What to Wear on The Nine Days of Navratri
The festive season is just a month away, and it is the season of dressing up and having fun too. Navratri is one of the most prominent and important festivals of Hindus that continues for nine days, and each day is devoted to an avatar of Maa Durga. On a similar note, each day also has a dedicated colour, and every colour resembles something.
This year, Navratri will be celebrated from October 7 to 15, and we all are too excited to deck up in our finest, have delicious feasts and spend some quality time with our friends and family. And during the festive season, every one of us craves to wear Indian ethnic outfits to celebrate the festivities and joy that these days bring along.
Nine days, nine colours
Let’s check out what are the colours, what they symbolise and what they can wear these days.
Day 1: Yellow
The day is dedicated to Shailputri, symbolising nature, and yellow is a symbol of joy and happiness.
On the first day of the festival, you can start with a richly hued, yellow Indian Saree. A soft-against-skin Organza Banarasi saree is a fresh choice for the morning puja rituals.
In the evening, you can dress up in a full-sleeved Anarkali Suit with Resham embroidery all over, with sequin detailing.
Day 2: Green
Day two of the festival is dedicated to Brahmacharani, the avatar of Durga who travels to the mountains to do penance and seek spiritual knowledge. Hence, the colour green is symbolic of positive energy, growth and nature.
What can be better than a pista-green coloured A-line, zari embroidered Silk Salwar kameez for a fresh start to the day?
Festivals are incomplete without richly adorned, heavy, dressy Lehengas. Our second green pick ticks all the boxes just rightly. The vibrant bottle green lehenga has wide zari borders, sequin embellishments along gota work.
Day 3: Grey
Devi Chandraghanta is the third incarnation or the avatar of the Goddess whom we worship on the third day. Devi Chandraghanta wears a grey half-moon on her forehead. Grey colour symbolises her mood, which is always ready to fight away the enemies of her followers/devotees.
A blissful puja morning calls for a lightweight, yet gorgeous grey palazzo suit that has intricate work around the neckline and designer bottoms.
How stunning would a metallic grey designer Anarkali with pants look like on the third day of Navratri? This outfit comes with a heavy embroidered net top, with crystal and zardozi work and is paired with designer statement Bangalore silk lehenga or pants along, and matching net dupatta.
Day 4: Orange
On Day 4, Devi Kushmanda is worshipped. The brightness of the goddess lights up the Sun. hence, the colour orange symbolises her positive energy and happiness.
Festivities call for bright apparel, and this Orange silk-crafted saree will be a great choice to shine at festive parties.
A lehenga with a straight-cut kurta is a great choice during festivities.
Day 5: White
Devi Skandamata, the Devi holding a baby in her lap is a symbol for the purity of mother’s love. Thus, the colour white denoting purity, peace, calm, and prayers.
Nothing can be as elegant as a white saree with white embroideries and this is the ONE!
The gorgeous white lehenga, with cording and white stonework on an important festival like this, is unparallel.
Day 6: Red
The sixth day is the day to worship Devi Katyayani. Devi Katyayani is thought to have formed out of the rage and anger of the Gods, resulting in her to be a fierce form of Goddess Durga. Thus, the colour red, which also symbolises vigour and action.
How about starting the festivities of day 6 with a beautiful, georgette straight cut suit with zari embroidery and embellishments enhancing the look? This will indeed be a great choice.
For the evening, attend the celebrations in this gorgeous silk Anarkali suit with resham embroidery on the neckline, sleeves, and hem.
Day 7: Royal Blue
Kaalratri is the incarnation worshipped on the seventh day and is the destructive form of the Goddess, better known as Kali. Her powerful energy and vibes are symbolised by the colour royal/dark blue.
On this day, a vibrant blue saree, with Kutchi hand embroidery and zari detailing with a pink silk blouse, is unparallel.
A georgette Blue Sharara Suit will look ethereal for the seventh day. A stunner, this Sharara Suit has beautiful zari and mirror work, with a matching designer dupatta and sharara pants, is a must-buy this festive season.
Day 8: Pink
Goddess Mahagauri is the eighth incarnation and is known to fulfil all desires. The pink colour symbolises fresh, new thoughts, perspectives and hope.
A daisy pink, floral printed lehenga that comes with a soft net bordered matching dupatta and a matching net blouse decorated with zari and sequin is all you need to dress up for the morning rituals of day eight.
The Jacquard silk woven ready-to-wear Anarkali dress is a fascinating choice to wear on day 8. The pink Anarkali dress has Resham, stonework, and zardozi work, and comes with a matching Banarasi Silk dupatta.
Day 9: Purple
The last day is that of Devi Siddhidatri. She is the knowledge giver and helps you achieve your aspirations. The colour purple is thus symbolic of power and ambition.
The last day calls for grand dressing up. A zari and thread embroidered purple and pink georgette kurta Palazzo Suit will be a perfect choice for this day.
A Resham and zari embroidered silk lehenga is probably one of the grandest-looking dresses to round up one of the biggest festivals of India. It’s grand, it’s stunning, and is a must-have. This exquisite piece has traditional motifs with beautiful elephant motifs, along with detailing around the neck, and is paired with silk, mustard dupatta with tassel detailing and heavy pearl border.
Festivities come and go, but what you remember is how you spent those days. Dress in your finest, click pictures, eat lip-smacking food and just enjoy!