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Navratri means nine nights in English. The night is a time for relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind and also the human body.
Navratri is the resting time for the beautiful spirit in you, It's the time when you withdraw yourself from all sensory activities like ( watching, touching, eating, listening, smelling ), and rest in yourself. This withdrawal from all sensory activities takes you deeper within yourself, which is the actual source of bliss, joy, and enthusiasm in your life.
Navratri festivities are filled with beautiful vibrant colors that are visible in the decorations, dresses, and designs all around you.
Have you ever wonder about the significance behind these Navratri colors?
Yes, there is a meaning and pattern behind each and every color that dazzles your eye.
The nine colors of Navratri 2020 are white, red, orange, yellow, green, pink, royal blue, gray, and purple.
Every year, while the color remains the same, the order changes depending on the day Navratri falls. Here is a list of the Navratri colors 2020:
17th October ( First Day ) - Pratipada - Yellow
18th October ( Second Day ) - Dwitiya - Green
19th October ( Third Day ) - Tritiya - Grey
20th October (Fourth Day ) - Chaturthi - Orange
21st October ( Fifth Day ) - Panchami - White
22nd October ( Sixth Day ) - Shashti - Red
23rd October ( Seventh Day ) - Saptami - Royal Blue
24th October ( Eighth Day ) - Ashtami - Pink
25th October ( Ninth Day ) - Navami – Purple
The nine days of Navratri is dedicated to the nine avatars of Goddess Durga - the Goddess of power or Shakti. The nine colors of Navratri symbolizes the quality of the Devi in India.
Yellow color: On the first day of Navratri the first incarnation of Goddess or Devi – Shailaputri - is the daughter of mountains. She is the absolute form of Mother Nature and symbolizes the strength. Yellow is the color of happiness, brightness, and cheer. It's a beautiful way to start off the nine-day celebration.
Green color: The second day of Navratri is the second incarnation of Goddess Durga – Brahmacharani – the female seeking spiritual knowledge. The green color symbolizes growth, nature, and energy.
Grey color: On the third incarnation of Devi or Goddess is Chandraghanta. She wears a beautiful grey -colored half-moon on her forehead. The gray color also symbolizes her mood, ever ready to fight to destroy the foes of her devotees.
Orange color: On the fourth incarnation of Goddess or Devi Durga is Kushmanda. The luminosity and brightness of this goddess, with her bewitching smile, light up the sun. The orange color symbolizes her happiness and energy.
White color: On the fifth incarnation of Devi or Goddess is Skandamata – mother of Skanda or Kartikeya ( war-god). The Devi holding her baby in her lap symbolizes the purity of a mother’s love. It also symbolizes the purity, peace, and prayer in devotees’ hearts when they worship her.
Red color: On the sixth incarnation of Devi or the Goddess is Katyayani. She is a fierce form of Goddess Durga believed to be formed out of the anger of the Gods. The red color symbolizes action and vigor.
Royal Blue color: On the seventh incarnation of Devi or the Goddess is Kaalratri. She is a destructive form of the Goddess and mostly called Kali. Her powerful energy is symbolized in the color royal blue.
Pink color: On the eighth incarnation of Devi or the Goddess is Mahagauri. She is the fulfiller of all desires. The color symbolizes hope and freshness of perspective.
Purple color: On the ninth incarnation of Devi or the Goddess is Siddhidatri. She helps you to achieve your aspirations and she is also the giver of knowledge. The purple color represents power and ambition.
Aren’t the various names and forms of the Goddess intriguing and fascinating?
So, when you attend your celebrations this year with karagiri and keep these color codes in mind and sport a different saree every day with the accompanying accessories. With knowledge of the significance of the Navratri colors.