golu 2010

Rangoli: Golu Ireland 2010 (2)
Created by meenaranjani on 2010-11-02,

Golu step displays
1. Dasavatharam
2. Astalakshmi
3. Krishna collections
4. Bharathiyar, Meera, Aandal - Krishna deities
5. Ragavendra and Saibaba
6. Ganesh collections
7. Ross of Tralee (Irish competition)
8. Newly married couple (Marapachi doll, seervarisai)

AND display of Kolam on plate (My daughter helped me coloring most of the kolam)

Rangoli: Golu Ireland 2010
Created by meenaranjani on 2010-11-02,

This year, my daughter played vital role in preparation and arranging Smile
Hope u all like it. Meena

Rangoli: Golu contest 2010
Created by mathangs22 on 2010-10-30,

As always, Navarathri dawned in our house yesterday with the usual excitement and happiness that it brings every year to our family!
This year's golu is very special and thematic with our "Krishnarin Leelaigal" and "Navarathiriyil poojai" set. The speciality of these sets are that most of the idols used for these sets are either handmade or American dolls dressed up as our traditional mythological characters! These sets are not the ready-made sets that are available at the stores in India. So a lot of care and thought has gone into preparing these sets with some hardwork in the past two weeks.
The "Krishnarin Leelaigal" set consists of 10 Leelas of Lord Krishna depicting scenes starting from his birth. The first picture shows Vasudeva carrying baby Krishna across river Yamuna, Krishna's cradle ceremony celebrated in Gokulam, Baby Krishna being fed by demoness Putana, Krishna stealing butter, Krishna tied to the ural breaking the Ashoka trees,Yashoda feeding butter to Krishna, Krishna showing the universe to Mother Yashoda after eating mud, Krishna dancing with Gopikas, Krishna-Rukmini Kalyanam and last but not the least Krishna saving Draupadi from Vastraharan.

The "Navarathiriyil Poojai" set consists of handmade Durga and Saraswathi figurines built on two Kuthuvilakkus and adorned with jewellery and other accssories.The Mahalakshmi with Kalasam in the centre given by my maternal grandmother takes a special place in our golu and in our hearts. The women sitting below the pedestal are performing pooja to the 3 divine deities revered during Navarathiri - Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi.

Besides the 7-step Golu which has been carefully articulated not to replicate our prior years golus, we have a modern Chettiyar and Chettichi this year who have shown all their collections from their World tour 2010. So from their usual, arisi, paruppu business they might soon open a shop with souvenirs from across the world !! We also have a hand made Rangoli depicting a peacock made out of sand available here in the US.

Rangoli: Navarathri Gollu-2010
Created by LavanyaVinodh on 2010-10-27,

Hello all iam Lavanya Vinodh an avid fan of this site..this is the first time iam participating in a contest..will actively participate in the future competitions too...hope u all bless and encourage me...Thank u all.

Rangoli: Our Golu 2010 - Balaji Residence
Created by anakavya on 2010-10-25,

Hi Ladies,
I would like to share some pictures from my Golu 2010. I live in Michigan, USA and this is my 12th year celebrating this wonderful festival. I statrted out with 3 steps and by the grace of ambal, Lakshmi and Saraswathi this year we kept 11 steps. We couldn't get any new doll from India this year. So we made Anusaya set with clay and painted it (3rd step from bottom). We had so much fun making temple, Meenakshi amman and the theppa kulam.

Thank you
Shobana Balaji.
Kavya and Ananiya Balaji.

Rangoli: Golu 2010
Created by madhuharini on 2010-10-25,

Sorry, i was busy with my grand children.After A very long gap i enter in to ikolam.Saw all the golu contest photos,i was late but i send my golu photos for our friends vision.

Rangoli: Golu Kolam Ireland 2010
Created by meenaranjani on 2010-10-23,

Kolam displays
1.Mahalaxmi olam
3.Paada Kamalam
4.Aishwarya kolam
5.Hanuman kolam
6.Vishnu vilakku
7.Kubera kolam
8.Thulasi maadam
9.A small kolam by my daughter (6yrs old)

Rangoli: Simple golu at my place
Created by vyjayanthi on 2010-10-20,

Hello friends, This time it is a very simple golu at my place, as i had taken initiative to conduct Durga Puju in our campus, so due to buzy schedule small and cute golu. hope u appreciate.

Created by sudhabalakrishnan on 2010-10-20,

hI FRIENZ, I decorated these dolls with simple saree and white Panche or veshti. your sweet comments please.

Rangoli: Mithilapuri Palace
Created by Sudha Ramanujam on 2010-10-19,

A model of Mithilapuri and Lord Janaka's Palace where Lord Rama meets Sita for the first time. Sita is Depicted in a Green Silk Saree in the Mandapam on the Right and Lord Rama is in a Red dress just outside gazing at Sita.