Sharad Navratri or Devi Navratri is one of the most important festivals and is celebrated across almost all parts of India. These 9 nights/10 days (navratri = nine nights) are dedicated to various forms of the Devi or the Goddess.

In 2020, Devi Navratri is from October 17, 2020 to October 25, 2020.

On each of the 9 days, the Devi is worshipped in a different form. In Andhra Pradesh, one way of celebrating Devi Navratri is to worship Navdurga or the 9 forms of Durga. There is a different naivedyam offered each day. I have used the information from the Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada as the primary source for the naivedyam to be offered.

In addition, each day of Devi Navratri has a specific colour associated with it. I have shown two colours of each day of Navratri because I have used two sources of information: the popular list floating on WhatsApp and the list from the the Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada.

Navratri 2020 Colours to Wear
Navratri 2020 Colours to Wear

In addition, in most South Indian and Maharashtrian homes, married women invite other married women and offer “tamboolam”. Along with the taboolam, normally sundal is given as prasadam.

In recent times, the tradition of wearing a particular colour on each day of Navratri has grown in popularity. In the table below, I have given two options, one followed commonly (the WhatsApp list as I call it) and the the other followed by the Kanaka Durga Temple. 🙂

This post will be a living document and was last updated September 20, 2020.

Date Form of the Devi Worshipped Naivedyam Navratri Colour to Wear
  Kanaka Durga Temple Popular/
WhatsApp List
October 17, 2020 Sri Swarna Kavachalankrutha Devi Gold Grey
October 18, 2020 Sri Bala Tripura Sundari Devi Light Pink Orange
October 19, 2020 Sri Gayatri Devi Orange White
October 20, 2020 Sri Annpoorna Devi Yellow/Sandal Red
October 21, 2020 Sri Saraswati Devi White Royal Blue
October 22, 2020 Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi Gold Yellow
October 23, 2020 Sri Mahalakshmi Devi Pink Green
October 24, 2020 Sri Durga Devi (Durgashtami)
Sri Mahishasura Mardani
Red
Brown/Maroon
Peacock Green
October 25, 2020
(Vijaya Dashami/
Dasara/Dussehra)
Sri Rajarajeswari Devi
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Maha Naivedyam including:

  Purple

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