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Saranya Vijay

Rangoli: Navarathri Rangoli -2012
Rangoli: Dancing Krishna - Navaratri 2011
Rangoli: Golu Competition 2010
Rangoli: Golu Competition 2010
Rangoli: Golu Photos-2010
Rangoli: Marapachi Decoration Contest
Rangoli: Navarathri Rangoli -2012

Hi Friends,

Every year during Kolu,we used to draw Rangoli ( of any God/Godess) & this year ,the kolam was Balambika in a sitting posture on a Lotus.

The outline was drawn first & we selected the colors & decorated Ambal with Jewels & Glittering Stones-right from Nethi Chudi to Kolusu was appropriately chosen.It took close to 8 hours to complete the Kolam.PL share your thoughts.

Rangoli: Dancing Krishna - Navaratri 2011

Dear all,

This year we have displayed several Themes apart from the Traditional Step Golu & the Golu is spread over 2 spacious rooms in 2 floors at our residence.

THEMES DISPLAYED:

1) 64 ARTS/KALAIGAL :
Lord Krishna learnt 64 Arts from Sandeepani Muni & we have displayed the 64 Art forms ( which was prevalent during those days) with lots of hand decorated / made dolls & articles prepared at home.

2) 16 SELVANGAL
We have displayed the 16 Selvamgal -"PATHINARUM PETRU PERU VAZHVU VAZHGA" with customized dolls & the meaning of each SELVAM is depicted in our Golu.

3) 5 THINAIGAL
Sangam Landscape/Geography was categorized as Kurinji,Mullai,Marutham,Neythal,Palai & we have shown the Landscape,God worshipped during those days,People/their Occupation & the animals in those regions.

4) KOVIL & MANDAPAM DHARSHAN
We printed Huge Banners for - Meenakshi Amman Temple Background to display 3 Devigal ( we made Sulam,Veenai at home & decorated the dolls,one was purchased & 2 dolls were homemade) & 1000 Khal Mandapam backdrop for Pillayar,Murugan,Sakarathazvar sannadhi .We converted a 1 feet doll( lady face –Plaster of Paris doll) into a Kovil Gurukkal ( the doll was kept on top of a empty Gas Cylinder & hands were stitched & attached mustache/beard to give it a masculine appearance!).
We also have depicted Mahabalipuram /Farm House & Chettiar Super Market where he sells Vegetables,Fruits & runs a Juice Shop,Sweet Shop & Home Appliances shop with the help of his wife in the Kids Corner & Dancing Krishna Kolam.

We decided the Themes in the Mid of April 2011 & we started collecting dolls,materials for making dolls depending on our requirement & printed Banners,after searching a lot in the web-for our main Themes & ceiling/wall decoration was done with colorful Thoranams,Thombai to create a Divine atmosphere in the Golu Room.The entire Golu spanning across 2 big rooms/floors was arranged with the help of my Husband-who shared the Idea for all the Themes in our Golu,he helped me completely in arranging the dolls,making the dolls,preparing materials/name boards etc etc.

My Mother in Law,Mom, 80 year old Grandmother helped me in arranging the Golu,Dancing Krishna Kolam,Kasu Malai/doll decoration respectively.
Special Thanks to my 3 ½ year old Daughter Srushtika without her co-operation, this would have not been possible.
Thanks to IKolam for giving us this opportunity.Have attached few photos & couldn't accomodate all Photos of our Themes in our Golu.

Regards,
Saranya Vijay Rajan
Chennai,India

Rangoli: Golu Competition 2010

We have depicted 3 Themes in our GOLU :
THEME 1:

STORY FROM GANESHA PURANAM-HOW MUSHIKA BECAME THE VAHANAM OF LORD GANESHA.
Mushika Vahana Slokam is the one of the most common Slokams that everyone ones & we have explained the Slokam with a Story & the Moral.
One Slokam-Story-Meaning & Moral.
THEME 2:

UTTARAYANAM MUDHAL DHAKSHINAYANAM VARAI
We have depicted the festivals celebrated during these 2 periods of the year starting from Pongal ,Karadaiyan Nombu,Varusha Pirappu,Varalakshmi Viratham,Avani Avittam,Krishna Jayanthi,Vinayagar Chaturthi,Saraswathi pooja/Vijayadashami,Deepavali & Karthigai.

THEME 3:
Kailash & Vaikundam Dharshan

We also have a Kolam of Godess Saraswathi & Doll of Godess Lakshmi( made at home-stitched by me & my mother,we bought the face from shop).

Rangoli: Golu Competition 2010

Home Made Lakshmi doll-stitched by me & my Mom.( face was bought from shop)

Rangoli: Golu Photos-2010

We have depicted 3 Themes in our GOLU :
THEME 1:

STORY FROM GANESHA PURANAM-HOW MOOSHIKA BECAME THE VAHANAM OF LORD GANESHA.
Mooshika Vahana Slokam is the one of the most common Slokams that everyone ones & we have explained the Slokam with a Story & the Moral.
One Slokam-Story-Meaning & Moral.
THEME 2:

UTTARAYANAM MUDHAL DHAKSHINAYANAM VARAI
We have depicted the festivals celebrated during these 2 periods of the year starting from Pongal ,Karadaiyan Nombu,Varusha Pirappu,Varalakshmi Viratham,Avani Avittam,Krishna Jayanthi,Vinayagar Chaturthi,Saraswathi pooja/Vijayadashami,Deepavali & Karthigai.

THEME 3:
Kailash & Vaikundam Dharshan

We also have Godess Saraswathi Kolam in our Golu.

Rangoli: Marapachi Decoration Contest

We have decorated Marapachi Bommai in Traditional Madisaru & Pattu Veshti & Jippa.
Also have decorated them with jewels & stones.