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Nine Colours of Navratri

The concept of nine colors of Navratri is followed mainly in Gujarat and by some communities in Maharashtra. In 2016, Navratri begins on October 1. The nine colours symbolically represent the nine forms of Goddess Durga that is worshipped during Navaratri. Traditionally the colors change from year to year and also the form of the Goddess worshipped and name varies from region to region. Women, girls and children wear the particular color of dress (like Saris (Saree), churidhar) on each day of Navaratri.

Update - Navratri Colors 2015(you can find in this link)

Please Note:The order of dress color for each day changes every year.

The nine Navratri colors are Red, Orange, Yellow, Sky Blue, Pink, Grey, Green, purple and Royal blue. (Also Parrot green, white, peacock green etc are found in some years) Navaratri Colours Parrot Green – Goddess worshipped is Amba.Orange – Goddess Tara in some regions, Chamunda in other places.Yellow – Goddess Shorashi or AshtamukhiSky Blue – Goddess Bhuvneshwar…

Inspirational Thoughts from Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal

This inspirational dialogue happened when Dr. S.I.Tulaev, Russian Indologist, had an interview with Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal, popularly known as Kanchi Paramacharya.Dr. S.I.Tulaev: A man has no temple or church and does not heed to any dogmas. But he always thinks good and does good throughout his life? Could you kindly tell me, Sir, whether such a man has any salvation at the end of his life?Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal – Yes…. Don’t think that I am giving you this answer after seeing the modern standards of life. No. This is said in our ancient scriptures themselves.There are many aspirants.The Agnostics, those who enquire into the nature of God and by using their own brain come to the conclusion that there is no God. Secondly, Buddhists, or the Sunyavadins, who believe in non-existence.Thirdly, Jains, who believe in suffering by putting their body to various austerities, vratas.Fourthly, Saivaites, Vaishnavites and others who believe in a personal Go…

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