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October 22, 2007

Navarathri Golu

Filed under: Festivals and occasions, JFI, Navarathri, South Indian — Hema @ 1:57 pm

It has been a busy 10 days with lots of people coming home for Golu and lots of visits to other poeple’s golus. The Garba celebrated in a modest way at the temple filled me with nostalgia transporting me to my college days at Baroda when my friends and I used to have the time of our lives dancing garba and raas way past midnight. I wanted to post this earlier and invite you all home for golu, but I still want you to be a part of it. This time I tried to recreate a barn for my daughter who loves old McDonald and his farm animals. To read more about the significance and tradition of golu read this and this.



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This goes to Vee who is hosting this special edition JFS:Dassera



  1. Hema,

    Love the barns, the hay and the golus. That is my new word for the day, golu.

    Warm Dassera greetings to you and yours and thank you for participating!

    Comment by Vee — October 22, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

  2. Very nice! Love the barn! We are trying to buy a real red barn like that for our backyard!:D
    We took down the old playground we had! Golu looks great:))

    Comment by Asha — October 22, 2007 @ 2:43 pm

  3. @ Vee
    Same to you. Thanks for hosting!

    Thanks. Real barn? I will send my little one over to your place with her animals…she will love it!

    Comment by Hema — October 22, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

  4. Hi HEMA,
    Bommala koluvu looks great
    love your barn and that beautiful setting.
    happy dasara

    Comment by vineela — October 22, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

  5. @Vineela,
    Nice to see you around. Thanks!

    Comment by Hema — October 22, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

  6. nice golu …i also have loaded some of my golu snaps …..your is so cute

    Comment by Deepa — October 22, 2007 @ 5:43 pm

    • i want to chet with you

      Comment by giriraj — January 5, 2011 @ 3:59 am

  7. Beautiful pictures! I love the barn …I used to love visiting friends who have golu at home…looks so beautiful!

    Comment by Tee — October 22, 2007 @ 7:45 pm

  8. Best wishes for the festival season, Hema.

    Comment by TBC — October 22, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

  9. golu looks wonderful…thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Srivalli — October 23, 2007 @ 1:21 am

  10. Cute golu hema!:)) Loved the Maatu thozhuvam! looks so real!:))

    Comment by lathanarasimhan — October 23, 2007 @ 8:25 am

  11. What a lovely red barn!!

    Comment by lakshmi — October 23, 2007 @ 10:18 am

  12. lovely!!! the barn is tres cool.

    Comment by bee — October 23, 2007 @ 10:26 am

  13. Ur Golu looks great hema….Loved it πŸ™‚

    Comment by Sirisha Kilambi — October 23, 2007 @ 12:46 pm

  14. you have been tagged. check our blog.

    Comment by lakshmi — October 24, 2007 @ 1:32 pm

  15. waw what a beautiful barn yard! so cute:) lovely post! enjoy!

    Comment by sharmi — October 26, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

  16. Hi Hema, and I’m invited!? I can’t wait πŸ™‚ Thanks for the lovely post and photos of what’s happening at your home.


    Comment by outofthegarden — October 26, 2007 @ 11:26 pm

  17. That is anice pretty barn. How did you make it ?
    Happy dassera…ok it is almost Diwali now πŸ˜€

    Comment by sandeepa — October 28, 2007 @ 6:25 pm

  18. @Deepa
    Your golu looks lovely too. Thanks

    @Tee, TBC, Srivalli, Latha, Lakshmi, Bee, Sirisha, sharmi,
    Thanks a lot

    Anytime! Hope you are doing well. Have’nt visited you in a while.

    Baby wipes ka carton was perfect for the barn house and some spanish moss and artificial hay covered up the rest of the area. Thanks:)

    Comment by Hema — October 30, 2007 @ 10:06 am

  19. hey, lovely golu pics those are…. We call it “Bombe koorisodu” in kannada. Diwali wishes to u in advance, btw….

    Comment by Ramya — November 2, 2007 @ 1:37 pm

  20. Still in navarathiri!:D Wake up dear!


    Comment by lathanarasimhan — November 8, 2007 @ 3:39 am

  21. Just popping in to say hope you had a wonderful Diwali celebration, Hema — miss you around! Come by for JFI Toor Dal if you’re not too busy πŸ™‚


    Comment by outofthegarden — November 12, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

  22. Happy New Year, Hema.

    You have a wonderful blog here and I was shocked to see your recipe for yelai vadam and kandathippili saathamudhu. I have lost my first part of Samaithu Paar and heaved a sigh of relief to see that recipe here. I also visited Latha’s Yum Blog. I am a tad envious as I lack good cooking skills but maybe I can learn from you all!


    Comment by vedavalli — January 5, 2008 @ 1:13 am

  23. Just testing

    Comment by Vedavalli — January 5, 2008 @ 1:31 am

  24. Beautiful Kolu!

    Comment by Jennifer — September 28, 2008 @ 9:51 pm

  25. Great setting one of the best i have seen and great clarity of photos too

    Comment by Sapna George — October 9, 2008 @ 3:55 am

  26. […] Nirmala’s son Siva and her toddler, Laavanya’s baby, Hema’s lucky baby who gets a barn and a cake that looks like this and more that I might have […]

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