Saptami, or the seventh day of Navratri is the day Goddess Kalratri is worshipped. This form is known as a destroyer of negative energy and demons, and devotees seek her blessings to eliminate problems from their lives. The Devi, although an epitome of power and war, is known to be giving when it comes to her worshippers.
Legend has it, two demons – invaded devlok, also known as the realm of demigods. These demigods prayed and sought the help of Goddess Parvati, who transformed into Goddess Chandika to battle demons away from devlok, ultimately taking the form of Goddess Chamunda to kill the demons. Saptami Pujan is considered auspicious, and devotees perform rituals and observe fast to seek the goddess’ blessings. This avatar of Maa Durga is the most ferocious of all, has dark skin, tousled hair and three eyes. She has four arms and breathes out fire, holds a cleaver and sabre in two hands and the other hands are in Abhay and Varada mudras as a gesture of blessing to her followers. She wears a necklace of skulls known as mundmala, and is often depicted standing on a demon’s corpse and sometimes mounted on a donkey.
Red is the buzzword of this day, to indicate the intensity of the occasion, something our designers at Central took inspiration from for the look of the day. Magenta and bronze are the predominant colours, while the thread work in gold exudes that final touch of brilliance, elevating the look to a whole new level of grandeur.
For a special day like this, make sure to strike a sensational figure by wearing something that presents the perfect balance of tradition and modern, yet keeping you true to your individual style. If you’re one to etch a mark wherever you go, irrespective of whether you’re a man or woman, simply visit a Central outlet and find a piece of magic waiting to light up your Saptami. We recommend you go with bronze or gold toned shoes and jewellery to keep with the magnificence of the outfit.