Navarathri has been a very special occasion to us every year as we look forward to display our collections of dolls alongside with new theme yearly. This year adds up extra heap of joy as the theme made and displayed is a Hindu Shrine that is very close to my heart, Thiruvannamalai. The execution of this theme was a month of roller coaster ride as everything is handmade with thermocol as its base and to come up with desired details adds on the challenge in multiple ways,however it was a long time desire along with my devotion to Lord Shiva, therefore the replica of the temple took its form. The temple is displayed with the mandaps with phrases of thirumurai ,thiruvasagams and sivapuranams placed on the other side with 63 nayanmars also temple theertha sthalam is depicted as well. The akshaya lingam's are placed to potray the girivalam routes. The temple is visioned to be placed higher up in the hills with a with a city replication below the shrine. Kalyana mandapam of thiruvannamalai with bhojan vaibhavam is placed along side with the temple.
The 9 stepped golu beside the thiruannamalai displayed with various
Epics of ramayana and mahabharata as well. The top most with 3 devi's (mahalalkshmi,durga and saraswathi) followed by dasavatharams, krishna leelai's, matha sabari vimochanam, krishna jananam,paandava's and gaurava's, saptha chiranjeevi's, Raasa leelai, seemantham, radha krishna and thanjavur's collections. Devi's Kalasam is placed before the golu steps for the daily pooja invocation.