Brightened Up Diwali With Flowers
Posted on October 29 2018
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a five-day celebration. It is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains all around the world in honour of Rama-Chandra, the incarnation of the god Vishnu. Legend has it that after 14 years of fighting against demons and the demon king, Rama won and returned to his people. Diwali marks the day of his triumphant return.
Diwali is a particularly important festival as it coincides with the Hindu New Year and celebrates new beginnings as well as the succession of good over evil and light over darkness. Days before the festival, celebrators would clean their houses and workplaces thoroughly in preparation for the exciting events to come.
On the first day of the Diwali, Dhanteras, families decorate their homes with brilliant lights and candles and buy precious jewellery. The goddess of wealth Lakshmi is worshipped on this day.
The second day, Naraka Chaturdashi, celebrates the victory of Lord Krishna over a demon called ‘Narakasur.’ A morning ritual is performed by celebrators, in which they wake up early in the morning, bathe, wear new clothes, offer puja and enjoy a delicious breakfast with their family and friends. The house is colourfully decorated.
The third day, Lakshmi Puja, is the main festival day. Celebrators wear new clothes or their best outfits on this day. Lamps are lit and pujas are offered to the goddess Lakshmi. Fireworks are set off and people take the opportunity to visit families and friends with offerings of sweets and exchanges of gifts.
The fourth day of Diwali is known as Padwa. It celebrates the love and mutual devotion between the husband and wife. The husbands give gifts to their wives and pujas are offered to Lord Krishna.
Diwali ends on the fifth day, known as Bhai Duj, which celebrates the loving relationship between brothers and sisters. Women and girls gather together to perform a puja with prayers for the well-being of their brothers. This is followed by joyous festivities, food-sharing and gift-exchanging.
Diwali is a very jubilant festival that embraces the custom of gift-giving, and so, we must be prepared! Colourful flowers are undoubtedly the way to go to add a little colour to the household and to make guests and hosts feel extra special. Here are our top three picks:
Two of the most beautiful flowers blossoming in one vase! We present to you twelve stems of exciting, passionate red roses combined with the soft and gentle pink hydrangea, along with some seasonal foliage. Place this interesting mix on any desk or coffee table during Diwali and it will surely brighten up the room. Price: RM329.00 MYR
A gorgeous bouquet of the finest roses – perfect for the fourth day of Diwali (Padwa). The mini red roses are planted carefully upon the romantic pink ones, like little kisses on a blushing cheek. Show how much your loved one means to you by delivering this stunning gift into their arms alongside a heartfelt message. It will be a gift that is hard to forget. Price: RM149.00 MYR
Diwali is a festival celebrated with friends and family, and this gift is no different! 36-38 stems of Season's Best Roses packed together in a sleek and stylish box show that the more flowers there are, the merrier you can get! You can choose the colour of the flowers and the box accordingly so that it is tailor-made to your desire. Price: RM199.00 MYR