GOLU AROUND THE GLOBE
Take a peek at Shilpa Abhiram's golu from India (+91)
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Keeping the bombe/ golu has been our family tradition. Setting up of the steps, planning for the theme, arranging the dolls and doing the arati every evening is all pure bliss. We display dolls from mythological characters to dolls collected from all over the world.
This year the 100+ old Nilu Gowri (Pic 2) is dressed in Mahalakshmi Avatar.
The first Matsya avatar of Lord Visnhu is presented as a theme. (PIC 3). The story is taken from the Bhagavatha Purana and Vishnu Purana. Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of a fish to save the four Vedas from the clutches of the demons and save Manu from the Jal Pralay. There lived a demon named Hayagriva. His sole motive was to stop the humans from becoming more powerful than the Danavs. After learning that Lord Vishnu had handover the four Vedas to Lord Brahma, he decided and stole the 4 vedas and hid them deep in the ocean. Hence to free the Vedas from his clutches, Lord Vishnu appeared as a fish. At the end of that yuga, massive floods was expected. King Manu and his wife Shatarupa, the couple that would be instrumental in conceiving humans once again had to be saved. Lord Vishnu appeared to the king and instructed him to build a ship, collect one set of each of the other living beings and wait along with the Saptarishis and the king snake Vasuki. In the end, Lord Visnu killed the demon handed over the Vedas to Manu so that he could use them for the welfare of humankind and the ship with Manu and his collections aboard was tied to the horn of the fish with the snake Vasuki. The fish swam over the floods pulling the ship to safety reaching the top of the Mighty Himalayas.