28 Sep 2014

Navarathri Golu at our home!

Hi,

Navarathri is one of the most important festivals in India. You can read about it here. In our home, we arrange dolls in seven steps and, this doll display or Golu as we call it, will be kept for the nine days. We will invite friends and relatives (females) to our home and will give them presents. We gift them Tambulam which comprises of beetle leaves, beetle nut, Sindoor, Haldi, some fruit and coconut. They in turn will invite us to their Golu. :) 

I decided to share this year's Golu with all my virtual friends so that you can "visit" our Golu. Please note that this is a picture heavy post! (Around 24 images)

Our Golu is a simple one as we had little time to arrange and do the decorations. :)

Let me start posting the pictures by calling you all to see our Golu. :) 

Navarathri Golu Decoration

Navarathri Golu Decoration


Navarathri Golu Decoration

Now some pictures of the individual dolls:

Cute Ganesha

Adyantha Perumal:

Half Hanuman and Half Ganesha. 


Adhyantha Perumal

No Golu is complete without the famous Chettiyar Family. 

Chettiyar Doll

Matha Durga, Laskshmi and Saraswathi: Navarathri is all about them!


Durga Lakshmi and Saraswathi

Very old doll. My dad says it is my Grand Ma's Favorite Doll:


Golu decoration

Wooden Bullock Cart:


Navarathri Golu at our home!

Sri Ram & family in boat with Guhan:


Navarathri Golu at our home!

Sri Hyagrivar (Guru for Matha Saraswathi)



Kailash Set:


Navarathri Golu at our home!

The famous Gopikas dancing with Krishna:


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Ashta Lakshmi:

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Very Old Krishna Doll:


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Wooden Market:


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Lord Narasimhar Avatar:


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Sri Pallikonda Perumal:


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Lord Ram hugging Hanuman:

I should thank my friend Harini for this. My mum wanted this doll so bad and i searched every where in vain. Harini suggested me to go and search in West Mambalam and viola! i got it! Mum is super happy!!


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Again a very old Sri Saibaba:


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Sringeri Saradambal 


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The famous Tangore Dancing Doll:


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Tirupathi Lord Balaji with his Consort:

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 Lord Krishna with his mum!


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Hope you liked our Golu. Before leaving don't forget to take the Tambulam! :)

May this Navrathri & Dussehra destroy all evil in your life and bring lots and lots of happiness and good health! :) 

Navarathri Tambulam

Love,
Raji :)

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