Navratri 2020: The much-awaited 9 day festival of Navratri is only a few weeks away, Devi Paksha begins with the arrival of the Mother Goddess. As we are all aware this year, Navratri has been delayed because of the Adhik Mass. Usually, it is observed after Mahalaya Amavasya but in 2020 it has been delayed by 31 days.
The festival will bring an atmosphere of divinity and serenity like always. Devotees of Durga are looking forward to fasting and also enjoy the meaningful festival. One of the most important aspects of the festivities is that different colours are associated with each of the nine days. People get dressed in the colour specified on each day to make the most of Navratri.
Scroll down to know Navratri 2020 colours with the dates, significance and other details:
October 17, Grey, Ghatasthapana/Pratipada
On the first day (Pratipada), devotees install the Kalash. This ritual is referred to as Kalash Sthapana or Ghatasthapana. On this day, the Shailputri form of Maa Durga is worshipped. Grey refers to the quality of the destruction of evil.
October 18, Orange, Dwitiya
On the second day (Dwitiya), the unmarried form of the mother goddess, Brahmacharini, is worshipped. Orange symbolises tranquillity, brightness and knowledge
October 19, White, Tritiya
On the third day (Tritiya), Maa Chandraghanta is worshipped. White represents peace, serenity, calm and purity.
October 20, Red, Chaturthi
On the fourth day (Chaturthi), the Kushmanda form of Maa Durga is worshipped. Red symbolises passion, auspiciousness as well as anger (that is required to uproot evil).
October 21, Royal Blue, Panchami
On the fifth day (Panchami), devotees worship Skanda Mata, the mother of Lord Kartikeya. On this day, people shall wear royal blue, a colour that represents divine energy.
October 22, Yellow, Sashti
On the sixth day (Sashti), devotees shall pray to Goddess Katyayani. Yellow colour symbolises joy and cheerfulness
October 23, Green, Saptami
On the seventh day (Saptami), the Kalaratri form of Durga shall be worshipped. The colour green refers to the various aspects of Mother Nature and its nourishing qualities.
October 24, Peacock Green, Ashtami
On the eighth day (Ashtami), Maha Gauri is worshipped. The colour peacock green represents the desires and wishes that get fulfilled.
October 25, Purple, Navami
On ninth day (Navami), the Siddhidhatri form of Goddess Durga is worshipped. The colour purple represents ambition, goal and energy