Marapachi Decoration Contest 2011

This year my Marapachi decoration theme is Perumal with Sridevi and Bhudevi. I have decorated the Perumal kavacham with foam and Rhinestones on top of it. The kreedams and jewels of the Devis are again made of foam and Rhinestones.


shisri266's picture

hello mam,
very nice .super .where u get the rhinestones??please let me know.
I have a venkathachalapathi & padmavathi thayar marapachi doll given by my M-I-L when i first started keeping golu .

easycrafts's picture

Even I would like to see what are rhine stones ..not heard of them...the set is really very beautiful especially the crowns

vijaysowmya's picture

Excellent decor for the marapachi dolls. The crown looks beautiful. A great work done by you. all the best for the contest.

ammuchandhini's picture

Awesome decoration...looks so divine...all d best:)

Janakannan's picture

Thanks all. Rhinestones are regular stones set in jewelleries. I got some from chickpet, Bangalore during my visit to India and the rest I got from Michaels here. I am sure you can find them in any craft store. They will have to be flat back so can glue them.

lakshmiraghu's picture

excellent decoration....All the best

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viji_j86's picture

Very pretty.
So dedication is shown in this alankaram.

navinbits's picture

The best decoration ever!! We can easily see the effort you have put into this...

skamini's picture

Fantastic creation!! Your passion and efforts are very evident! keep up the great work, ma'am!


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swathyv's picture

very detailed work.. beautiful. the best i've see so far.

Radhikha 3's picture

nice back drop and alangaram with neat lighting

SugunaS's picture

Hi Mam,

Simply Superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb...................

No words to express.


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jayasimha.rangarajan's picture

wooooooooooooooooooooooooow. too good. the back drop is also nice. if i am right the back drop must be card board or thermocol. even the jadai is awesome. crown is also lovely. all the best. sure to win .

smahalakshmi's picture

Nice back drop in dark colour. Very very beautiful decoration for Marapaachi dolls. The crowns, jadai, Perumal's attire, everything looks very rich and lovely. All the best and keep it up.

Janakannan's picture

Thank you all! Thanks to Mr. Jayasimha and Ikolam. It was by your decoration last year that I was inspired to try this out. Yes the back drop is a foam (thermacol) board.

veena manigandan's picture

Very nice. The thorne and Dolls looks grand. Copper painted face with the stone jewellery makes this beautiful.

indira sundar's picture

Wow... Excellent...All the Best!

ananthiraju's picture

Excellent decoration.Perumal decoration is super.

Nithya_Narayanan's picture

Wow.....Extremely beautiful!

ksankara's picture

Great job... Excellent

kameswari's picture

Wonderful decoration with niceback drop. All the best

dibbutn's picture

Wow awesome work. I remember last year too we had a similar decoration which was superb too. This looks very divine and wonderful.

julien's picture

Look like divine... more beautiful decoration.. all the best..

Lata's picture

I'm awe-struck! They are beautiful, one of a kind, and royal!

Thanks for participating in our Navratri contest.
Wish you a happy and a prosperous Diwali. Smile

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Chethan Srinivasan's picture

Congrats on winning the Marapachi Decore contest. Great effort put in to decorate the dolls and you surely deserve the 1st place.

dibbutn's picture

A well deserved first prize to you. You have done this with so much enthusiasm and so much work has gone into doing this. I am so glad you got the first prize. Congrats Smile

jayasimha.rangarajan's picture

Congrajulations.Knew you would win the First Place.Great Job keep it up.

Janakannan's picture

Thank You All for your encouragement and appreciation!

Happy Diwali!!

jayamohan's picture

Great Janaki, Congrats!

rajee sriram's picture

My hearty congrats to you.

mohanak's picture

Excellent work. You do have a hand for Art. Our best wishes and congratulations. Well deserved.

Mohana K

subashini's picture

wow, what a wonderful idea .congratulation for winning the prize.

riya_mrv's picture

Fabulous! Congrats! You deserve to win!