Om Nag Champa, 100 gram box of eight - inch sticks.
The most popular incense in the country, possibly the world.
Nag Champa belongs to the "Champa" class of Indian incense, originating
from the Champa flower and containing an ingredient indigenous to India
called "halmaddi", a resin taken from the Ailanthus Malabarica tree. It
is this that gives Nag Champa its characteristic grey color.
Nag Champa is based on sandalwood (chandan), with a secret recipe of
many more herbal scents added in.
Why is sandalwood an
ingredient in so many different kinds of incense? Chandan, also known as
Sandalwood, is considered to be of the padma (lotus) group, associated
with the qualities of Amitabha Buddha, which are compassion, devotion,
and love. Chandan's scent is believed to purify desires and maintain a
person's alertness while in meditation.
somewhat like other wood scents, except it has a bright and fresh edge
with few natural analogues. Its sedative property clears stress from the
Because of chandan's (sandalwood's) enrichment
of the Padma (Lotus) Buddha wisdom qualities, it is the most frequently
used scent for Bhakti (devotion) practices, since sandalwood or chandan
is a tonic to the heart, evocative of calm love and devotion.
to traditional Ayurvedic sources, Chandan dispels nervousness, cooling,
clears depression, relaxes headache, lessens insomnia, reduces stomach
pains and heat sickness. It is also calming, helps sleep, and centers