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October 10, 2009

Navrathri 2009

Filed under: memories — Tags: , , , , , , — yaadayaada @ 5:13 pm

Before Deepavali arrives, here is my golu.

Golu 2009

Golu 2009

Saraswathi Pooja 2009

Sarawathi Pooja

Step 1:

Marappachis(Wooden dolls) from Kumbakonam, Bride and groom dolls from Chennai.

Step 2:

Meenakshi Kalyanam from a friend who moved back to India

Step 3:

Dasavatharam from Madurai

Step 4:

Ajanta statues from dunno where. But at least they are 25 years old. Rasa leela Krisha set from Bangalore. The temple made by a friend. The people around temple from Coimbatore. The siva lingam and banana made of beads by my grandmom.

Step 5:

Chennapatna (from Bangaloer) dolls depicting villages. Kili Josiyam(Parrot Astrology) in the middle given by a cousin.

On the floor:

Chettiar made by a friend. Grocery items in truffle box. Veggies from Coimbatore and Singapore. The minature wooden animals from my grandmom’s golu. At least 50+ years old. The bead dolls made by my grandmom.  Mr & Mrs Chettiar from Coimbatore. Wooden vessels from Madurai, Maakkal(limestone??) vessels from Thiruvanamalai gifted by UTBTkids, Brass vessels from grandmom’s golu and some from Kumbakonam. The Zen garden incense stick stand gifted by a friend.



  1. Beautiful!!
    Finally u uploaded the pics.
    Neat collection! If only you could enable a bigger view of the pics?

    Comment by Praveen — October 10, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

    • Thanks!
      Didn’t realize it was disabled. Now if you click the picture, you can see the bigger view! Thanks for pointing out!

      Comment by yaadayaada — October 11, 2009 @ 4:27 pm

  2. Ok. did I read it correctly… Your friend made Temple and Chettiar?

    I am not able to see it well but what is on the window sill?

    Comment by Me — October 11, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

    • Yes she did. With moulding clay from hobby shop.
      Have some ganesha and decorated agal vilakku on the window sill.
      And as I told Praveen, I have enabled access to bigger picture. You should be able to see it clearer now!

      Comment by yaadayaada — October 11, 2009 @ 4:28 pm

  3. You have an awesome saami photo collection too…Raja Ravi Varma’s Saraswati vaanginel ana lakshmi vaangalaya? Why? I have never seen one….It is always two adhunaala dhan curious….similarly one huge kuthuvilakku…adhana weight naala US varla nu assume pannikalam but photo…What is the center photo below Ramar photo? & where did you buy all these (Saraswati,Ramar and the other one)?

    btw yaaru violin expert?

    Comment by Me — October 12, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

    • Saraswathi was gifted by my grandma. As for Ramar, my mom bought it in Coimbatore I think. Below Ramar in the first shelf middle is a Santhoshi ma Tanjore painting made by my Husband’s uncle. And the instrument in the cover is a classical guitar that my husband still claims he is trying to learn.

      The Vilakku (around 8 kgs) is one of the wedding gifts from my parents. My parents/inlaws lugged it in one of their visits here after we bought the house.

      Comment by yaadayaada — October 12, 2009 @ 5:14 pm

  4. YY deebavaliku enna bakshanam?

    Comment by Me — October 15, 2009 @ 6:41 pm

  5. Super Golu.. you have a very beautiful collection.. 🙂

    Comment by Reva — October 16, 2009 @ 4:04 pm

  6. What a beautiful golu. The best part is that it is uncluttered. Superb!

    I have always wanted to learn how to make bead dolls. Would help if you could post a step-by-step post

    And yes love the fact that the groom has nice patta-patta veeboodhi

    Comment by Blogeswari — October 20, 2009 @ 11:53 am

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