Story behind Navratri
Navratri, meaning nine nights is an important festival celebrated in different parts of India. According to the Hindu Epic Ramayana, Rama fought against Ravana for nine days and defeated him on the tenth day. The tenth day is celebrated as Dusshera.
The other story about Dusshera is that Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasura and that day is celebrated as Vijayadasami or Dusshera.
In South India, during Navratri, people adorn their houses with thoran, colorful kolams and arrange different dolls in steps. This is popularly known as Golu. People invite friends, relativesand neighbors, distribute sundal (a dish prepared everyday as an offering to God and distributed to everybody vising the Golu). If interested, you can check out different sundal varieties here
The ninth day is celebrated as Saraswati puja and the tenth day as Vijayadasami to mark the victory of good over evil
Hand made doll using corn husk for Navratri (Golu)
Here is a hand made doll made of corn husk to decorate your GoluEngage your kids in a meaningful way this Navratri holidays. Help them make the corn husk doll for Golu Click To Tweet
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This beautiful idea of making a doll using corn husk for Navratri golu is contributed by Swarna Priya
Swarna Priya is the creative head of Purple Bee and also the co- founder of H Kreativ Heads. She loves anything that involves creativity. She is fond of music, design and crafts. She enjoys playing with kids and comes up with creative learning activities for them.