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[I] is for Incense
Incense sticks have been used for centuries in religious and spiritual rituals. Whether it is in Hinduism or Budhism, you find the use of incense as a powerful component of the praying rituals. It is actually, one of the 16 ways of offering worship.
Incense sticks, dhoop, camphor, smudge, etc all belong to the category of ‘fragrant-smoking-substances’ (term coined by me).
Incense sticks are a wonderful feel-good way of Healing our lives – How you ask.
Well, the smoke from these incense sticks are used for Clearing and cleansing spaces and Purification.
They work on stagnant and negative energies in the space, and spread goodwill, peace and contentment.
They also work on the aura of the people living or even visiting that space.
They work at the vibrational level. The burning of incense sticks (or dhoop or cones, etc) generate positive magnetic vibrations which destroy negative feelings and promote health.
Many people use it as part of their Meditation rituals, or use it for clearing space for Healings.
Many people also light incense around their homes for creating a fragrant environment
A beautiful and visually stunning ritual is that of burning smudge,camphor etc during Durga Puja and also during the Arti (Prayer ritual) on the river banks of the Ganges – Everyone who has ever attended these functions has always felt the impact deeply.
Offcourse, each different incence has a different fragrance, is made of different ingredients, and hence has a different purpose.
For example, Regular use of Sandalwood incense is helpful for healthy life and for Happiness in the Family Life.
Like every Human Being, even Gods & Godesses have their preferred fragrances, and hence when praying to these Gods or invoking their blessings or their attributes, we should use the right fragrance.
For Example, for Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna and Goddess Lakshmi, use Chandan.
It is believed, that as far as the air carries the fragrance from the burning of incenses, the Blessings of Prayers and the Cleansing & Purification qualities of incense carries and affects all the areas, spaces and people that come in contact with such air.
Do you burn incense in your homes and offices? Which is your favourite fragrance?
Ishieta @ Isheeria’s