Navratri Colours 2018, Navratri 2018 Colors
The festival of Navratri has an interesting ritual for the women who wear nine different colours during the nine days of the Navratras festival. The nine colours of Navratri for 2018 goes like this:
Navratri colour of day 2 (October 11, Thursday) - Yellow for Dwitiya, Puja of Brahmacharini Mata
Navratri colour of day 3 (October 12, Friday) - Green for Tritiya, Puja of Chandraghanta Mata
Navratri color of day 4 (October 13, Saturday) - Grey for Chaturthi, Puja of Kushmanda Mata
Navratri color of day 5 (October 14, Sunday) - Orange for Panchami, Puja of Skanda Mata
Navratri color of day 6 (October 15, Monday) - White for Shashthi, Puja of Katyayani Mata
Navratri colour of day 7 (October 16, Tuesday) - Red for Saptami, Puja of Kaalratri Maa
Navratri colour of day 8 (October 17, Wednesday) - Sky Blue for Ashtami, Puja of Mahagauri Mata
Navratri colour of day 9 (October 18, Thursday) - Pink for Navami, Puja of Maa Siddhidatri
Dashami - 19th October, Friday
So don’t miss out on the excitement of the dress codes according the conventional Navratri colours 2018. These nine vibrant Navratri 2018 colors hold special significance and are even published in the local/regional newspapers to get the crowd dress in sync.
Navratri Fast 2018
During the nine days of Navratras celebrations, the Hindu devotees observe fast and offer their puja to the deity of Duga Maa. Navratri fasting starts from the new moon day of the Ashvin month of the Hindu calendar and ends on the tenth day of Dusshera or Vijaya Dashami that celebrates the victory of good over evil. Navratri vrat is a very special vrat where devotees take water only after they offer their ritualistic puja to Goddess Durga. Mostly they take milk products and fresh fruits. There are also special recipes for dishes prepared for the people to take during their Navratre vrat. People also spend time listening to and reciting Navratri Katha during their puja that forms an important part of the rituals. Reading Durga Chalisa and Durga Saptshati is highly recommended.
Navratri 2018 in Gujarat and Garba
In Gujarat, the ancient and colourful festival of Navratri is a highly hyped affair where the entire state rises to an elaborate participation. Celebrations continue in an elevated level with dancing to the tune of garba and fast beat numbers of popular songs. Ladies adorn themselves in special and expensive clothes and order beautiful dresses comprising heavily embroidered ghagra choli for their appearance in rasa and garba dances. You can prepare yourself for the party by downloading and practicing with rhythmic mp3 Navratri songs of Goddess Durga. The dandia or the stick dance as it is called is a very popular dance form that centres around the festival of Navratras where the dancers form a circle and dance and as the rhythm or the beat gets faster and faster the dancers increase their pace to a crescendo and dance with complete abandon.
Garba is a popular dance form and is very popular during Navratras celebrations. People of all ages, gender and communities join in the special merriment coming out of the Garba during Navratri. Special dresses to be worn during the momentous occasion such as chaniya cholis or Navratri cholis are bought and ordered. These expensive, colourful and elegant dresses are a necessity during Dandiya Raas in Navratri. Exquisite Navratri cholis can be bought online and ordered and payment made from the comfort of your house wherever you are residing. They can also be stitched as per measurements and you can a get you coveted festive glamorous look for your special Navratri garba appearance.
Navratri 2018 Celebrations
These nine days of Navratri celebrations are spent in grandeur. People dressed in their very best with colourful expensive clothes and decked with loads of jewellery offer their prayers to Goddess Durga or Shakti and ask for strength and blessings. They also prepare a huge variety of dishes and make elaborate preparations for gala night parties. People gather in community halls and other chosen venues to dance to the tune of garba songs and enjoy good music and food. These are the occasions where everyone gets to meet their long-time friends, family members and relatives. The whole of North India gets charged up with the festive mood hanging heavy in the air.