GOLU  CONTEST  2019  RESULTS

Thank you for the overwhelming response. We received more than 250 entries.  Each and every golu was special in it's own way. The judges really enjoyed watching all the entries and had a tough time in choosing the winners. It was a very tough competition. ALL the participants will receive voucher from Sapthavarna Creations.

CATEGORY - OUTSIDE UK

TOP 5 GOLUS OF SAPTHAVARNA'S GOLU AROUND THE GLOBE 2019 

Vijay Rajan from Chennai, India - WINNER

Shanthi Seshadri from Jakarta, Indonesia - WINNER

Archana Gopalakrishnan, India

Veena Krishnan, India

Sandhya Shashtri, India

  • Winners will receive TROPHY from Sapthavarna Creations.

  • The other three Top Golus will receive gifts from our sponsors.

  • All the TOP 5 GOLU will receive a certificate through email.

CATEGORY - INSIDE UK

Premalatha Aravindhan - WINNER

Radhika Subramaniam Iyer - RUNNER

  • WINNER and RUNNER will receive TROPHY and Cretificate from Sapthavarna Creations.

BEST ECO-FRIENDLY GOLU 

 

Sumithra Sudersanam, India

WINNER

VIJAY RAJAN 

CHENNAI, INDIA

Vijay Rajan has kept golu with the theme "Namma Chennai". He has displayed location wise Unique & Famous Temples in Chennai & the deity is shown in the middle chambers of the Golu. Cilck below to see his golu photos and video.

RUNNER

PAVITHRA GIRIDHARAN

FROM USA

Pavitha Giridharan has really blown us away with her hand made temple theme. It is a replica of South Indian temple by creating a 7 ft tall temple with the main deity as Dakshinamurthy.  Cilck below to see her golu.

Pavitha Giridharan has really blown us away with her hand made temple theme. It is a replica of South Indian temple by creating a 7 ft tall temple with the main deity as Dakshinamurthy.  Cilck below to see her golu.

WINNER

SHANTHI SESHADRI

JAKARTA, INDONESIA

Shanthi Seshadri has kept a stunning golu with the theme "Krishna and his stories". She has beautifully handcrafted the houses, kalinga, horses and more for this theme. She has also made a river in the living room to match this theme. Cilck below to see her golu and the video.

TOP 5 GOLU

Archana Gopalakrishnan

Archana's golu theme is Madurai – Meenakshi Amman Temple. She has created a miniature of the temple in her golu.  She has showcased the significance of the temple. Click here to see her golu.

TOP 5 GOLU

Veena Krishnan

Veena has taken the theme "Prahalada Varadan - Narasimha Avatar" this year. She has depicted this through 16 stories and with hand-made customized dolls. She has also used relevant back-drops for the theme. Click here to see her Golu.

TOP 5 GOLU

Sandhya Shashtri

The speciality of Sandhya's golu is that she make new sequences and depictions every year from scratch in the form of handmade traditional wire dolls. She has depicted  14 rituals which covers end to end sequence of wedding. Click here to see her golu.

UK WINNER

PREMALATHA ARAVINDHAN

Premalatha's golu displays various Hindu marriage rituals along with Seemandhan and 1st birthday using decorated Barbie dolls. In addition to this, she has also displayed Saravana Poigai.  Click here to see her golu.

UK RUNNER

Radhika Subramanian Iyer

Adishankara's Shanmatham (Six forms of worship) is the theme for Radhika's Golu. This unique theme is beautifully displayed in her golu along with a village scene on the side. Click here to see her golu.

ECO- FRIENDL Y GOLU

Sumithra Sudersanam

Sumithra Sudersanam's golu is a no plastic golu. She has been keeping golu for 15 years and has made Athivaradhar this time using cloth. Click here to see her golu.

Trophies will be awarded to 

  •  Winners outside UK

  • Winner and Runner inside UK

 

GIFTS AND PRIZES

  • Three Prizes worth of Rs.10,000 sponsored by Sriram Samruddhi

  • FREE Bhajan session Online ONLY for FIRST 20 Registrations - Details will be sent through e-mail.

  • Handmade Jewellery sponsored by SARA KREATIONS for UK winner

  • Saree Sponsored by Cutepicks

OUR JUDGES

Thanks a lot to all the judges for taking time to judge more than 250 entries!!

Mrs. Annapurni Natarajan from Chennai is keeping golu for more than two decades. She is extremely talented and creative. Every year her golu will have a special theme. She has received many awards for her golu, not only in India but also internationally. Her interview has been aired in Dubai Radio. Sapthavarna is extremely proud to have

Mrs. Annapurni Natarajan as our main judge for the online golu contest 2019.

Mrs. Rajeswari has been keeping golu for more than three decades. She is spealised in various themes like Ramayan, Bhagavadham, Tiruvilayadal and more. She has won many awards for her golu. Sapthavarna is extremely proud to have Mrs.Rajeswari as one of our judges for the online golu contest 2019.

Mrs. Ramya Sivram is an extremely passionate and dedicated woman. Her eye for details has to be commended. We are happy to have such a creative mind as one of our judges for the online golu contest 2019.

Mrs. Srividhya Srinivasan has been keeping golu for many years. Her golus have been a mix of both modern and tradition. We thank Srividhya for being our judge for the online golu Contest 2019.

We Thank all our judges for taking time and patiently judging each and every entry.

Best Wishes to all the Participants and Winners

All the participants will receive vouchers from Sapthavarna Creations. Details will be sent within a month through e-mail. Thanks again for supporting us !

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