Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Deepavali 2008

Today, is Deepavali!

It is also known as the Festival of Light and is celebrated universally by Hindus. As light dispels darkness, this festival symbolises the victory of good over evil. Here in Malaysia, it is observed as a public holiday.

At dawn, Hindus will perform the ritual oil bath which signifies a cleansing of the body and soul. Following this symbolic rite in purification which marks a new beginning, they will visit the temple where shrines of Hindu deities are encircled with flower garlands.

The entrance to a Hindu home will be decorated with the ‘kolam’, an intricate floral design on the ground which signifies religious believes. This religious connotation, revolves around the Goddess of Wealth, the deity Lakshimi. Many believe that the Goddess Lakshimi would only enter a home with a ‘kolam’ at the entrance.

To all my Hindu friends and colleagues,

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I am not a Himdu, but Happy Deepavali.