Nag Champa - 250 grams
Nag Champa, Satya Sai Baba - Pure , original. Always look for the round "Export Quality" symbol! - 250 gram box. Sticks approximately 8 inches in length.
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.
Sandalwood smells somewhat like other wood scents, except it has a bright and fresh edge with few natural analogues. Its sedative property clears stress from the nervous system.
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.
According 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 the mind.