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Navaratri Golu in St.Louis, October 11,12, 13, 2013

We visited a few homes for the golu, and I was most impressed by the collection of dolls the ladies seem to have acquired over the years:


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I loved this representation of of the Carnatic Music Trinity, Saint Thyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshithar, and Shyama Sastri, with Raghavendra swami at the right:


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Even male children sat and sang for Amman:

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(That's Siddharth Rajagopal, and he sang very well!)

Of course, the food was an awesome spread in each household:

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From another home:

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We're enjoying it all:

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Some of us try out others' playthings:

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The centerpiece in this golu was a "crawling Krishna" which was pinched by the baby of the house, and used to hit the passage walls :)

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Here's the hostess, holding the baby who's holding the Krishna. Her elder daughter, Neha, is singing:

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I loved seeing this Tanzania diorama, with the jungle, the wildlife, and Mt. Kilimanjaro!


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Some of us were grappling with the wildlife, too:

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Ofkose, the dressing-up must be documented!

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Here are two of MY dolls:

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And here's the dusk, deepening into the "ratri" (night) of the Navaratri!

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My child and her child:

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We thoroughly enjoyed the golu visits, and ate our way through a lot of food :D
Tags: colour, families, festivals, friends, navaratri, photography, singing, st louis, visiting, weekend
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