4 Amazing reasons why Hindus burn incense sticks at home!

  • 02 Aug 2018

Incense sticks are used by many cultures across Asia. It is used during prayers, funerals or just burnt around the house on normal days.

Have you ever wondered why do we burn incense sticks at home? Read the following to find out! 

Inspires your thoughts to be clear and pure

A scientific research concluded that burning incense sticks can actually increase our mind's ability to disassociate from our body This is in line with the Hindu belief that the smoke that arises into the air from the incense carries our prayers to the gods.

Creates a calm and relaxed mind

Burning incense stick is also a form of therapy. The aroma that spreads to the air creates a calm and soothing atmosphere,helping us to concentrate and pray to the Lord. This acts as a meditation process that reduces stress and depression.  


Remove odour

Incense sticks removes bad odour and keeps the place of worship pure.This clean environment will allow the devotees to focus on God and the prayers conducted. The burning of the incense stick also denotes that humans should sacrifice ourselves to serve those around us, in the process spreading the perfume of love and peace to all. 


Insect Repellent

Incense sticks have practical purposes too. Some are infused with citronella (an oil derived from lemon grass as an insect repellent. This type of incense stick is often used by Buddhist monks who meditate in nature.

Were you aware of the benefits above? Share with us your thoughts in the comment box below! 

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