A shopowner arranges the Malia flower decorations imported from Bombay, a popular Deepavali item this year.
Miss World Malaysia 2009 Thanuja Ananthan (centre) lights up the kuttu Vilakku (oil lamp) for Deepavali.
Siblings lighting up for Deepavali.
A man puts the finishing touches to his kolam design for Deepavali.
A woman tries on a saree for Deepavali.
A group of students working on a kolam design.
A dancer performs the bharatanatyam at a Deepavali function.
Shoppers admiring a 3D kolam placed at the main entrance of Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.
Multiple types of murukku on display at a Deepavali bazaar in Central Market, Kuala Lumpur.
A blue lengha enriched with beadwork.
Kurtas in maroon, yellow and cream for the men.
The scenes at Brickfields are usually chaotic a day before Deepavali as Hindus flock to the area for some last-minute Deepavali shopping. The area has traditionally been a shopping and eating enclave, with rows of Indian restaurants and stalls selling festive food and decorative items.
Deepavali is also known as the Festival of Lights
Bangles on sale
Busy roads during Deepavali.
A storeowner shows off some of the traditional clothes available at her store in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
The Chinese tradition of giving 'ang pow' (red packets with money) has been adopted by a number of folks celebrating Deepavali in Malaysia.
Bangles of all colours, shapes and sizes on display at a bazaar during Deepavali.
A miniature statue of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi.
Bells on sale at a Deepavali bazaar
Why send plain ol' Deepavali cards when you can send ones with your favourite Tamil superstars on them.
Henna tatoos for Deepavali
A woman checks out the choices of Deepavali cookies available at a roadside stall along Jalan Bendahara in Malacca.
Deepavali is also known as the Festival of Lights.
Typical Deepavali delicacies
Deepavali oil lamps
Decorative items for Deepavali on sale at a bazaar
A vendor shows off her ware at Johor's Little India located along Jalan Station in Kluang, Johor.
Deepavali treat for single moms and the poor at the Lakshmi Narayanan Temple in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur.
A priest offering prayers at the Sri Krishnan temple in Brickfields, KL on Deepavali day.
Oil bath on Deepavali morning