Navaratri Golu, a festival marked by an artistic display of dolls during the Navaratri festival in South India.
Celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka, it involves placing a range of Golu dolls such as those of gods, goddesses, depictions from mythological stories, or themes like weddings, in the homes.
Nandhini Venkatesh, a resident of Chennai has placed thousands of Golu dolls on a step-like structure of her house.
From lord Ganesha to goddess Saraswati to Jesus Christ, 6000 beautiful dolls adorn Venkatesh’s home, who has been celebrating the festival for 11 years.
Venkatesh has chosen the dolls based on 9 themes, one of them being the awareness against the use of plastic. Not just the dolls, she has also placed books on one of these steps to signify the importance of learning and education, as well as a mark of respect for teachers and Gurus.