New Delhi: Navratri is a Hindu festival celebrated twice a year in the country – during the month of Chaitra and Sharad. The festival of Navratri holds special importance in Hindu mythology. The festival is celebrated with great pomp and show all over the country. The Shardiya Navratri is celebrated in September-October.
The word Navratri means nine nights in Sanskrit and is a festival that spans nine days in both these months. For these nine days, nine Navratri colours are designated, each with its own significance.
Shardiya Navratri, is the nine-day long festival dedicated to Maa Durga and her nine avatars. Keeping fast and wearing clothes according to the Navratri colour of the day is considered very sacred in the Hindu religion. Women follow this tradition widely and adorn themselves with similar colour clothes and accessories during Navratri.
Day 9 (October 4, 2022, Tuesday): On the ninth day, Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped. The colour for the ninth day is Pink. The colour pink symbolizes universal love, affection and harmony.
Day 9 is the last day of the Navratri festival. The day is called Navami. Goddess Siddhidatri is worshipped on this day.It is believed that one side of Lord Shiva’s body is that of Goddess Siddhidatri. Therefore, he is known by the name of Ardhanarishwar. As per the scriptures, Lord Shiva attained all the siddhis by worshipping this Goddess. Pink stands for kindness, harmony and affection. Go creative and make some DIY wall hangings or handicrafts with pink and some contrasting Navratri colours to give your navratri mandir decoration a personalized touch.