For last few years Tamil Nadu government’s department in-charge (Tamil Nadu Women Development Corporation) has been organizing Navarathri Exhbition selling Golu dolls, Organic produces and Handloom items. The stalls are run by Women Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and the venue is the sprawling Mother Teresa Women’s Complex, Nungambakkam. Last year itself wife wanted to visit the exhibition to buy Golu dolls but we managed to come only this year that too on the last day of the exhibition. The venue is surprisingly well maintained and adequate parking facilities as well – a surprise for the place being just behind Valluvar Kottam, Nungambakkam, Chennai.
There were over 40 stalls from SHGs from around Tamil Nadu, covering almost all districts of the state. We went around the stalls and I bought Organic Custard Apple (my favourite), Wife got Tamarind paste and we looked at buying few dolls but delayed it to next year!