Know The Importance, And Significance Of Sharad Navratri – Enjoy With Exclusive List Of Navratri Colors 2022

Navratri Colors

Festival season is here, and one of the most loved Indian festivals is Navratri with Garba, dandiya, fasting, and the beautiful 9 Navratri colors.

Sharad Navratri 2022 is starting on the 26th of September and we already started preparations. I am going to share with you all about this year’s dates, Navratri colors for 9 days, the significance of Sharad Navratri, and the meaning of the 9 Navratri Colors.

Significance of Sharad Navratri

According to the Hindu calendar, the festival falls in the month of Ashvin, usually September or October. There are different stories attached to this festival of victory of good over evil. The word “Navratri” itself depicts about nine nights in Sanskrit, named after the holy period. 

Dussehra or Vijayadashmi and the festival of lights Diwali or Deepawali are followed by Sharad Navratri.

Every nine days has its own significance, this festival is celebrated on the victory of Goddess Durga against the demon Mahishasura. The only festival celebrates the powerful Goddess and her nine avatars. As different nine avatars of Goddess Durga are celebrated so nine colors are associated with each day of Navratri.

It is also marked as the end of the monsoon because falls in the lunar month of Ash

Date-wise List of Colors to Wear Every Day for Sharad Navara ..

9 Days Navratri Colors 2022

Navratri DayDateNavratri colors
Navratri Day 126/09/2022White
Navratri Day 227/09/2022Red
Navratri Day 328/09/2022Royal Blue
Navratri Day 429/09/2022Yellow
Navratri Day 530/09/2022Green
Navratri Day 601/10/2022Grey
Navratri Day 702/10/2022Orange
Navratri Day 803/10/2022Peacock Green
Navratri Day 904/10/2022Pink

9 Durga Roop in Navratri

Navratri Day 1: Ghatasthapana, Maa Shailputri

Known as the daughter of the Mountain King Himavat, the first Navdurga of the first day of Navratri. It is believed that the Maa Shailputri gives Shakti to attain higher spiritual growth. She also represents patience and devotion.

Shailputri Mata Stuti-

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Shailaputri Rupena Samsthita?
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah?

Navratri Day 2: Maa Brahmacharini

Signifying bachelorhood and purity, the second day of Navratri is worshipped for Maa Brahmacharini. Maa Brahmacharini is symbolic of love and immense strength.

Brahmacharini Mata Stuti-

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Brahmacharini Rupena Samsthita?
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah?

Navratri Day 3: Maa Chandraghanta 

Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day of Navratri, riding the tigress with 10 hands carrying Trishul, Gada, Sword, and Kamandal between her four left hands and holding the fifth left hand at Varada Mudra. She carries the lotus flower, Arrow, Dhanush, and Japa Mala between her four right hands and holds the fifth right hand to Abhaya Mudra.

She gives eternal energy and strength.

Chandraghanta Mata Stuti:

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Chandraghanta Rupena Samsthita?
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah?

Navratri Day 4: Maa Kushmanda 

Dominated by Narayana, Maa Kushmanda guides our heart chakra. It is believed by devotees that Maa Kushmanda gives energy and direction to the sun. Holding Kamandal, Dhanush, Bada, and Kamal in the right hands and Amrit Kalash, Jap Mala, Gada, and Chakra in the left hands in the order she rides on the lioness.

Kushmanda Mata Stuti:

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Kushmanda Rupena Samsthita?
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah?

Navratri Colors

Navratri Day 5: Maa Skandmata 

Maa Shandmata gives immense peace and pleasure to the soul and mind. With four hands wearing lotus flowers in her hands and holding baby Muruga in one of her right hands. The other right hand is Abhaya Mudra. She is also known as goddess Padmasana as she sits on the lotus.

Shandmata Mata Stuti:

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Skandamata Rupena Samsthita?
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah?

Navratri Day 6: Maa Katyayani 

Katyayani Mata is the 6th Devi to worship in Navratri when girls get dressed as per Navratri colors and it is said that Katyani Mata Mantra is very effective in removing all obstacles such as Manglik Dosha or negative influences of planets in a girl’s horoscope.

