Navratri is just around the corner. The auspicious festival will start from October 1st and will be celebrated for 9 days and nights. On this day, devotees worship Goddess Durga. The Navratri festival comes twice a year one is called as Chaitra Navratri and the other one is known as Sharad Navratri. Devotees worship Goddess Durga, Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakmi. Durga Puja and Navratri festival is celebrated by worshiping Goddess Durga and her 9 different avatars. The nine day festival Navratri 2016 will soon begin from October 1 and will last till October
Navratri word is derived from ‘Nav’ means nine and ‘Ratri’ means night in Sanskrit, hence ‘Navratri’ means nine nights of celebration, during which nine forms of goddesses are worshiped. 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. According to some popular legends, devotees believe that Lord Shiva granted permission to his wife Goddess Durga for seeing her mother for just nine days. During that time, Goddess Durga demolished demon Mahishasura. Hence Goddess Durga aka Kali is represented as a symbol of shakti – the ultimate strength. It is also said that Maa Durga has eternal divine power, which can never be created nor destroyed.
Navratri festival is celebrated with lot of zeal and enthusiasm. 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 colors which people are supposed to wear during the nine days of festivity and celebrate the auspicious days. Have a look at various 9 different shades of colors and even know their importance. Happy Navratri 2016 to everyone out there! Celebrate the festival and spread happiness, hope the Goddess showers her divine blessings and fulfills your wishes.
The nine Navratri colors for 2016 are:
Pratipada – October 1, 2016 (Saturday) – Grey
Pratipada – October 2, 2016 (Sunday) – Orange
Dwitiya – October 3, 2016 (Monday) – White
Tritiya – October 4, 2016 (Tuesday) – Red
Chaturthi – October 5, 2016 (Wednesday) – Blue (Navy Blue)
Panchami – October 6, 2016 (Thursday) – Yellow
Sashti – October 7, 2016 (Friday) – Green
Saptami – October 8, 2016 (Saturday) – Peacock Green
Ashtami – October 9, 2016 (Sunday) – Purple
Navami – October 10, 2016 (Monday) – Sky Blue
Dasami – October 11, 2015 (Tuesday) – Pink