What is the relevance of the Navaratri colours & why are they important?

Navratri is one of the major and important festivals, celebrated to worship the Goddess Durga. It is essentially a nine day festival where different nine forms of the DeviDurga (Goddess) are worshipped.

What is the relevance of the Navaratri colours & why are they important?
What is the relevance of the Navaratri colours & why are they important?

Navratri is one of the major and important festivals, celebrated to worship the Goddess Durga. It is essentially a nine day festival where different nine forms of the DeviDurga (Goddess) are worshipped.

Navratri, in Sanskritis “nine nights”. Navratri also spelled Navaratri; also called Durga Puja. In Hinduism, major festival held in honour of the divine feminine. Navratri occurs over 9 days during the month of Ashvin, or Ashvina (in the Gregorian calendar, usually September–October). It often ends with the Dussehra (also called Vijayadashami) celebration on the 10th day The temples and idols of Goddess in various parts of the country are beautifully decorated. Many people either break their fast on the eighth day (Ashtami) or ninth day (Ram Navami). On both these days, Kanya Pujan (worshipping girls) is held because they symbolize the Goddess Durga. Navaratri 2020 in began on Saturday, 17 October and ends on Sunday, 25 October

Dances performed include Garba, especially in Gujarat. Typically the festival’s nine nights are dedicated to different aspects of the divine feminine principle, or shakti.

In Bengal and Assam, the festival is known as or coincides with the Durga Puja (“Rite of Durga”). Special images of Durga commemorating her victory over the buffalo-headed demon Mahishasura are worshiped daily, and on the 10th day (Dussehra) they are taken in jubilant processions to nearby rivers or reservoirs for immersion in water.

In Major parts of North India Dussehra is associated with the victory of the god Rama over the demon-king Ravana. In North India the Ram Lila (“Play of Rama”) is the highlight of the festival. On successive nights different episodes of the epic poem the Ramayana.

In the major part of south Tamil Nadu- the Tamilians celebrate Durga Puja by worshiping the three divine goddesses, Durga, Laxmi and Sarasvati for three days each. Kolu is a staircase having 9 treads, representing the 9 nights of Navratri. Every stair is decorated with beautiful dolls, and idols of gods and goddesses called Golu.