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Navratri is the festival which symbolises victory over evil forces, victory over negative energies Navratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit, is the celebration of Goddess Durga also known as Shakti in her nine incarnations on the scheduled nine days as per the Hindu Calendar. This year it is from 21st September until 29th September.During this festival on nine auspicious nights, people celebrate by keeping a fast, hold dandiya nights and Garba. Well, when the festival is celebrated with so much pomp and zeal, how can one avoid the fashion quotient.

The significance of Navgrah holds great importance in Navratri it is believed that these nine planets bring peace and prosperity who worship Navratri throughout nine Days.

Navratri Day 1 Yellow Color: This day is dedicated to Maa Shailputri which means the daughter (putri) of the mountains (shaila). Yellow color represents energy and happiness, is an appropriate color to start Navratri for the year 2017. Yellow is the color of Planet Sun.

Navratri Day 2 Green Color: This Day is dedicated to Goddess Brahmcharini one who practices devouts austerity. Worshiping this form of Maa Durga enlightens us in the magnificent embodiment of Durga with great powers and divine grace.The color Green which represents soothing, harmony and fertility is dedicated to Brahmacharini. Green is the color of planet Venus.

Navratri Day 3 Grey Color: This day is dedicated to the third form Goddess Durga called ‘Chandraghanta’, who is worshipped for peace, tranquility and prosperity in life. She has a ‘chandra’ or half moon in her forehead in the shape of a ‘ghanta’ or bell. That is why she is called ‘Chandraghanta’. She is charming, has a golden bright complexion and rides a lion. The color associated with third Navaratri is Grey.Planet associated with this color is Saturn.

Navratri Day 4 Orange Color:  Kushmanda is the fourth form of the mother goddess and who is also known as the creator of the universe is worshipped on the fourth day of Navaratri. , The color to wear on the fourth day is Orange.Planet associated with this color is Jupiter.

Navratri Day 5 White Color: The fifth form of the Mother Durga is known as ‘Skanda Mata’ which means the mother of Skanda also known as  Lord Kartikeya, who was commander in chief of Gods in the war against the demons. The color to wear on the fifth day is White.The white color signifies perfection, purity, and peace is perfect for Navratri. Planet associated with this color is Moon.

Navratri Day 6 Red Color: The sixth form of Mother Durga is known as Katyani, who is worshipped on the six day of Navaratri. The Story behind her name goes like: Once upon a time, there was a great sage who was famous and renowned in the lineage of sages called Kata he had a son named Katya.He underwent long austerities in order to receive the grace of the Mother Goddess. He wished to have a daughter in the form of a goddess and According to his wish and desire, the Mother Goddess was born to Kata as an avatar of Durga. The color to wear on the sixth day is Red.Planet associated with this color is Mars.

Navratri Day 7 Blue Color: This is the seventh form of Mother Durga known as KalRatri and is worshipped on the seventh day of Navaratri. She has a dark complexion. She is dark like Goddess Kali and holds a sparkling sword in her right-hand battle all evil. This day symbolizes victory over evil on our bad habits.The color to wear on the seventh day is Blue. Planet associated with this color is Uranus.

Navratri Day 8 Pink Color: Maha Gauri is the eight form of Maa Durga which means extremely white. Maha Gauri is intelligent, peaceful and calm. It is believed that her complexion transformed to black due to her long austerities in the deep forests of the Himalayas. However,  Lord Shiva cleaned her with the water of the river Ganges, her body regained its beauty and known as Maha Gauri, The color to wear on the seventh day is Pink. Planet associated with this day is Mercury

Navratri Day 9 Purple Color: Siddhidatri is the ninth form of Goddess Durga. She is known for her supernatural healing powers.She is mother of all and blesses all Gods, saints, yogis, tantrics and all devotees as a manifestation of the Mother Goddess. The color to wear on the seventh day is Purple. Planet associated with this day is Neptune