During this special day, CozyBerries would like to wish you all a very Happy Deepavali (or Happy Diwali) to our Hindu friends, brothers, and sisters.
Deepavali is one of the most anticipated holidays for every Hindu, known as the Festival of Lights, and it is a public holiday in most countries with significant Hindu populations, including Malaysia, in which Deepavali is a national public holiday except Sarawak.
Deepavali is celebrated on the 15th Day of Karthika according to the Hindu lunar calendar, usually in October or November. Here are the dates of the Deepavali festival and holiday in Malaysia for this year and the next few years:
- 24 October 2022 (Monday)
- 12 November 2022 (Sunday) with 13 November 2022 as a holiday in lieu
- 31 October 2024 (Thursday)
- 20 October 2025 (Monday)
In this post, I’m going to share with you the Happy Deepavali quotes, wishes and greetings you can use for this festival.
Happy Deepavali or Happy Diwali?
Deepavali and Diwali both refer to the Festival of Lights, but the South Indians are leaning towards the use of Deepavali whereas the North Indians mostly use Diwali.
As the ancestors of our Malaysian Indians are from South India, we mostly use Deepavali here in Malaysia. During this festival, we will wish all our fellow Hindus ‘Happy Deepavali’, or ‘Happy Diwali’ if they are North Indian!
38 Happy Deepavali Wishes and Greetings
Here are some of the Deepavali wishes and greetings you can use for the festival.
Happy Deepavali Wishes and Greetings: Related to Happiness and Fun
- Have a prosperous and happy Deepavali!
- Have a joyful Deepavali!
- Wishing you happiness this Deepavali!
- May your Deepavali be full of fun and light.
- Hoping Deepavali ushers in a joyful and sweet year for your entire family!
- Have a happy Deepavali!
- May your Deepavali be filled with laughter.
- Wishing you a colourful, cheerful Deepavali with your loved ones.
- Enjoy Deepavali!
Happy Deepavali Wishes and Greetings: Related to Year
- May your year be as colourful and joyful as the Deepavali colours.
- May this Deepavali be the start of a fortuitous year.
- Wishing you a year as bright as the Deepavali fireworks.
- This Deepavali, let’s cheers to the new year.
- Hope this Deepavali is the start of a year where all your dreams come true.
- Hope this year’s Deepavali is as bright as you are.
- May this Deepavali mark the start of a happy and prosperous year for you.
- May Deepavali mark the start of a fortunate year for your family.
Happy Deepavali Wishes and Greetings: Related to Light and Darkness
- May Deepavali bring enough light to banish all the darkness from your life.
- Wishing that Deepavali’s light brightens your day this Deepavali.
- Wishing you a glowing Deepavali!
- May the lights of Deepavali burn away your problems.
- Hope your Deepavali is lit!
- May good triumph over evil, on Deepavali and every day after.
Happy Deepavali Wishes and Greetings: Related to Celebration
- Hoping this year’s Deepavali celebration is full of peace and light.
- Wishing you a Deepavali that’s as sweet as the treats you’ll eat to celebrate it.
- Have a blessed Deepavali celebration!
- Wishing you a jubilant Deepavali celebration.
- Wishing you a warm, cozy, and bright Deepavali.
- Wishing you and your family a beautiful Deepavali.
Happy Deepavali Wishes and Greetings: Related to Blessing and Wealth
- May you have a blessed Deepavali!
- May Lakshmi bless you this year.
- Hoping all your wishes come true this Deepavali.
- Hoping Deepavali brings wealth, health, and happiness to you.
- Wishing you wealth and wisdom this Deepavali.
Happy Deepavali Wishes and Greetings: Related to Peace, Life and Divinity
- Wishing you a safe and peaceful Deepavali celebration!
- May the Rangoli add more colours to your life this Deepavali.
- Hoping Deepavali brings warmth and peace into your life.
- Hoping your Deepavali is divine.
7 Happy Deepavali Quotes
Here are some of the Deepavali quotes you can use for the festival.
May this Deepavali endue you with prosperity and wealth, happiness comes in your steps and wishing you a bright future in your life. Happy Deepavali!
All the lights of the world cannot be compared to the inner light of the self. Let merge yourself in this light and enjoy the festival of lights. Happy Deepavali!
May the supreme light illumine your minds, enlighten your hearts, and strengthen your body in this Deepavali.
A warm Deepavali wishes for every happiness. May the magnificence and warmth fill your life with happiness and bright cheer and bring to you joy and prosperity for the entire year.
May this Deepavali bring the Inner joy of peace and love and the awareness of oneness to all and strengthen the bonds in the families and communities.
Decorations to light life; Candles to enjoy life; Presents to share success; Firecrackers to burn evils; Sweets to sweeten success, and Worship to thank God! Wish you a joyful and prosperous Deepavali!
It is the day to celebrate victory over defeat, light over darkness, and awareness over ignorance. May this meaningful day light up your life with happiness and peace. Happy Deepavali!
The Legend of Deepavali
There are several different legends about the celebration of Deepavali, and the most popular legend is from the.
According to the epic, it is the day Prince Rama, with his wife Sita and his younger brother Lakshmana, returned and reclaimed his throne after being exiled for 14 years by his father King Dasharatha.
It is a very dark night during his return, so the people in the town place lit clay lamps in their houses to help light the path Prince Rama used to return to his throne. So, the Deepavali is a celebration of the victory of light over darkness.
Besides, Deepavali is also a time to honour Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of light, wealth, fortune, power, beauty, fertility and prosperity. The lit clap lamps in their homes are to get her to visit and bless them.
Deepavali Festival in Malaysia
During the Deepavali festival, you can see many clay lamps in Indian homes and business centres, which is why it is known as the Light Festival.
Many Indians will also decorate their homes with coloured paper lamps or Kolam, a temporary colourful design on the floor made from rice dyed with colour powders.
On that special day, Hindus usually wake up early in the morning to prepare for the festival. They take a bath with herbal oils as a ritual to purify one’s past sins, followed by a family prayer ceremony at home before going to the temple for worship and other ceremonies.
Hindus also give out purple or yellow packets of gift money to children during Deepavali.
You can also see fireworks and firecrackers at the night, and a range of sweet and savoury treats shared among Hindu neighbours.
Deepavali is a joyful day for all Malaysians to celebrate together with our Hindu friends, brothers and sisters. Let’s wish all of us a Happy Deepavali!