The potential of feminine energy, blooming in its highest divine form is worshipped as Durga. The holy festival of Navratri is considered as the most auspicious festival in India. In Sanskrit, Nav means nine and Ratri is night. Generally, days are considered optimistic but during Navratri, nights are considered most auspicious. People celebrate these nine nights with utmost enthusiasm and zeal in different regions of India. Waking up throughout the night is very significant. Vibrant and jubilant, this festival is celebrated in different styles. In West Bengal, it is celebrated with the name of Durgo Poojo or Durga Pooja, where big idols of Goddess are draped in beautiful silk sarees. Whereas, in Western part people celebrate this festival dancing Garba or dandiya. In Northern part of India, people fast for 9 days doing Jagrata (singing whole night, remembering the glory of Goddess) whereas in Southern part of India it is celebrated in great and grand manner. In Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh people display Golu (dolls) or Batukamma Panduga (flower stacks arranged in seven layers).
Significance of Saree
The festival might be celebrated in diverse forms all over India but, Saree is the common factor throughout the country. In north banarasi sarees, in south kanjivaram, upaada etc are worn during the festival. Whereas in western part women wear bandhani and chanderi etc. In eastern part of india jamdani is popularly worn by women. Women and girls, old or young love to drape and flaunt sarees. Different colours and varieties of sarees add vibrant touch to the festival. Special types of Sarees are designed for the occasion of Navratri. In India, women wear exquisite silk sarees as silk has the property to imbibe positive energy from the cosmos which is charged up with beautiful divine energy during these nine days.
9 days and it’s consecutive colours
During Navratri, women wear different types and colours of saree. These colours have their specific meanings. It is believed, these nine colours represent nine moods of goddess which are all different and beautiful. All nine days are assigned to a specific colour. People believe, by wearing these different colours, Divine Mother bestows an individual with her divine qualities. This is the reason why It’s considered auspicious to wear nine colours on nine days consecutively.
On The first day women wear yellow sarees as Yellow colour is associated with the goddess for her divine qualities of happiness and cheerfulness. the festival starts with the zeal of yellow colour.
The second day is associated with Green colour. Green is the colour of nature, growth and energy. Green colour, also has healing properties.
The colour of third day is grey, which is a symbol of intellect and compromise. It’s the colour of diplomacy which negotiates and mediates the distance between black and white.
The brightness and luminosity of Sun is depicted by the Orange colour. Orange also creates creativity and passion. It is worn on fourth day of Navratri.
The fifth day is associated with white colour. White colour depicts peace, purity, innocence and clarity.
The sixth day is dedicated to the bright and vibrant Red colour. Which is the symbol of action, passion and vigor.
Made up from combining the shades of blue and violet, Royal blue is worn on the seventh day. Associated with the fierce form of Divine Mother this colour is regarded as the symbol of clairvoyance and intra sensory perception. It is considered that this colour has the power to let someone see beyond delusion.
The eight day is dedicated to pink colour. Which is the symbol of love and compassion. Hope and freshness of perspective.
The combination of blue and red creates purple colour which symbolises ambition, nobility and power. It’s the colour of ninth day.
This Navratri, Madhurya brings to you, its unique and handcrafted silk saree collection. To add vibrancy to your personality and imbibing the qualities of Divine Mother, these colours promise you to give new definition to your style. This festive season we invite you to explore varieties of authentic silk. Madhurya understands the value of your time. We invite you to buy Navratri sarees online from us. Madhurya Sarees promises to deliver best quality Silk at your doorsteps.
- Which colour should I wear on the first day of Navratri?
Ans. Yellow colour is preferred on the first day. But Green, red and shades of pink and blue are also preferred during Navratri.
- Which Saree is best for Durga Pooja?
Ans. The significance of Silk is most in Navratri as it imbibes the positive qualities of Goddess. But cotton sarees are also worn by women, as its comfortable and organic.
- What should I wear on Ashtami?
Ans. It depends on you. In eastern region of India women wear white saree with red border whereas in other parts of india women wear vibrant colours. People prefer light as well as dark shades as per their wish/choice.
- Why should I shop from Madhurya?
Ans. Madhurya sarees are handwoven and brought directly from the looms of weavers. Madhurya is on mission to conserve and revive the lost arts which were strongly associated with the tradition of India. The proceeds in return supports Gift a smile project of Art of Living organization.
- I live abroad. Do you deliver sarees out of India?
Ans. Yes. you can choose your favorite Navratri saree online /you can buy Navratri sarees online . We promise/assure to deliver your saree on time and safely.