The holy festival of Navratri is about to begin. Hindu devotees are gearing up themselves to celebrate these auspicious nine days in full fervor. The festivity is celebrated in the honor of Goddess Durga’s nine avatars, where each day has its significance. Puranic literature marks these auspicious days as a victory over evil and dedicates unique auspicious colors to each deity. Most people adhere to this color code to show their respect. If you wish to make your festive days memorable, refer to the color and shopping guide by PCL for Navratri 2021.
The first deity celebrated in this festivity is Goddess Shailputri. She represents happiness, alacrity and therefore, the perfect color for the day is orange. For you, we have bought a perfect rust orange color Chikankari Kurta that you can style with white palazzo pants. People usually feel that Chikankari falls on the yesteryear corner, but the myth is actually broken with this Kurta.
It has subtle hand embroidery over the neck with little leaf motifs all over the sleeves and Kurta. The second highlight of this Kurta is its net detailing with scalloped flowery ends, beautiful for elevating the ordinary to extraordinary!
The second day of Navratri celebrates purity and is dedicated to Goddess Brahmachari. No color can represent purity better than white. The name Brahmachari is a meaningful derivation from two words, “Brahma,” which means tapa or penance, and “Charni,” meaning an ardent female follower. The goddess is believed to have immolated herself in the sacrificial fire of yagna; hence the hue for the day is white.
To ensure that you are able to show your honor for the goddess, we have bought a perfect white cotton Kurta set for you. The set features a short white Kurta with red and white floral detailing, a round neck, and hemmed sleeves with elastic detailing. The subtle detailing and beautiful color will provide you the autonomy to style them up with any bottoms (however, the set includes white flared palazzo).
As per the puranic literature, one should wear the color grey on the third auspicious day of Navratri. The day is staunched to Devi Chandraghanta, meaning “one ,who carries a half-moon on her forehead.” It is believed that the deity has her third eye always open to war against demons. This deity’s true bhaktas are rewarded with her grace, courage, and bravery. Her grace has the power of eradicating all the sins, physical sufferings, mental distresses, and ghostly hurdles. Therefore, it is suggested that one must wear the color red on this auspicious day.
The whole festivity is ideal for showcasing the traditional wardrobe you own. If you have any red outfit in your closet, wear the same with matching accessories. Otherwise, buy a beautiful subtle designer Kurti from PCL.
The fourth day of Navratri is to worship Goddess Kushmanda. The deity is considered to bless its devotee with health and wealth, and the auspicious color-marked for this day is royal blue. If you wish to style a royal blue color outfit but don’t have one in your closet, lay your hands on this gorgeous Chanderi silk suit. The skilled craftsmanship and glorious hand-embroidery detailing will allow you to look festive ready effortlessly.
The fifth day of the Navratri is dedicated to the goddess Skandamata. She is considered to be the deity of happiness, and the special color for the day is yellow. PCL, therefore, suggests that to bring joy and happiness to your life, you must wear clothes of this hue. If you don’t stock any Kurti set in the color, check out our website and buy the best yellow hand embroidered tiered bandhani cotton Kurta with a pair of white cotton pants.
The best thing about bandhani Kurtas is that these clothes provide you the perfect festivity touch. If you wish to go for a dandiya party, pair a bandhani skirt with this outfit, and effortlessly you will be “designer navratri” ready.
On the sixth day of the Navratri, the Hindu devotees worship Devi Katyayani. The deity signifies new beginnings and growth. Hence, honor the deity and wear a green Chanderi silk Kurta set by PCL. The Kurta is designed to perfection using hand embroidery. It has little flower motifs over the chest area, and the rest of the Kurta is beautifully plain. The set features basic Chanderi pants, and the highlight of the outfit is the scalloped dupatta.
The seventh day of Navratri is marked to celebrate Goddess Kalaratri. According to the puranic literature, the perfect color for the day is grey. It symbolizes strength to transform. We at PCL can’t think of a better combination than a grey Chikankari on the blistering summer day. Check the Kurti set (with grey Kurta and white cotton pants) for styling yourself on the seventh day of Navratri.
The eighth day of Navratri is celebrated to worship Mahagauri, where most Hindu devotees perform a special Kanjak Pooja. The day symbolizes the power of intellect and peace, and therefore, there can be no better color than purple to depict it. As it is the second last day of festivities, we suggest that you go for something that has heavy detailings.
You don’t have to comb markets. Instead, we have bought you a perfect purple hand embroidered bandhani peplum top. We perceive the top as a western outfit, so this is more of a Kurta top. It features waist-up length with semi-sleeves and embroidered V-neck. The outfit comes with a pair of bandhani strap pants with a bit of gota detailing at the hem.
The last day of the celebration is marked as Navami. It is packed with rituals to commemorate the entire week-long festivity. Goddess Siddhidhatri is worshiped on this day, and it is suggested that one must wear peacock green color to fulfill all their desires.
On the last day, you must present your A-game and to help you celebrate the last day festivities with a peacock green color outfit, we have selected PCL’s Chanderi silk Kurta suit. The set features a green Kurta with subtle gold embroidery, a matching green palazzo pant, and a scalloped organza dupatta. You can accessorize this outfit with a gold choker set, matching earrings, and Jutti footwear.