I had already posted about one of the earlier Kolu arrangement kept for Navarathri at my home, here, and here. So, I'm not getting into the details and the story behind each doll set. Just sharing some pics of this year's Kolu.Here's the main 7 step arrangement...
Kanchipuram Garuda Sevai
Annamalaiyar Unnamulai Ammai
Gandhiji's 3 monkeys that say 'Speak no Evil, See no Evil, Hear no Evil'
Pittukku Man Sumandha Leelai
Some lovely gifts from my Friends
Tsunamika was not kept in the last Kolu. She is an innovative little doll who was the brain child of Ms.Uma Prajapathi of Auroville, to be created by the women who were affected by the deadly Tsunami which devastated to coastal areas of the Tamil Nadu and Andhra in Dec 26, 2004.
Some more pics of the side arrangement 2...
The First scene Gugan was already in the last Kolu. Next to it is Matryoshka doll aka Babushka doll which is the Nesting Russian Doll set where each doll goes into a bigger doll that itself. Beside it is a small vegetable vendor doll with excellent detailed work including actual fabrics for its dress and small fibers for his head and chest hair.