Around this time every year, you will see colorful *kolams such as this adorning the entrances to Hindu homes and shopping malls in Malaysia. That is because Hindus all over the world will be celebrating Deepavali also known as the Festival Of Lights tomorrow.
* During Deepavali, the entrances to Hindu homes are decorated with fresh mango leaves and kolams (Indian floor art). It is believed that the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi, will only enter a home that is adorned with a kolam.
The kolam or floor-painting uses colored rice grains or powdered rice to prevent evil entering the homes. It is believed to bring prosperity and harmony.
Diyas (oil lamps) are lit in Hindu homes on Deepavali morning. By lighting the oil lamps, the Hindus are thanking the gods for the happiness, knowledge, peace and wealth that they have received.
Happy Diwali to all my Hindu bloggy buddies!
|Diya and elephant cookies for my Hindu buddies|
Certainly a very colorful feast!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the wishes! May this Diwali bring joy and happiness to all.ReplyDelete
Kolam or Rangoli is my favorite part of the festival decoration. Being in USA, it's not gonna be a holiday and I am finding it hard to fit in all the preparations with full day of office. Let's see how it goes.
I scribbled about my Diwali preparations just last night. Check it our here- http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2014/10/diwali-ready.htmlReplyDelete
very pretty. hopefully a windy day will not blow away their hard work. That festival sounds very lovely compared to Americans giving out treats to little goblins so they don't do naughty tricks. It reminds me more of our Thanksgiving holiday. Faythe @ GrammyMouseTailsReplyDelete
Those cookies are so cute!ReplyDelete
I love all the lights in the photos.
The colors and designs are very pretty (so are your cookies). :)ReplyDelete
OH that's beautiful & so colorful. Happy Diwali to you and thanks for sharing these awesome pictures with us. :)ReplyDelete
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I LOVE your elephant and diya cookies! They're definitely some of my favourites out of all your work - so colourful and festive. Elephants are one of my favourite animals too. Have you ever made any Australian animals? Maybe you could make koalas and kangaroos for Australia Day on 26th January! xxReplyDelete
So colorful and festive!ReplyDelete
(Hi from a fellow SITS girl :) )
wow! this is really beautiful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Amazing they are made with coloured rice and powders, so much work. I have pinned some of these images too.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing with us for Sunday Brunch, lovely to see you join us x I
Lots of light and color! I really like the atmosphere!ReplyDelete
And I like the cookies! ❤️