Golu 2010- Bhakthi Pazham!

Surprise, surprise! All, but the tiniest V of the house were ready for a 10% damage this season. Varun disappointed us by behaving well!! Our hearts skipped a beat when he first lifted a bommai from the 1st box we opened saying ‘haaaii, choopaa ‘ (hai, super), only to drop it in a box nearby. The bommai apparently is made of some mud for there wasn’t a single scratch! Fortunately, there was no repeat performance!

Varun was the priest-in-chief with thatha as his chief aide for the morning poojas. His recitation in front of all the assorted assembled deities with the brass bell ringing non-stop in his hands went thus: “Onn namo naaanaanaa. onnuninnenna, thamathimo….” with a thousand similar words from his dialect, followed by prostrating a couple of times every half-an-hour that he was awake!! During the nights, he insisted on replacing mommy for the harathi. He followed patti’s instruction and held one side of the plate with the patti on the other, and performed the harathi like a pro! All the bommais have crept back into the loft, unscathed:) And you know what the big anna had to say? “Amma, Varun has behaved well no? Just like me!”

The new additions this time were the Krishna pot-breaking (uriyadi) set, and 4 ladies playing dayakattam (dice?)

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I wanted to click pics of the daily rangoli but managed to click only 3.


Now be nice and share your side of Navarathi stories:)

Author: Vidya

Positive, and positively talkative!

14 thoughts on “Golu 2010- Bhakthi Pazham!”

    1. @ Shruti: Thanks Shruti. Nothing to match the cool things you churn out:)

      @ Sowmya: Hi Sowmya! These have been collected over the last 10 years.. Hard to resist buying if you go ‘doll-seeing’ in Maada-Veedhi, Mylapore!

      @ TPL: Warning- some self-dabba coming up. Yes, I did those kolams. Its a brown colored tray and the rangoli is made with the kola-maavu that MIL gets done every 3-4 months using maavu-arisi (some type of raw rice!). Did not use colors as Varun would definitely want to taste it!

      @ Chocolate: Dhanku, dhanku! It was a wonderful Navarathri this time with lots of kutties and girls visiting, singing and all that..

  1. Sooper one Vidya! The Diyas are cute.. The marapachis are extremely well dressed!! πŸ™‚ Best pic.. the aarathi pic of course! πŸ™‚

    Gave me an idea for my next post! Here’s hoping i come up with it pronto πŸ™‚

  2. @ Aparna: Heya! I knit the marapachis dress and painted the jewels (self-dabba). Varun insists on doing aarathi to ummachi post the Golu too:) Will await your post!

    @ Me: Thank you! The layering is a joint effort of my FIL-the-great and yours truly. Kutti paiyyan chumma-ve wants to do aarathi now! Did you have a golu at home?

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