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Navratri 2018 : Colours and Foods for 9 days of Navratri

Navratri 2018: Navratri is just about to start and everyone are looking forward to celebrate the Nine avatars of Hindu divine Goddess Maa Durga. The festival of Navratri begins on 10th October, 2018 and will end on 18th October, 2018.

Navaratri, the festival is celebrated with much grandeur in different parts of the country, which lasts for nine nights and 10 days. According to our Hindu calendar, the festival falls in the month of Ashvin. Each day is devoted to different forms of Goddess Durga and is denoted by nine colours.

During this festival, devotees observe fast and celebrate it with much opulence. Special foods are prepared throughout these nine days, according to the colours to celebrate Navratri.

We at IndSamachar brings you the nine colours associated with the Goddess Durga and foods associated for this 9 days

Navratri Colours :

Date

Day

Colour

10 Oct, 2018

Pratipada

Yellow

11 Oct, 2018

Dwitiya

Green

12 Oct, 2018

Tritiya

Grey

13 Oct, 2018

Chaturthi

Orange

14 Oct, 2018

Panchami

White

15 Oct, 2018

Sashti

Red

16 Oct, 2018

Saptami

Blue

17 Oct, 2018

Ashtami

Pink

18 Oct, 2018

Navami

Purple

 

Nine Navratri Colours and Foods to Celebrate Navratri with :

 

 1. Kesar kheer or halwa – Yellow

The first day is dedicated to Shailputri, who is known to be Goddess Parvati, the daughter of mighty Himalaya. While there are many yellow colour foods that you can have during this day, it’s always good to start with some sweet dish. Prepare kesar ki kheer or kesar ka halwa to commemorate the day.

 

2. Kacche kele ki barfi- green

The second day is dedicated to goddess Brahmacharini, who was goddess Parvati when she was unmarried. Celebrate this day with raw banana or kachcha kele ki barfi, which is green in colour.

 

3. Kuttu ki puri- grey

The third day is dedicated to goddess Chandraghanta. This name was derived when goddess Parvati started adorning half Chandra (moon) on her forehead after getting married to Lord Shiva. If you are fasting on this day, you could prepare some kuttu ki sabji or kuttu ki puri

 

4. Motichoor Laddu- orange

The fourth day is dedicated to Devi Kushmanda, who is also known as the creator of the universe. She is also known as the deity who has the power and capability to reside inside the sun. Motichoor Laddu  should be one of the orange sweets you offer it to the deity

 

5. Makhane ki kheer- white

Goddess Skandamata is worshipped on the fifth day. Skandamata or mother of skanda, also known as lord Kartikeya, is said to ride a lion along with the baby in one of her hands. You may want to prepare makhane ki kheer for this special Navratri 2018 day.

 

6. Beetroot and carrot juice- red

Goddess Katyayini, the warrior goddess, is worshipped on the sixth day. On this day, red is denoted as an important colour. While there is no specific re-coloured food, you may sip healthy beetroot and carrot juice.

 

7. Blueberries and prunes- blue

The seventh day is dedicated to Devi Kalaratri, who killed the two demons Shumbha and Nishumbha. Blue makes an important part of the day. While there is no specific blue-coloured food, blueberries and prunes will be a great pick for you. If you are fasting, fruits and dry fruits make an important part.

 

8. Rose petal kulfi/ice-cream- pink

Mata Mahagauri is worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri 2018. Celebrate this day with pink colour. Prepare some rose petal kulfi or ice-cream on this day.

 

9. Anjeer- purple

Last but not least, the ninth and final day is dedicated to Devi Siddhidaatri, who is believed to possess all knowledge and wisdom. This day is denoted by the colour purple, so may have handful of anjeer or figs that are easily available in this season.

We wish you happy & colourful Navratri 2018!

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