Maha Navami is the ninth day of Navratri festival and is the final day of worship before Vijaya Dashami, the end of Navratri & Durga Pujo. On this day, Goddess Durga is worshipped in different forms in different parts of the country. According to mythology, Devi Durga’s battle against Mahishasur lasted for nine days. The ninth day is the final day before the Goddess won over the evil with her power and wisdom. So Maha Navami is also considered the eve of starting anything new on Vijaya Dashami.
Maha Navami is the third day of Durga Puja. This starts with a holy bath following which Shodhasopachar puja is done. On this day Devi Durga is worshipped as Mahishasuramardini, meaning the Goddess who killed Mahishasur. The devotees worship the ninth form of Goddess Durga – Maa Siddhidatri. Her name means the one who grants or fulfils every wish; Siddhi means supernatural power or meditative ability, and Dhatri means the one blesses or gives that power. After worshipping the nine manifestations of Maa Shakti, the tenth day will be celebrated as Vijayadashami or Dussehra.
To celebrate the last day of the festival, Central brings to you its gorgeous festive look – Nabami Nabarupa that is sure to make you look like the goddess herself. Satin fabrics woven in gold, printed in shimmer foil imprints cut out in retro designs look graceful and enticing. Shades of silver and nudes give it an extra oomph that matches with its flowing designs, layered sleeves and graceful churidars. Elegance will become you, when you don this look at the last day of pandal hopping. The crowd will swoon to your grace when you sway in these while doing the Dhanuchi dance.
Gold and red contrast accessories in shoes, earrings and neck-pieces is what will etch sophistication to this look. This essentially is an ensemble that feels and looks like a celebration in itself. Seek blessings from Maa Durga in this beautiful attire as she leaves to come back next year. Choose this Nabami Nabarupa look that are sure to take everybody breathe away when you make an entrance in this at your favourite pandal. Only one place to find attires that match your festive mood, visit a Central near you! Happy Dusshera!