I am Nirmala Krishnakumar and we stay in MRC Nagar. Our Golu this year is based on the theme “Theertha Yatra”
Anything we start by Praying to Vinayagar, our Theertha Yatra also starts with a “Vinayagar Golu”. I am an ardent devotee of Ganapati and I collect various idols of Ganapati. This Golu is made of my collection of “Ganapati Idols”
As we are celebrating the Goddess in Navaratri, we have decorated the house to bring a festival atmosphere
Next destination in our “Theertha Yatra” is “Char Dham” which means four adobes. It is a set of four religious shrines viz. Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
The sequence of these shrine visit is to start with Yamunotri which is the shrine of Maa Yamuna. After that next shrine is Gangotri, which is the temple of Ganga Matha
Thereafter we visit Kedarnath which is the temple of Shiva
And finally on Char Dham, is Badrinath which is Bhagvan Vishnu, Badrinarayan.
These shrines are located in Uttarakhand at an altitude of 3000 + meters above sea level
In our Theertha Yatra, next destination is Tirupathi, where Brahmotsavam is happening and Garuda Sevai in display.
After Tirupathi, we go to our Traditional Golu
All these Bommai in display is a collection of my Grandmother, mother and my own collection. Some of the dolls are more than 40 years old.
The entire Golu is organized by the combined effort of our family including the old parents and small children.
We are blessed to get such an idea for the “Theertha Yatra” theme and to set up beautifully