Welcome auspicious beginnings by clearing the living spaces of negativity and welcoming positive energies. The Mangal Utsav Dhoop is a very powerful blend of specific herbs and resins that helps to dispel negativity and cleanse the impurities.
Frankincense, Sambrani and Lemongrass help to sanitise the atmosphere, Sandalwood helps to attract positivity, while Jatamansi helps to clear obstacles and Loban in the dhoop mix helps to purify the surroundings.
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.
Mangal Utsav 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.
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 or place it in a dhoopdan. If you are placing it on the sand bed, then the sand layer under the charcoal should be at least 3/4-1 inch thick.
Slowly fan or blow on the tablet.Use a knife, spoon or tweezers to drop the incense onto the tablet once it starts glowing. 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.