India has many festivals throughout the year, one of which is Navratri when the victory of good over evil is celebrated with a great zeal and enthusiasm. This victory is celebrated over a period of ‘nine nights’, hence the name Navratri in Sanskrit. The festival shows Goddess Durga in her nine different avatars. During these nine days a lot of interesting and energetic social activities takes place across the country like Garba, Ramleela etc. These nine days are also associated with nine different colours which people reflect through their garments. This year we at Paintcollar we would like to celebrate these colours and the spirit of Navratri with you.
Here’s a quick guide to the colour associated with each day to help you make a fashion statement during Navratri’s nine days. What’s more, if you are celebrating Navratri this year and dressing up in these colours, we’ll send you a surprise gift! Sounds exciting? Here’s what you have to do:
1) Get dressed up for the day in the colours mentioned below.
2) Post your pics on Instagram and tag us using @paintcollar and #paintcollarnavratri.
21st September, Day 1 – Yellow
Yellow, the colour of the sun, represents energy and happiness. This day is dedicated to Maa (mother) Shailputri, which means the daughter of mountains.
22nd September, Day 2 – Green
Green, the colour of planet Venus, represents purity and nature. It is dedicated to Maa Brahmcharini.
23rd September, Day 3 – Grey
The colour of the planet Saturn is dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta which is the third form of Goddess Durga. This form is worshiped for peace, tranquility and prosperity of life.
24th September, Day 4 – Orange
Representing the planet Jupiter, orange embodies Goddess Durga being the creator of universe.
25th September, Day 5 – White
White represents the fifth form of Goddess Durga, which is also known as Skanda Mata. The color white brings perfection, purity and peace.
26th September, Day 6 – Red
Red, the colour of Mars, represents the Sixth form of Goddess Durga which is also known as Maa Katyani.
27th September, Day 7 – Blue
This colour represent Maa Kalratri which signifies the victory over evil and our bad habits in this era.
28th September, Day 8 – Pink
Pink represents Maa Gauri, who is the younger version of Maa Shailputri, and is believed to be the epitome of grace and beauty.
29th September, Day 9 – Purple
On this day the goddess is worshiped as Maa Siddhidatri. This is the form of the goddess who is believed to embody all eight siddhis or supernatural powers. In an interesting manner it is believed that these were the very powers that were granted to Shiva when he worshiped her.
So now that you know what colour to wear on what day of Navratri, start clicking those selfies and tag us on Instagram with @paintcollar and #paintcollarnavratri to win awesome gifts!