Day 1 – September 26 – White
Day 2 – September 27 – Red
Day 3 – September 28 – Royal blue
Day 4 – September 29 – Yellow
Day 5 – September 30 – Green
Day 6 – October 1 – Grey
Day 7 – October 2 – Orange
Day 8 – October 3 – Peacock green
Day 9 – October 4 – Pink
The nine-day festival of Navratri festival (also known as Navrata) is upon us.
During Navratri — which begins this year (2022) on September 26 and ends on October 5 with Dussehra, Hindus across India follow their specific traditions, to usher in the festive season that would last us well till January. India being a diverse country, there are specific ways in which Navratri is celebrated in each state. However, the code for Navratri colours remains the same for everyone.
Since these nine days are dedicated to the nine different forms of the Goddess Durga, women across India try to replicate the colours of the festival as the dress code for that particular day. The day of the festivities, also plays a role in determinig the Navratra colour code.
Since your sartorial choice are an integral part of all the celebrations, here is our guide to follow the Navratra colour code while deciding on your clothing choice during the nine-day festivities.
Also check some Navratri decoration ideas at home
Day 1: प्रथमं शैलपुत्री
Date: September 26, 2022
Recommended colour: White
The first day of the Navratra is dedicated to goddess Shailputri, who is depicted as wearing a white sari. Also, since the first day of the festivities is falling on a Monday, white is recommended as the colour of the day. White represents peace, calm and well-being.
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Day 2: द्वितीयं ब्रह्मचारिणी
Date: September 27, 2022
Recommended colour: Red
The second day of Navratra is dedicated to goddess Brahmacharini. Since it is falling on a Tuesday, drape yourself in a red attire and use red flowers to please the goddess. Red represents love, prosperity and long life.
Day 3: तृतीयं चन्द्रघण्टेति
Date: September 28, 2022
Recommended colour: Royal blue
On the third day (falling on a Wednesday), dedicated to goddess Chandraghanta, drape yourself in a royal blue attire, which represents tranquility.
Day 4: कूष्माण्डेति चतुर्थकम्।
Date: September 29, 2022
Recommended colour: Yellow
On Thursday, which is the fourth day of the celebrations, yellow is the recommended colour. Spread festive cheer with your yellow attire on this day dedicated to goddess Kushmanda.
Day 5: पंचमं स्कन्दमातेति
Date: September 30, 2022
Recommended colour: Green
Go green, the colour of life and tranquility, on day 5 which is falling on Friday. This day is dedicated for worshipping goddess Skandmata.
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See also: Dussehra decoration ideas: Quick ways to add a festive touch to your home for Dussehra
Day 6: षष्ठं कात्यायनीति
Date: October 1, 2022
Recommended colour: Grey
On Saturday, grey, a symbol of neutrality and balance, is the recommended colour. Choose any shade of this colour to worship goddess Katyayani.
Day 7: सप्तमं कालरात्रीति
Date: October 2, 2022
Recommended colour: Orange
On Day 7, dedicated to goddess Kalratri, orange is the recommended colour, which symbolizes youthfulness, energy and happiness. Worship goddess Kalratri on this day, attired in an orange dress of your choice.
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Day 8: महागौरीति चाष्टमम्
Date: October 3, 2022
Recommended colour: Peacock green
Peacock green signifies the fulfilment of desires. This is the recommend colour to spread the festive cheer on the penultimate day of the celebrations. Dedicated to Mahagauri, this day is considered highly auspicious and is celebrated across India with great fervor.
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Day 9: नवमं सिद्धिदात्री
Date: October 4, 2022
Recommended colour: Pink
Pink, the symbol of love, affection and harmony, is the colour code for the final day of the festivities. Pick and shade of pink to worship goddess Siddhidatri on this day.
Also read: All about the Navratri Golu
Is there a colour code for Navratri?
Yes, there is one colour prescribed for each day of the nine-day festivities.
What do Navratra colours signify?
Navratra colours signify the following things: White: Peace; Red: Love, passion; Pink: Love, affection and harmony; Yellow: Prosperity; Green: Life; Peacock green: fulfilment of desires; Orange: Passion; Grey: Neutrality, balance; Royal blue: Tranquility.