Haven’t yet seen the street lights at Little India, but took a look at the decorations during the day. This year Deepavali falls on my uncle’s birthday, 26th October.
The peacock is the perfect majestic and auspicious symbol for Deepavali (known as Diwali in India). Just to explain, the difference lies in the language – Deepavali is Tamil and Diwali is Hindi and they both mean the Festival of Lights. The word originates from Sanskirt meaning rows of lights. The lights are metaphorical, meaning to light the way from sorrow to happiness. From evil to good. From negative to positive is how I like to look at it.
I can imagine how gorgeous the streets are going to look once night falls and all the lights come on. The words below in Tamil mean sweet Deepavali well wishes. And Deepavali is not the Hindu New Year. The Hindu New Year falls on April the 14th.
The lights start at Selegie Road.
And as you get nearer towards Little India, the peacock beckons. And I noticed this beautiful lush tree, plus the newly tarred road.
The decor includes the traditional lamp. And what would Serangoon Road be like without people jaywalking.
Love your comment about jaywalking, so true!
It’s quite scary for the driver though, especially when people unexpectedly dash out.
Hi , I was searching for few local blogs and came across yours.
Regarding jaywalking , well I am indian and some habits die hard 🙂
heheh thanks for being so honest and I glad you left a comment 🙂 hope you come by again. As a kid of about 14, my friend and I were caught jaywalking and we were scared out of our wits when the police asked us for our identity cards. I guess they just wanted to scare us and it worked. We were in school uniform too.
That looks amazing 🙂