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Camphor Burning a Divine Religious Activities

October 15, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Gardening

Camphor is a waxy, flammable, transparent solid with a beautiful aroma. The word camphor derives from the French word camphre, itself from Medieval Latin camfora, from Arabic kafur, eventually from Sanskrit, karpuram. Camphor was well known in ancient India during the Vedic period. In Old Malay it is known as kapur Barus, which means “the chalk of Barus”. Barus was the name of an ancient port located near modern Sibolga city on the western coast of Sumatra island. This port traded in camphor removed from laurel trees (Cinnamonum camphora) that were plentiful in the region. Even now, the local tribes’ people and Indonesians in general refer to aromatic naphthalene balls and moth balls as kapur Barus.

Camphor smokes purify the environment. They kill the bacteria viruses & other microorganisms. Camphor or Karpooram is a part of every aarti, puja, house warming or Agnihotra. The flame of Camphor is Lord Shiva’s flame of realization. It burns without remains. Camphor minerals (karpooram) and match box are used for lightening the cow-dung cakes in Agnihotra. Camphor was made in 6000-year-old Ayurveda by cleansing the bark and wood of the camphor tree. The huge evergreen Camphor Laurel, (Cinnamomum camphora) tree. White camphor is a sparkling substance using the formulation C10H16O which is a strange anti-oxidant. As per Ayurveda Karpooram can control gene harmfulness which affects the genetic level. Its inspiring action affects secretion and excretion.

Camphor for Spiritual Use:

It is assumed that a puja with devotion can solve any problem. But, it is very important that all the rules set for pujas and rituals are followed properly for it to be successful. This is why we offer ‘pandits’ to our place who have the information of all the rules. Every item used during pujas and ‘havan’ not just has religious importance but are also the result of scientific information of our advisors and saints. One such item is kapur or camphor for pooja and havans. It is mostly used during ‘aartis’.It is believed that ‘aarti’ soothes Gods and Goddesses. It is believed that lighting kapur even corrects devdosh and pitrdosh. Kapur’s aroma makes the air fresh. Systematically it is believed that lighting kapur kills harmful germs present in the air and purifies it. No wonder Hindus feel good after a puja. There is amazing upgrading in attention, ability to concentrate, hand-eye coordination and short-term memory before an exam because of kapur with makes them feel fresh.


Camphor is used widely in pooja and religious occasions. Any aarti or pooja ois incomplete without the burning of camphor. Also have scientific reasons behind burning of incense kills the harmful germs and bacteria in air.

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Gaurav Jain is the writer of this article writing on incense sticks, spirituality, Importance pooja havans and many more, he is also owner of Gift of Forest the leading suppliers and exporter of Indian Incense Sticks.

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Gaurav Jain is the writer of this article, he is having online store of Incense sticks and a;ll types of pooja accessories. Revealing the effortless work of tribal communities who enduring the making of Incense sticks. exploring the weaker and poor section of societies who engaged in making of Incense sticks, Dhoop cups, and Dry Dhoop Sticks

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