Photo of Sikh Temple in Kuching.
Although Deepavali today is not a public holiday in Sarawak, the celebration is not affected as the Indian-Hindu community here open their homes to friends, acquaintances and well-wishers in the spirit of sharing that befits the Festival Of Lights.
Even as Deepavali approached, the fragrance of murukkus being cooked pervaded an Indian household amid a ruckus from family members trying to get things organised for the big day.
On Deepavali Day itself, Indian homes are spruced up with kolams (a beautiful floor decor made up of coloured rice, flour or desiccated coconut), beautiful lambs and lights and other elegant decorations.
Families welcome guests throughout the day with an array of Indian delicacies amid at atmosphere of cordiality.
Oh well… HAPPY DWALLI to all.