This Navratri embrace the grace of "Maa Durga" by not just worshipping but adopting her traits in real life. For all the nine divine days, comprehend the 9 Avatars (Navroop) of the Goddess & stylize your outfits in sync with it so that you'll become part of the theme for each day.
So, for Dandiya Nights choose your Chaniya choli, Jhoomkis, kamarband and even make-up keeping each "avatar" in mind.
And not just this! Adopt her personality traits and virtues to feel the part of Maa Durga in yourself.
Let's worship her by heart in this innovative way!
Day 1 : Maa Shailaputri
Maa Shailaputri is an epitome of Serenity & Calmness. She is associated with mountains, moon and jasmine flower.
So, while selecting the outfit for your Dandiya Night 1 you can go for Cool Colors, Soft Fabric with the touch of elegance of delicate jewelry. Don't forget to accessorize your hair with Jasmine flowers and a hint of yellow hue to accentuate your appearance.
Not only this! Adopt the traits – Patience, Peace, Composure in your life that personifies Maa Shailaputri.
Inspire yourself from this Avatar of Maa Durga not just in appearance but in your attitude too ..that would be her worship in true form!
Day 2 : Maa Brahmacharini
Maa Brahmacharini – personification of Dedication, Diligence and Devotion, spent thousands of years on diet of Bilva Leaves to get Lord Shiva as her husband.
Her hard diet on just leaves inspires us to choose Green Color for our Dandiya Night 2.
She spent very modest life wearing white sari with rudraksh and lotus flower.
So, get the grace of Second Avatar of Maa Durga by adding Simplicity of Ivory color and Rudraksh accessories.
Gentlemen! pair up with your lady by wearing Red- Complimentary color to her green dress.
Day 3 : Maa Chandraghanta
Maa Chandraghanta symbolises beauty and bravery. Her appearance is a source of power while suppressing the bad and wicked.
This inspires us to combine Grey color (depicting negative power) with bright color like yellow (depicting positivity & strength) for our Dandiya Night 3 outfit.
Accentuate your face with bright make-up. Don't forget to add the melody of bells in the form of payal or ghunghuru inspired from the jewelry of Maa Chandraghanta on her forehead.
Day 4 : Maa Kushmanda
Maa Kushmanda – fourth manifestation of Goddess Durga is considered to be the creator of the universe. Glow & radiance of her body is as luminous as that of the Sun.
We suggest you to wear orange for Dandiya Night 4 in her honour, symbolizing energy and liveliness. Accessorize with her favourite Red colored flowers and Sunlike jewelry.
You may ask your partner to add the orange color in his outfit to match with you!
And don't forget to wear the Divine Smile as that of Maa Kushmanda.
This Ashtabhuja Avatar realises us the significance of our mother who smilingly accomplishes millions of tasks and sustains the warmness & zest on her face.
Day 5 : Goddess Skandamata
Fifth day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Skandamata, mother of Lord Kartikeya. This roop of Maa Durga, seated on lotus & holding infant Lord Skand is a symbol of the mother-son relationship. She is an epitome of immense love, affection and enlightenment.
Wear White & Pastels on Dandiya Night 5 to show Maa's tranquil and benevolent love for her son. Style your appearance with Lotus and Real Flowers depicting her elegant and modest charm.
This avatar makes us recall the pious affection of our mother.
This Navratri while worshipping our goddess, let's be devotionally thankful to our Mother too and always love & protect her till our last breath as she's been doing to us since our childhood.
Day 6 : Maa Katyayani
Maa Katyayani is the vigorous form of Goddess Parvati. Riding on the magnificent lion and carrying weapons, she is considered as the Warrior Goddess.
Get inspired from sixth manifestation of Maa Durga to be a protector of your family! Be ready to fight!
Show her strength in your outfit with bold Red color and Gold ethnic jewelry. You may apply Blue eye shades & can go for Triad color scheme.
Coordinate well with your partner and make him part of your styling scheme with traditional touch!
Day 7 : Maa Kalaratri
Most horrendous appearance of Maa Durga is in the form of Maa Kalaratri.
Fearful, dark, large eyes, long tousled hair – her appearance seems deadly to demons & evils.
She manifests strength and inspires us to fight against the social evils of society. She makes us realise – no woman is weak and when the darkness prevails, the most subtle lady can turn violent to bring back light!
Show your boldness on 7th Dandiya Night with Indigo colored outfit, beachy waves, cat-eye makeup & red lip shades, inspired from Maa Kali's appearance. Don't forget to add crystallized neck-piece as that of Maa Kalaratri.
Day 8 : Maa Parvati
Eighth form of Maa Parvati is Divine Mahagauri also known as Shwetambardhara because of her radiant & compassionate personality.
She inspires all the women to cherish their beauty and break the negative body image about themselves. Every girl, every woman is an epitome of beauty as that of Maa Mahagauri.
Inspiring from her sparkling white pearl-like beauty, we choose a fuchsia outfit for Dandiya Night 8th with pearls jewelry to personify the charm of every lady!
Day 9 : Maa Siddhidatri
Siddhidatri is last among the nine avatars of Maa Durga. She possesses and bestows all Siddhis, achievements and perfections.
She personifies the skillful woman and depicts the perfection of a lady in several activities. She inspires all the woman to not to stay behind and portray their empowerment in the society.
To illustrate the multiple skills of Maa, we choose a "Kitschy theme" for last dandiya night with mauve shades. Add multicoloured accessories to synch with the theme. Your partner can wear the similar shade but with a modest look to balance your Kitsch for the final day!
Hope you enjoy your dandiya nights and our styling tips will help you look authentic!