Marapachi (wooden) dolls (Lord Balaji and thayar)

Marapachi dolls that are very famous in Tirupathi have been decorated as Lord Balaji and Goddess Padmavathi thayar. It is available as set of two dolls -one male and another female

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Materials required

Marapachi dolls
Glitter tubes
Card paper
Different types of golden shining beads for necklaces
Cloth for tying saree with lace
Fabric colours
Black wool

First tie a saree to the doll with features of a lady, stick the wool strands to the head to give a nice long pleat. Cut hands and crown from card paper. Decorate with glitter tubes and mark earrings, nose ring and bindi. Put golden beads for necklaces and finally put the garlands.

For Lord Balaji, decorate with glitter the lower half and put necklaces to cover as much body part as possible. Cut out hands, crown, shanku and chakra from card paper and decorate with colours and glitter. Stick at appropriate places, put golden beads necklaces and decorate the satin ribbon garland.

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