Wooden Handmade Incense Burner India sticks storage25521246-b
- Type: Incense Burner storage box
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HISTORY OF INDIAN STICK INCENSE
It was in 700 BCE when Buddhism was born in India, and the burning of incense became one of its main practices. Along with Buddhism, which flourished and spread its reach worldwide, incense was introduced in places like Tibet and China as part of a primary spiritual ritual, receiving a slightly different version according to the local herbs and customs.
It wasn’t until the early 1900s that the Maharaja, King of Mysore, first created the idea to roll the incense paste on bamboo sticks, and under his supervision, it developed into a popular art as the recently shaped incense was accepted joyfully by the public. Unlike the temple paste, the thin sticks were easy to use and produced a gentle stream of smoke, and thus were more suitable for use at home and in small spaces.
The traditional spiritual direction of the temple priests, combined with various Ayurvedic healing formulations, quickly developed into an art of perfumery that was both encouraged and supported by the Maharaja. The sticks were (and in most cases still are) hand-rolled by local artisans, mainly women, in India, immensely improving the local economy.