Festival is a celebration of Colours in Life too! Traditionally, along with Mother Goddess Durga statue, ladies/devotees wear 9 different colour Sari/Saree (Dress) for 9 different days!! NavRatri (Nine nights) celebration for Goddess Durga is a very special occasion; especially for Ladies!! So, apart from Devotion/Spirituality, this festival give 9 more excuses for shopping!! 😀 Isn’t that cool ???
For e.g. today 8th oct 2013, you will find many ladies & gents in RED dress even in office or on street. Tomorrow, 9th Oct in BLUE and so on. See this standard chart for Sari (dress) Colour codes for 9 days in 2013.
More about this festival see my previous post –
- NavRatri 9 Colours Dress Code and 9 Manifestations of Goddess Durga
- Nine Nights For Mother Goddess Durga
Colour Code Chart- Devotees wear Sari (Dress) each day as per list below :
Mother Goddess Durga Idols:
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Sources: Google search, Wikipedia, and all other hyperlinks in the post.
Saree/Sari is a traditional wear of Indian women which is 6 yards (around 5.5m) and 9 yards long (around 8.2m) in some cases. It comes in different patterns and materials. There are more than 50 types of saris listed.
Not only the type of sarees, even the style of sarees is diverse across the country. The pattern in which Sari is worn differs as per the state and at times as per the community within the same state.
I have shared some videos of how to wear sari in different styles.If you are a beginner and know nothing about sari, you can start with this video –
Note: This video is quite technical 🙂 It describes all the details related to a sari. In case you are eager to start, I would recommend the next video by scrolling down next link below.
1. Gujrati Style Sari (From State of Gujarat)
[Watch this video to understand various components and tips on things to do before and while wearing saree. This video uses a tool for making pleats which can be done by hand as demonstrated in other videos]
2. Maharashtrian Style [Called Nauvari Saree, from state of Maharashtra)
3. Bengali Style Saree (From State of Bengal)
4. Assam Style (Called Mekhala Sador, From State of Assam)
5. Rajasthani Style ( From State of Rajasthan)
6. Andhra Style (From State of Andhra Pradesh)
7. Kerela Style (Called Mundu, From State of Kerala)
8. Tamil Nadu Style (From State of Tamilnadu)
For More Types and Styles of Sarees, you can watch videos here
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Sources: Wikipedia, Youtube, Google search, and other links mentioned in the post.