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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Navarathri Golu - Photo Blog

We started to visit our friends for Navarathri golu. For a nice description of the Golu concept go to Mitr's Post. For a different take on the Golu see Ferrari's post.

My daughter was all excited even as I picked her up from daycare. First thing she said was "I am going to wear my Pattu Paavadai today !!" (silk frock).

The two prettiest women on the planet then decided to stop over at our friends place to see the Golu displays.

Our friends had some creative displays of the dolls. This one is using a swing for the steps.

The next one was on a dining table (their son is at an age where he grabs anything at ground level).
More golu visits today and tomorrow. We dont have a Golu at our place. We only invite our friends to come for a prayer. Just need to convince the older generation at home that if my daughter wants a golu in the house, I will not be able to say no to her.

In our family, the elders decided that doing the Golu (doll display) is a bad thing for the family. Every year my granny did the golu, one of her kids died. So they stopped the custom and none of the survivors keep the Golu! If I was alive then, I would have enrolled grandma and all my uncles, aunt and my dad in a nice Statistics course at the local University.

I am a big fan of the resident statistician (where I work) who always mocks conclusions based on correlation without causality ! Maybe it is time to break some traditions ??


I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:57 AM, Blogger Ramki wrote...

very nice pics!!!!
Iam not sure what is the philosphybehind all the gollus ..
But its agood thing to devlop patience to do all this ...and to invite people for this occasion and meet them -its good!

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 12:06 PM, Blogger Unknown wrote...

Navarathri is a festival to welcome Gnana and remove the darkness ignorance).Goddess durga fought with mahisasura demon for 9 nights and 9 days and killed the demon on the 10th day.Navarathri is a festival for ladies and girls.They are all excited to wear their kancheevarams sarees ,pattu pavadai and other accessories.They all go to all other houses for manjal kumkumam. They welcome eachother greet and ask "sowkiama mami oru pattu padungole".Then conclude with vettili pakku and sundal.THis is amazing...

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 4:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

how to build steps for golu without steel rack. any ideas?

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:38 PM, Blogger Unknown wrote...

one of my friends used cardboard boxes from things he had purchased like TV etc.. which he saved in his garage to make the steps. It was 5 steps total but very effective.

works for small golus

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