Kolam is a painted prayers. It is drawn using rice flour paste or coloured rice by female members of the family at the entrance of the house. It is an invitation to welcome all into the house and also to prevent houses of devotees from devils and harm. Most of the kolams are in geomatric and mathematic lines and they are drawn with bare fingers.
百货商场入口处的Kolam腾图。Kolams at the entrance of shopping centres.