Growing up as a kid I have always looked forward to celebrating Navaratri . I used tp help my mother and grandmother setup the Golu in our home. We recently bought a home in the US and it was like a dream to setup a Golu in a different country. We wanted to feature Golu dolls that reflected mine and my husband's emotions and fond memories from our childhood. My father arranged for the steps from Chennai and we were able to get most of the dolls from a local store in New Jersey. The main Golu showcases our favorite God - Ganesha, our family deities Muruga, Sankaranarayana (Shiva in the first step and Vishnu in the second step), Saraswathi, Dasavatharam, Ashtalakshmi in the first four steps. The last step features the Jaipur lady doll that has travelled with me from my childhood, a Marapaachi couple set, baby Buddha set and a Seeta Kalynam set that was gifted by my cousin. The purapadu set is special for my husband as he has served as a Sreepaadhathaangi (lifting Lord Rama deity during utsavams) in his boyhood. The Krishna Golu set is a dedication to our favorite God Krishna and is a collection of Krishna dolls and swing that my father gifted us. With god's grace, we hope to expand ours and make it bigger and better in the coming years!