Golu 2012

With every generation the celebrations gets tweaked; at times due to geographic locations and at times simply to keep the tradition practical with the current times. Evites in lieu of personal invites and weekend celebrations instead of daily offerings. The living room is now home to the golu steps. The steps made out of tables with varying heights and shelving from our closet/store room.

It takes a lot of practice to get the symmetry right for the kolams (aka designs). I get mine from doodling kolams, especially the ones where the design is more free flowing. The above maa-kolam is made with a semi-watery paste made out of rice flour mixed with a little all purpose flour.

Mango leaves from the local Indian stores adorn the Kalash, (as seen above) the key component in a golu display. The kalash apparently supersedes over the Gods and is placed on the top most shelf of the golu.

The part of the golu the kids eagerly wait for are the real-life-scenes they get to make. The trees and shrubs along with the sprinkled yellow dust are from Micheal's arts and crafts stores. The lego table top cover used as a base for the scenary. Added a layer of green landscape paper, some rocks, dirt, miniature animal toys and voila!!!

Happy Navrathri


Tanvi October 21, 2012 at 7:54 AM  

So beautiful! i want to visit your home just to see this :)

Anonymous,  October 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM  

We do it for Pongal ! Happy Dussera ! Look forward to see the entire setting

- Chetana

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