Burning agarbatti or incense sticks is an essential part of prayer. This tradition is followed during religious ceremonies and meditation sessions. Here is the scientific reason of this ancient Indian tradition, which has a deeper meaning that to just spread a sweet fragrance in the room!
Why Burning Agarbatti (Incense) Is An Essential Part Of Prayer. These Are The Scientific Reasons Behind It
Burning incense spreads a fresh and rejuvenating smell around, which calms down the mind and helps in concentration. That's why they are burned during pujas.
In Vastu, burning incense is believed to spread positivity around, by neutralizing any harmful vibes in the air.
One word of caution. Always buy good quality incense sticks with pure extracts. Cheap incense with artificial ingredients can pose a health threat. They cause indoor pollution and increases the concentration of carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxide in the blood.