Navaratri which means nine ratris(nights) is one of the important festivals in India and Nepal and it is celebrated with a lot of fan fare. Navaratri is celebrated on two occasions in a year in India. Chaitra Navaratri which is first celebrated in the month of March to April and Sharad Navaratri which is celebrated in the month of September to October. Navaratri celebrations also include fasting, prepration of various delicacies, dance and prayers.
As per the Hindu Mythology, Navaratri is celebrated to mark the nine days Lord Shiva allowed his wife Goddess Durga to visit her mother. It is believed that Goddess Durga takes nine different forms during these nine days and bestows her blessings on earth. During the first three days Goddess takes the form of Durga, following three days form of Lakshmi and then the form of Saraswati in the last three days.
Every Navaratri day is also associated with a different color. In this article we bring to you a bouquet of Rangoli Design Collection comprising of 9 Rangolis for each day of the celebration with the color of that particular day. In total we are listing 90 Rangoli’s for you. All these Rangoli have been contributed to by Uma Raja. Feel free to recreate them and share them on the facebook page.
Navratri Colours for Every Day
1st Day (Pratipada): Pratipada is the first day of the Pooja wherein Goddess Durga is worshiped as Shaiputri wherein Shail means mountains and Putri means daughter i.e. Mountain daughter. This day is associated with the color Red.
|Navaratri Rangoli Day 1 - Red Color|
2nd Day (Dwitiya): Dwitiya is the second day wherein goddess is worshiped as Brahmacharini. This day signifies the color Royal Blue and people should also wear clothes of this color.
|Navaratri Rangoli Day 2 - Royal Blue|
3rd Day (Tritiya): Tritiya is the third day wherein the Durga Goddess is worshipped as Chandraghanta. Third day is represented by the color Yellow.
|Navaratri Rangoli Day 3 - Yellow|
4th Day (Chaturthi): Chaturthi is the fourth day of Navaratri and Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Kushmanda. This day is associated with the color Green.
|Navaratri Rangoli Day 4 - Green|
5th Day (Panchami): This day is called Panchami and signifies the color Grey. People should wear grey color clothes on this occasion.
|Navaratri Rangoli Day 5 - Grey|
6th Day (Sashti): Sixth day of Navaratri is known as Sashti and Durga Goddess is worshiped in the form of Katyayani. Orange color is associated with this day.
|Navaratri Rangoli Day 6 - Orange|
7th Day (Saptami): This day of Navaratri is known as Saptami. Goddess Durga is worshiped as Kalratri, which reflects a black and dark night. This day belongs to White color.
|Navaratri Rangoli Day 7 - White|
8th Day (Ashtami ): On this day of Navratri which is also known as Ashtami. Goddess Durga is worshiped as Maha Gauri. Pink is the color of this day.
|Navaratri Rangoli Day 8 - Pink|
9th Day (Navami ): This is the last day of Navaratri and is also known as Navami or Vijayadasmi. The Goddess Durga is worshiped as Siddhidatri on this day. This day is associated with color Sky Blue.
|Navaratri Rangoli Day 9 - Sky Blue|
10th Day(Dusshera): This day on which the goddess Durga kills Mahishasura, is celebrated as Dusshera or Vijayadashami. It signifies as the victory of good over evil. Dusshera is one of the widely celebrated festivals in India. This day is associated with the color Purple.
|Navaratri Rangoli Day 10 - Purple|