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Happy Navratri! | Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
I wish everyone a Happy Navratri! May this festival bring you joy, peace, health and happiness.(Prosperity will follow, believe me!) When I was young, we had the family tradition of displaying dolls during these nine days of Navratri in my grandmother’s house. Ah, what fun those days were. We would eager wait for the evening to visit the various homes that had invited us dressed in our best clothes. Pure silk pattu pavadais or full-skirts, wearing Jhimikis as earrings, jasmine in our hair and bangles tinkling on our wrists. Looking forward to the variety of sundals. Here’s how jimikis look: (worn at the ear lobes) Here’s what a pattu (silk) pavadai (skirt) looks like: And here is a picture of a Bommai Golu (dolls display). We had something similar to this: I got the following Golu picture from The Iyers’ Website . Thank you, Iyers. Your golu is beautiful. Have a wonderful Dussera, everyone! Vidya Sury Thank you for subscribing to my blog! Do consider leaving a comment – or just reply to this email! I’d love to know what you think. Cheers! Vidya