Rangoli in Rajasthan is called Mandana.Mandana art has always been symbolic of festive occasions in Rajasthan.
Mandana drawings were done on mud layered walls of homes, on public walls and chowks.
Mandana is a dervied form of the Sanskrit word mandan which means to discover, and mandana means to draw with lines and create a work of art.
The conventional art form is created using white chalk and brushes made of khajur or bamboo sticks.
Mandana was also drawn to safeguard that sacred space from the asuras (demons), so that Gods and Goddesses would grace the occasion without fear.