The Golu festival is big in South India, where we keep displays of dolls and idols in our houses and invite our friends and family. A kind of creating an occasion to visit their houses in turn. It is celebrated during Navratri (meaning nine nights – the festival of nights) with three days each devoted to worship of Durga (the Goddess of strength), Lakshmi (the Goddess of Wealth) and Saraswati (the Goddess of Knowledge). No visit to a house for Golu is complete without the tasty Sundal snack each will serve. My previous posts on Golu is here.
Today evening wife softly asked me are you free?, I know this means work. I hesitatingly said “Yes”, which led me to go along with her to do Golu shopping. I was standing in front of pavements and marriage halls (where temporary shops have been put up) near our locality for the next two hours, while she was browsing through each item.