9 days, 9 hues: Celebrate Chaitra Navratri with Handloom Sarees in the vibrant palette of 2024

The festival of Navratri is upon us, and with it come nine days of vibrant celebrations and devotion. Forget the ordinary, the festival pulsates with vibrant pujas, joyous gatherings, and an undeniable sense of Shakti – a celebration of feminine strength, power, and grace.

With each day honouring a distinct form of Durga, devotees embark on a spiritual journey, homes transform into mini-temples, adorned with fragrant flowers and flickering diyas, and the very air hums with positive energy. But Navratri isn't just about devotion and introspection; it is also a vibrant visual feast. Each day unfolds with a unique colour, symbolising a form of Durga, deepening the festival's significance. 

When it comes to dressing up for the festival, nothing quite matches the undeniable charm of a saree. The glorious six yards exude tradition and devotion during the nine pious days, whether you're attending a pooja or an intimate get-together. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the array of saree choices for the nine days, the vibrant colours of Navratri can be your guiding compass to the most perfect Navaratri outfits. 

So let's dive into the colour palette for Navaratri 2024 and unravel the symbolic significance of each shade to curate the perfect saree wardrobe that celebrates the divine feminine in all its glory! 

Day One: Ignite your spirit in Fiery Red 


This auspicious day honours Durga as Shailaputri. Red, symbolizing passion, love, and the vitality needed for your spiritual journey, sets the perfect tone for the first day. Choose a flowing red saree – handloom silk for a luxurious feel, or opt for the cool comfort of handloom cotton, perfect for long days of celebration. Feeling fancy? Explore Kanchipuram's rich zari borders or Banarasi Bandhej's intricate tie-dye patterns for some extra pizzazz.

Browse through our selection of fine handwoven sarees in stunning red hues. 

Day Two: Indulge in the Tranquility of Royal Blue


The majestic blue honours Durga as Brahmacharini, symbolizing both inner peace and the deep well of power needed for spiritual pursuits. Tap into your wisdom with a flowing blue saree. Luxurious Banarasi silk offers unparalleled elegance, while a Chanderi saree with zari booti adds a touch of effortless grace. Complete your ensemble with minimal silver jewellery like jhumkis or a statement ivory clutch.

Make your pick from our selection of fine handwoven sarees in royal blue. 

Day Three: Bask in Sunshine Yellow


Vibrant yellow celebrates Durga as Chandraghanta, symbolizing optimism and pure joy. Embrace the warmth with a stunning yellow saree. Go bold with a vibrant shade or choose a softer marigold or ladoo peela for elegance. Banarasi silk is perfect for evening gatherings, while geometric patterns or floral bootas on lighter fabrics add a touch of fun. Keep accessories minimal and radiate infectious joy throughout the day.

Pick from our selection of lively yellow sarees, handwoven for festivities.

Day Four: Find Peace in Verdant Green


Honouring Durga as Kushmanda, green signifies nature's bounty, peace, and new beginnings. Explore a range of greens: emerald for a regal touch or softer jade for a serene vibe. Opt for comfortable cotton or an airy organza for long days of celebration. Let your saree be the star, accented with minimal gold or copper jewellery to celebrate the tranquillity and growth symbolized by this verdant hue.

Choose from our fine selection of green sarees, handwoven in pure fabrics

Day Five: Discover Balance of Sophisticated Grey


This day honours Durga as Skandamata, symbolizing emotional balance and groundedness. Don't be afraid of muted grey tones – they create a perfect canvas for vibrant pops of colour!  Embrace tradition with a Kanjivaram saree and its rich silk and intricate zari borders. Feeling playful? Opt for a modern batik print or a classic Ikat Patola saree with pops of red or yellow. Keep jewellery minimal and let a colourful stole or footwear add the finishing touch.

Discover the subtle allure of grey in our curation of handwoven and handcrafted sarees.

Day Six: Celebrate with zest in Orange


This auspicious day honours Durga as Katyayani and the colour orange is worn to express warmth, energy, and a zest for life. Vibrant tones command attention, while softer peaches offer a touch of elegance. Opt for luxurious silk for a festive puja or breezy cotton for extended celebrations. Keep accessories minimal – a statement silver necklace or a pop of colour with a clutch will complement your radiant orange attire.

Experience the radiant warmth of orange with our exquisite sarees. 

Day Seven: Radiate Purity in White


This pure hue honours Durga as Kalratri, symbolizing purity, peace, and inner strength. White offers timeless elegance, perfect for a puja or a formal celebration. Opt for comfortable cotton or flowing georgette for graceful movement throughout the day. Keep accessories minimal and elegant – a touch of silver or pearl jewellery will beautifully complement the white.

Discover the elegance of simplicity with our curation of handwoven white sarees

Day Eight: Wrap yourself in the soft charm of Pink


The endearing pink honours Durga as Maha Gauri, symbolizing love, affection, and harmony. Explore a spectrum of this enchanting hue, soft rose for a romantic touch or a bolder fuchsia for a statement. Luxurious silk drapes beautifully for a puja, while airy Chanderi twirls for a whimsical look. Delicate pearls or silver accents will perfectly complement the pink.

Radiate grace and femininity with our handpicked selection of pink handloom sarees. 

Day Nine: Soak in the serenity of Sky Blue


This celestial shade honours Durga as Siddhidatri, symbolizing vastness, limitless potential, and a connection to the divine. Choose a soft powder blue saree for serenity or a vibrant turquoise to make a statement. Opt for an opulent silk saree for puja or a classic Banarasi for evening gatherings. Add a touch of simple gold jewellery to complete your look of grace.

Shop from our selection of sky-blue handloom sarees

Author- Vatsla Sanguri