Navratri is the Indian Festival to worship the power of the Goddess Durga and her Nine different versions- each developed to fight a particular cause. Therefore, for a period of nine days, Indians observe a fast and worship the most supreme energy of the universe – Goddess Durga. It is also a very special time as, during this time, the festivities are at its peak. From scrumptious food for offering to the goddess to Garba nights and Pandals, all the markets are completely flooded with people as their excitement and joy is beyond containment.
Since this festival is so important, there should be proper attire to go with each day of the celebration. Hence, here we have nine outfits for each day of the Nav-Durga.
The first day of the Navratris is the day to worship Shailputri. This mother goddess is known for bringing courage and composure. So, start the holy Navratras by wearing a serene white and red combination. You can go ahead and pair up a white embroidered peplum top with a heavy red skirt. Next, you can add a gajra, matching jewellery and bangles to complete this outfit.
The Second day honours Mata Bramhcharini. The goddess who practices devout austerity. Don a decent and sober outfit to celebrate the second day. Wear a mildly embellished frock kurta with full sleeves and team it up with a Patiala/Dhoti Pajama. Do not accessorise much and keep the look minimalist.
The third day is the day of Goddess Chandraghanta. Who is known for filling her devotees’ hearts with peace and tranquillity. She also identified with a half-moon on her head. You can wear a little boho outfit with a defined head gear. Just wear a simple cotton lehenga choli with Indian prints and wrap a classic pagdi around your head. Further, you can wear bangles and big earrings to complete you day 3 look.
The fourth form of Durga is that of Kushmanda Devi or Goddess. This goddess is known to have started the universe. And she is the one who brought light into the world. Sport a beautiful look to be a personification of the light. Take inspiration from this beautiful yellow pyjama kurta and wear it with straight styled hair, simple jewellery and a smile on your face.
Day 5 is the day of Skandmata - the commander in chief of the Gods in wars against demonic entities. She is a symbol of kindness and benevolence. Wear a light pin saree with simple floral prints and add a few accessories such as small earrings and a little makeup.
Goddess Katyayni is worshipped on the 6 th day of Navratra and she is considered to be a very brave warrior. Don a Pakistani Suit in the shade dark green, tie your hair up in a bun and complete you look with matching flats.
Kaalratri Is the 7 th form of Durga and is known to be the most fearsome in the entire universe. So, on day 7, wear a black plain lehenga choli with a heavy dupatta and really bold makeup. Finally add a bid black bindi to round up this look.
Mahagauri is the 8 th form of Durga and is the very image of purity and devotion. So, for this day, we have selected a pastel blue lehenga that you can go ahead and team up with light makeup and diamond studded jewellery pieces. Style your hair in curls and wear matching sandals to complete the look.
The last day on the festivities marks the worship of Goddess Siddhidhatri and she is the figure of wisdom and knowledge. But since this is the last day to flaunt your outfits to your friends, wear a heavily embellished garba lehenga with a beautifully designed blouse and dupatta. Team it up with all the necessary jewellery and gear yourself with a pair of dandiyas to rock the last day of this iconic celebration.
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