Rangoli is a popular art form among Indian women. Rangoli are painted on the ground in front of houses using rice powder; sometimes supplemented by flower petals and other colorful materials.
During Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi is believed to visit homes that are well lit, so families decorate their homes. People wear their best clothes or buy new ones, children are given presents and new year greetings are exchanged through visits or Diwali cards. Thus, a Rangoli design is created on doorsteps to welcome everybody. Rangoli exudes a pattern in color that are specific for each region.