Although the concept of the festival is same, the way of celebrating this festival is different in North India and South India. The highlight of the festival is the “Golu”, which is the arrangement of dolls across nine( or any odd number of steps, minimum to be 3) steps at one home. Not all the hindus follow this tradition. Its the family who has this custom since generations would follow it. Neighbours and friends are invited to see their presentation, sing songs , and would have snacks and some gift . It is considered auspicious to do this, as its believed to bring more fortune to the house hosting the Golu
Its a feast for the eyes to see the arragement if the dolls in the 'Golu'. I miss all the fun happening in chennai. But i asked my mom to send some pictures of golu that she might happen to go. And she sent me few. I would like to share it with you all.
Arrangement of dolls on the steps:
Step 2 - Bala krishna, Kamadenu, Ganesha, saraswathi
Step 3 - Ashtalaskmi
and so on.
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