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 2016

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

First day, 1 October 2016

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 – Gold Color Saree / dress.

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) – Grey Colour

Kalasha Sthapana Vidhi

Second day, 2 October 2016

Brahmacharini Navadurga is worshipped as Gayathri Devi – Pulihora naivedyam. (Navratri Pratipada, Chandra Darshan).

Colour for South India – Light Pink Color Saree / dress (Baby Pink Color)

In North India, Sugar is offered as Naivedya.

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

Third day, 3 October 2016

Chandraghanta Navadurga is worshipped as Annapurna Devi – Kobbari Annam naivedyam (Coconut rice). (Navaratri Dvitiya, Sthana Vriddhi Gauri Vratham)

Colour for South India – Orange Color Saree / dress.

In North India, Milk is offered as Naivedya.

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

Fourth day, 4 October 2016

Kushmanda Navadurga is worshipped as Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi – Allam Gaarelu (‘Gaare’ / Wada flavored with ginger) are offered as naivedya. (Maha Tritiya, Sindhura Tritiya, Navaratri Tritiya).

Colour for South India – Sandalwood Yellow Color Saree / dress.

North Indian devotees offer Malpua on Chaturthi day.

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

Fifth day, 5 October 2016

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. (Vinayak Chaturthi, Navratri Chaturthi).

Colour for South India – Blue Color Saree / dress.

On Panchami day, Bananas are offered as Naivedya.

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

Sixth day, 6 October 2016

Katyayani Navadurga is worshipped as Mahalakshmi Devi – Ravva Kesari or any other items prepared with Ravva and sugar are offered as naivedyam. (Lalita Panchami, Upang Lalita Vrata, Navratri Panchami).

Colour for South India – Pure Gold Color Saree / dress.

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) – Yellow Colour

Seventh day, 7 October 2016

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 Shashti, Navaratri Sashti).

Colour for South India – Pink Color Saree / dress.

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) – Green Colour

Eighth day, 8 October 2016

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

Colour for South India – White Color Saree / dress.

On Ashtami day, coconuts are offered in North India.

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

Ninth day, 9 October 2016

Siddhidhatri Navadurga is decorated and worshipped as Sri Rajarajeshwari Devi – Paramannam (Payasam / Kheer / Any Sweet recipe) are offered. (Durga Ashtami, Maha Ashtami, Veerashtami, Navaratri Ashami).

Colour for South India – Red Color Saree / dress.

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) – Purple Colour

Tenth day, 10 October 2016

Any sweet recipe made of rice, jaggery or sugar, milk is offered as Naivedyam.

(Mahanavami, Durga Navami).

Colour for South India – Brown Color Saree / dress or Red shaded Color Saree / dress.

Eleventh day, 11 October 2016

Any rice recipe is offered as Naivedyam as it marks the end of all Navaratri Vrathams. (Vijaya Dashami, Aparajita Puja).

Colour for South India – Green Color Saree / dress.

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.


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