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Deepavali 2015 About Deepavali and Where to go for festival
MonkeyMedia2u / 2 years ago

Deepavali 2015 About Deepavali and Where to go for festival

As we all knew Deepavali Festival for Indian is almost near ! Today we are going to share about what is Deepavali and where to eat for Deepavali Indian Food!

Here is some facts about Deepavali Festival that Yahoo Singapore made an article for it.

The most common misconception about the festival
Although the festival of lights is celebrated annually here, most Hindus that Yahoo Singapore spoke to felt that some Singaporeans still associate Deepavali festivities with New Year celebrations.
“For people of another culture, a lot of them tend to mistake the first day of Deepavali for the Hindu or Tamil New Year,” said school teacher Indrajit Singh to Yahoo Singapore.
Added the 39-year-old: “But it’s just one of the many festivals that Hindus celebrate. It’s the festival of lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over dark.”

The actual festival associated with the Hindu New Year tends to fall around mid-April yearly and celebrates the arrival of spring in South India. It is based on the Hindu solar-lunar calendar, which matches the movements of the moon and sun, in relation to the position of the earth.
This first day of the Hindu calendar is known by different names in different parts of India. In Tamil Nadu for instance, it’s known as the Puthandu and in Kerala, it’s known as the Malayalam New Year’s Day.

 


Differences between Diwali, Deepavali dates and its religious significance
Although the two names for the festival of lights may be used interchangeably in Singapore, there are some notable differences between the two. Some cultural customs vary accordingly as well, depending on the diverse regions of India that these practices originate from.
Deepavali means a “row of lights” in Sanskrit and is also known as Diwali, which is a contraction of ‘Deepavali’.


For complex cultural, social and historical reasons, the Deepavali rituals, its religious significance and methods of celebration may vary depending on the regions of India these traditional practices had originated from.

The festival is more commonly referred to as Deepavali in South India where the four-day celebrations kick off on Nov 10 (the ‘no-moon’ day) this year. The first day celebrates Lord Krishna’s triumphant slaying of the demon Narakasura.


In North India, the festival is usually referred to as Diwali and the five-day festival celebrations tend to start a day later (Nov 11 in 2015), which is the lunar day of the new moon where lamps are lit to welcome the return of exiled king Lord Rama of Ayodhya.


The Sikhs on the other hand, commemorate the release of Guru Hargobind (the sixth of the Sikh Gurus) from imprisonment on Diwali, while the Jains celebrate Lord Mahavira’s nirvana; the salvation from the cycle of life and death. To the Jains, the day after Diwali is regarded as New Year’s day for this reason.



Why the occasion can be extra special for some newlyweds
Based on prevailing customs in parts of South India, a couple’s first Deepavali together as husband and wife is celebrated as the Thalai Deepavali.
According to this tradition, the newlywed couple will typically start their Deepavali day at the bride’s family home and receive gifts of clothing, jewellery and blessings from the elders. The groom’s family and siblings will also join in the festive revelry at the bride’s family home, on the same day.

Malaysia have public holiday for Deepavali and here's what we can enjoy during Deepavali Festival!

Malaysia Deepavali 2015 : What to do

1. Visit Little India for their festival goods and celebration

 

Little India from brickfields which located near KL Sentral has always been a indian tourist attraction and its ver easy to get there with bus or LRT, go check it out during Deepavali and you will get to see the amazing indian event!

 

2. Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

The other area is located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, which is pretty easy to reach from RapidKL metro station Masjid Jamek, or Monorail station Medan Tuanku and you can walk from there nearby. And do know that Deepavali is mostly a family celebration. In the areas mentioned above you can get a nice idea on joining the celebration. If you are invited to someones home, don’t pass up on this chance.

Deepavali Snack

There are lots of Deepavali Snack they are selling for Deepavali Festival, go grab some before the Deepavali Festival ends!

Muruku

 


 

Omapadi

 

achi murukku

Laddu

mysore pahu

Kolam (india colored rice art)

Hope everyone have a good holiday and wishing Happy Deepavali!

Deepavali Fact Source: Yahoo Singapore

Source: MonkeyMedia2u