There is something nice about going behind the Golu display steps. Sitting there reminds you of your childhood. I have played for hours under these steps despite my mom shouting me to come out for the fear of me kicking all dolls down. My 15-year-old son thinks I am being stupid and childish. He is asking me why all the ‘oldies’ (note the word your Honour) want to recollect their young days and act childish now, not in line with their age! I said I don’t know, I can‘t answer this as I am not an Oldie!!!!
This week in South India it is the nine days of Navarathri (Nine Days) festivals, its called Dasara in other parts of India. During Navarathri the dolls and idols of Gods and Goddesses are kept neatly decorated in what is called in Tamil as Golu. Below are photos from the Golu we kept in our house this year and from my relatives’ houses that I visited.