 One hand holds a weapon, the other a lotus; the remaining two hands are for granting wishes, Maa Katyayani sitting on a lion with her open four hands to bless the devotees.

Maa Katyayani Vivah Hetu Mantra 

Om Katyayani Mahamaye Mahayoginyadhisvari |

Nandgopasut Devi Patim Me Kuru Te Namah ||

Navratri Day 7 Maa Kalratri 

One of the fiercest types of Durgaji, the destroyer of all demon entities, spirits, ghosts, and negative energies. Kalratri means the death of Kaal.  Maa Kaalratri killed the demons named Shumbha and Nishumbha.

Maa Kalratri Stuti

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Kalaratri Rupena Samsthita?
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah?

Navratri Day 8 Maa Ashtami

Maa Durga was formed by combining the forces of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Brahma to defeat the demon Mahishasura. She gives success, courage, and prosperity and symbolizes strength, morality, and protection.

Maa Ashtami Stuti

Ya Devi Sarvabhoo?teshu Maa Gauri Rupen Sansthita |
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namh ||

Navratri Day 9 Maa Siddhidhatri 

On day 9, Navratri devotees, pray to Siddhidatri Mata which is made from the two Sanskrit phrases “Siddhi” because of this perfection while the phrase “datri” means one that presents or bestows.

Maa Siddhidharti bless us with perfection. Lord Shiva got the title of Ardha-Narishwar when Goddess Siddhidatri appeared from his left half and so, she is worshipped by not only humans but also by Deva, Gandharva, Asura, Yaksha, and Siddha.

Maa Siddhidhatri Stuti

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita?
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah?

If you pray from a pure heart, Maa Durga will bless you for life. Navratri is not the only festival of dandiya, Garba, Navratri food, and full mood to enjoy but all add color to life with 9 Navratri colors.

Jai Mata Di!! May your life be full of happiness and like Navratri colors.

© Ruchi Verma

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14 Comments

  1. This post educated me on the colors that I can wear during the Navaratri festival. I don’t fast but I can celebrate it by wearing the respective colors. When we know the reasoning associated to any ritual, it makes it even more special.

  2. Very well-composed article. all details of Navratri have been covered. May maa Durga bless you and your family. Have a happy Navratri.

  3. What a great article to read and eye opener as well. Obviously, not an Indian here and never heard of Navaratri, your explanation explained all that needs to be understood and left me with no questions at all but simply understanding and new found respect for this festival you celebrate. Amazing writing!

  4. This is exactly the kind of information one would like to read and know about for Navratri. I am also contemplating with the idea of creating something like this for awareness and content creation on my blog.

  5. Thanks for the article about the colours devoted to all nine days of navratri. Seriously, i wasn’t aware of this! #enlightened
    Jai mata di ??

  6. Navratras are really special to all of us, will try to follow the colors this year thanks to your informative post my dear.

  7. Such a beautiful post highlighting the importance of every Navratri day. I make sure to dress in the specific colour for the day and keep everything ready accordingly. Thanks for sharing!

  8. This is such a well thought and well composed post about Navratris. Not everyone knows the significance of colours and Mata roops. Lovely

  9. Loved reading about Navratri and the associated colours in so much detail. I will share this with my friends who are strong believers.

  10. That’s a very informative post on Navratri. I didn’t know about the significance of wearing different Colors on all the 9 days. This is really so helpful.

  11. Just saw you Navratri video and now with the post I have a detailed idea about how to go about this.. This navratri I am.going to wear the colors for particular day

  12. Navratri is so special for Indians and dressing up in ethnic around this time is all we want to do. Good to know the importance of colours for each day. Very nicely formed post.

  13. Yay Navratri is here
    I love the colours of Navratri and what they signify
    Thank you for sharing in detail significance of every colour

  14. What a wonderful article , you covered all the important parts of Navratri significance. I don’t fast but I celebrate these days very religiously . I will try to celebrate it woh colours this time . Thanks

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