Navratri Golu Contest 2011
My golu consists of 7 main padis, 3 padis to the left, 3 to the right and one each on both sides connecting the 3 padis to the main padi. The main padi consists of mainly Gods with highlight being Chakkarathazhwar, Dashavathara Perumal and Sleeping Ganesha. One side of the padi has Ramayana story, the other side has the Brides of India(dolls hand dressed by me). The 2 single padi has Aiyappan on one side and the Marapachi Perumal with Sridevi and Bhudevi (hand decorated using foam and rhinestones). Apart from the padis, I also have a story theme each year. This year my theme is the legend of Kanyakumari. For this I created an ocean using blue celaphone paper. I created a seashore using sand and depicted the story of Kanyakumari on the shore. For the story, I used plastic dolls and decorated/dressed them as the characters of the story. On the other side I have the Brindavana/Rasaleela with Krishna and the Gopikas sailing in a boat in a pond/lake.