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Rangoli -- an auspicious symbol

Traditionally, rangoli was done in small patterns on a small part of the floor; now, entire floor areas of rooms and even big grounds are covered in intricate detailed designs.

It is also one of the first welcome signs you will see on occasions like weddings, festivals and opening ceremonies as rangolis are considered as auspicious symbol.

Image: Indian school girls, dressed in traditional Rajisthani outfits, sit near a rangoli made out of colored powder. They are celebrating a youth festival at a school in Amritsar (2006). Photograph: Narinder Nanu/ AFP/ Getty Images

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