Who doesn’t like the glittering Garba-dandiya nights as you groove to the traditional Navratri songs like 'Tara Vina Shyam' with your designer lehenga grabbing eyeballs?
It is the festival that we all have been eagerly waiting for! Probably, everyone wants to rock this festival, and the excitement in the air cannot go unnoticed.
Especially for women who cannot get enough of their 9-day gorgeous ethnic wear spending hours to get the perfect lehenga color, dupatta, hairstyle, accessories, etc.
Festivals are all about colors, happiness, and gaiety, and a tinge to colors adds a different vibe to it. If you are finding to mix and match colors this Navratri, then you are in the right place.
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Navratri is a colorful festival that signifies the victory between Goddess Durga and demon Mahishasura. Maa Durga is considered the be the bravest and fiercest goddess of all. She is regarded as the impersonation of Shakti (power) and is a real epitome of women’s empowerment.
The festival is celebrated widely wherein people observe fast to attain blessings, prosperity and good luck. In West Bengal, India, this festival is observed as Durga Puja wherein you will see pandals built across streets to narrate the mythological story of Maa Durga’s epic battle.
Heading towards the north of India, Navratri is celebrated as ‘Vijayadashami’ wherein Lord Rama defeated Ravana and rescued Sita. The story is beautifully portrayed through plays ‘Ramleela’. Back in Gujarat, India, Navratri means playing Raas or Garba throughout the night.
Navratri is observed for over nine holy nights to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Each day of the festival is symbolized by a specific color that holds a particular significance. The 9-day event portrays nine avatars of Goddess Durga and resembles a definite color to wear.
Still confused about what color to wear on which day? We have sorted it out for you so that you don’t waste much time in selecting one!
Celebrating Navratri with Style
Halo...! It’s time to play up little.
Day 1: Ghatasthapana
If you see people wearing orange on this day, then don’t be surprised! On this day, you celebrate Durga’s Shailputri avatar, and the bright orange color depicts inspiration, bliss, and enlightenment. She was born to the king of mountains and is an absolute form of mother nature.
Some contemporary combinations that one could try is going for a black and yellow chaniya choli paired with elegant danglers and embroidered net dupatta.
Day 2: Dwitiya
If white is your go-to color, then it the perfect time to flaunt your white lehenga! On this day, we celebrate Devi Brahmacharini avatar who symbolizes purity, devotion, and positivity. The best thing about white is that it can be mix-matched with anything and everything.
Opt for a self-printed elegant white or printed lehenga, a bold colored blouse like red is not a bad option at all too. To add glam, team it up with gold bangles or oxidized jewelry. Why not try going a bit extra?
Day 3: Tritiya
Maa Chandraghanta is a fierce malevolent goddess, but in her serene form, she depicts beauty and grace. Red represents the aggression of the goddess towards evil. This is the most sensuous and pick-me-up color preferable for almost all festive season.
Spice the festival with a gaudy double-layered lehenga with minimal ornaments. Your blood-red lehenga is going to invite everyone’s attention, as it gracefully twists and turns with your dancing steps.
Day 4: Chaturthi
A subtle royal blue color will bring royalty to your personality. The fourth day figures Devi Brahmanda, who gave life and light to the universe and brought all the components of the earth, including planets, stars, sun to life. The color is a clear symbol of life, sophistication, glamour, and superiority.
Even a simple lehenga will give that chic and debonair feeling. Club it with your white lehenga and opulent cut diamond set. Dance to the fusion beat and be the showstopper of the show!
Day 5: Panchami
Are you waiting to wear that yellow choli for a refreshing look? The fifth day resembles Goddess Durga as Devi Skandmata, who is known to have taken over the wisdom and brilliance of the sun. Yellow symbolizes radiance, power, property, and salvation. Ask for wisdom (probably more) in a sassy yet attractive yellow lehenga. Complete the look with an exquisite necklace set, some bangles, and that endearing smile.
Day 6: Shashti
On this day, Goddess Durga is worshipped as Katyayani Devi. She lends her support during the war against Kolhasur, and swallowed the blood of Raktabeej to create nectar for rejuvenating the Bhairava’s soldier.
Day 7: Saptami
Goddess Kalratri is known for her fierce appearance, and is regarded as the destroyer of all demonic energies. Grey depicts a powerful and fearful goddess. This dull and drab color signifies transformation, now it’s time to be trendy, and try a glittering grey colored lehenga.
Choose an embroidered grey color lehenga for a formal, yet informal kind of dress code. Look ravishing with oxidized jewelry or better go for a leaf motif designed bracelet.
Day 8: Ashtami
The eighth form of the goddess ‘Mahagauri’ is worshipped as it has the power to fulfill all your desires. If you wish to please her, then try a purple attire and get all your wishes fulfilled. You are probably going to look ultra regal, and grandeur just as Actress Sonam Kapoor, who was looking gorgeous in a Jayanti Reddy styled lehenga.
For a peppy look opt for a two-line set Polki styled neckpiece and flaunt your majestic style.?
Day 9: Navami
Goddess Siddhidhatri blessed her devotees with knowledge and fulfills all their aspirations. Peacock green is what you need to have at the gala night. If you wish to look calm, serene and flawless, then try a bright-colored lehenga, sophisticated earrings, pendent and green stone bracelet so that people remember you till the next year.
Navratri is all about having fun and being frolic with friends and family. Celebrate it with vibrant colors and gorgeous attires to receive blessings and prosperity. This is just the starting of the festive season, enjoy it to the fullest with this simple guide.