Rangoli designs are one of the oldest and most beautiful traditional decorative folk art forms of India.
In Karnataka this form of art is called as Rangoli only.
Rangoli is a colourful pattern made near the entrance to a house followed in Indian culture to invite god(Lord Lakshimi-god of wealth).
The purpose of Rangoli to bring good luck and and prosperity.
In Karnataka, during Diwali, Rangoli's are decorated along with diya's[lamps] to make it more beautiful and
there is a belief that Godess Laxmi will step into the house and she brings lots of wealth and properity.