India reveres the Goddess and Her radiant all-Loving power is celebrated through daily ritual, prayer and regular festivals. Navratri is one such festival which explores different aspects of the Divine Feminine principle over nine nights. It celebrates the shape shifting Goddess, the force of Shakti, which animates all of Life.
There are four seasonal Navratri however the most celebrated is the Sharada, or Autumn, Navratri. The festival begins on the New Moon and as the moon waxes with the energy of the Goddess, the power of Shakti within is illuminated and magnified throughout our lives.
FARA is deeply inspired by the Goddess and when we sit to design a dress and curate our collections we draw on the Divine Feminine, the felt sense of femininity in the theme, the flow and the wearability of our dresses. We want you to tap into Her same essence, to feel that Divine Feminine energy rising within you when you wear our pieces.
Empowered, embodied, alive and rooted in the heart.
In India, the faces of the Goddess represent every aspect of the Divine Feminine including beauty, abundance, desire, strength, creativity and wisdom however Navratri celebrates, in particular, the Warrior Goddess, Maa Durga. Durga stands for Truth, equality and the power of Love. She is fearless and empowered and when we awaken the energies of the Warrior Goddess within we strengthen our hearts and become rooted in our power. We reclaim our sovereignty and are able to tend to our lives with gratitude, trust, compassion and focus ~ and in service to the greater whole.
As women we want to celebrate our embodied form, as expressions of the Goddess.
The Mala Dress is a stunning swirl of tourmaline which celebrates the form of the body as it plunges to the earth in our gorgeous tie-dye silk – cut on the bias with gorgeous detailing on the back – contrasting silk and skin. The beauty of silk is how it rests on the body and glides with every movement.
Our Flora Maxi Dress in black is a true Classic Goddess Dress
Pair any of these dresses with the pieces from our Modern Primitive collection. Whether its the Modern Primitive large hoops or the Modern Primitive Pendant, the arrowhead represents is a strong and sculpted, powerful symbol of courage, movement and focus which all Goddess represent.
When is the next Navratri?
Sharada, Autumn, Navratri runs from 26th September 2022 to 5th October this Autumn.
How can you celebrate?
Gather some flowers, light a candle and take a moment of reverence and gratitude to the Great Goddess for each day of the celebration. If you have an oil lamp you can keep it lit, burning throughout the nine nights.