Oct 3, 2011

Navarathri / Dasara doll arrangements!

Happy Navarathri / Dasara to all of you!

Navarathri, is a festival of Dolls, esp in Southern India. We arrange dolls of Gods, Goddesses and other stuff and pray everyday, for 10 days or nine nights (nava-rathri).

Here's the arrangement we made this year!

If you've seen our arrangements a couple of years ago here, you'll notice some changes. We try to make some additions and deletions and rearrangements every year, and this year, we added this Mount Kailash, abode of Lord Shiva. This is again from my parent's collection.

This is Mahabalipuram, with a beautiful background, which Dee bought as an addition this time.

And this cricket stadium is also an addition to previous years'.

Check the batsman, ready to bat!

And no, here comes our creation for this year! After the park last year, we wanted something different this time. Having visited Khuri, in Jaisalmer last year, we decided to create a Desert Village and here it is!

Though we couldn't create the pattern on the dunes anywhere close to the Creator, we did manage it somewhat decent looking, i guess!

Found these camels with a great difficulty, at the last minute!

And here's some arrangement of flowers and Kundan Rangoli.

Enjoy! Happy Dasara, once again!


  1. Sum: The arrangement looks awesome. May the festival of navrathri bring the best of everything to you and your family. Happy dasara.

  2. Wonderful arrangement and lovely bommais! i esp love the Mahalbalipuram set! these are the only times I wish i lived in chennai!

  3. Beautiful! Your house must be so awesome right now!!! Thanks for sharing the photos!

    Happy Dasara to you too...


  4. Sum,
    You are so creative. Loved all your dolls. Happy Navarathri to you , deep and hima

  5. Ashvini, Anu, ART, Musica,
    Thank you for the wishes and liking our dolls :)

  6. Super Collection kanri. I loved the camels and the sand concept. Worth the effort of search you did in the last moment.
    Even I should start collecting dolls.
    You have inspired me.

  7. So well done! I didnt know this about the south!