We love, love, love the old-world market in Jayanagar! It has never failed to amaze me – with its colours and smells and hustle and bustle, with its ability to keep abreast of the latest of fashions, with its way of showing how the old can effortlessly co-exist with the new.
We noticed a huge number of golu dolls on display, at various stalls in the market yesterday, while running an errand. I was fascinated by all of it, and couldn’t resist whipping out my camera and clicking away.
I found myself wishing I knew more about Indian mythology, especially Tamil, so that I could understand each of the dolls on display. It also had me wishing we had a golu at home every year, just so I could pick up some of these colourful, gorgeous beauties. What works of art they were! And, you know what? The dolls here weren’t just any golu dolls – there was just about every kind of doll imaginable on display here, from breastfeeding mothers and vegetable vendors to couples getting married and Kumbhakarna sleeping! Yes! See for yourself!
Here are some of my snaps of the Jayanagar market’s golu doll stalls.
That’s it for now, folks!
I would have loved to have gawped endlessly at these treasures, click a lot more pictures, and, maybe, even buy a couple of them, but couldn’t manage more than this. That said, I am super glad to have caught at least this glimpse of the Jayanagar market all decked up for Dassera. It was a gorgeous sight, I would say. A great time to visit the market, I would add, armed with your cameras, of course!