It’s that time of the year again! Festive Fervour is upon us. Ganeshotsav has just ended, and we can’t wait to welcome the nine divine forms of Maa Durga into our homes and hearts. Every one of us has a personal and sacred way of welcoming the Goddess into our lives. Some of us fast to express our devotion, while some choose to chant the mantras until the reverberations transform the fabric of their being. Some of us build a humble abode for the Goddess in our homes, and others pledge to serve the unfortunate.
No matter what kind of devotee you are, every Navratri comes with the immense responsibility of acing the perfect Navratri traditional look for nine straight days! If you, too, are looking to stay on top of the Navratri fashion trends, StyleCaret brings you the vibrant colours of Navratri 2023. Whether you’re looking for that Navratri special saree or kurtis for Navratri that will make these nine days memorable, we have got you covered!
Let’s turn up the heat of the “Ae Haalo!” season and make the Garba Raas “Rangila” with StyleCaret.
1. Day One: Blazing Orange
Maa Shailputri, “The Daughter Of The Mountains”, is worshipped on the first day of Navratri. The colour orange represents the strength and power she possesses. Orange is also the colour of warmth, energy and happiness.
Donning an orange saree, kurti, salwar, or garba outfit will not only fill you with energy, it is sure to help you embody Maa Shailputri as you welcome her with warmth in your heart. Let the electrifying orange fill you with enthusiasm as you set ablaze the garba floor and immerse yourself in the “Bhakti Ras”.
The colours dark blue and dark green are sure to accentuate the orange hues, and if you’re unsure what jewellery to go with, pearls or shiny golden accessories are sure to do the trick. And if you want to shine out from the crowd, diamonds never disappoint.
2. Day Two: Tranquil White
The second day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini, the deity of knowledge and meditation. Her white colour is a representation of purity and peace. After starting off Navratri on such an exciting note, it is only fair that we purify our hearts and minds to make way for peace in them.
Nothing beats the evergreen and holy combo of a red blouse and a white saree. But if you are looking to break the norms, a white kameez with magenta salwar and dupatta is sure to make you the talk of the town. With white as your “Chola”, let the “Garba Raas” turn into a meditative experience where you lose yourself and turn inwards.
For jewellery, you can either opt for shiny black beads that contrast the white or wear jewellery that matches your secondary colour, putting the white you’re wearing in the spotlight.
3. Day Three: Fiery Red
Maa Chandraghanta, the Goddess of courage and strength, is worshipped on the third day of Navratri. The colour red represents her fiery energy, fearlessness and passion. Wearing the colour red during Navadurga helps devotees defeat their distress, sins, and other ill effects.
Dress in a red lehenga and fill yourself with vigour and vitality with Maa’s blessings. An orange pallu can work wonders for your red lehenga, green is one fine option too. If you want to dress out of the blue, then a golden pallu will turn you into an apple of everyone’s eye.
Golden bright jewellery and red lehenga are a match made in heaven for sure. If you want to style yourself differently, silver accessories or metallic jewellery in green or white will also gel well with red.
4. Day Four: Royal Blue
The Goddess of creation, Maa Kushmanda, is worshipped on the fourth day of Navadurga. And her vastness and power are represented by the colour Royal Blue. Wearing the colour Royal Blue attracts wealth and prosperity as you bask in Maa Kushmanda’s peacefulness and lushness.
Drape yourself in confidence and sophistication as you don a royal blue outfit of your choice. If you’re looking to add to the beauty, white or yellow dupatta or pallu are sure to add fuel to the fire.
While diamond jewellery would do justice to your royal blue, accessories that match your dupatta or pallu would help create a unique and ornate look.
5. Day Five: Bright Yellow
Maa Skandamata, the mother of Lord Kartikeya, is worshipped on the fifth day of Navratri. She is the embodiment of maternal love. The colour yellow is symbolic of her brightness and happiness. Wearing the colour yellow during Navadurga fills the devotee with the light of hope and belief in the divine.
The colours yellow and white are sure to make you look cheerful as a bouquet of flowers. A saree or kurti would look mesmerising with a white pallu or dupatta.
To complement the light shade of yellow, dark shades of blue, green and even red jewellery would enhance the beauty of your attire.
6. Day Six: Serene Green
Day six of the Navratris is dedicated to Maa Katyayani, the Goddess of new beginnings. The colour green is a representation of the growth and fertility she brings with her. Wearing green attire on the sixth day of the Navadurga is blessed with growth in all aspects of life and Maa Katyayani’s blessings to embark on new beginnings.
Go green with a splash of red, and you shall look nothing less than dashingly divine. A green saree with golden embroidery or zari work will look off the mark, and a red pallu Or dupatta with your salwar suit is a must!
You can either match your pallu with red jewellery or go completely floral with a yellow pallu on a green saree and accessories to match the yellow.
7. Day Seven: Grey Galore
Maa Kalaratri, the Goddess of destruction and transformation, is worshipped on the seventh day. The colour grey, a perfect balance of black and white, signifies a balance of positive and negative emotions. By wearing grey, we invite Maa Kalaratri to destroy all that doesn’t serve us so that we can transform and start afresh with our lives.
Grey does not have to be grim; with the right combination of colours, grey can definitely turn into a subtle and suave look that takes everyone by surprise. Be it pink, white or yellow, all combinations look outstanding with grey.
When it comes to jewellery, pearls or diamonds are sure to elevate your style to the next level. Accessories in white would help you shine bright, too.
8. Day Eight: Phenomenal Purple
The eighth day of the Navratri is an ode to the Goddess of beauty and purity, Maa Mahagauri. The colour purple symbolises her divine radiance and blesses the devotees with luxury and comfort throughout their lives.
Be it a saree, kurti, lehenga or salwar suit, the picture-perfect purple never disappoints. Whether you want to add a bright splash of yellow or the regal black, the neutral purple does justice to shades of light and dark alike.
You can either contrast or match your jewellery with your secondary colour. White accessories with purple and black shades will make your outfit more noticeable, whereas black accessories to go with a black pallu or dupatta will refine your look thoroughly.
9. Day Nine: Peacock Green
Maa Siddhidatri, the Goddess of Accomplishment, is worshipped on the ninth day of Navratri. The peacock green colour stands for her ability to grant all the wishes of her devotees. Devotees who wear peacock green on the ninth day are blessed with the compassion and freshness of the deity.
A peacock green saree with a white blouse is sure to provide a fresh and eye-catching look. For a more polished look, replace the white with golden, and you will shine brighter than a diamond.
To highlight the peacock green, stick to jewellery that matches your pallu or dupatta. But if you believe you’re bold enough to carry peacock green accessories, you’re welcome to do so.
Navratri is all about the nine divine nights of devotion, nine magical deities and the transformation they can bring about in us. To be receptive towards divine grace, we must lose ourselves in Navratri colours and curate our garba outfits with utmost sincerity and eye for detail. With the above styling tips and jewellery suggestions, we are confident that you will rock the colour of the day for nine straight days and enjoy the festival to the fullest.
Jai Mata Di!