The Mangal Utsav Dhoop is a very powerful blend of specific herbs and resins.
In the ancient times this dhoop was burned at the start of rituals to cleanse the air of negativity, witchcraft/evil eye and of unhealthy, airborne micro-organisms, thus making the air pure.
The belief was also that these botanicals, in the right formula, had the power to attract the positive universal energy and would usher in auspiciousness and an obstacle-free celebration.
Frankincense dispels negativity and cleanses the impurities in the air, Sambrani and Lemongrass to sanitise the atmosphere, Sandalwood to attract positivity, Jatamansi to remove obstacles, and Loban to purify.
In the ancient Ayurvedic texts, it was believed that through the burning of dhoop, the sense of smell which bypasses the rational mind can affect the more subtle layers of the human being, bringing about balance and harmony, thus promoting good health and well-being, enhancing the mood and creating a pleasant atmosphere.
Take a breath of conscious bliss.
Blended with herbs, resins of Frankincense, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Lemongrass, Jatamansi, Sambrani, Loban, Lemon peel and a proprietary blend of pure therapeutic grade essential oils.
Essential oils and herbs must be pure when used therapeutically, for only then they contain a great quantity of prana, the vital cosmic energy that purifies and open the subtle channels providing energy to all levels of the body with the maximum vitality and effectiveness.
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 dhoopdanfor 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.
The charcoal may continue to burn for upto 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.