[ ran-goh-lee ]

  1. a traditional Hindu decoration on a floor or other flat surface usually made of powder, such as colored or dyed sand, chalk, crushed limestone, or rice flour: The arena in which the dance is performed is decorated with rangoli.A colorful geometric rangoli adorned the threshold.

Origin of rangoli

First recorded in 1880–85; from Marathi rãgoḷī, from Sanskrit raṅga “color” + āvali “line”

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