Remember I told you guys about the Golu at my aunt’s place? She does it every year without fail, but this is the first time I was able to see it. In fact, this is the first time I am seeing Navratri in South India up close, and I am loving this just as much as I love watching the garba and dandia. 🙂
The passion of the people here in collecting dolls from different places throughout the year, painstakingly cleaning and maintaining them, and thinking of the most innovative ways to present them – it all amazes me. And, of course, I love having the sweetmeats to hog. 🙂
I will be doing more posts about Navratri this year, hopefully. I leave you now with some pics of Aunty’s golu.
This is a broad view of the top part of the entire arrangement.
A traditional South Indian marriage, in close up.
A closer view of the dolls.
Seth-Sethani and their brass vessels 🙂 I loved this set of vessels – it has everything from spoons and ladles to traditional Indian vegetable choppers.
Isn’t that dining table just Awww? 🙂
The diyas at the foot of the Golu
I loved some little knick-knacks from the Golu – this Kwality Walls icecream stall was one of them….
… and then this handpump, ….
…. and this masala dosa, idlies, chutney and milagai podi set…
…. and this cutesy little auto rickshaw…
…. and this giant wheel. 🙂
Remember the fable about the fox and the sour grapes?
I really admire Aunty’s patience to visit shops all around the country and select just the right toys for the Golu, like this little red telephone…
… and this cutie pie camera
… not to forget the cricket team 🙂
How did you like the pics? How was your Navratri this year?