The display of dolls during Navaratri is an important event in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and for some communities in Kerala. This display of dolls is known as Navratri Kolu or Golu. The dolls symbolically represent the army or assembly (durbar) of Goddess Durga. DNA has published the pictures of the Golu collection of Anupama Hoskere, director of Dhaatu Puppet Theatre. She has a collection of more than 5,000 dolls and the photos also present various ideas. In Andhra Pradesh, the presentation of doll is known as Bommalu Koluvu.
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