Saptha Shreyas - Thematic Golu (2011 Navaratri Golu Contest)
'Spatha Shreyas' is the theme what we have chosen. Apart from the usual 9 Padikattu Golu, we have set up 18 different artefacts that highlights the importance of number 7.
Since this being our first thematic Golu, we wanted to start it with humble prayer to Lord Ganesha. As a mark of respect we have kept 108 Ganesha Idols in an unique place - The Eeshanya Mula, of our house and also named this corner as 'Ashtotra Shatha Ganapathihi'. Lord Ganesha is Ketu's master and Ketu takes the number 7!! Incidentally, 7 is the birth number of our head of the family, thus we narrowed on the theme 'Saptha Shreyas' .
Adding to the 108 Ganesha's we have shown:
7 colours of the rainbow
7 phases of the Moon
7 days of the week along with their respective planets
7 major metals
7 Indian Currency which are in circulation now (Rs. 5,10,20,50,100,500 and 1000)
7 Sands of United Arab Emirates
7 stages of a man (according to the poet, William Shakespeare, in his poem 'Seven Ages of Man')
Saptha Lokas (heaven and hell)
One must note that, all these are inalienable even if we take 7 janmas!
Our whole family has worked with a lot of dedication and we have learnt a lot by exploring the importance of number 7.We would love to share our 1st thematic golu with you.
The best thing about our Golu is that, we have created wealth from waste and used things that are eco-friendly.