Different avatars of the Goddess Durga is worshipped during the nine days of the Navratri festival. Devotees dress up in different colors for each day. The nine color pattern of Navratri has great significance. The order of the color can vary each year, however, the color will remain the same.
Here are the vibrant colors of Navratri and the meaning behind each fascinating colors:
1. Grey: Pratipada, the first day of the festival, will be represented in a grey color. The color symbolizes the worship of Goddess Shailputri. Grey signifies understanding and peace. It also means the destruction of evil.
2. Orange: The orange color on the second day or Dwitiya symbolizes the worship of Goddess Brahmacharini. The color signifies energy and happiness. It also refers to tranquillity, brightness, and knowledge.
3. White: On the day third or Tritiya, Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped. The day will be filled with white colour which represents peace, calm, serenity, and purity. It also means innocence and goodness.
4. Red: Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on the fourth day or Chaturthi. She is dedicated to the red color which symbolizes energy, love, and creativity. Red stands for passion, anger and auspiciousness.
5. Royal Blue: Panchami, the fifth day, is well portraited with the color Royal Blue. The devotees worship Goddess Skandamata. The color represents the divine energy, superiority, and intelligence.
6. Yellow: Goddess Katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day or Sashti. This day must be adorned with a yellow color which symbolizes happiness, freshness, brightness, and cheerfulness.
7. Green: On the seventh day or Saptami, Goddess Durga in the form of Kalaratri will be worshipped. The color green signifies growth, positivity, and the beginning. It also refers to Mother Nature and its nourishing qualities.
8. Peacock Green: Ashtami or the eight-day is the peak of the Navratri where Goddess Mahagauri is worship. The peacock green color is the color of the day. It represents the wishes and desires that get fulfilled.
9. Purple: On the last day or Navami, Goddess Siddhidhatri is worshipped. Purple color represents beauty, ambition, and goal. It also symbolizes integrity.