At Trendia, we celebrate Indian festivals, traditions and roots with our ethnic wear for women, men, children and pay homage to our Indian roots. The Navratris - which literally means nine nights - celebrates the Hindu Goddess Parvati, and each day of these 9 nine days is dedicated to an incarnation or face of Goddess Durga. In India the festival is considered very sacred and many north Indian Hindu households perform various ceremonies, poojas, and women fast on most of the days. The festival culminates with the worship of 7 to 9 young pre-puberty girls on the last day and in many states, such as Garba - a group dance form in Gujarat - is performed.
We believe there's a goddess in every woman. So for celebrating Navratis which marks the beginning of the festive season in India, we present 9 different ethnic wear looks for women symboling the 9 different incarnations of the goddess Parvati.
1. Shailaputri - The first day of Navratris is dedicated to Goddess Shailaputri who represents goddess Parvati in her stage of childhood.
This pink light-weight lehenga for girls perfectly captures the innocent and yet feminine child in Shailaputri.
3. Chandraghanta - The third day of Navratri is dedicated to Parvati in her married aspect visualised as "adorned by heavy ornamentation on her limbs and dressed in red apparel." This maroon red banarasi silk saree by Trendia symbolises a married Indian woman like few other clothes can.
4. Kushmanda - The fourth day of Navratris is dedicated to Kushmanda, Devi Parvati in her stage of discovering that she is none other than Mahashakti and is visualised in the scriptures as "adorned by ornaments on her limbs and was dressed in pink and yellow vestments." This yellow silk peplum lehenga set with a gold foil pink dupatta represents the subtle feminine power and vulnerability of Kushmanda ably.
5. Skandamata - the fifth day of Navratris represents Devi Parvati in her stage of motherhood. Skandamata is visualised as "of gold complexion, with three eyes as well as a calm mien. She is adorned with light ornamentation on her limbs and is dressed in orange and yellow apparels."
This bright and soft orange lehariya legenga with yellow undertones is a fitting tribute to Skandamata.
6. Katyayani - The sixth day of Navratris is all about Goddess Katyayani and represents parvati in her warrior stage, symbolised as "adorned by heavy ornamentation on her limbs and is dressed in green and pink vestments. Her four hands each carried a sword, shield, lotus and trident."
This green and pink tissue saree with Zari border honours the strength and passion of Katayayani.
7. Kaalratri - The seventh day of Navratris is dedicated to Kaalratri, in her phase of destruction. This jet black Anarkali suit, suits the intensity and ruthlessness of Goddess Kaalratri in her full glory.
8. Mahagauri -The 8th and the penultimate day of Navratris is dedicated to goddess Mahagauri, representing Parvati or Gauri in her recovery phase. This phase is visualised as "adorned by light white ornamentation on her limbs and is dressed in white clothes. This white and gold lehenga gown with a jacket represents feminine beauty, purity and elegance just like a modern day Mahagauri.
The ninth and the last day of Navratris is Parvati reaching her highest and supreme form, knowing who she is as she has been established as the complete manifestation of Goddess Mahashakti. This gold zari and blue jamdani saree is the perfect tribute to the goddess in her most powerful, aware, and fulfilled avatar.