Thursday, November 8, 2007

Happy Deepavali and Let's Learn to Make Muruku

"May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of Diwali is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, here's hoping this festival of beauty brings your way, bright sparkles of contentment, that stay with you through the days ahead. Best wishes on Diwali.

Many of us will always think and know that Deepavali or Diwali is a celebrations of Lights by the Hindus. It is widely celebrated by Malaysian Indians and is a Public Holiday for Malaysians to celebrated the New Year with fellow Indian friends.

My Non-Malaysians friends may like to read and know more about our cultures.

A Search at Google from All Malaysia Info viz http://allmalaysia.info says:-

Commonly known as the Festival of Lights, the celebration of Deepavali (or Diwali) marks the triumph of good over evil, the victory of light over dark.

Gazetted by the Government as a one-day public holiday, it is celebrated here in Malaysia by the Hindu community - mainly consisting those of Indian ethnic origin - during the seventh month of the Hindu lunar calendar, which usually falls in either October or November.

Lighting up to celebrate the triumph of good over evil

And it is not called the Festival of Lights for nothing, for it is celebrated with a joyful vivacity, with bright lights and even brighter smiles, as though to underline the traditional meaning and message behind it. Even the word "Deepavali" is etymologically derived from the Sanskrit word that literally means "row of lights". Read More
and more on Diwali Histories & Recipes

Learn different ways to make Muruku from scratch. The South Indian delicacy is a must-have for Deepavali. Charanjeet Kaur reports from The Star.

A good recipe search from Mahanandi's Site will definitely guide us through.

**Personal Message to The Muniandy's family, namely Kanaka, Amutha, Lakuma, Naisomani, Kasturi, Puspanathan, I miss your 'uroondeh and chineek' and special 'koli curry**

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