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Navarathri Golu 2021

Today marks the beginning of Navarathri (Nine Days) festivals in Tamil Nadu, it is called Dasara in many other parts of India. During Navarathri the dolls and idols of Gods and Goddesses are kept exquisitely decorated in what is called in Tamil as Golu (கொலு). Last year, due to the horrible pandemic we had a small display (2020. You can view the display we had in our earlier years here: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2007 & 2004.

This year we went for doing a little better, still scaled down, and started the work of bringing down the wooden planks, clothes, the dolls and the paraphilias two weeks back: Curtain raiser for Navarathri Golu 2021.

Seen above: Saraswathi, Ganesa, Lakshmi & various prominent incarnations of the protector God Vishnu
Seen above: Saraswathi, Ganesa, Lakshmi & various prominent incarnations of the protector God Vishnu
The lower steps feature Dasavatharam (the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu), Various Vaishnavaite Saints, Lord Vinayaka with musical instruments, and variants of Lord Krishna.
The lower steps feature Dasavatharam (the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu), Various Vaishnavaite Saints, Lord Vinayaka with musical instruments, and variants of Lord Krishna.
Seen above: Lord Kubera, Srirangam Sri Ranganatha, Sri Uppliyapar, Story of Sri Andal & Sri Athivaradhar
Seen above: Lord Kubera, Srirangam Sri Ranganatha, Sri Uppliyapar, Story of Sri Andal & Sri Athivaradhar
Seen Above: Tirupati God Balaji & Goddess Padmavathy and others
Seen Above: Tirupati God Balaji & Goddess Padmavathy and others

Can you spot the #jugaad (~improvisation) done for the missing flute of #Krishna? (Hint: Associated with Paper)

God Krishna with a flute
God Krishna with a flute

 

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