Golu at Sri Parthasarathy temple, Triplicane-Chennai

A very beautiful and huge golu has been set up for the first time at the rear entrance of Sri Parthasarathy temple in Triplicane, Chennai. The Astha dikku golu ( can be seen from 8 sides) is based on Vishnu's 10 avatars and is a delight to golu lovers.

Here are pictures of the golu for those who wouldnt be able to make it this time..Click on Read more to view all the 20 pictures of the golu

For a clearer and detailed image, click on the pic to enlarge it

Budding blogger: Komala

Meet Komala from A Margi's platter in the budding blogger series

She says-

This blog is a dedication to my beloved husband who is a Margi, a follower of Shrii Shrii Anandamurthi. As a Margi he practises yoga and meditation which requires him to consume food that helps to keep the mind clear and sharpen concentration. These are called saatvik or sentient food.

When I newly got married, cooking for my husband was a tough task as cooking without onion & garlic is a nightmare for an Indian women. I did my best but I wouldn't touch it and I’m lucky enough, he eats without a complaint. So, begin my quest for cooking. I searched for new recipes all the time, internet, magazines, cookbooks…as the saying goes “the way to a man’s heart is through his mouth”.

Gradually, my cooking improved as I mastered the secret ingredient to make delicious vegetarian cuisines. All the recipes in this blog have been tried and tested & modified by me. I hope it will be useful to fellow vegetarians.

Featured in Times of India

My handcrafted painted diyas were featured in Times of India supplement My times-LB road, Chennai edition dated 9th Oct 2010..Click pic to enlarge

Budding blogger: Sujatha

Meet Sujatha of Gourmet's Kitchenette in the Budding blogger series

She says -

I am Sujatha. I love coding, cooking, reading, watching tv,movies, and all sort of tinkering works. I am married and I am a proud mommy of lovely twin boys to make my life worthliving .We currently live in Chicago. I have a versatile palate and would love to taste and try any cuisine.If I hadnt been a programmer my second choice would have been to become indo-french cuisine chef. I would had my hand with truffle and all sort of exotic ingredients.

I love to cook for my family and friends.

I would really like to share all my experiments and creations in my blogspot with you all.

And your comments and suggestions shall help me lot and inspire me to make more dishes.

Budding blogger: Gayathri

Meet Gayathri of Gayathri's cook spot in the Budding blogger segment

She says-

Hai! I am Gayathri Kumar , mother of 3years old. I started a blog last month and specialize in south indian recipes and baked goodies.

I started cooking when I was at sixth standard. My mom trained me to be a good cook. I have done a diploma in Fashion Designing and also have training in Mysore paintings. But after marriage I couldn't continue my career in fashion designing and arts. So I started cooking different varieties of food . As my passion for cooking increased I started looking for recipes online. And now I am very much interested that I started a blog spot.

Navratri Golu dolls for sale at Chennai

Navratri is celebrated in a grand way in South India by keeping golu (dolls of deites arranged in odd number of steps) and performing pooja for 9 days.

Below are some pictures of dolls ready for sale in Chennai

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