ONLINE GOLU  CONTEST  2020  RESULTS

Thank you for the overwhelming response!

We received 344 entries from participants in 16 countries around the globe including

Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Malta, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom & United States.

Over 18000 votes have been registered across 247 golus.

Thanks a lot to all the judges for taking the time to judge more than 344 entries!!

TOP GOLUS OF SAPTHAVARNA'S

GOLU AROUND THE GLOBE 2020

 

CATEGORY - OUTSIDE UK

Srividhya Ganesan from United States - WINNER

Vijay Rajan from India - WINNER

Sunitha Somasundaram, United States - Special Prize

Renukadevi Rajakumar, United States - Special Prize

Sandhya Shashtri, India - Special Prize

Mahalakshmi Srinivasan, India - Special Prize

CATEGORY - INSIDE UK

Premalatha Aravindhan - WINNER

Radhika Subramaniam Iyer - RUNNER

Akila Venkataraman - Special Prize

Vidhya Venkitakrishnan - Special Prize

MOST POPULAR GOLU

 

Sruthi Srinivasan, Canada - 2325 Votes - WINNER

Geetha Sekhar, India - 1575 Votes - Special Prize

Dhanalakshmi K, India - 1387 Votes - Special Prize

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WINNER

Srividhya Ganesan 

United States

Srividhya Ganesan had kept a stunnig golu which was Themed on "Devas and Asuras"- 14 scenes from Hindu mythology. Not just that, her massive golu has  63 nayanmars, Hand built Thiruvanamalai, Scenes from Ramayana from Birth to Paatabishekam, Krishna Stories and Koyambedu Market. Cilck below to see her golu and the 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

VIJAY RAJAN

INDIA

Vijay Rajan's golu is a 5 Room Golu with various themes such as Krishna Leela, Ramayana, Navarathri celebrations in various parts of India, Brahmothsvam, how Covid has changed us and more. Cilck below to see her golu and the video.

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Special Prize

Sunitha Somasundaram

United States

Sunitha's golu has a 9 step tradional golu with four themes- Thirupathi and vaikuntam, Shiva and Shakthi, Krishna leela along with beautifull village Theme . Click here to see her golu.

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Special Prize

Renukadevi Rajakumar

United States

Renukadevi has taken the theme "Light" this year. She has depicted this through various festivals with hand-made customized dolls. She has also used relevant back-drops for the theme. The highlight of the golu is "Deepavali- Festival of Lights", which was beautifully displayed. Click here to see her Golu.

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Special Prize

Sandhya Shastri

India

The speciality of Sandhya's golu is her beautiful handmade dolls along with the Tradional golu. Themes displayed are "Female Saints of India", "Upanayam Sequence", "Navavidha Bhakthi (9 forms of Bhakthi)", "Female Warriors of India", "Ardhanareeshwara" and more. Click here to see her golu.

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Special Prize

Mahalakshmi Srinivasan

India

Mahalakshmi's Golu was entirely handmade with beads. There are different mythological stories presented in this golu. Scenes from Ramayana, Story of Narasimmavadharam, Krishna leela stories, Arupadai Veedu, Lalitha Sahasranamam, Andal Story and the Playground. Click here to see her golu.

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UK WINNER

PREMALATHA ARAVINDHAN

Premalatha's golu displays the various festivals starting from Vinayagar Chaturithi, Perumal Thalu, Krishna Jayanthi and Navarathri. She has also displayed Thottil Poduthal/ naming ceremony in the house and Mottai/Kaathani Vizha at the Kula Theivam temple with decorated Barbie dolls and miniature house along with her traditional 7 step golu. Click here to see her golu.

UK RUNNER

Radhika Subramanian Iyer

Radhika's theme is "INDIA –A land of Diversity". She has displayed dolls with costumes of Indian states, various dance forms of India, Art forms of India, cuisine, Literature, Architecture, Handicrafts, Sports and National symbols of India  . Click here to see her golu.

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UK - Special Prize

Akila Venkataraman

Akila has been keeping golu for 17 years. Her golu is very creative. She has displayed decorated dolls, scenes from Ramayanam, Bhagavadham with beautiful backdrop . Click here to see her golu.

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UK - Special Prize

Vidhya Venkitakrishnan

Vidhya has displayed themes like Kalyanam (South Indian) - comprising of Jaanavaasam, Kalyanam, Saddhya / Chaapaadu, Sumangali puja, and Temple, Village / household activiites ( Nostalgia/ childhood memories), Krishna Uriyadi, Krishna's Raasleela along with her tradiotional golu. Click here to see her golu.

OUR HONOURABLE JUDGES

Thanks a lot to all the judges for taking time to judge more than 344 entries!!

Mrs. Annapurni Natarajan from Chennai has been 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 judge for the online golu contest 2020.

Mrs. Shanthi Seshadri, the President of Indian Club of Jakarta is a multi-talented artist. Her golus are massive, creative and stunning. Every year she invites around 500 people for Navarathri golu. She has been collecting dolls for 27 years. She creates a new theme every year using miniature dolls made with strayfoam, wood and water. Her golu has been featured in Jakarta Times. Sapthavarna is extremely proud to have Mrs. Shanthi Seshadri as our judge for the online golu contest 2020.

Mrs. Rajeswari has been keeping golu for more than three decades. She is specialized in various themes like Ramayanam, 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 2020.

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

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