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The Pious Days of Navratri – #Day 8

navrati sky blue.jpgAshtami, or the eighth day of Navratri is one of the most significant days of Durga Puja. The Goddess is worshipped in the form of a young unmarried virgin girl, adorned as Goddess Durga, in a ritual called Kumari Puja. In the evening the important Sandhi Puja is performed to worship Goddess Durga in her chauda form, which slayed the two accomplices of buffalo demon Mahishasura – Chanda and Munda – during her battle to kill the demon. The puja is carried out at the time the slaying took place.

On the eighth day, people worship Goddess Mahagauri. Worshipping this avatar of Goddess Durga is said to mitigate all the sins of one’s life. Sky blue is associated with the eighth day of Navratri and bhog made of coconut is offered to the Goddess. One can also make coconut burfi as Prasad.

Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, wisdom, faith and intelligence. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. Since blue has such a calming effect, it is advisable to wear them on days other than just puja purposes. At Luxurion World we have sky blue sarees, lehengas and salwar kameez that are a vision of marvel. Let us list a few for you.

Blue handloom chanderi katan silk saree

Combined with rust gold border and butti work, this sky blue shines in its own magnificence. Golden blouse in halter neck or boat neck design world do justice to the contemporary version of the saree look. Pair it up with gold jewellery as the occasion and the garment both demand the same in unison.

Blue handloom Bhagalpur raw silk saree with temple design pink border

Silk being an evergreen fabric and ideal for occasion like this makes this saree a good choice to be worn on Ashtami. Pink border in temple design escalates the beauty of the saree several scales higher.

Blue Parsi gara net kurti fabric

Sky blue in all its innocence marks the beauty of this dainty delicate Parsi work kurti fabric. It’s a classy piece that is ideal for both day time and evening outings. Wear minimal make up and accessories to let the sublime grace of the kurti take care.

Blue handloom banarasi pure katan silk lehenga

The exquisite fabric, the resplendent work, the amazing grace and the festive look, all work to make this lehenga an excellent choice to wear on celebration days like this. If you have an Ashtami get together at your place or at somebody else; just go for this.

With an array of interesting blues at Luxurion World, we aim to ward off all the blues in your life. Wear more of this shade and look for them at none other place than yours truly