Navratri is one of the few festivals that are celebrated pan-India with equal devotion. Sharad Navratri is set to begin on September 26, 2022 and will culminate with Vijayadashami on October 5. The festival is dedicated to worshipping Goddess Durga and all her nine incarnations. Many people observe fast or eat sattvik food during the nine days of the festival. Each day is ascribed a specific colour and is associated with one form of Goddess Durga. Those who observe Navratri each day individually, prepare foods of the specific colour of the day and offer it for bhog too. If you plan to follow this traditional Navratri ritual, we have listed day-wise colours and food suggestions that you can consider.
Navratri 2022: Here’re 9 Navratri Colours And Recipes For Each Day:
Day 1: Goddess Shailputri is worshipped on the first day of Navratri. The day is associated with yellow colour, so devotees prepare foods in this colour. You can make sabudaka khichdi, aloo halwa or kesar kheer on this day.
Day 2: This day is dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini and the colour of the day is green. You can make kacche kele ki barfi or try this recipe of vrat-friendly kacche kele ki tikki made with raw banana pulp. This Awadhi-special tikki tastes delicious and can be paired with puris too.
Day 3: Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on this day and since grey is the colour associated with this day, you can make all kinds of recipes with kuttu flour. Kuttu puri, kuttu cheela, kuttu pakoda – there are options galore.
Day 4: Orange is the colour of the 4th day of Navratri, and prayers are offered to Goddess Chandraghanta. You can make this delicious bright orange pumpkin and apple halwa, made with apples, pumpkin and dry fruits or the famous Motichoor Ladoo.
Day 5: This day, Goddess Skandamata is worshipped and is associated with colour white. The best food to make on this day is kheer, made with milk, sugar and vrat-friendly foods like makhana and sabudana. Here are some Navratri-sepcial kheer recipes you can try.
Day 6: Goddess Katyayini is worshipped on Day 6 of Navratri. Red, being the colour of this day, you can detox with the pomegranate fruit or hydrate yourself with juice made with it. Another option is to have this beetroot and carrot juice.
Day 7: The seventh day of Navratri festival is dedicated to Devi Kalaratri with colour blue denoted to this day. You can add blueberries or prunes to your vrat-friendly desserts this day.
Day 9: Purple is the colour of this day which is dedicated to Devi Siddhidaatri. You can consume anjeer (figs) to mark this day.
Happy Sharad Navratri 2022!