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Golu Festival - Display of Toys

@TravellerG@JohnPeter

Navaratri (Nine Nights) is a festival celebrated mostly by Hindus through out the India.  In Southern part of India, mainly in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, many of the homes display beautiful dolls.   Bommai (Doll) Golu is the artistic display of dolls on numbered tiers or steps, usually made of wood. The nine steps represent the nine days of Navaratri. Traditionally, a few top steps include idols of Hindu Gods and a kalash (ceremonial jar) with fresh water, covered with a coconut and mango leaves. The next few steps have idols of saints and heroes of the country. Another step represents human activities, depicting functions such as marriage, temples, and an orchestra or music band. Business is usually represented by the Chettiar set of dolls, with shop items and wooden dolls called Marapachi dressed in colorful clothes. It is a custom to add a few new dolls every year.

Children recite slokas, sing songs and eat special dishes offered to the Gods, especially the protein-rich dish called sundal (which is made of legumes) with some sweets and fruits. Women folk exchange betel leaves, betel nuts, coconuts, fruits, flowers and bangles to the visitors.

 

Today, 10th October 2018, is the first day of Navaratri and you can see here various Golu displays.  I will keep on posting the photographs of Golu taken from my friends home here in Chennai during Navaratri.
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@TravellerG @davidhyno @JohnPeter

Day 2 of Navarathri: 

It is day 2 of Navarathri and Chennai city is brisk with Navarathri celebrations.  Guests are

thronging those houses who is having Golu.  My friend Ms. Sudha invited me to visit her home

and I have taken Photographs of her home Golu and posting some of them here.  I hope you like these pictures.1.JPGGolu dolls

 

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@TravellerG@davidhyno

Day 3 of Navarathri:

 It is Friday, 12th October 2018 and I am posting photos taken in a Golu in Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai and also some other photos from Golu in other places.thumbnail (6).jpg

 

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 @TravellerG@davidhyno@JohnPeter@TravellerGirl23@AbdelM

 Day 4 of Navarathri:

 It is fourth day of Navarathri and I am sharing some of the Golu pictures taken from Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple here.  Hope you like these pictures.

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SARAVANAKANTH PACKIRISAMY
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
7 comments
TravellerG Level 10
Level 10

Re: Golu Festival - Display of Toys

Hi, dear @Saravanakanth

Wow.. Nice post..

1. The Brief description is very interesting

2. The photos are very connected to the topic and are very colorful.

May Goddess Durga, bless all..

Regs

TravellerG - Traveler - Photographer - Reviewer
TravellerG Level 10
Level 10

Re: Golu Festival - Display of Toys

Dear @Saravanakanth

Special Congratulations for crossing 10,00,000 viewers for your beautiful photos, in Google Maps..!!!

 

Wish you all success and assure you all supports,

Regs

TravellerG - Traveler - Photographer - Reviewer
davidhyno Level 8
Level 8

Rif.: Golu Festival - Display of Toys

Great photos and vivid colors : a joy for the eyes as well as for the spirit!

 

Thanks for sharing @Saravanakanth !

 

Happy Golu Festival!

 

Bye,

David

TravellerG Level 10
Level 10

Rif.: Golu Festival - Display of Toys

Dear @davidhyno

Appreciate your span of coverage.. Congrats..

With Prayers for all success

TravellerG - Traveler - Photographer - Reviewer
Saravanakanth Level 8
Level 8

Rif.: Golu Festival - Display of Toys

Thank you @davidhyno

SARAVANAKANTH PACKIRISAMY
Saravanakanth Level 8
Level 8

Re: Golu Festival - Display of Toys

Thank you @TravellerG

SARAVANAKANTH PACKIRISAMY
Saravanakanth Level 8
Level 8

Re: Golu Festival - Display of Toys

Thank you @TravellerG for your encouragement and support

SARAVANAKANTH PACKIRISAMY