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Ultimate Guide To Diwali And Deepavali In KL

Family-Friendly Celebrations For Deepavali In 2022

Top Deepavali Events In Kuala Lumpur

The festival of lights, Deepavali (Diwali), is without a doubt, the biggest religious celebration for Hindus. Decorative candles, oil lamps, and dazzling lights signify the triumph of light over darkness and victory of good over evil. Deepavali is heralded as the time for prayers, celebration, and gratitude. The festive aura usually sets in much earlier with lots of carnivals, festive bazaars, numerous cultural activities as well as kid-friendly workshops. Here are some top picks in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate Deepavali with your kids and heighten your festive spirits!

  • SHOP FOR INDIAN WEAR IN KL: Celebrating Deepavali In KL

    Ultimate Guide To Diwali And Deepavali In KL

    Shopping hubs for Indian garments are mostly located in Masjid India, Little India in Brickfields, and Klang. In Masjid India, Haniffa Department Store is an Indian Muslim enclave with affordable sarees, textiles, and bangles are imported from India. Brickfields’ Mangala Theebam and Bollywood Fashion have gorgeous designs, and they give steep discounts. Explore Gayathri Silks and Sri Kumaran’s Silks in Klang which are a series of large stores with everything and anything.

     

    Haniffa Department Store, 6, Jalan Masjid India, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2693 8620, Facebook

    Mangala Theebam, 245 Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 6257 8228, www.mangalatheebam.com

    Bollywood Fashion & Fashion Jewellery, No.250, Jalan Tun Sambathan, Little India, Brickfields, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2260 1080, www.bollywood.my

    Gayathiri Silk Sarees Palace, 88-90 Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang, 41000 Selangor, Malaysia, +603 373 1717, www.gayathiri.com.my

    Sri Kumaran’s Silks, 70 & 72, Jln Tengku Kelana 2 & 3, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Malaysia, +603 3373 7072, www.www.kumaransilksonline.com

     

    If you are more comfortable shopping online, Malaysian-based online shopping site Andaaz Fashion (www.andaazfashion.com.my) offers shipping within Malaysia plus reasonable return policies. Also recommended is Indian Colors (www.indiancolors.my), where one can shop for boutique-like collections of Ethnic Indian and Fusion wear for women.

  • SHOP FOR DIWALI DECOR & HOMEWARE IN KL: Celebrating Deepavali In KL

    Ultimate Guide To Diwali And Deepavali In KL

    Diwali is never really complete without the pleasure of shopping for new decorative items, kitchenware or prayer items. And because we are living in this beautiful shopping haven, we needn’t look far to find the things we need, sometimes all under one roof called the “Little India”. Whether it is a saree, ornaments, flower garlands, spices or thosai, Little India will not disappoint you.

     

    Located south of Kuala Lumpur city center, Brickfields’ Little India is a stone's throw away from KL Sentral, Malaysia's main transportation hub. Getting here has never been easier and it boasts delightful Indian cuisine. Brickfields is tagged as a "Divine Location" as it houses various religious structures. They do have impressive brassware with reasonably priced options.

     

    Little India, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

     

    Fifty minutes on the KTM brings you right to the doorsteps of Little India in Klang which is located along Jalan Tengku Kelana. Similar to the one in Brickfields, you can find traditional clothing, flowers, and pieces of jewelry at a bargain.

     

    Little India, Jalan Tengku Kelana, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

  • VISIT TEMPLES : Celebrating Deepavali In KL

    Ultimate Guide To Diwali And Deepavali In KL

    Families usually visit temples in their respective areas early in the morning to seek blessing. Head to one of Kuala Lumpur's popular temples, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple which is also the oldest Hindu temple in KL located at the edge of Chinatown.

     

    Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • FEAST LIKE A KING: Celebrating Deepavali In KL

    Ultimate Guide To Diwali And Deepavali In KL

    They say once you go spicy, you go crazy! Spice your life by having a grand feast with your family at some of the best Indian restaurants in KL. Annalakshmi, a humble restaurant that serves a variety of vegetarian dishes practices the concept of “eat as you wish, give us as you feel”. For a delicious array of healthy Indian dishes, visit The Ganga Cafe. Popular for its sinful fish curry, KAYRA Authentic Kerala Cuisine is your go-to for some hearty Kerala cuisine.

     

    Annalakshmi, 116, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2274 0799

    The Ganga Cafe, 19, Lorong Kurau, Taman Bukit Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2284 2119

    KAYRA Authentic Kerala Cuisine, 46, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 7732 2009, www.kayra.com.my

    Khan’s Indian Cuisine, No.8, Level 1, The Sphere No.1, Avenue 1, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 5033 2121

    Saravana Bhavan, 52, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2287 1228

  • MAKE ROOM FOR SOME SWEET TREATS: Celebrating Deepavali In KL

    Ultimate Guide To Diwali And Deepavali In KL

    Munch your way through trays of sweet and colorful sweets while shopping for Diwali. Try getting hold of some ‘nei urundai’ (ghee balls), ‘palkova’ (milk-based candies), and ‘laddoos’ (ghee laden sweet balls) at Jai Hind. Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant serves some of the best pistachio-based sweets and there’s also Moghul Mahal where you can find the finest selection of sweets freshly made by pastry chefs from Punjab - think Kulfi and Gulab Jamun!

     

    Jai Hind, 13, Jalan Melayu, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant, Palace Hotel Plaza, 40-46, Jalan Masjid India, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2694 4233

    Moghul Mahal, 153 Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.moghulmahal.com.my

  • FOOD DELICACIES + SWEETS: Celebrating Deepavali In KL

    Ultimate Guide To Diwali And Deepavali In KL

    Deepavali is the time when people love preparing sweets and snacks at home and sharing them with their family and friends. Not only that, but they also buy lots of sweets for gifting to their loved ones. You can get special Deepavali sweets such as ladoos and snacks like murukku from Little India and Jalan Masjid India. Most of the Indian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur also serve Deepavali special meals and sweets to celebrate this festive occasion.

     

    WHEN: Throughout the year

    WHERESaravanaa BhavanRestaurant SagarDelhi Royale, Annalakshmi, to name a few.

  • OPEN HOUSES: Celebrating Deepavali In KL

    Ultimate Guide To Diwali And Deepavali In KL

    Like any other festival in Malaysia, your Hindu friends are likely to host ‘open houses’ so you can have your fill of delicious Indian food, all thanks to their hospitality. Be sure to confirm an RSVP to enjoy!

     

    WHEN: October 24, 2022

    WHERE:  Friend's home!

  • DEEPAVALI FIREWORKS: Celebrating Deepavali In KL

    Ultimate Guide To Diwali And Deepavali In KL

    After finishing all the prayers and enjoying delicacies, it's time for more thrilling fun by bursting fireworks. Some of these are done in a big way which can be a spectacular sight in the places where most Indian communities live.

     

    WHEN: October 23 & 24 at night

    WHERE:  Places around Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur.

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