Colourful and attractive rangoli.
The word "rangoli" derives from Sanskrit, and it means "the expression of artistic vision through the joyful use of colour" or "design in colour." It is done at the entrance of households or a temple (mandirs) on auspicious occasions, especially during the festivals like Pongal and Diwali, and is hence a welcoming gesture. It also gives that little extra touch of class and beauty. The colourful patterns on the doorsteps are not just for decorative purposes; they embody a deep religious spirit too.