navratri is worshipped for Goddess Shailputri. The colour of this day is Grey, and provides strength in difficult times.

Kick-start the festivities with the hues of grey! Epitomizing true strength, grey is the colour for the first day of Navratri. Known as Saptami, this is the day to slay with a Peach & Grey Yoke top with black pants set. 

A day that speaks of vigour with minimal brightness, a light grey silk saree for the evening festivities will pave the way for complements to flow your way. 

  • Second Day- Orange (18th October)

The second day of the Navratra is denoted by Orange and it signifies happiness, positive energy and well-being. Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on this day.

Take the glow of the festival to another level with gorgeous silk sarees, attractive embroidered kedia & pants set or a chic halter neck top that will truly set the festive mood for everybody around. 

The second day, orange denotes happiness & energy and a bright tinge of traditional orange attires will mark the beginning of a memorable Navratri filled with auspicious colours and devotion to the Goddess. 

  • Third day- White (19th October)

Symbolizing peace, purity, serenity and fulfillness, the colour of the third day of Navratri is white. Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on the second day of Navratri. 

White symbolizes peace & purity. The third day of Navratri is all about being minimally stylish and that’s what exactly we have for you here. Get set to gorgeous your way through the crowd with a pink & white lehenga choli with Koti with easy on the eyes details that stand out. 

If you want something between the traditional and the neo, an off-white traditional kedia & colourful pant set to maintain the auspicious colour of the day as well as your style quotient. 

  • Fourth day- Red (20th October)

Worshipped for Goddess Kushmanda, the fourth day of Navratri epitomizes the bold and the beautiful as red. Red denotes the duality of a being as beautiful yet fearsome at the same time.

The fourth day for Navratri is denoted by the colour red, which denotes the beauty & fearlessness. Match your attire with attitude with a stunning 10 ruffle layer lehenga choli set and walk into the celebrations with a bedazzling spirit. 

If you’re the kind who truly delves into the festive mood, then a Garba style Lehenga Choli dress will be the perfect attire to steal the show. You can also express love to your loved ones with red hot matching mugs or catchy wallpaper frames. 

The fifth day of Navratri is worshipped for Goddess Skandamata. The colour of this day is Royal blue, and it signifies health & wealth in abundance.

Set the tone for ethereal attires with this dazzling green bordered royal blue silk cotton saree for the fourth day of Navratri.

If sarees are getting repetitive for the occasions, then a blue embroidered lehenga choli set is the one that complements the goddess avatar, symbolizing abundant health & wealth.

  • Sixth day- Yellow (22th October)

Symbolizing brightness & happiness of oneself, the colour of the sixth day of Navratri is yellow. Goddess Katyayani is worshipped on the fifth day of Navratri.

Yellow symbolizes brightness & happiness. Symbolizing the joyous fifth day of the Durga Puja, adorn a dapper Banarasi silk Lehenga Choli set and embark on a rapturous celebration with the Goddess.

If all-yellow is what you want to boss, then this lehenga choli embroidered dress will bring out the sunshine diva in you. No festival is complete without a saree and for those who like to drape Indy, a blue bordered yellow saree would be the perfect fix for the day.

  • Seventh day- Green (23th October)

The seventh day epitomizes new beginnings, growth & prosperity. Goddess Kalratri is worshipped on the seventh day of Navratra.

A soft silk lehenga set or a mesmerizing green embroidered saree? Whatever your fix is, Halfcute has got your wardrobe spruced up for the divine celebrations. The sixth day of the Navratri is the onset of the Durga Puja, and this is where the real celebrations start. 

Boss the style factor on this day with green, which aptly epitomizes new beginnings & growth.

The eighth day of Navratri is worshipped for Goddess Mahagauri. The colour  of this day is peacock green, and it signifies fulfilling of wishes of devotees.

Ashtami, or the eight day is considered as the most auspicious. Fulfil your desires before the deity on the eight day of Navratri adorning the grace of peacock green shades. Drape a cotton silk saree and set the ethnic tone high. 

Another option for the last day of the festivities is a designer lehenga choli to dance with utmost zeal & vigour before the deity.

  • Ninth day- Purple (25th October)

The ninth day is the last day of Navratri and the colour for this day is purple. Goddess Siddhidatri is worshipped on this day and it promotes fulfilling wishes of devotees.

Worship the Goddess Siddhidatri on the last day of the Navratri with this modish embroidered yoke purple kedia. If deep purple is what you need, then a deep purple khadi embroidered kurta is the most happening choice for you. 

Signify peace with fashion in this purple silk lehenga choli set to keep it a little on the minimal side.

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