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Navratri 2017: When and which colour to wear during the 9-day festival



Navratri is around the corner and devotees are prepping up to celebrate the festival with great fervour and enthusiasm. There is a lot of planning to be done before the festival begins. Shops are already running out of their latest trends. After all, we all want to look fabulous during the festive season, don’t we? If you are among those creatures who believe in making a fashion statement then it’s time for you to act. To start with, you need to choose the correct Navratri colours. Here’s an insight to each day of the nine-day festival.

Day 1: September 21 (Thursday)
The day is dedicated to Goddess Shailputri, the daughter of Himalayas. The goddess is the form of Nav Durga and symbolises shakti (power).
Color: Yellow

Day 2: September 22 (Friday)
On this day, Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped. She is a form of Mata Shakti and symbolises power and spiritual grace.
Color: Green

Day 3: September 23 (Saturday)
The day is dedicated to Goddess Chandraghanta. She is considered the symbolic representation of beauty and bravery.
Color: Grey

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Day 4: September 24 (Sunday)
Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on Chaturthi. She is the creator of the universe.
Color: Orange

Day 5: September 25 (Monday)
The day is dedicated to Goddess Skandamata. She is the mother of chief warrior of the God’s army and is known for demolishing demons.
Color: White

Day 6: September 26 (Tuesday)
Goddess Katyayani, the sixth form of Durga is worshipped on Sashti. She is also known as Warrior Goddess and is said to eventually led to slaying the demon Mahishasura.
Color: Red

Day 7: September 27 (Wednesday)
Kalratri is the seventh form of Durga and is known to protect her devotees by destroying ignorance and removing darkness from the universe.
Color: Royal Blue

Day 8: September 28 (Thursday)
On this day, Mahagauri, the eighth form of Durga is worshipped. She is a symbolic representation of purity.
Color: Pink

Day 9: September 29 (Friday)
The ninth avatar of Goddess Durga is Siddhidatri. She is worshipped on Navami. She represents knowledge. She is seen seated on a lotus flower holding variety of things in hands including lotus, mace and conch shell.
Color: Purple