Religious Power of Insence and Dhoop

The magical scent of Incense and Dhoop can lift our spirits and transform the energetic vibrations of a room. Since ancient times Incense and Dhoop has been used in rituals and religious practices. Whether to appease the gods or enhance magic spells, it has remained a powerful tool for spiritual use. In addition to exploring practices using Incense and Dhoop, you will also learn about some ways its use can enhance your life.

Incense and Dhoop and Its Powers

The burning of Incense and Dhoop often accompanies prayers, invocations and spells. As the smoke rises up to the heavens it often represents the requests reaching their destination and approval by a divine entity. Incense and Dhoop is also believed to have properties that dispel negative energy. Burning sage or “smudging” to purify and clear a room is one example. The smell of Incense and Dhoop can also bring about heightened sensual awareness and consciousness for the user.

Incense and Dhoop and Religion

Incense and Dhoop has long been associated with religious practice. It is believed that its use began in Ancient Egypt, eventually spreading to the rest of the world. Today Incense and Dhoop is used in many religions including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Neopaganism to name a few. Buddhists often use Incense and Dhoop in their temples and for meditation at their personal altars.
As the smoke rises up to the heavens it often represents the requests reaching their destination and approval by a divine entity.

Christians use it during worship to symbolize the prayers of the faithful going to heaven. Among Hindus, Incense and Dhoop accompanies practically all forms of worship. Neopagans and Wiccans employ the use of Incense and Dhoop in their rituals often to represent the elements and to create an atmosphere conducive to magic and the presence of deities.

In the Qur'an it says that Jannah, or the paradise of the afterlife, will smell sweeter than the finest incense. There is actually incense kept inside the Kaba, the holiest structure to Muslims. Additionally, there is no Islamic prohibition against in daily use.