Also, in some parts of the wall city, on the festive day, courtyards of the houses have been swept clean and plastered with fresh cow-dung and geru with mandanas to begin the festivities auspiciously.
Specially, Rajasthani women and children get involved in drawing intricate rangoli designs in their court yards on their doorsteps for welcoming guests and reciting prayers for peace and prosperity.
Children have started giving inputs to elderly women to include the symbols of pichkaris and heaps of colour powder to look mandanas or rangolis look modern.
However, the auspicious symbols of Swastika, Shri and Om remain along with decorative geometric patterns of lines, dots, squares and circles.
In the inset, there is a mandana which combines the traditionalism and modernity. It starts with the Swastika symbol at the centre surrounded by a square decorated with few parallel lines. It is followed by two semi-circles on each side of the square decorated with a few curved lines. Also, four pichakaris or syringes and colour powder heaps have been included to indicate that the mandana is for Holi.