You have seen the Bommai Kolu we have kept at our home. You have seen a few of the Devis who have captured my attention during my travels. The last few days have been ultra busy, visiting friends and relatives, and hosting a few at our home. Today, let me share with you two of the most impressive Kolus from our family..... The first one is the one kept by my mom and aunt....
They do an impressive job, and its apparent where I get the interest and the creativity from :) Here is their effort this year....
|Manu-needhi Chola holding court|
|A marriage set|
|Rama and Sita with Lakshman and Hanuman (not in order), a set we bought at Tirupati, years ago! They are so beautifully carved, they were hard to resist!|
|Assorted vessels and scenes|
|A whole collection of Marapachis. Samhith had fun counting them!|
|These aren't store bought, but made by my aunt! And these are just a few!!|
The second one is a new one for me, kept by Shankar's niece, Aparna. It was our first visit to their home for Navaratri post her marriage, and we were blown away by their dolls! Samhith spent quite some time simply sitting by their Kolu, admiring the huge and beautiful dolls! Here is a glimpse.
|An overview of their golu.. simply beautiful!|
|This one was my favourite!|
|A closer look at the steps|
|Viswaroopa Darshanam, as shown by Krishna to Arjuna|
|Aala-elai Krisna... so beautiful! Wish I had the space to keep such huge dolls!|
|And here is their unique touch! Decorated with handmade jewelry... Yes, we have lots of creative people in the family!!|
|And finally, a look at the whole set up..|
Though there are many kolus I have seen this year, these are the only two from the family I will be posting this year, since I, rather surprisingly, forgot to take my camera along to most homes!
Also, this year, we miss Mr. Swamy's superb arrangement, since he has shifted to his hometown. There are still a few I have to visit, like the ones at Fine Arts and our local Mariammman Temple, and I shall post photos as and when I do so....