Malaysia’s celebration of the sought-after “Festival of Lights” will be on November 2, 2013 a whole day of putting into action the precious Hindu faith all over the world.
Every year, Hindu countries celebrate Deepavali that signifies the “triumph of good over evil.” It is also celebrated on other nations such as India, Myanmar and Mauritius. During the entire day, Hindus celebrate the Deepavali with prayer. It is also a great opportunity for families to get-together and do family reunions. Houses are usually open for family and friends to visit one another and share a table of traditional goodies except Labuan and Sarawak.
Malls and other establishments also welcome shoppers and visitors with their own version of beautiful kolams. Kolams are intricate floor designs and patterns made of colored powder and rice. One cannot deny the artistry and attention to details required to make such work of art weeks before the main celebration. By tradition, “kolams” are usually made by young ladies to create decorations at the front of their houses. Today, this work of art becomes a symbol of Deepavali celebrations.
Specifically in Kuala Lumpur, there are two locations where you can best appreciate Deepavali preparations known as Little India. They are the Brickfields area and an area along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.