Golu is the festival exhibit of dolls and figurines in South Asian nations throughout the season of Autumn, uniquely during the time of Navaratri of Hinduism. These displays are typically specialized for narrating a legend from a Hindu text or a secular cultural issue.
It refers to the ten avatars of Vishnu, the Hindu God of preservation. Vishnu is said to subside in the form of an avatar to restore cosmic order. These avatars play a significant role in shaping human evolution through centuries. The avatars of Vishnu are as follows: 1. Matsya(Fish) 2. Kurma (tortoise) 3. Varaha (Boar) 4. Narasimha ( half man and half lion) 5. Vamana (dwarf) 6. Parashurama 7. Rama 8. Krishna 9. Buddha (Gautam Buddha) 10. Kalki (destroyer of darkness).
This Golu doll set is most typically seen in temples and in-home for Golu decorations. This set is beautifully made up of mud and clay. The artisans have used bright and glossy colors to give it an elegant and traditional look. These doll sets are fully handmade and are eco-friendly.