Encircling or the chosen motif is done an 8-petal or 24-petal lotus flower border with petals curved triangles shape.
At many places, raw materials mainly used to make rangoli is rice flour to have the design in white color as a symbol of purity, prosperity and tranquility. The material used is rice flour or rice paste, because rice to all Indians is a sign of prosperity.
At some places, yellow colour is taken as the symbol of prosperity and turmeric yellow or ocher is used to fill in the white outlines. More often however, vermilion is used, which is considered auspicious. In the inset picture six common rangoli designs with eight lotus petals have been shown.
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