In Jamui, during Diwali, people create rangolis in their homes. There is a common misconception among people that rangolis are only made for decoration. However, this is not true; there is significant religious importance behind creating rangolis, and it is believed that making rangolis helps dispel negativity and activates positive energies.
Astrologer Manohar Acharya explains that through rangoli, the divine deities enter homes. Goddess Lakshmi and the deity of wealth, Kubera, feel pleased upon seeing rangolis. It is said that they reside where rangolis are created. Therefore, it has become a tradition to make rangolis in homes on the day of Diwali.
Astrologer Manohar Acharya further mentions that the tradition of making rangolis dates back to the Treta Yuga. He explains that when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after defeating the demon king Ravana and achieving victory in Lanka, the residents of Ayodhya welcomed him by decorating the exteriors of their homes and streets with rangolis. Lord Rama, along with Sita and Lakshmana, was welcomed with rangolis, and since then, the tradition of making rangolis has continued. Thus, the significance of making rangolis goes beyond mere decoration and is deeply rooted in religious and cultural practices.