This Hindu festival Deepavali or Diwali or 'The Festival of Light' is celebrated during the 7th month of the Hindu calendar (usually november.  Hindus celebrate it by adorning their homes with dozens of lights or oil lamps, called vikku, to signify the triumph of good over evil, and thus light over darkness. It is a day of festive joy and Malaysians visit their friends of Hindu faith to extend good wishes and to partake in the feasting and jollity.

Srimariaman Temple, George Town Penang



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