Significance of colours in Navratri: The festival of 9 hues
The nine-day long festival of dance and colour has many stories to tell. Find out the significance of colours in Navratri festival
What do the colours of Navratri mean?
It was during this time each year that my grandmother answered my incessant questions about significance of each of the nine days. "Each day is dedicated to the nine forms of Goddess Durga. She would represent different qualities and is dressed in a particular colour,” my grandmother would explain. Now when my children ask me questions about Navratri, I try my best to do justice to grandma’s stories. If you too want to know what each colour of the festival of nine auspicious nights signifies, we’ve tried to spell it out for you. Click on next.
Day 1: Pratipada - Colour Red
Day 2: Dwitiya - Royal Blue
Day 3: Tritiya - Yellow
Day 4: Chathurthi - Green
Day 5: Panchmi - Grey
Day 6: Shasthi - Orange
Day 7: Saptami - White
Day 8: Ashtami - Pink
Day 9: Navami - Light Blue
This nine colours of Navratri collectively embody the spirit of a woman, who possess the grace and the valour of the goddess herself. This Navratri, celebrate the triumph of good over evil, and ring in new beginnings.