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Best Indian Incense Sticks

Best Indian Incense sticks should obviously have the Indian fragrance that should instantly remind of Indian temples or ritual places for sure. India is a land of vibrant culture, colors, fragrances and people. In the past India has been the hub of people coming from different far way land for trade and has seen many different cultures and community evolving around.  Then from the reign of Ashoka to Mughals and then from East India Company to Indian democratic gov., India has come across many different fragrances and people who brought them. Nowadays with digitization, foreign investments, and collaborations, with technology and transportation, many fragrances has been added and mix with the traditional ones.

So now what are the best Indian Incense?

The best way is to find in Mythologies. As said India as always been a land of vast culture the Mythologies are also vibrant. Out of many that I might and might not be knowing I would only mention Hindu Mythology. In Hindu mythology, we can find mention of ‘Yagna’, ‘Pooja’ and ‘Arti’ which are some of the rituals followed by Hindu people till now. In these rituals, Camphor and Chandan (Sandalwood) are the two main item that I see and is extensively used in those rituals. Camphor and Sandalwood fragrances also amplify the mood and presence of the devotee.

If you go to any temple you can see camphor burning and the priest put a past of Sandalwood in the forehead of the devotee as well wishes and blessings. Whenever I and many Indians like me go to the temple this fragrance surrounds them and I would say these fragrances actually make it more like a temple. Imagine going to an Indian Temple which smells like Brute or Armani!

These two fragrances have always been around since my childhood and I believe will stay even after I die. To me, Sandalwood and Camphor are best Indian fragrance and hence best Indian incense. 

 

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