Light your Dhoop with this adeptly carved Dhoopdaan or Incense Holder and Burner. With a traditional tribal design and contemporary finish, this handcrafted incense burner or dhoop holder makes it easy for you to burn incense and purify your home. The distinctive contrast of textured surface and luminous glaze is got by firing a special stoneware clay at a very high temperature and hand-glazing it.
This stoneware has been designed specially to withstand high temperatures and is more durable than porcelain or ceramic. It has been ergonomically designed for ease of holding, the curve and placement of the handle is very comfortable and offers you a sturdy grip.
The carved lattice work on top diffuses effectively while the three-legged support ensures safety.
- Ignite a dhoop charcoal (specially made for incense burning) by using the flame of a stove or candle. The briquette should start to crackle and glow.
- Next, set the charcoal in a container on a bed of sand. You can also use a dhoopdan for lighting the dhoop. The sand layer under the charcoal should be at least 3/4-1 inch thick.
- Slowly fan or blow on the tablet. Only after the charcoal is aglow and stops crackling, use a knife, spoon or tweezers to drop the incense onto the tablet. Fan the dhoop to let the aroma spread.
- Lastly, charcoal may continue to burn for two hours after lighting – so don’t just throw it in a wastebasket. Use tweezers to extract the tablet and submerse it in water to discard if the tablet is still lit.