This is Geetha Sekhar from Mumbai,India.
This year our theme for Navratri is Nav Durga.Like every year this year too we decided to completely do up each and every doll.Weprocured simple dolls from the market..painted them completely.it was quite an effort to get each of the features of the Devi rightt.Then stitched beautiful sarees on to each of the nine Durgas.we did a bit of research to check which colour saree for which devi..procured material accordingly and stitched sarees on to the Devi's. and Mahishasuramardini.After this was do deck up Devi's with ornaments which we did with laces and decorative stones.After this was to place them on asanas which we made out of cardboard covered them with card paper and decorated them with flowers and laces.. .Also placed the vahanams next to each of the Durgas.Now it was time to do the backdrop. On a huge thick sheet which I had, pasted yellow cloth as a backdrop..on that we did lacework in the corners.i had terocotta face of kali ma.I decided to paint it and decorate it with stones..I placed it on a circular sheet and stuck it to the backdrop.we also cut out some round shaped colourful circles and completed the backdrop.our theme golu was now ready.it took quite an effort to get the detailing right.
[09/10, 3:35 pm] Geeta S: NavaDurga symbolizes nine forms of adi-shakti – Goddess Durga.
All the nine forms of Durga Devi represent nine different qualities. Shakti means energy and Devi Shakti is the primordial source of unseen energy that maintains and sustains this creation. Navratri celebrates and honors the nine different aspects of Mother Divine, also known as Nav Durga.
Navratri’s nine nights were considered to be very auspicious to worship the nine planets and nine divinities. Names of 9 forms of Maa Durga are Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidhatri.