This titillating festival of dolls is celebrated with much enthusiasm in the southern states of India, namely the parts of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in Navrathri. As we are aware it is one of the major festivals in India and during that time, Golu dolls are displayed either on tables or on golu steps. These dolls are artistic creations that are made from different kinds of materials like wood, clay, paper mache, fiber etc. These dolls are kept on steps and tiers and they represent the nine days of Navarathri. They include idols of gods, goddesses, heroes, and saints of India. Golu represents the folklore and stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata. In addition, a few new dolls are included every year.
The impact abroad (especially in USA & Canada)
Similar to the scene in India, Golu is also celebrated wide across the world among Indians. Indians in countries like USA and Canada celebrate the festival in a grand way. Golu dolls in USA are purchased by the people during various trips to India just before the festival and that is how more and more people even from other countries come to know about the festival. It is especially exciting for children and they end up enquiring about the dolls to their grandparents. The celebration in foreign countries is no less than festive vibes in India. Various Indian communities gather on festive occasions to enjoy the festivals to the fullest. These fine Navaratri Golu dolls are worth the display and the craftsmen make it worthy for your attention. The details of the art are so unique that you will want to see more of these dolls. Hindus cater to the tradition and meaning of the festival more than the art because of the cultural significance.
More to know about Golu
As soon as the Navaratri preparations start, they also bring in the dolls and decorate a particular space and that is how they remain on the display. Golu dolls are bought extensively in USA & Canada because they are easily available online at very reasonable wholesale rates. Even though the dolls are manufactured in India but due to the widespread of the festivities, they are available in USA and Canada.
If you really are interested to gather more about these dolls then you have to make sure that you attend to the Navaratri festival of the Hindus in South India. As the festival of dolls is a popular tradition, you can easily catch these golu dolls on display and end up appreciating and clicking snaps with them in the background.
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