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Girivalam Paper Mache Golu Bommai Set - 9 x 16 Inches | Giri Golu Doll/ Navaratri Golu Bomma/Gombe/Bommai

Original price $110.00 - Original price $110.00
Original price
$110.00
$110.00 - $110.00
Current price $110.00
SKU 69244
Width Height Depth Weight

16 in

9 in

7 in

13.9993lb

• The Girivalam Golu doll Set is unique in that it depicts scenes of Thiruvannamalai Girivalam which is a spiritual and religious practice followed by millions of devotees of Lord Shiva.
• One popular theme for the Golu display is the "Girivalam" theme, which features miniature dolls of Thiruvanamalai Hill, Lord Arunachaleshwaran and his consort Parvati, eight lingams (ashtalingams - Indralingam, Agnilingam, Yamalingam, Niruthilingam, Varunalingam, Vayulingam, Kuberlingam, and Esanyalingam), and devotees.
• Golu is a South Indian festival celebrated during the time of Navaratri, featuring a set of steps decorated with golu bommais of various shapes and sizes. The Golu doll is not just a sight to behold; it's a storyteller too. It narrates tales of tradition and spirituality.
• The Tiruvannamalai Girivalam Golu bommai Set is a way of celebrating the power and protection of Lord Shiva. Girivalam is a popular religious practise in Tamil Nadu in which devotees circle around the Annamalai Hill on the occasion of the full moon every month.
• A thousand devotees gather at the Arunachaleswarar Temple at Tiruvannamalai to walk all the way around the 14-kilometre path around the hill. The word girivalam has been derived from the Tamil wordsgiri," meaning hill, andvalam," meaning coming around.
• The practise is said to bring peace to one's mental and physical health. The Arunachaleswarar Temple has eight lingams known as Ashtalingams, which are positioned at different locations facing different directions. These lingams are named Indralingam, Agnilingam, Yamalingam, Niruthilingam, Varunalingam, Vayulingam, Kuberlingam, and Esanyalingam. Each lingam signifies different directions of the earth and is believed to bless the devotees who undertake Girivalam with various benefits.
• According to legends, the first one to perform the girivalam was Goddess Parvati, who did so to compensate for closing Lord Siva's eyes playfully and plunging the world into darkness. After Her Arunachala penance, Lord Siva blessed Her, by giving Her His left side and thus becoming Ardhanarishvara.
• Girivalam set is a traditional Kolu bommai crafted with light weight papermache.
• Decorate your Kolu Padi with this unique collection of Golu dolls for this Navarathri from Giri.
• This Dassara doll is an ideal present for festivals like Navaratri, Diwali, and housewarmings.
• This set stands apart from usual golu sets because it is painted in vivid, rich colors with a different composition and definition.