Rangoli are not only some blank designs but have same meanings it in for they are generally based on themes like that of celestial symbols (such as the rising sun, moon, stars, zodiac signs), holy symbols (like Om, mangal kalash, swastika, chakra, a lighted Deepak, trident, "shree", lotus). However the commonly used Goddess Lakshmi in the lotus symbolizes the figure of renewed life. some of the other popular themes that are widely used are that of natural images like flowers, creepers, trees, fish, birds, elephants, dancing figures, human figures and geometrical figures such as circles, semi-circles, triangles, squares and rectangles.

Thus drawing of Diwali rangoli at the entrance door of individual homes is the common sight during Diwali decoration. The drawing of the footsteps of Goddess Lakshmi at the main entrance of the home or near the place of worship can be considered auspicious for this design indicates the entrance of prosperity in the home. This is thus special Diwali rangoli for the entrance.