Saranya Vijay Rajan's House Full Golu 2014

This year,we have displayed a HOUSE FULL GOLU with multiple Themes.

Room 1:

1) 4 Directional/Dimension Step Golu-Steps made out of carton boxes & dolls kept on all 4 sides
We used 22 carton boxes to build a 5 step Gopuram step Golu & have placed dolls on 4 sides with each step having a significance -Krishna Leela on step1 till Sakkarathazhvar & Narasimhar on last step in the top facing both sides on East/West.

2)Depiction of Kasi( Ganges,rituals,temples) & Rameshwaram( Pamban bridge,train track on sea,temple & people around)-Shetradanam
Rameshwaram bridge ,train track on the sea with train running between Mandapam & Rameshwaram & temples/ in Kasi ,steps on the Ganges river,Kasi Vishwanathar Temple,other buildings are depicted & we have shown a section of these two places where people take holy bath in the Ganges/Rameshwaram Sea/Wells inside temple & perform rituals.

3) Graha Lakshmi Kolam
Kolam drawn & decorated with glittering stones & jewellery ,took two days to complete the kolam.


1) Bhakthi Kudil- Tamil Saints & those who played a major role in Bhakthi Margam & Tamil Poets
From Nalvargal,12 Alwars, 18 Siddhargal ,Ovvayar to Bharathiyar ,those who contributed to Bhakthi Movement in Tamilnadu & those who were born/lived in Tamilnadu.

2) Tamil Kadavul-Murugan ,Valli Thirumanam Story-with hand decorated dolls( 6 scenes from Valli's birth to Murugan Valli Marriage)
All dolls were hand decorated & the 6 scenes were customized ,in a mountain backdrop with waterfalls.( 1)Valli's Birth,2)Valli praying to Murugar,3)Valli in crop field,4)Murugan teasing Valli as a hunter,becomes a Tree when her father Nambi Rajan comes to give her food,4)Takes an old man form & teases/asks Valli to marry him ,5)Vinayagar as an elephant chases her,as per Murugar's request, & Valli requests the old man to rescue her 6)Finally after this short Thiruvilayadal Murugan marries Valli ) .

3) Raja Raja Cholan Story-he visiting Tanjore Periya Kovil,when it was built .Audio background from the movie "Raja Raja Cholan is played & handmade Temple/Palace is used for the story.
Raja Raja Cholan starts from his palace & visits the Big temple when it was built with his family & huge Yanai/Kudirai padai follows him.Audio played from the movie-Raja Raja Cholan in sync with this scene,where people work in the temple premises & Sirpi works on the Nandi Silai.

These 3 themes are a contribution to TAMIL & are based on Bhakthi Saints,Tamil Mythology Story( Kandha Puranam) & a scene from Tamil History.

Room 3: Sorgalogam

Traditional Step Golu decorated with clouds,stars & in a heavenly atmosphere with Sorga Vasal
The room is closed with Sorga Vasal( handmade door ,decorated with Gold colour sheets etc).After showing all themes,the door is opened & the Golu visitors are taken into Sorga Logam room ,where the traditional Golu is set in a heaven like atmosphere,with clouds,stars,lights & OM chanting mantra backdrop.

We also have placed welcome dolls in the balcony & hand decorated Goddess in first floor ,Pl find attached the photos.

The entire Kolu work started in early July'14 & we started assembling the themes from August'14.Golu is kept in all rooms(except Kitchen & Bedrooms).

Thanks to IKOLAM for conducting such contests to encourage us ...


aver's picture

:crown: :crown: :crown: :crown: Lakshmi kolam very beautiful. simply superb

lakshmiraghu's picture

looks grand

umaraja's picture

Beautiful creation

vijaysowmya's picture

Excellent and very grand especially the rangoli is very pretty and kudos to your effort Smile

Saranya Vijay's picture

V happy to hear from u all,thanks a lot

riaiyer's picture


Saranya Vijay's picture

Thanks friends,u all gv me lot of motivation,tanq

meenasakthi's picture

Excellent & Grand Golu. Each theme is nicely setup. nice collection of beautiful golu dolls! Smile

Saranya Vijay's picture

Thanks meenaji

anirudh's picture

very Grand....Goddess Rangoli has come out too good
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spn_2014's picture

Beautiful! Painstaking effort.