Ashram or Stages of life Kolu

The kolu is based on the theme of “Ashrama” or stages in human life as per Hinduism.

Step 1 from below – Brahmacharya (Student life) – Seen below from left to right – A boy and girl praying in front of a temple, a girl and boy studying, a boy on a rocking horse, two kids on a slide, 3 girls dancing, a bicycle and a cricket scene.

Step 2 & 3 – Grihastha (Household life) – Seen below from left to right – Sadhya eating at a wedding and a Wedding scene.

Seen below from left to right – A woman drawing water from a well, a market scene with a man selling pumpkins, a man making pottery, a man stitching clothes, a man making bricks, a couple selling fruits, two women pounding flour, a woman on a sewing machine, an wardrobe with clothes and wooden vessels.

In the back is a pair of wooden dolls called Marapachi which are an indispensable part of every Kolu and most often the dolls are passed on from one generation to another.

Step 4 – Vanaprastha (Retired life)- Seen below from left to right – An old couple with a priest in front of a temple, Naradar

Sanyasa (Renounced life) – Seen below from left to right – Budha, Mira Bai, Mahatma Gandhi and Shirdi Sai baba.

Steps 5,6 and 7 – Various gods which is usually kept in any traditional Kolu


vyjayanthi's picture

very nice

aver's picture

unique and nice

sudhabalakrishnan's picture

Nice concept neatly arranged

Lata's picture

Very nice arrangement! I really like your sewing machine idea. Smile

meena365's picture

Nice concept....

meena365's picture

Nice concept....

lakshmiraghu's picture

very nice

dibbutn's picture

Loved all your lovely dolls... Nicely arranged... All the best

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riaiyer's picture

nice concept.

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vijaysowmya's picture

Well depicted arrangement with nice collection Smile Very nice write up too Smile

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utharanarayanan's picture

Thankyou vyjayanthi

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PriyaSubra's picture

Excellent theme and depiction too.

meenasakthi's picture

nice concept! well depicted! Smile

Jkannans1's picture

Nice them and well presented!

anirudh's picture

the common man depiction like the fruit seller, potter, man with sewing machine....etc looks great.
Marapaachi décor looks awesome with kacche saari/ maDisaar & dhothi has come out too good.... :star: :star: :star:

anirudh's picture

btw I don't see your marapaachi dolls in the Marapachi contest section..... please upload a close-up picture sometime

ammuchandhini's picture

Lovely concept and nice write up Smile

Suguna Murugesan's picture

Nice writeup....beautiful golu Smile yeah beautiful marapaachi...please upload it marapachi contest Smile

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