Saturday, September 19, 2009

Navratri, Golu, Etc

Been quite busy shopping for Navratri and Golu. I just love this shopping - picking up little gifts for everyone...the nine types of sundals for the nine days have been decided... and who will visit when etc has been decided.

Finally, Golu has also been assembled. I really enjoy this festival more than the others. I think this is one of the few festivals that gives you a chance to be creative, the rest are mostly focused on 'food' and 'ritual'.


Though Golu was assembled on Friday, the hill temple and the park/ forest
/ farm... (well, it has some nice park benches, some wild animals and some farm animals..they all had to be accommodated within that space) got ready only today. Have soaked ragi seeds in advance so that they sprout on time to make the hill/ park green. So, am 'happy tired' today. Will post some pics of this soon...

Pattu somehow hasn't caused damage to the Golus so far - she's seen three already. This time she was up with me till 12.30 AM (No wonder actually - that's usual time) and quite excited. She sat on the Golu padi like a golu bommai and then she sat along with some of the golu bommais. After putting up all the dolls, had to tell her not to disturb the ummachi's since they would be sleeping - she asks, 'why are they standing and sleeping' ...well, I wasn't quite prepared for that and attempted a sad, 'that's their style' kind of an explanation. It wasn't convincing enough, obviously.

3 comments:

workhard said...

U bought 9 sandals for 9 days.. man u must be one hell of a shopoholic

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Uma said...

Workhard: LOL! No, that's 'Sundal' not Sandal - it is a dish that you make with different varieties of pulses on all 9 days of Navratri (Dusserah).
:D

Aryan said...

Where is the pciture yaar...