I have tried to show the Thomala Seva of Sri Venkateshwara Swamy. Each piece was handcrafted with recycled materials.
The idol was completely hand made except the face. Thiruvachi, bell & sadaari were also handmade with recycled materials.
The idol alone is over 7’ tall and the overall structure is over 8’ tall, this is just to give you an idea of how big it is.
I have a making video in my YouTube link and I have listed the materials used to make this Perumal.
Garlands - tissue paper
Kaasu Maala - coins & ribbon
Thiruvachi/Prabhuvalli - cardboard, recycled caps & yarn
Structure - wood wrapped with bubble wrap
Hands - pool noodle
Crown - desi dahi container, coke bottle top & tennis ball
Earrings - bottle caps
Sangu & Chakra - to go food containers
Hands - cardboard
Feet - shoe inserts
Paatha peedam - plastic tub & cardboard
Bell & Sadaari - plastic planter