Beautiful Deepavali ‘Kolams’ You Can’t Miss This Diwali

Fun Fact: A ‘kolam’ or ‘rangoli’ are the same. Both terms differ depending on the different parts of India.

These traditional patterns found in homes, shopping centres, hotels and more, are beautiful, colourful patterns that are created using rice flour, coloured powders, and other ingredients to welcome Deepavali or Diwali and other Indian traditional celebrations.

It’s a tradition to paint a Kolam/Rangoli at the entrance of one’s home during Diwali, not only to decorate and bring good luck and prosperity, it’s believed that Goddess Lakshmi visits well-lit and decorated homes on Diwali to bless its members.

Traditionally, a Kolam is made with rice flour that becomes food for ants and birds. In Indian philosophy, there is a concept of living in harmony with creatures around you, believing that if you do good karma to the creatures around you each day, they bless you and make the day less painful.

The Gardens Mall Kolam 2018

You can’t help but to be in awe of the beautiful ‘kolams’ that appear during Deepavali season especially at shopping malls and even at the airport! These are some of the beautiful ‘kolams’ that you should check out before it’s gone:

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Pavilion Diwali 2018

The stunning ‘Dream Kolam’ spreads over 3,000 square feet, showcasing a magnificent, 20 feet tall peacock – an extravagant, vivid art piece infused with LED lights, made from fabric, foam and robust-coloured rice grains depicts the colourful feathers of the peacock.

The Gardens Mall

The Gardens Mall Kolam 2018

The rangoli in the centre of the mall is meticulously formed with layers upon layers of multi-coloured rice grains, this edition of the masterpiece will centre on the parrot. Regarded as sacred by India’s Brahmins, this unique bird sets itself apart for its skill to mimic human speech and consequently its ability to recite the Vedas.


KLIA and KLIA2 Deepavali Kolam 2018

If you’re traveling, you’ve probably feel the dazzling and festive ambience at KLIA Main and klia2 from this kolam created by a professional kolam artist who holds the Malaysia Book of Records for the largest kolam ever made in 2009.

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