Navratri is a pre-eminent nine-day festival devoted to Hindu Goddess Durga. The name itself suggests; ‘Nav’ referring to the Nine forms of Durga and ‘Ratri’ for Nine Nights of Celebration. Happy Navratri 2023 to all.
This Shardiya Navaratri(नवरात्रि) is one of the most significant ones as compared to the other three. It usually gets marked in September-October.
The significance of these Nine Days celebrations is the depiction of the victory of good over evil. It is these 9-days that Goddess Durga battled Mahishasur and defeated him. This day is also known as Ghatasthapana(घटस्थापना) and marks the initiation of festive seasons with festivals like Dusshera, Deepawali, Bhai Dooj and many more.
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Navratri 2023 Dates
Navratri 2023 commences on 15th October and concludes with Vijaya Dashmi on 24th October.
The auspicious timings(Mahurat) of Ghatashapana are 11:26 AM – 12:12 PM, with Abhijit Muhurat from 11:39 AM – 12:47 AM, from 14-16th October.
Navratri Days Colours Significance
Following are the nine forms of Durga(NavDurga) along with the days, significance and preferences of colours. Flaunting these colours on particular days can be auspicious and prolific.
|Days||Colours||Avatar of Durga||Significance|
|Day 1||Yellow||Mata Shailputri||Shailputri symbolises Mother nature|
the yellow colour brings brightness, happiness, and cheer to life
Shailputri ‘s favourite flower is Jasmine
|Day 2||Green||Goddess Brahmacharini||Green colour brings growth, harmony and fresh energy to life|
Brahmacharini ‘s favourite flower is Jasmine
|Day 3||Grey||Mata Chandraghanta||Chandraghanta holds a half-moon on her forehead|
Grey symbolises zeal and determination to destroy evil
|Day 4||Orange||Goddess Khushmanda||Khushmanda is known as a smiling goddess who created the world|
Orange represents brightness, joy and positive energy
|Day 5||White||Skandamata||Skandamata holds Lord Kartikeya in her right arm|
White represents purity, peace and meditation
|Day 6||Red||Katyayani||Katyayani is also recognised as the warrior-goddess or Bhadrakali.|
Red depicts the anger of the Goddess towards the enemies and fearlessness.
|Day 7||Royal blue||Kalaratri||Kalaratri is the demon destroyer with a dark complexion and a fearless posture.|
Royal Blue colour is associated with immense power.
|Day 8||Pink||Goddess Mahagauri||Mahagauri grants relief from all the sufferings and fulfils wishes|
Pink represents hope, self-refinement and social upliftment.
|Day 9||Purple||Goddess Siddhidatri|| Siddhidatri gives knowledge and helps you attain your goals|
Purple represents ambition and power.
Navaratri Wishes Greetings Messages
On the propitious occasion of Navratri, I wish that the celebrations bring endless pleasure and delight to you and your family. Happy Navratri 2023
May Maa Durga forever be there to guide us in our lives and enlighten us with knowledge. Gracious greetings on Navratri to all the students.
May Maa Durga brighten your life with myriad blessings of delight. Happy Navratri 2023
May you possess the best of time, celebrations and achievement in life this year. Best Wishes for a joyous Navratri with loads of pleasure, laughter and harmony.
May Goddess Durga guard you and your family against evil. Wishing you a colourful Navratra 2023
I pray Goddess Durga to come home with a good luck and her endless blessings. Happy Navaratri 2023
May the glorious goddess Durga bestow you with the power, enlightenment, and grit to subdue all obstructions in life. Have an auspicious Navratri 2023
Best wishes for a happy Navratri with plenty of peace and prosperity. Happy Navratri 2023 to all.
Iss Navratri pe hamari shubkamnaye aapke saath hai. Subh Navratra 2023
May this festivity bring you delight and prosperity. Happy Navratri 2023
May Navratri bring a lot of colour to our lives. May bright colours enrich your life. Happy Navratri 2023
Durga Puja infuses our hearts and minds with positivity and determination to keep moving ahead with optimism. Happy Navratri–
Ma Durga eliminates all obstructions and deficits. Happy Navratri 2023–
Let go of all of your problems, wear a smile back on your face because the goddess Durga has come to make your life amazingly wonderful. Happy Navratri 2023–
The goddess of vigour, vitality, and truth has come once again with the consent of a joyous year ahead. Welcome her with the warmth of your heart and let the festivity begin! Happy Navratri 2023–
Maa Durga is the worldly mother and the embodiment of power. We nod to seek her blessings on this auspicious occurrence of Navratri–