Monday, October 22, 2007

My Navarathri Golu



These are pics of my Golu this year. My hubby was very nice and built the golu padis after multiple trips to home depot this year. We didnt really get much time to do other stuff like park and other peripheral decorations but hopefully next year. I also bought some dolls from Michaels (Thanksgiving couple, birds, halloween pumpkin garden, etc) :) .... The rangoli on the side is done with rice flour mixed with some water and comes out really well on the hardwood floor but as you can see I had alignment issues ;) .....Oh well you always learn something new! The Japanese dolls on the third step from the top were a gift from my friend Vindhya and I loved how well they went with the rest of my international souvenirs that I put up to fill up the steps. I called that my international step. So far I have "Ashtalakshmi set", Karthikeyan, "Marapachi" couple and some others. I plan to buy some more in India this year.

8 comments:

Asha said...

How beautiful! I love the lights!:))

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Smita....Lovely Golu......Nice decoration....Wish we had more close-up shots :-)

Smita said...

Asha: Thank you:) Those are lights from my christmas tree:)
Sirisha: I am working on it. Will post more when I have them:)

Nupur said...

That looks gorgeous, Smita! Very festive!

Smita said...

Thanks Nupur:)

Rohini said...

Nice Golu . Congrats for keeping the traditions alive. I live in Dallas and have kept the Golu this year for the second year and even my American neighbor kids love it and have presented me with American dolls for my collection. I have an international step also:) Gud job.

Smita said...

Thanks Rohini. Do send me pics of your internal step as well:)

mom07 said...

Smite, lovely golu. Could you tell me how your hubby put the steps together so that I can do the same. Please give me step by step instructions if you don't mind. Thanks