Nine Types of Naivedyam for Navaratri in South India, North India

In South India, nine types of Naivedyam (food offerings) are offered to Goddess Durga during Navaratri.

As the nine Goddesses to worship differ from place to place and state to state, naivedyam also differs.

Usually, Navadurga are worshipped as Navadevi in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and some temples in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Navadurga – Nine aspects of Goddess Durga

Nine Colours of Navaratri 2015

Here we are giving the list of naivedyams for Navratri (as per the standard procedure)

First day, 13 October 2015

Shailaputri Navadurga is worshipped as Sri Balatripura Sundari Devi – Uppu Pongal (Salt Pongali) and chickpeas are offered as naivedyam. (Navratri Pratipada).

Colour for South India – Royal Blue

As per North Indian beliefs, offering ‘ghee’ on Pratipada makes devotee free from all types of diseases and gets him great health.

Colour for North India (Maharashtra, Gujarat & other parts) – Red Colour

Kalasha Sthapana Vidhi

Second day, 14 October 2015

Brahmacharini Navadurga is worshipped as Gayathri Devi – Pulihora naivedyam. (Navaratri Dvitiya, Sthana Vriddhi Gauri Vratham).

Colour for South India – Yellow colour

In North India, Sugar is offered as Naivedya.

Colour for North India (Maharashtra, Gujarat & other parts) – Royal Blue Colour

Third day, 15 October 2015

Chandraghanta Navadurga is worshipped as Annapurna Devi – Kobbari Annam naivedyam (Coconut rice). (Maha Tritiya, Sindhura Tritiya, Navaratri Tritiya).

Colour for South India – Light Wheat Colour / White colour

In North India, Milk is offered as Naivedya.

Colour for North India (Maharashtra, Gujarat & other parts) – Yellow Colour

Fourth day, 16 October 2015

Kushmanda Navadurga is worshipped as Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi – Allam Gaarelu (‘Gaare’ / Wada flavored with ginger) are offered as naivedya. (Bhauma Chaturthi, Vinayak Chaturthi, Navratri Chaturthi).

Colour for South India – Sky Blue colour

North Indian devotees offer Malpua on Chaturthi day.

Colour for North India (Maharashtra, Gujarat & other parts) – Green Colour

Fifth day, 17 October 2015

Skanda Mata Navadurga is worshipped  as Saraswati Devi – Perugannam (Dadhyodanam – Curd rice) and any other items made of rice and curd are offered as Naivedyam. (Lalita Panchami, Upang Lalita Vrata, Navratri Panchami).

Colour for South India – Orange colour

On Panchami day, Bananas are offered as Naivedya.

Colour for North India (Maharashtra, Gujarat & other parts) – Grey Colour

Sixth day, 18 October 2015

Katyayani Navadurga is worshipped as Mahalakshmi Devi – Ravva Kesari or any other items prepared with Ravva and sugar are offered as naivedyam. (Durga Shashti, Navaratri Sashti).

Colour for South India – White Colour

In North India, offering honey on Sashti makes the devotee more confident and gets him ready to face any challenge in life.

Colour for North India (Maharashtra, Gujarat & other parts) – Orange Colour

Seventh day, 19 October 2015

Kalaratri Mata is worshipped as Sri Durga Devi – Kadambam (Vegetable rice / pulav) or any other rice item prepared with rice and vegetable are offered. (Durga Saptami, Maha Saptami & Navaratri Saptami).

Colour for South India – Maroon colour (Dark red)

On Maha Saptami day, North Indian people offer items made of jaggery are offered to Goddess Durga.

Colour for North India (Maharashtra, Gujarat & other parts) – White Colour

Eighth day, 20 October 2015

Mahagouri Navadurga is worshipped as Mahishasura Mardhini Devi – Bellam Annam (Jaggery rice – Jaggery Pongal) is offered as naivedyam. (Durga Ashtami, Maha Ashtami, Veerashtami, Navaratri Ashami). In some areas, on this day Mahagauri Navadurga is worshipped in the form of Sri Durga Devi.

Colour for South India – Red colour

On Ashtami day, coconuts are offered in North India.

Colour for North India (Maharashtra, Gujarat & other parts) – Pink Colour

Ninth day, 21 October 2015

Siddhidhatri Navadurga is decorated and worshipped as Sri Rajarajeshwari Devi – Paramannam (Payasam / Kheer / Any Sweet recipe) are offered. (Mahanavami, Durga Navami). (Vijaya Dashami, Aparajita Puja).

Colour for South India – Green colour

In North India, on Mahanavami day food is offered to Goddess Durga and is distributed among needy people.

Colour for North India (Maharashtra, Gujarat & other parts) – Sky Blue Colour

Please note that Nine Goddesses to worship during Navratri, nine types of colours, and nine types of naivedyams (food offerings) may differ as per the particular temple’s Agama Shasthra and their owned rituals. This can also change according to the nakshatram, thithi, and year.

Read here about the preparation of Navratri recipes (Durga Puja recipes): Aloo Posto, Aamer Chutney, Aloo Potol, Baingan Bhaja, Navratri Recipes and many more…,

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  27. Kavitha says:

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    • Om. There is nothing like, you should do it every year. But, its better if you ask your elders about Navratri Puja. If they have in their tradition, you can start it. Some families have some sentiments about Navratri Puja.

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