Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Deepavali kolam decorations

Here are some photos I snapped last few days. The kolam which depicts peacock feathers with a life-sized peacock as prop is at 1 Utama Shopping Centre, PJ.

View of the kolam and peacock from another angle.

This beautiful kolam that is mesmerising shoppers at The Weld Shopping Centre, in KL.

The kolam depicting the image of a peacock mesmerising visitors to the Deepavali 2008 Malaysia Open House held last Sunday November 2, 2008 at the car fields of KL Sentral.

In the spirit of Deepavali, the management of most major shopping centres in the city had decorated their lobby areas with colourful kolam made by their staff or kolam artists befitting a happy greeting for the Festival of Lights.
Kolam is floor decoration made from coloured rice. The rice grains painted in many colors are made into beautiful and colorful designs.
According to Hindus, the kolam is a sign of welcome and an invitation for luck and prosperity to one's home and everyday life. For this reason, rice grain is used so that it will attract the ants and other small insects to signify this invitation.

Info: Malaysia’s Biggest Kolam

Aerial view of the biggest kolam of Jalur Gemilang in Malaysia.
The Malaysia Book of Records has listed a giant kolam of the national flag Jalur Gemilang as the country's biggest kolam on August 16, 2007

The size of the kolam measured 73.3m by 41.3m and was made from 6,600kg of coloured rice glued to 4,080 pieces of polystyrene boards to form a “Merdeka 50 years” logo. Altogether 2,143 people which comprised 2,040 students and 103 teachers of SM Methodist (ACS) Ipoh took two months to create the country’s biggest kolam for the 50th Merdeka celebration. The record has not been broken yet.

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