What is GOLU in Navratri?
Golu is the festive display of dolls and figurines in South India during the autumn festive season, particularly around the multiday Navaratri (Dussehra, Dasara) festival of Hinduism. They are also known as Kolu, Gombe Habba, Bommai Kolu or Bommala Koluvu.
How do you arrange navarathri GOLU?
- Take bath daily( Preferrably Head bath) on all the 9 days.
- Wear clean clothes.
- Do not eat non-veg food if possible no onion, no garlic veg food.
- Draw small kolam everyday in front of golu.
- Offer flowers to God in the display daily.
- Light lamp in the morning and evening.
When should we keep GOLU in 2021?
When Should Navaratri Golu Dolls Be Kept in 2021?
|Sow Grains for Mulaipari||1st or 2nd Oct||Any time during the day|
|Set up empty Golu Steps||5th -6th Oct||from 7.04 pm on 5th to 4.34 pm on 6th|
|Kalasam||Thursday 7th Oct||On 7th morning or after keeping golu, before 01.45 pm as per your custom|
What is the reason for keeping GOLU?
It is akin to invoking the celestial beings into our homes to celebrate and re-emphasize that good ultimately wins over evil. Thus, the Golu festival of Navaratri celebrates the victory of good over evil, for nine auspicious nights, symbolizing the efforts of MahaDevi and celestial beings to vanquish Mahishasura.
Is Golu a Brahmin thing?
Bommai Golu was initially celebrated by Tamil Brahmins, showing the clear division of caste in the society but people from different strata have been coming together to celebrate the Navratri festival. …
How do do Navratri puja at home?
How to do Durga Puja at home: Puja vidhi
- Place the picture or deity of Maa Durga on a raised stool or chowki.
- Decorate Goddess Durga with flowers and place the other puja items around the altar prepared.
- Place the clay pot in front of the goddess with soil, barley seeds, betel nuts, coin and put the mango leaves on it.
When can we remove GOLU?
Tuesdays and Fridays are considered inauspicious to remove the Golu dolls. If the day after Dasami falls on Friday or Tuesday then the golu is removed on the evening of Dasami itself. In that case make neivedhyam in the morning [on Dasami] and then put one doll to sleep till the evening.
What is Navratri called in Tamil Nadu?
In Tamilnadu, the victory of Goddess Durga is celebrated for nine days. The festival is called Sharada Navarathri.
What does GOLU mean?
How is Navarathri celebrated in Tamil Nadu?
In Tamil Nadu, we celebrate SHARADA Navaratri in a grand manner for 10 days and the 10 th day of navarathri we call it as “DUSSHERA/VIJAYDASAMI” which is celebrated in terms of victory of Good over Evil. Over the 9 days, each 3 days will be dedicated to GODDESS Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi
How to celebrate Navaratri in 2020?
In 2020, the festival of Navaratri begins on Saturday, 17th October, and comes to an end on 25th October. The Tamil people have their own way of celebrating the festival. A distinctive feature of Tamil Nadu’s Navaratri celebrations is the golu, which means ‘display’. It is an arrangement of dolls on a multi-tiered platform.
What is Magha Navaratri?
Magha Navaratri is observed during the lunar month of Magha (January–February). The fifth day of this festival is often independently observed as Vasant Panchami or Basant Panchami, the official start of spring in the Hindu tradition, wherein goddess Saraswati is revered through arts, music, writing, and kite flying.
What is Chaitra Navaratri?
Chaitra Navaratri is the second most celebrated Navaratri, named after vasanta which means spring. It is observed during the lunar month of Chaitra (March–April). In many regions, the festival falls after spring harvest, and in others, during harvest.