How Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia Are Celebrating Diwali

Rangoli at Els Club Desaru Coast

Diwali, Deepavali, or Divali, also known as the festival of lights is a Hindu religious festival that lasts five days and is celebrated between mid-October and mid-November. Diwali is one of the main festivals celebrated in Malaysia and the team at Els Club Desaru Coast commemorates this special festival by creating a Kolam. Read more about Diwali and how it’s celebrated at Els Club Desaru Coast:

What is Diwali?

Deepavali, also known as Diwali, is a religious festival of lights, celebrated by Hindu communities across the globe including in Malaysia.

Why is it celebrated?

Diwali derives from the Sanskrit word, Deepavali, which means “rows of lighted lamps”. This festival symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”

Associates in front of the Diwali Kolam at Els Club Desaru Coast

How is Diwali celebrated at The Els Club Desaru Coast?

Diwali is one of the most important festivals observed by the Hindus. During this festival, many Indian houses will be lit with oil lamps, called as diyas. At The Els Club Desaru Coast, we celebrate Diwali by decorating the clubhouse with colourful flowers, decorative paper, and paper lamps. We will also adorn the entrance with Rangoli or Kolam, a floor design made from coloured rice flour and uncooked grains, a welcoming sign for the goddess of wealth, who is believed by the Hindus will enter the homes during this auspicious day.

Not limited to that, for those who wish to have a reunion gathering with family and friends at The Els Club Desaru Coast, Hindus or Non-Hindus are welcome to enjoy a variety of great Indian delicacies such as Lamb or Chicken Biryani and Fish Head Curry at the Big Easy Bar & Grill.

Why is it special to experience different cultural celebrations alongside your associates at The Els Club Desaru Coast?

As a multicultural country, cultural celebrations foster mutual respect and open-mindedness with other races. When people of varying cultural identities gather, especially within a system where we work together, it helps each person in that group to gain empathy and understanding of each other. This practice made us, Malaysians, a peaceful and united nation made up of people from many races, religions, and backgrounds.