GOLU AROUND THE GLOBE
Take a peek at Radhika Subramanian Iyer's golu from United Kingdom (+44)
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I have been keeping Golu for the past 32 years. This year I have a nine step traditional Golu. Sri Lalithambigai Darbar is the highlight this year. The traditional Dasavataram and Ashtalakshmi are also there. I have one step specially dedicated to Kondapalli dolls which depict the different occupations in our society like weaving, carpentry, fish mongering etc. The chettiar and Chettichi have their stalls selling fruits, vegetables and provisions.
In support of my theme which is INDIA –A land of Diversity I have decorated my marapaachi Dolls as Bhangra dancers.
The thematic Golu this year is INDIA – A land of Diversity where I have displayed dolls clad in the different states costume. I have also showcased the diversity of the different religions. Pilgrimage places like Puri, Tirupati, Thiruvannamalai, Mathura, Kanchipuram etc are shown with the idols of the respective deities.
The different art forms like Madhubani, Kerala mural, Tanjore paintings etc are shown. All these are handmade by me.
Dance forms both classical and folk like kavadi and karagattam are also showcased. The Mohiniattam, Lavani, Kathak and Manipuri dance dolls are handmade.
The cuisines of India are displayed in miniature form made by me.
Literature, Architecture, Handicrafts, Sports and National symbols of India are also displayed.
This year’s theme helps people to know about the land which is an example for Unity in Diversity.