Get Ready for Navratri 2023: Know Your Daily Color Code!
Navratri is a special Hindu festival that lasts for nine days, and it's all set to kick off on October 15, 2023. During these nine days, each day is linked to a unique color, and these colors have special meanings. Let's dive into what each of these Navratri 2023 colors symbolizes.
Sharad Navratri 2023
This year, Sharad Navratri begins on October 15th (Sunday) and ends on October 23rd (Monday), with Dussehra or Vijay Dashmi on October 24th (Tuesday). It's a time when many people decorate their home temples in the Navratri spirit and wear specific colors that match each day of the festival.
The Colors of Navratri 2023
During Navratri, people worship the goddess Durga in her various forms. Each day of this festival is dedicated to a different form of the goddess, and the color associated with that day reflects a particular aspect of her. Below, we'll introduce you to the Navratri 2023 colors and the dates they correspond to.
Day 1: Yellow - October 15, 2023
On the first day of Navratri, Goddess Shailputri is worshipped. She has a special affinity for the color yellow. So, wearing yellow on this day is believed to bring good luck and joy.
Day 2: Green - October 16, 2023
The second day is dedicated to Devi Brahmacharini, who adores the color green. It is said that wearing green on this day can help fulfill your wishes.
Day 3: Brown - October 17, 2023
Goddess Chandraghanta is the focus of the third day of Navratri. To seek her blessings, wearing brown-colored clothes is considered lucky.
Day 4: Orange - October 18, 2023
On the fourth day, devotees worship Devi Kushmanda. Wearing orange clothes is encouraged on this day as it symbolizes brightness, knowledge, and tranquility.
Day 5: White - October 19, 2023
Goddess Skandmata is revered on the fifth day. To represent purity, it is suggested to wear white clothes during the worship.
Day 6: Red - October 20, 2023
Devi Katyayani is the center of attention on the sixth day. She has a strong liking for the color red. Therefore, people should wear red clothes on this day to seek her blessings.
Day 7: Blue - October 21, 2023
Devi Kalratri is worshipped on the seventh day. Wearing blue-colored clothes while worshipping Maa Kalratri is considered auspicious on this day.
Day 8: Pink - October 22, 2023
Ashtami is one of the significant days in Navratri. On this day, Mahagauri, the eighth form of Maa Durga, is worshipped. To represent hope, self-refinement, and social upliftment, devotees should wear subtle pink-colored clothes.
Day 9: Purple - October 23, 2023
The ninth and final day of Navratri is devoted to the ninth form of goddess Durga, Goddess Siddhidatri. On this day, wearing purple-colored clothes is considered auspicious, as it signifies a special significance in the worship of Siddhidatri, the daughter of all Siddhis.
So, as you prepare to celebrate Navratri in 2023, remember to wear the right color each day to connect with the essence of the goddess being worshipped and to invite good fortune and blessings into your life. Enjoy the festival!
- PTC PUNJABI