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 ??