What are the 9 colours to be used for Durga Navratri? What are the nine special colours of sarees to wear by women during Durga Navratri? The tradition of 9 colours is very common in Gujarat, Maharashtra and some other North Indian states during Durga Navaratri puja.
In 2013, Navratri begins on October 5 with Kalasha Sthapana and ends on October 13 with Vijaya Dashami. Read this article for Colors for 9 days of Navratri 2013..
Navratri Colours – Nine Colours for Nine days:
Durga Navratri is the most sacred and most celebrated festivity season of India. The Navratri festival has a unique tradition of colors.
During the festival, devotees wear different colors of dresses that are referred by the Brahmins and other Pandits. Generally the nine colors represent the nine avatars or incarnations or manifestations of Goddess Durga Maa.
During Durga Navratri festival, devotees perform alankar (make up) to Durga Mata idol with the referred colour of the saree.
Which coloured dress to be worn during Navratri?
The colours of Navratri remain same for every region but, the manifestations or the forms and the names of the Goddesses may vary from the region to region. Generally the nine colours of Durga Navaratri are – Parrot Green, Orange, Yellow, Sky Blue, Pink, Grey, Green, Ink blue and Royal blue. On the tenth day or on Vijaya Dashami day, Red colour is used.