Friday, October 3, 2014

Navaratri 2014 - Day 9

Vijayadasami day was full of Golu visits!

Here are the pictures Golu wise!

Jayashree Satish
Jayashree's golu has always had a small part based on a theme along with the traditional golu
This year the theme it was very interesting with five different lands of Tamizh literature - Kurinji, Mullai, Marutham, Neidhal, Paalai. Not buying any readymade stuff for this, she has made the different types of lands with the usual material used for Golu!
The depiction of the Gods of the different lands was made it very interesting!






Dont miss the different Gods/Goddess of the lands!

Sujatha Jagan
Sujatha's golu was as grand as last year. She also had some lovely quilled trays and photo frames made by her displayed. It was nice to get to know her artistic abilities this time!

Suja's quilling craft!

Renuka Murali
Here again is a traditional golu with a small thematic one nearby. This time was about music with a poster of musical notes, ragas and dolls of kutcheri, cinema music and western music!

Rama Kalyan
Another grand golu with Sabari malai scene on one side

Ramya Sundar
Yet another grand golu with a temple procession and kutti park

Evening I barged into E block without invitation as I heard that this year, the theme was Aarupadai Veedu. It was if at all more grand than the last year's Sundara Kandam Golu.
The poor lady was quite busy expecting some important guests but ensured that I was comfortable enough to take all pictures and gave me thamboolam!

Gajendra Moksham so beautifully depicted

Iyappan, dont miss the tiger doll as vahanam!


Krishna Leela

Pallikonda Perumal in Paarkadal



Soorasamharam in Thiruchendur



We again visited the Garba in the Gujarati Social and Cultural Association today, this time with Navneeta. Here is a video of the Aarti which we managed to catch this day as we went a little early! 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Navaratri 2014 - Day 8

Being a short Navaratri, Saraswathi Puja fell on the 8th day this year!
Morning was leisure with a small puja and nice lunch at Navneetha's place
Here is a photo of Saraswathi puja in her place.

Evening we had the chance of listening the Sahasranama chanting at Ranga's Sabai friend Karthik's place. With a huge gathering of 70+, the atmosphere was divine with Jayaraman Mama chanting both Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam. We were also offered a very nice dinner. It was a chance to meet the Sabai family after a long gap!
Sudha's golu was grand and lovely. 

We left Karthik's place to go to my sister Jayashree's place and all of us went for a Garba/Dandiya programme conducted by the Gujarati Social and Cultural Association of Valasravakkam. With a small gathering of local Gujjus this place had a beautifully decorated Amba with the ladies and men singing and dancing around Her with reverence!