GOLU AROUND THE GLOBE
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We have been keeping Golu for the past 20 years in Florida. We try to shop for Bommais, when we visit Chennai once in 2-3 years and bring them here with love and care.
Its team effort and we love it do it and our kids Keerthana and Sangeeth look forward to this festive part of the year.
Our head of the family, Mr. Madhu Chandrasekaran get credits to a build the entire set up from scratch every year. We have a total of 11 steps, themes /dedications every year based on the happenings and a section dedicated to Ramayanam.
We start by keeping the Kalasam and traditional Mara Pachi bommai on the Ammavasai day.
Our Golu includes Vijaya Ganapathy on the top most Padi along with Alamelu Manga /Venkachalapathi, Vittal/Rrakumayi and Radhu Krishna!
On the next two steps we have all the Devi Swaroopams including Durga, Lakshmi and Sarawathy, Kamakshi, Mahishasura Mardhini, Anna poorani, Vishnu Duragai
We have all the Gurus Sai Baba, Shirdi Sai Baba, Adi Sankara, MahaPeriyava, Dattareya,Ramanujam, Gnanaandha, Medha Dakshinamoorthy.
On fifth step, we have dedicated to Music and Arts. We have Sangeetha Mumoorthigal, M. S. Subbalakshmi Amma, Tiruvalluvar with Thirukural and Thanjavur Thalaiyatti Bommais
We have Siva related stories in next step - Markandaiyan , Siva parthy with Ganesha , Anna Malai, UnnaMalai Ambal with Sri Ramanar and Kannappa Nayanar
In next step we have few sets - Birth of River Cauvery, Kanakadhara Sthothram, Meenakshi Kalyanam and Nakkirar
We have Vishunu Padi with Dasavathram and Ramar Pattibhishekam on both sides.
Next, we have Murugar Padi with Arupadaai Veedu and Avvaiyar Sutta /Sudhatha Pazham
Beneath that we have Krishna Leela starting with birth of Krishna and few other mischiefs of Krishna and Kadotth kanjam with his favorite foods!
The last but not the least includes all the different ceremonies in our tradition along with few dedications to our closest family members in 11 step,
We have a Kalyana set dedicated to Jayalakshmi Marriage Hall, Pen Parkum Padalam, Sankeerthana Gana Sabha, Seemandham, Marpachi and Kalyana bommais, Kala Catering Services, Few Traditional games same as Carrom, Dhayam, Pallankuzhi. , Sangeeth's Upanayanam and Aachi Maligai Kadai.
We also have Astalakshmi below that with Kalasam and other decorations.
On the side we have section IPL Cricket Stadium with Chennai Super Krishnas playing. We have social distancing with few fans wearing masks and standing in Sharjah stadium
We have a dedication to Padum Nila Sri.SPB, whom we lost recently.
We also have Sabari Malai and Garuda Sevai being performed for Perumal on the side.
We have another section fully dedicated to Ramayanam, with the display of the chronological order of the incidents that happened in Rama Avatharam.
Ramar Janam , Thataka Vatham, Maricha Subhau Vatham, Ahalya Moksham, Seetha Syamvaram, Guhan Odam, Ramar Paduka, Soorpanaka Nose Cut, The Golden Deer, Jatayu Moksham on the Sky, Sabari Moksham. Valli Vadham, Ashoka Vanam, Ravana Darbhar, Big life size Kumbhakarna, Sethu Bandanam, Sanjeevani, Ravana Vadham, Seetha Orderal by the Fire, and Ramar Pattibhishekam.
We also have few Ambals set up on the side depicting the Devis, whom we worship during this auspicious time of Dassera!!
Thanks to Sapthavarna Creations for this opportunity!!