Navarathri Day 5 – October 21 – Skandamata Puja

Skanda Mata

The fifth day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Skandamata. Skanda is one of the names of Subramanya or Lord Muruga or Kartik – the General of the Army of the Devas and the most handsome God. Skanda Mata is the mother of Kartik. She is also known as Padmasana. The colour of the day is Royal Blue.

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Navarathri Day 4 – October 20 – Kushmanda

Maa Kushmanda

The fourth day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Kushmanda. It is told that women have seven strengths to the three of man, and on this fourth day of Navarathri, we reflect on woman as gift of intelligence in the home, in the workplace. Goddess Parvati started living inside the center of the Sun so that the sun began to give energy to the universe. Since then Goddess is known as Kushmanda.

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Navarathri Day 3 – October 19 – Chandraghanta Puja

Goddess Chandraganta

The third day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Chandraghanta. It is told that women have seven strengths to the three of man, and on this third day of Navarathri, we reflect on woman as the highest expression of loyalty in the home and the society. The colour of the day is white, so we give one black background to assist reading white on white!

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Navarathri Day 2 – October 18 – Brahmacharini

Brahmacarini

The second day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Brahmacarini. It is told that women have seven strengths to the three of man, and on this second day of Navarathri, we reflect on woman as the one who has strength in practice of austerities and as the one who constantly meditates on the Divine. The colour of the day is Orange!

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Navarathri Day 1 – October 17 – Shailputri Puja

Goddess ShailaputriThe first day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Shailaputri. It is told that women have seven strengths to the three of man, and on this first day of Navarathri, we reflect on woman as source of fame in the home and the society. The colour of the day is Gray!

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