Marapaachi doll decor contest

jayasimha.rangarajan's picture
About Marapaachi doll decor contest : PRINT

I have used copper paint to give the metallic effect and used a lot of kundan stones and Tanjore painting stones for the kavacham and used lots of swarovski crystal stones to give the diamond effect.Waiting for your feed Back.I mainly do marapaachi doll decorations as my hobby. I do get lots of orders from friends and relatives. This one was an order from a lady in USA. It took me One full 2 weeks to finish it. So here is the end product. Hope you all will like it.

marapachi doll decor contest 2010
Rangoli: Marapaachi doll decor contest


Agilas's picture

Wow superb........... Its look like real swamy statues. Great work keep it up.

judelined's picture

OMG what is this!!! Stunning work here which shows your passion for this hobby of yours. I would love to see the before and after of these dolls. Anyone would love to own something like this I am sure. I am attracted by the garlands very much. I think they are made of cloth - right na?? Can you upload a closer picture of just the garlands alone for us to get a closer look at them?? The stonework looks amazing and the jewellery is too good for words to express. Excellent work. All the best Smile

jayasimha.rangarajan's picture

Thank you so much for your feed back. I will send you one more snap of the gralands alone. The garlands is made up of cloth.

umakumar's picture

Super..... Cant make out that these are Marapachis!!! Ditto to comments by Judelined - the head gear are superb too..

RAJIKOLAM's picture

Dear mam

These are really super - my god so beautifully decorated. Excellent. No words to explain.

vijaysowmya's picture

Wow.....excellent ...superb...cant believe that this is done on a marapaachi doll...the crown and the garlands are too too beautifully words to express such a creativity....

Vinci's picture

OMG What a splendid display.. too gorgeous.. All the best..

riya_mrv's picture

Wow! I m speechless! Do't have words to describe the beauty of ur art!!!

Chethan Srinivasan's picture

Superb work.. Looks like the diety decked up for the Navarathri Bhramothsavam.. Hats off...

anirudh's picture

OMG.....i take all Judy's words Smile ....soooo divine. i can imagine the BrahmmOthsava. hats off to your patience...can you tell how tall are these dolls?

Judy, i think these kind of garlands are also sold in shops with the satin ribbon roses and small oval pieces of cloth is rolled to make petals and then needle passed in middle to make the mala.

jayasimha.rangarajan's picture

The utsava moorthy is 23 inches in height,including the crown and the other pair of dolls is 16 inches. that is the sreedevi and bhoodevi.

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smahalakshmi's picture

Very nice decoration. I have no words to say.


jayamohan's picture

Interesting hobby! The whole decoration loos highly professional. How do you do the kavacham? Do it seperate and attach to the marapachis? We would love to learn this art from you!

jayasimha.rangarajan's picture

The kavacham is not done separately, its stuck on the doll itself.

viji_j86's picture

Fentastic work. Excellent.


Sujatha Srinivasan's picture

Beautiful beyond words,a winning entry!

rajamma_2's picture

Hats off to your lovely work. great.decorations. we can see a professional touch every where.

umaraja's picture

no dbt u r the winner i suppose, splendid wk

pt_susmitha's picture

WOW!!! This is soooooo beautiful and elegant.Each and every detail looks soo it love it and love it.

Janakannan's picture

Superb!! very nice!!

umaraja's picture

i too need such dolls to b decorated, ur id pls

lakshmiraghu's picture

Fentastic work.. Hats off...All the best..

dlz_31's picture

superb!!! Really awesome.... loved it!!!

jlakshma's picture

Nice work!! You have done a wonderful job!!

Varthini's picture

really very very beautiful. looks like we hv come to a temple to see navarathri alankaram. tnku tnku

toindhu's picture

Excellent work maam. hats off to you. pls tell us the secreats of this creation too.

dibbutn's picture

Like it? I cant take my eyes off this page... for sure ur the winner in my eyes... fantabulous!!!

jasree's picture

awesome work!!! All the best

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mvrajitha's picture

Good hobby and excellent work. If anyone interested can order. All the best

jaanu's picture

their crowns were super

jayasimha.rangarajan's picture

Thanks a tonne maam.

indira sundar's picture

Congrats!!!-Indira Sundar

ammuchandhini's picture

Congratulations sir....

jayasimha.rangarajan's picture

Thank u soooooooooo much maam.

umaraja's picture

congrats, jaya

jayasimha.rangarajan's picture

thank u so much.

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jayasimha.rangarajan's picture

Thank you soooo much.

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judelined's picture

Infact I had given full marks for this one Smile

judelined's picture

Great to see you win - congrats Smile

rajamma_2's picture

Congrats . we all know this will be the winning entry. So Both "J" won the contest. !

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admin's picture

Congratulations, once again!
Btw, I'm still waiting to get a reply back for my email. Smile
-Lata Kalaimani

jayasimha.rangarajan's picture

I sent you a reply to your email id.

admin's picture

I'm afraid I did not receive it. Could you please resend it?

jayasimha.rangarajan's picture

have you received it maam?

Vinci's picture

Congrats on winning the contest.. Are you participating the Chennai Meet?