Navarathri Golu / kolu Doll Shops, North Mada Street Mylapore, Chennai – Best Place to Buy Navarathiri Golu Dolls in Chennai, India – Part 1 (Updated)

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Navarathri Golu / Kolu Doll Shops, North Mada Street Mylapore, Chennai – Best Place to Buy Cheap & Best Navarathiri Golu Dolls in Chennai, India (Part 1)

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During the Navarathri (Dussehra, Dasara) celebration season in Chennai, North Mada Street in Mylapore is famous for selling a wide range of dolls for Golu / Kolu – the famous Hindu festival for displaying dolls in South India. These temporary street doll shops sells a wide range of colourful and beautiful range of dolls. It’s a visual delight to visit these shops during the season. The Golu dolls collections at these shops range from all the famous Hindu gods like Lord Siva, Vishnu, Murugan, Vinayaga, Athi varadar, Tirupathi Balaji, and Goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Kamadhenu, Durga, Sai baba and many more Hindu god avatars. We will also find Golu dolls of the most inspiring people in India like Abdul Kalam, Swami Vivekananda, Buddha, Gandhi, and various types of Thanjavur dolls. Some of the dolls also represent the important Indian traditional events like marriages, engagements. Your good bargaining skills with the Golu / Kolu doll sellers help you to get the best dolls prices.

How Navratri / Dussehra / Dasara festival is celebrated? :

The Navratri / Dussehra / Dasara is one of the major festivals celebrated for nine days throughout India. Navratri festival is specially dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Durga, and Goddess Saraswathi. During the Navratri festival, Golu – the dolls display will be exhibited and arranged in steps, which displays a variety of miniature idols of Hindu gods, goddesses, mythological characters, saints, national heroes, animals, doll representation of characters from Mahabharata and Ramayana. Each day ladies and kids sing devotional songs, slokas, also distribute Sundals, Sweets and Fruits. The 9th day is celebrated as the Saraswathi Pooja, for the Goddess of knowledge. The last day of this celebration is called the Vijayadasami, the day of victory for Goddess Durga. In South India, it’s called Golu / Kolu, Bommai Kolu, Gombe Habba, Bommala Koluvu.

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Travel Guide to visiting North Mada Street / North Mada Veethi, Mylapore, Chennai for buying Navarathri Golu / kolu Doll Shopping

Address: Kabaleeswarar Temple, North Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004

How to reach Mylapore:

On Road: Taxis, buses and hired cars are easy ways to get around
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai Central (Station Code MAS) and Chennai Egmore Railway station ( Station Code MS).
Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport (Code MAA).

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