Red is Devi’s color for the first three days of Navratri, and in today’s article, Sadhguru explains why red is such a significant color for Devi.
Sadhguru: What is color, first of all. The color of any substance is not because of what it is, it is what it rejects or what it gives away or reflects. Something looks red not because it is red, but because it holds back everything that white light contains and reflects red. So red does not mean it is red. Red means it is not red! Whatever you give away, that will be your quality in the world also. So Devi’s color is red because she gives away red.
If you walk in the forest, it is all green but there will be one spot of red – somewhere one red flower blossoming – that draws your attention because in your perception, red is the most vibrant of all the colors. All other colors may be pretty and nice but red is vibrant.
Many things which are significant to you are red. Red is the color of your blood. Red is the color of the rising sun. In human consciousness, colors have a big impact upon how you feel, and red creates maximum vibrance. Devi signifies that vibrance. Her energy is absolute vibrance and exuberance. Anything exuberant means red. You may have heard of “painting the town red!” Among the deities that you create, the feminine forms are the most exuberant. Because of that, Devi is red – not because she is red, because she is not red!