DHARMAPURI: It’s Olympic Kolu in Dharmapuri this Navarathri festival. A medical professional’s wife Mangala Ramasamy has set up a Kolu depicting the Olympic ground and the events in which India won medals. It is set up in about 5 sq m. She has been setting up Kolu for the last 50 years during Navarathri. Every year choose current events as the theme for setting up the Kolu. When the Cauvery problem was at its height, her Kolu depicted it. When the twin towers of World Trade Centre was grounded in terrorist attack, she set up a Kolu on it.
When tsunami hit Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India, she set up a tsunami Kolu. She had also set up a Kolu showing the rope-car in Palani hills. Her daughter Surabi and husband Ramasamy help her in setting up the Kolu.