The 9 days Navratri festival is observed with universal austerity throughout India. Beginning on September 26, 2022, Sharad Navratri will end on Vijayadashami, which falls on October 5. The event is devoted to the worship of the goddess Durga in all of her nine forms.
Throughout the nine days of the celebration, many individuals observe fasts and consume sattvik cuisine. Each day is assigned a particular colour and is linked to a certain manifestation of the goddess Durga. Those who observe Navratri independently each day prepare dishes that correspond to that day's colour and present them for bhog as well. We are here to suggest you foods and colours for each day of this traditional Navratri ceremony so that you can follow it.
Day 1: The first day of Navratri is dedicated to worshipping the goddess Shailputri. Yellow is the colour that is linked with the day, thus followers cook delicacies in this hue. On this day, you can prepare sabudaka khichdi, aloo halwa, or kesar kheer.
Day 2: The colour of the day is green, and it is dedicated to the goddess Brahmacharini. You can create kacche kele ki barfi or try making this vrat-version of the dessert, kacche kele ki tikki, which is made with unripe banana pulp. This tasty tikki is a specialty of Awadh and goes well with puris.
Day 3: Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on this day, and since the colour grey is associated with this day, kuttu flour can be used in a variety of cuisines. There are other possibilities, including kuttu puri, kuttu cheela, and kuttu pakoda.
Day 4: The fourth day of Navratri is orange in colour, and prayers are dedicated to Goddess Chandraghanta. You can prepare the well-known Motichoor Ladoo or this delightful brilliant orange pumpkin and apple halwa using apples, pumpkin, and dried fruits.
Day 5: Goddess Skandamata is worshipped on this day and is connected to the colour white. Kheer, a dessert prepared with milk, sugar, and vrat-acceptable ingredients like makhana and sabudana, is the perfect dish to prepare on this day. You can try some of the Navratri-specific kheer recipes listed below.
Day 6: On the sixth day of Navratri, Goddess Katyayini is worshipped. As red is the day's colour, you can hydrate yourself with pomegranate juice or detox with the fruit. You can also drink this juice made from carrots and beets.
Day 7: Devi Kalaratri is honoured on the seventh day of the Navratri celebration, which is marked by the colour blue. This day, you can include prunes or blueberries in your vrat-acceptable desserts.
Day 8: Devotees honour Goddess Mahagauri while focusing on the colour pink. Aloo and gulab halwa and saffron and rose phirni are both delectable options.
Day 9: This day honours Devi Siddhidaatri and is symbolised by the colour purple. Anjeer (figs) can be consumed to commemorate this day.