(Dolls Exhibition) at SRIPERUMBUDUR
From 5th to 20th April, 2017
Concept, Design & Execution by The Mylapore Trio & Sugathan.
On the occasion of the 1000th Birth Anniversary of Sri Ramanujar, “The Mylapore Trio” – Surendranath, Amarnath, Aparna and Sugathan were suggested and requested to put up a thematic Golu on Sri Ramanuja at his Janmasthalam at Sriperumbudur by Smt. Thirumagal Additional Commissioner, Department of Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments, Government of Tamilnadu.
Like they did in other temples especially at Srirangam, here too, it was the brain child of the Mylapore Trio and Sugathan to conceive, create, design, execute and arrange golu in the form of dolls and pictures in 14 bays in two rows at the Janmasthalam (Birth place) of Sri Udayavar, opposite to the Adikesava Perumal Temple, Sriperumbudur.
The dolls included important forms of Lord Ramanujar i.e., Thaanaana Thirumeni, Thaanugantha Thirumeni, Thamarugantha Thirumeni with other forms too. Some important Perumals who played major roles and chiseled his life were also displayed like… Parthasarathy, Adikesavar, Varadarajar, Venkateswara, Sowmya Narayanar, Cheluva Narayana Swami, Sri Ranganathar etc… apart from this, his entire life history in Thanjavore painting style were displayed on the pillars. The dolls display is opened for public viewing from 5th to 20th April 2017.
It is a great bhaagyam… Kodi janma punniyam for us to have been chosen by Sri Swami Ethirajar to offer a divine and a historic golu at his lotus feet…. A once in a life-time opportunity for us…. As usual the Mylapore Trio did this golu without any commercial aspect and expectations. The Trio led a Group of Foundation Parents & Children to Sriperumbudur, explained the Golu display & the History of the Temple and Sri Ramanuja's Life.
The HR & CE conducted and organized this event as a part of the Tamilnadu Govt’s Millennium Celebration of Saint Ramanujar’s birthday.