An important traditional aspect of the annual Deepavali celebration is the colourful Rangoli or kolam that adorns the floors of numerous homes and public spaces such as malls. Usually, handfuls of beads of coloured rice are carefully arranged by hand to form a striking pattern.
However, these are not just a mere decoration. Rangolis carry a social, spiritual and symbolic meaning of the festival for Hindus. We, Hindus, believe that the Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth is more likely to visit the homes that have the decoration placed at the entrance of the house.
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Unfortunately, the decoration was somehow turned into a joke in a viral video depicting the actions of a man who intentionally stepped on the kolam, messing up the pattern, all while laughing and enjoying himself.
Through multiple clips that were reposted…