As Diwali approaches, preparation for festivities begin. An integral part of these festivities is the lighting of Diyas and agarbattis during Puja ceremonies. Certain agarbatti fragrances are specific to particular festivals and lighting them evokes the right kind of energy that illuminates the ambience perfectly. To make your celebration more exuberant, we have listed the six finest agarbatti fragrances that best suit the divinity of the festival of Diwali!
Why Should you Burn Agarbattis during Diwali Ceremonies?
Diwali, also known as Deepawali celebrates Lord Rama’s triumphant return to his home Ayodhya after the eventual defeat of the demon king Ravana. Lighting agarbatti and diffusing its aroma during the Diwali rituals and celebrations welcome an auspicious aura of spirituality. Its divine fragrance strengthens you to begin the New Year with a fresh and positive perspective. It also fortifies the mind and lets it imbibe the echo of the holy chants during Puja ceremonies. Furthermore, along with the gleaming Diyas, agarbatti fragrance also illuminates the ambience of your celebration during Diwali giving your guests a glorious welcome.
Finest Fragrances to Celebrate Diwali
Sandalwood also known as ‘Chandan’ in Sanskrit is considered very sacred in Ayurveda. It is used not only to protect the skin but also to heal the soul. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, resides in the Sandalwood tree which gives it a celestial fragrance full of bliss. This is why the aroma of Chandan agarbatti is best suited for the Lakshmi Ganesh Puja on Amavasya (new moon day) during Diwali.
Spanning centuries and cultures, floral fragrances have been considered as an immaculate offering to the divine. Said to have originated in the foothills of the Himalayas, many Hindu goddesses are often depicted wearing garlands of Mogra (Jasmine) around their neck symbolizing its purity. The aroma of Mogra agarbattis is believed to be an auspicious token of affection and spirituality which makes it the perfect fragrance for religious ceremonies during Diwali.
Lord Ganesh, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are often depicted with the Lotus flower which is considered to be a symbol of divine perfection and prosperity. The serene fragrance of the Lotus agarbatti can be used to enhance your spiritual zeal towards the divine and to infuse peace and tranquility in the ambience during Diwali rituals.
Lord Ram is the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu. Gulab (Red rose) is believed to be a flower that was close to Lord Vishnu’s heart. Utilized in Ayurveda for its healing properties, the unique and heavenly aroma of these red flowers with velvety petals symbolize love and purity. The regal fragrance of the Gulab agarbatti enhances your devotion and sanctity immensely during the Diwali festivities.
According to Hindu mythology Lilies are a symbol of rebirth, beauty and devotion. Offered to Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesh, these flowers are used during the Diwali Puja. Lily agarbattis exude a subtle, sweet and delicate fragrance that fills the heart with the pure essence of its divine bliss which makes it perfect for religious rituals.
In Hinduism, the purple color of the Lavender flower symbolizes calmness, royalty, peace, wisdom and oneness with the divine. The floral and soothing aroma of Lavender agarbatti can calm your senses and revive your spirit during the Diwali Puja and festivities rendering you with a rejuvenated mindset to begin the New Year!
Diwali is a festival of abundant prosperity and new beginnings. Burning these six agarbattis during its celebration can have an opulent effect on your life. Its celestial fragrance not only soothes the soul but also revives the spirit aligning it with the vitality and affluence of the festival of Deepawali!