Navaratri Festival

Rituals of Navaratri Festival

First 3 days (1st - 3rd day of Navratri): The first three days of the nine days are dedicated to Goddess Durga, the Goddess of power, on the first day barley seeds are sown in a mud pot and the pot is kept on the Puja Altar.

Second 3 days (4th 6th day of Navratri): The second three days of the nine days are dedicated to Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Third 3 days (7th 9th day of Navratri): The next three days of the nine days are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge and learning.

Mahanavami : Navratri culminates with Mahanavami. Kanya Puja is performed on Mahanavami in which nine young girls (pre-puberty) representing the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped and fed.

Navaratri 2014 and corresponding Colors of nine days

Pratipada Navratri 1st Day Yellow
Dwitiya Navratri 2nd Day Green
Tritiya Navratri 3rd Day Grey
Chaturthi Navratri 4th Day Orange
Panchami Navratri 5th Day White
Sashti Navratri 6th Day Red
Saptami Navratri 7th Day Blue
Ashtami Navratri 8th Day Pink
Navami / Vijayadasami Navratri 9th Day Violet






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