India is a land of festivities, and every festival is celebrated with much enthusiasm in a manner distinct to the different cultures and traditions followed. Navratri, the 9-day celebration of the different form of Goddess Durga is one such festival that is big and celebrated in different styles unique to the various parts of the country. While in the Northern parts of India the festival is celebrated with 9-day fasting and worshipping of little girls, South sees beautifully decorated ‘Golus’ i.e. dolls decorated in an intricate manner on a step like arrangement. While Durga Pujo is a massive affair in East with idols of Devi being set up in pandals, the West celebrates the homecoming of the goddess through dance and music in the form of Dandiya and Garba. Another significant aspect of Navratri is the colors that women and devotees wear through the nine days of the festivities. The sequence of colors changes every year and people wear the colors for the day to the dandiya events and to work to feel the festive spirit from within. So, here we are presenting to you the color and fashion trends for that color this Navratri, so you can prepare yourself well in advance.
Day 1: September 21st: Yellow
‘Shailaputri Maa', is the form of the powerful goddess worshipped on the first day of Navratri festival. The ceremony includes Ghatasthapana, which is the installation of the earthen pot which is worshipped as a form of the Devi all the nine days of festivities particularly in the western parts of India. While the goddess is adorned in grey colored saree on this day, the color for devotees is marked as yellow. Women wear yellow sarees or other ethnic dresses to work or for playing Dandiya.
Styling Tip: If you are following the color trend, and wondering the accessories to opt for with your yellow saree, then you could either go for the same yellow accessories or contrasting colors such as red, blue or green to stand out in your attire. If you are wearing your silk sarees with the body color as yellow and contrasting borders, then you should go for accessories to match your border color.
Day 2: September 22nd: Green
‘Brahmacharini’ is the goddess worshipped on the second day of Navratri festivals. The goddess is worshipped as a symbol of power, divinity, and spirituality. On this day the goddess is adorned in an orange attire and the worshippers are dressed in the color green. Green is a very versatile color which can be worn as many attires. From sarees to fusion skirts to Indian dresses; you can go all out experimenting with your wardrobe this Navratri.
Styling Tip: If you are looking for accessories to match your green accessories, then Festivya has a number of options for you to choose from. From beads to terracotta to silk thread you have a huge variety of accessories to pair up with your festive attire this Navaratri.
Day3: September 23rd: Grey
‘Chadraghanta’ is the third form of the goddess which is worshipped on the third day of the Navratri festival. The goddess is known to symbolize peace, contentment, inner strength and beauty in the life of the devotees. The goddess is decorated with white saree on this day which makes the deity look truly divine. The devotees are seen wearing grey colored clothing on this day. If you are going to work, you could wear a grey saree, kurta or even a top paired with the right accessories. For those going for the dandiya and garba nights, grey sarees, skirts or Chania cholis are seen as the trend for the evening.
Styling Tip: If you are wondering about the accessories you could pair with a grey attire, then black or silver is seens the most versatile color which brings out the beauty of the grey without making it look boring. There are special german silver trends which are released during navratri, that will make you want to experiment with your greys in style.
Day4: September 24th: Orange
‘Kushmanda’ is the fourth form of the goddess which is worshipped on the fourth day of the Navratri festival. This form is one of the nine forms of the goddess which is seen as the creator of the universe. The goddess shines on this day with a red colored saree draped on her with matching accessories. The devotees are seen wearing orange colored clothes on this day.
Styling Tip: Orange is a very fashionable color and pairing this color with accessories should not be very difficult. We have a number of terracotta sets, beaded jewellery that you could choose from to pair with your orange attire.
Day5: September 25th: White
‘Skandamata’ is yet another form of the goddess which is known as the destroyer of evil and for demolishing the demons from the lives of people. The goddess is dressed in a blue saree on this day and the devotees are seen wearing white attire.
Styling Tip: If you are wearing a white saree, kurta or a top then we would suggest you style your accessories in shades of silver or the contrasting hues of your borders.
Day6: September 26th: Red
‘Katyayani’ form of the goddess is worshipped on the sixth day of the Navratri festivities. She is regarded as an incarnation of goddess Durga known to ward off the evil from the lives of the devotees. Dressed in a yellow attire, the goddess exhibits a charm that is unparalleled. On this day of the Navratri festivities, people are expected to wear Red colored clothing to worship the god.
Styling Tip: If you are choosing red colored sarees for this day, we suggest you opt for contrasting sets or terracotta sets which match very well with the color owing to their bright hues and Indian designs.
Day7: September 27th: Blue
‘Kaalratri’ is the seventh form of the goddess which protects the devotees from troubles, blessing them with happiness for life. The goddess on this day is adorned with green colored clothing marking the beginning of the Utsav puja. The devotees on this day are seen wearing blue colored clothing.
Styling Tip: Blue is one of the all time favourite shades that women love to flaunt and experiment with. Be it ethnic or fusion attire, blue can add an element of grace and charm to your festive dressing. Look out for our terracotta, beaded jewellery and silver jewellery to add a touch of grace and elegance to your dressing in blue.
‘Maha Gauri’ is the form of the deity worshipped on the eighth day of the Navratri festival. The puja on this day revolves around the devotees asking for forgiveness from the goddess for their sins. The goddess is adorned in peacock green colored clothing. Goddess Saraswati is worshipped on this day and the devotees are seen wearing the color pink.
Styling Tip: If you are attending the Navratri events and festivities in pink, we are sure matching accessories would hardly be a trouble. However, this year one of the trends that best compliments pink attire, especially for Navratri, is the pompom jewellery that is colorful and goes best with pink dressing.
Day9: September 29th: Purple
‘Siddhidatri’ is the form of Devi Durga known to possess supernatural powers worshipped on the last day of the Navratri festivities. The goddess is dressed in purple attire and the devotees are also dressed in the same color, seen as ‘being one with God’ after observing the nine days of the festivities.
Styling Tip: Purple is a deep color which goes best with contrasting jewellery and hues of silver. German silver accessories are your best bet to look your best in this royal and beautiful color.
On this note, we wish you all a very happy Navratri. Stay tuned for our festive sale to grab the best deals on jewellery and accessories this Navratri.