KUMKUM (300 g)
A tradition, a symbol, a heritage – kumkum is fine vermillion powder used for worshipping Hindu deities. Worn by women on their forehead with much pomp and gaiety, this world-renowned symbol of Hindu culture is considered sacred and auspicious. Traditionally, the dot on the forehead embodies the awakening of inner wisdom and is a constant reminder thereof. Kumkum is essentially obtained from pure turmeric. Dried and powdered turmeric is mixed with slaked lime, transforming the yellow into a brilliant red. The 90-day pack contains 300 g of kumkum.SHAKAR (400 g)
Shakar or dainty sugar crystals lovingly offered to the lord and distributed to devotees as prasad makes your rituals only sweeter. Mama Handicraft Daily Puja Kitcontains 400 g of shakar you and your family can enjoy at the end of any ceremony. Shakar as prasad can be kept for days for far-off families and friends. Prasad is considered a blessing from god. People receive prasad as return gifts in temples, but little do they know that they are being showered upon with grace. Prasad and theerth (holy water) are said to be imbued with the positive energies of the deity. Consuming this consecrated food transfers those sacred energies within, and in turn blesses any task we endeavour.KAPUR (90 Pc)
Karpur are fragrant camphor pods burnt during worship. They are used in traditional aarthi for multifarious reasons. Camphor is known to purify the air, provide medicinal benefits, exude a pleasant aroma, and drive negative energies away. The heat from the fire is taken as a blessing. Camphor is made from tree bark through a distilling process.
It holds a unique place in Hindu tradition. When lit, it burns itself out completely without leaving any trace, demonstrating a metaphor for union with god. Camphor represents our inherent tendencies, or ego, which keep us separate from god. When it is lit by the fire of knowledge, our tendencies burn out, uniting us with the divine.
The 90-day pack contains 90 pieces of karpur.DHOOP (200 g)
A purified atmosphere is just what you need to wake up fresh each day. Let those stale energies out and make way for fresh chi to flow into your house with Mama Handicraft Dhoop. Dhoop is not only used during puja but also regularly to purge the air. Lighting of dhoop usually comes after the offering of flowers to the deity.
Dhoop contains the powder of fragrant wood mixed with herbs and ghee that cleanse the air. Did you know that dhoop is named after the tree in East India whose bark, when burnt, gives out a lovely fragrance?
In ancient times, people offered dhoop or dhoopam by spreading dasangam on burnt coal. Dasangam is made from the dust of 10 herbs that include sandalwood, eagle-wood, Himalayan cedar, Indian frankincense, and white pall.
The 90-day pack contains 200 g of dhoop.AGARBATTI (200 g Pouch)
Agarbatti are incense sticks used since time immemorial by people all over the world for ritualistic worship. They are symbolically lit for the pure love of the deity. These fragrant wands are known to purify the air and make the atmosphere serene. The soothing smell helps the devotee calm their mind and meditate peacefully. It is thus also used in aromatherapy to prevent bad energies from entering one’s home.
Agarbatti is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘agaravarthi’ (‘agar’ means aroma and ‘varthi’ wound). Joss sticks, where a wood-and-herb paste is rolled onto a bamboo stick, is one of the primary forms used in India.
Theory says incense sticks may have evolved from the primitive period when aromatic woods were first burnt. As humankind became more civilised and religious, these fragrant sticks played an important role in daily ceremonies. India is one such civilisation with a rich history of using agarbattion religious and social occasions. The use of incense sticks is also recorded in the Old Testament, the Vedas, and other ancient books. Apart from India they are widely used in Egypt, Greece, China, and Japan.
The 90-day pack contains a 200 g pouch of sticks.DIYABATTI ( Large Packet)
Diyabatti are tender cotton wicks to light lamps. A symbol of the eternal glowing light of truth, lamp or diya is lit twice a day in most Hindu homes. The lamp symbolises banishing darkness or ignorance from our mind and heart, in other words – illumination of the mind. This kit contains a large packet of diyabatti that lasts for 90 days. The cotton is of top quality and hygienically packed.