The nine days of Navaratri are extremely auspicious and dedicated to the nine goddesses which are different forms of Goddess Durga. Further, Hindus believe that a particular colour corresponds to each of these forms and that wearing the respective colour on that particular day is auspicious.
Let us look at the significance of the nine colours and co-relate them with nine tips for savvy investors.
Yellow – Joy and happiness: Yellow is dedicated to the Shailaputri form of Goddess Durga. Yellow represents abundance and prosperity. For investors, it represents the joy in the process of investing to create wealth. The investment strategy must be aimed at maximizing wealth for the investor but not at the cost of the investor’s happiness and mental peace.
Green – The quest for profound knowledge: Green is dedicated to the form of Brahmacharini and represents divine, spiritual knowledge. It symbolizes the perpetual quest for knowledge. For investors, there is no greater investment than the investment in knowledge. It is knowledge that builds the ability for improvement. Investing is, after all, a continuous learning process.
Grey – Balance and sobriety: Grey has been associated with simplicity and is dedicated to Chandraghanta, the form of Goddess Durga worshipped on the third day of Navaratri. For an investor, this means that they should never be flamboyant in their approach or in display of wealth.
Orange – Limitless energy: Orange is dedicated to the Khushmanda form of Goddess Durga. The colour orange represents physical, mental, and moral energy. For the investor, the colour depicts the energy that the investor should have. Markets are never predictable and can intensely test the best of investors. It is under these trying conditions that make all the difference between great investors and the rest.
White – Purity: The colour white is associated with Skandamata who represents divine purity. For investors, purity represents the simple and straight approach adopted for investing. The colour white should constantly remind investors that come what may, the investor should never compromise on core principles that form the cornerstone of their investment philosophy.
Red – Channeling anger the right way: This colour is dedicated to Devi Katyayani, who is temperamental but also puts her anger in the right direction. For an investor, red is all about channelizing the negative emotions in investing into the right avenues. As an investor, you are bound by the human emotions of greed, fear, anger, etc. Red is all about channelizing the negative emotions into productive energy towards positive results such that your investment performance is enhanced.
Deep Blue – Immense power: Deep blue is dedicated to Kalaratri, who is worshipped on the seventh day of Navaratri. Deep Blue represents all kinds of power, physical, mental, emotional, and moral. As an investor, you must always play to your strengths and not to succumb to your weakness. Power in investing comes from ideas, execution, operating excellence, and capital.
Pink colour – Perpetual hope: Devi Mahagauri represents self-refinement and hope, so does pink. For investors, there is no bigger strength than hope. Hope, with respect to the markets, represents an undying optimism that things will get better if we work towards them.
Violet – Strong ambitions: The colour violet is dedicated to Devi Siddhidatri who embodies dreams, aspirations, and ambitions. As an investor, you must aim to excel in investing. This does not been being addicted to ambition, but definitely thinking big. Unless you do not aspire, you will not achieve.