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

Durga Maa – Mata Khanak Charri Yatra 2013

Durga Maa – Mata Khanak Charri Yatra 2013

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 2019

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

First day, 29 September 2019, Sunday

Shailaputri Navadurga is worshipped as Sri Swarna Kavachalankrita Durga Devi – Chalimidi (Rice Flour Sweet), Vadapappu (Soaked Moong), Payasam (kheer) 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. गाय का शुद्ध घी निवेदन करने से आरोग्य का आशीर्वाद मिलता है।

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

Kalasha Sthapana Vidhi

Second day, 30 September 2019, Monday

Brahmacharini Navadurga is worshipped as Sri Balatripurasundari Devi – Sweet Boondhi naivedyam and Chickpeas. (Navratri Dwitiya).

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

In North India, Sugar is offered as Naivedya. दूसरे दिन, शक्कर निवेदन कीजिये| प्रशाद घर में सभी सदस्यों को देने से सभी को आयु वृद्धि होती है|

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

Third day, 1 October 2019, Tuesday

Chandraghanta Navadurga is worshipped as Gayatri Devi – Ravva Kesari & Pulihora (Tamarind Rice). (Navaratri Tritiya)

Colour for South India – Orange Color Saree / dress.

In North India, Milk is offered as Naivedya. तीसरे दिन, दूध या दूध से बानी किसी भी खीर या मिठाई निवेदन करने से दुःख से मुक्ति होक आनंद प्राप्ति होती है|

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

Fourth day, 2 October 2019, Wednesday

Kushmanda Navadurga is worshipped as Annapurna Devi – Pongal is offered as naivedyam. (Vinayak Chaturthi, Navratri Chaturthi, Lalita Panchami, Upang Lalita Vrat).

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

North Indian devotees offer Malpua on Chaturthi day. मालपुआ निवेदन करने से बुद्धि की विकास होती है|

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

Fifth day, 3 October 2019, Thursday

Skanda Mata Navadurga is worshipped  as Sri Lalita Tripurasundari Devi – Pulihora (Tamarind Rice) and Pesara Boorelu (Wadas made of Lentils) are offered as naivedya. (Vinayak Chaturthi, Navratri Chaturthi, Lalita Panchami, Upang Lalita Vrat).

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

On Panchami day, Bananas are offered as Naivedya. पंचमी के दिन, केले का नैवैद्य अर्पित करने से शरीर स्वस्थ रहता है।

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

Sixth day, 4 October 2019, Friday

Katyayani Navadurga is worshipped as Sri Mahalakshmi Devi – Ksheerannam (Rice recipe made with milk and sugar) or Jaggery Rice are offered as naivedyam.

Colour for South India – Dark Pink 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. शहद का भोग निवेदन करने से आपके आकर्षण शक्त्ति में वृद्धि होगी।

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

Seventh day, 5 October 2019, Saturday

Kalaratri Mata is worshipped as Saraswati Devi – Atukulu (Poha / beaten rice / flattened rice) Bellam (Jaggery), Shanagapappu (Chana dal / Split Skinless Chickpeas), Kobbari (Coconut) are offered as Naivedyam.

Colour for South India – White Colour Saree / dress.

On Maha Saptami day, North Indian people offer items made of jaggery are offered to Goddess Durga. गुड़ का नैवेद्य निवेदन करने से मुक्ति मिलती है एवं आकस्मिक संकटों से रक्षा भी होती है।

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

Eighth day, 6 October 2019, Sunday

Mahagouri Navadurga is worshipped as Sri Durga Devi – Gaarelu (Wada) & Lemon juice flavored Ginger pieces are offered as naivedyam. (Durga Ashtami, Maha Ashtami & Navaratri Ashtami).

Colour for South India – Dark Red Color Saree / dress.

On Ashtami day, coconuts are offered in North India. नारियल का निवेदन करने से संतान संबंधी परेशानियों से छुटकारा मिलता है।

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

Ninth day, 7 October 2019, Monday

Siddhidhatri Navadurga is decorated and worshipped as Mahishasuramardhini Devi – Chakrapongali (Sugar Pongal – Rice recipe made with Sugar) is offered. (Durga Navami, Maha Navami, Navaratri Navami).

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

In North India, on Mahanavami day Til / Recipes made of Sesame is offered to Goddess Durga and is distributed among needy people. तिल का निवेदन करने से मृत्यु भय से मुक्ति मिलेगी और आकस्मिक दुर्घटनाओं से राहत मिलेगी |

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

Tenth day, 8 October 2019, Tuesday

Goddess Durga is worshipped as Sri Rajarajeshwari Devi. Pulihora (Tamarind Rice) and Garelu (Wada) are offered as Naivedyam. (Vijayadashami, Dussehra).

Colour for South India – Green Color Saree / dress or Green shaded 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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  82. Kavitha says:

    Thank.. It’s very nice information. I won’t to do this year 1st time. I won’t to know more about this pooja. I can do this pooja, in our home its 1st time? And if I start I have do continuesly very year?

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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.

  83. Aruna Sree says:

    The dates are really confusing….22nd oct is the festival day rajarajeswari alamkaram….but you are showing 21st…what should be the prasadam offered for swarna kavacha alankrita durga devi on first day?

  84. srujana says:

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  85. Murthy m.s says:

    Timely and good info. May the Universal Mother bless you.

  86. Thank you very much for the details.

  87. Thank u… its very very useful to Amma devoties….

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  89. Thankq so much for the details

  90. Jambala says:

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  91. g.sumathi says:

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  92. Hyma kalyani says:

    Thanks……it’s very usefull……

  93. GURURAJARAO YA says:

    The ammavari navaratri list is superb

  94. Anita Rao says:

    Superb, thq! Very informative.

  95. Chandu Kumar says:

    Thanq… Sooo much for given ur valuable information

  96. Meera says:

    Thank you somuch for more information about Navrati pooja details …

  97. thank…….. soooooooo much

  98. Aruna says:

    Thank u very much kindly give us evening Prasadam list also daily which Sundal we have to give as nivediyam

  99. sanapathi narayana rao says:

    thank you jai bhavani.

  100. all durga gayathrilu pampandi

  101. charan says:

    Thank you so much for given this information

  102. charan says:

    Thank you so much

  103. srinivas says:

    thanks for good information but in other sites there are different naivedyam in different days,please clarify

  104. charan says:

    Thanku soooooooo much

  105. Padabhivandan sir. Thankyou

  106. subhashyeruva says:

    thanks well described

  107. thank u for detailed info

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    Very useful info for all Hindus.

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  110. Pattammal says:

    Very useful for all hindus

  111. vishakaram says:

    thanku so much.its very useful to all thank you.

  112. V S says:

    In kerala, the calendar shows navaratri aarambham is on 2nd. Am confused. Please confirm.

  113. devi says:

    Nice information

  114. srilaxmi says:

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  125. Lakshmi says:

    Thank you, and this year navarathri is celebrated for 11 days. Any details about this or what specific

  126. Satish says:

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  127. Shiva says:

    Very Informative. Thank You

  128. Kavitha kamala kannan says:

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  129. Varalakshmi ande says:

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  130. Jeysree B says:

    On these nine days, first three days is celebrated for durga, second for Lakshmi and third for Saraswathi. But, here they have mentioned Saraswathi devi on 5th day. Can anyone clarify my doubt??

  131. Ravi says:

    Thanks so much it’s really a big help to make prasadam and pooja


    Very nice

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