Padma B Udaya Kumar
I have been following the tradition of keeping golu right from my childhood.
After coming into my marital home 25 years ago I continued the tradition followed by my mother in law. She was equally enthusiastic. So the planning and display of the golu used to be so much fun with her.
This year my theme was "The Handloom map of India ". We have tried to showcase the rich and vast culture of our country. We used textiles of 18 Indian states and showcased them. We also showcased the art and craft, famous temple and the jewellery of each state. We have highlighted the Textile typical of each stare and the art work famous and unique to that state.We haven't invested much on the theme. We have used things which I readily available in our wardrobe like sarees and jewellery.
Being a mother of a special needs child, I also do it because my child enjoys the tradition. It also keeps me going. For a caregiver it's important to find and do things that motivate us. This tradition of display of golu is one of my hobbies.