Navarathri Golu Competition

In celebration of Navarathri Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple will be holding a Golu competition. 

A Golu is a traditional festive display of dolls and figurines which typically narrate Goddess-related themes and stories during the multi-day Navarathri festival. Each displayed item in a golu is sometimes called Golu doll (Bommai) or equivalent. These are typically made by rural artisans from clay and wooden materials then brightly painted. They are generally arranged in an odd number of tiers (padis) to tell a story. Goddess-related themes are common, along with mythological events, developments such as anticipated wedding within the family and of friends and aspects of day-to-day lives are put on display. 

Whilst we are unable to partake in the typical festivities of Navarathri, the Temple would like to encourage families and youth members to participate in the competition and celebrate the Goddess Shakthi. 

Competition Rules

1.The Golu Competition organised by Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple is open between 7 October 2021 to 17 October 2021.  Entries must be submitted by 17 October 2021.

2.The participants must register their participation by completing the “Golu Competition” form available on the Temple website.

3.Participants must submit their videos via a shared platform, such as Google Drive, One Drive or Dropbox, to the following email address No entries will be accepted via WhatsApp or email.

4.In the video, the participants must clearly explain their Golu including  the theme and any unique aspects. The participants can also give a brief introduction about themselves. Participants can add description of the Golu as text/ subtitles/ background voice over in the video. 

5.The video should be for a duration of 2-3 mins. Duration of the video should not exceed 3 mins. Entries exceeding 3 mins of the video will not be accepted.,

6.Only one entry is allowed per participant/Golu

7.This contest is to be held in good faith. Please provide only Golu videos of 2021.

8.Winners will be determined by the number of likes for the Golu video published on the Temple’s Facebook page. Voting will close at midnight on Tuesday 2 November 2021. 

9.Results will be announced on Wednesday 3 November 2021 on the Temple’s channels. Winners will be invited to a small award ceremony at the Temple, subject to the end of lockdown and easing of restrictions. 

10.The Temple reserves the right to publish the video on its channels.

11.In case of any disputes, the decision of the Management Committee and Youth Committee of Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple will be final.

Entry form

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