The nine-day festival of Chaitra Navratri will be celebrated from 2 April to 11 April this year. In Hinduism, these nine days have immense religious significance. During this time people do different things to please the goddess Durga. Each day of the nine-day festival, dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine avatars, has a dedicated colour and significance attached to it. Every day, women wear a particular colour during worship to please the goddess Durga.
Dr. Aarti Dahiya, Astrologer and Vastu Specialist, tells us which colour to wear for each of the nine days of Navratri and explains the significance of each colour.
First day: Yellow
On the first day of Navratri, Goddess Shailputri, the first form of Maa Durga, is worshipped. Devi Shailputri is the daughter of Mountain King Himavat. It is believed that Maa Shailputri likes yellow colour very much. Therefore, wearing yellow on this day is said to be lucky. This leads to the attainment of good luck.
Second Day: Green
On the second day of Navratri, the second avatar of Goddess Durga, Maa Brahmacharini is worshiped. She likes green colour that is why this colour is preferred for this day. Wearing green on the 2nd day of Navratri can fulfill all the wishes of the person.
Third Day: Brown
Goddess Chandraghanta is the third form of Goddess Durga and she is worshiped on the third day of Navratri. Wearing brown colored clothes on this day makes the goddess happy and she gives her blessings.
Fourth Day: Orange
On the fourth day of Navratri, the Kushmanda form of Durga Maa is worshiped. It is said that on this day, devotees should worship the mother wearing orange clothes as this colour signifies brightness, knowledge and tranquility.
Fifth Day: White
Goddess Skandmata is worshiped on the fifth day of Navratri. White clothes should be worn while worshiping maa on this day.
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Sixth Day: Red
Maa Katyayani is worshiped on the sixth day of Navratri. Maa Katyayani is very fond of red color. Therefore, on this day, people should worship the goddess wearing red clothes.
Seventh Day: Blue
Maa Kalratri is worshiped on the seventh day of Navratri. On this day it is auspicious for the devotees to wear blue colored clothes to worship Maa Kalratri.
Eighth Day: Pink
Ashtami Puja has a lot of importance in Navratri. Mahagauri, the eighth form of Maa Durga, is worshiped on this day. Devotees should wear pink colored clothes while worshiping to please the mother on this day.
Ninth Day: Purple
On the ninth day of Navratri, the ninth form of goddess Durga, Goddess Siddhidatri is worshiped. The worship of Siddhidatri, the daughter of all siddhis, has a special significance. Wearing purple colored clothes on this day is considered auspicious. This gives blessings of Maa Siddhidatri and benefits in many ways.
Wear these colours on nine days of Navratri dedicated to worshiping the different forms of Durga and please the Goddess. Happy Navratri!
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