Dhanteras Rangoli Video download and share your friend or family. The five-day festival celebrates the return of Rama after 14 years in exile to defeat the demon king Ravana in the ancient Sanskrit epic Ramayana. The design is created using colored rangoli powders, ground rice powder, flowers and diyas. You can also use sand, rice powder, red brick powder, dry flour, flowers, or petals. Rangoli is an Indian traditional or folk art, which is generally created on the floor on festive occasions. The word Rangoli is derived from Sanskrit word ‘Rangavalli’ and is known by different names across the country such as Kolam, Ossa and Alpona. Celebrants will set off fireworks, share sweet treats, and decorate their homes with candles and oil lamps for the holiday, but no celebration is complete without admiring some beautiful rangoli — or making your own.