Dasara Doll Festival – I

The doll collection at my friend Kanika Nagarajan ‘s home is a visual treat. Some of the dolls are more than 50 years old. Aunty (Kanika ‘s mom) has a stunning collection of dolls from all over the world and displays them every year during Dasara/Navrathri. Have a look:

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^The dolls have been sourced from all over the world.

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^ The Raja and Rani dolls are the chief dolls in any Dasara Doll arrangement. Without them the doll arrangement is incomplete.

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^ The Krishna idol (second row, right) is more than 50 years old.

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^ The Mysore Dasara procession is one of the latest in her collection.

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^ Adi Shankara, the great Indian philosopher, and his disciples.

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^ Bejewelled camel and her babies. The camels are from Bahrain and were gifted by Kanika to her mom.

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^ The dolls dressed in black are from Thailand.

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^Dolls from South Africa.

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^ Vishnu Kalyanam, the marriage of Lord Vishnu.

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^ A sage, another very old doll from the collection.

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^The Buddha

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^A fishmonger

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^Her collection also includes a bevy of Barbie dolls.

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^Aunty poses in front of her collection.

And here are more dolls from her colourful collection:

Also see:

Dasara Doll Festival – II

https://sujnaturelover.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/dasara-doll-festival-ii/

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