Unlike Little India where the streets are artfully decorated with an explosion of vibrant, colourful arches and lights, Gardens by the Bay has its own way to celebrate Deepavali – The Festival of Lights. The Flower Field Display is inspired by by the traditional Indian decorative art kolam that features Indian fabric lanterns sitting on a bed of vivid purple and orange flora, made up of flowers like Amaranths, Cone Flowers and Cockscombs, while carved wooden elephants add to the festive ambiance.
The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of lights (or deep) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolise the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.
Elephants has enjoyed the charismatic status in South Asia from the earliest times. Thus, a significance to the Indian culture.
A colourful enchantment. Kolam or Rangoli, is a form of sand painting designed using either rice flour, rice or sago. It is usually drawn at the entrance of Hindu homes to welcome the Hindu Goddess of Fortune Lakshmi.
Row of fabric lanterns spice up the festive ambiance.
Spices and herbs are in abundant use in Indian cuisine.
Painstakingly carved wooden elephants.
The colours of Deepavali.
Deepavali Floral Display is now on till 10 November 2013.