Friday, 28 October 2016

Picture Story: Colours of Diwali in Malaysia

Deepavali or Diwali is a Hindu festival of light celebrated in autumn. It is a major festival of Hindu religion and thus is celebrated with a great fervour in Malaysia where Hindus are the third largest population. Diwali is a five day festival and has different rituals for each day. But lighting clay lamps, eating sweet tidbits, wearing new clothes and using firecrackers can be seen every day. Malaysia celebrates Diwali on the 29th of October this year. I visited Brickfields, Little India, last week to just enjoy the festivities of the season. Here are some photos for you to have a virtual tour.

Decoration in a Mall
A gold peacock sits on colourful floor Rangoli
Stalls set up to sell things related to Diwali 

Flowers, Jewelry and decoration 

Variety of colourful clothing for women 

Gorgeous bangles to go with the colourful clothes

Jewelry to complete the look

Jhumkis - Very traditional Indian earrings 
Men get to be colourful too! 
Happiness is not complete without Ladoo (an Indian dessert)

A stall selling desserts to be enjoyed during the festival 
Indian Dessert

Murruku - A type of savoury, crunchy snack only available during Diwali in Malaysia . It is made of rice and lentil flour.

Firecrackers at a stall 

Rangoli - patterns created on the floor using rice, dry flour, coloured sand or flower petals

Phuljari - my favourite type of Firecracker that just sparkles! 

Happy Diwali/Deepavali to those celebrating :) 


  1. They do have a lot of colorful outfit and accessories. You'll definitely stand out.

  2. There is also a Hindu community here in our city, but not enough maybe to launch a big festival like there in Malaysia. Very colorful festival. Hope to see it once.

  3. i don't really know much about diwali but i do love how colourful it is!

  4. Diwali is a festival of lights. Festive fun, food, family form the crux of Diwali. What a colorful post!

  5. I've heard of Diwali before. Though I've been to Malaysia, I never experienced it myself. The photos show that it's so colorful and fun! And that Indian dessert looks yummy. :)

  6. Beautiful and full of colours post.. happy Diwali to you too. I will share mine too soon.

  7. Yes I do enjoyed Deepavali Festive, visited a few open houses. I love all the vibrants colors and Indian food.

  8. Wish you a very happy Diwali!!! Those jewelry look so tempting and those colorful men's shirts look fab!

  9. Wow, I want to go there. I love those colorful stuff, great subjects for photography too!