Navratri means nine nights of paying homage to the Goddess in her nine forms.
She is Durga, the Goddess that has immense Shakti for all victory over negative forces a strength, this starts and continues till the tenth day (Dasarah, or Desserah). Tenth day is also Navratum the compound experience.
There are three main Goddesses and these consciousness are further broken down to individual names for each night.
However, the main three that will be identified with are Durga, (Victory), Laxshmi (Wealth), Saraswati (Knowledge and Arts).
Puja (worship) is done each night, with rituals and ceremonial practices.
Adorning and showering the Goddess with love and devotion through, devotional Rangolis, Mantras, Kirtan, offerings etc.
Families and communities come together and apply henna, buy new clothes, and give each other gifts extending the love of the Goddess to each other.
During this time a lot of therapeutic things can be done and achieved, because it is a time of victory, manifestation and achievement!
In India the following colours are observed as auspicious on those days.
Navratri Day 1 - Grey
Navratri Day 2 - Orange
Navratri Day 3 - White
Navratri Day 4 - Red
Navratri Day 5 - Royal Blue
Navratri Day 6 - Yellow
Navratri Day 7 - Green
Navratri Day 8 - Peacock Green
Navratri Day 9 - Purple
If you would like to connect to the Goddess on each day, I suggest using a candle from the colours for each day, and playing a mantra from the link below, and go into your own meditation and observe your feelings, write down things if you need to and enjoy the experience.
Jai Ho Mata Di
Hail The Divine Goddess
Dedicated and Passionate to the Awakening and Transformation of the Oceanic Consciousness.