The fascinating facts
about Nag Champa...
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Champa is famous as an incense brand,
but it is actually just the name of a rather exotic and
distinctive perfume oil originally manufactured in the
Hindu and Buddhist monasteries of India and Nepal. It's a
unique floral fragrance with musky overtones...
is traditionally made from a sandalwood
base, to which are added a variety of flower oils -
including that from the flower of the Champac tree.
monastery has its own secret formula which
is revealed to no-one outside the order! The sacred tree
belongs to the magnolia family and grows to about 30
metres in height. Its flower is yellow and star shaped,
and as well as being the source of the perfume, also
gives a yellow dye. Frequently planted in temple grounds,
the wood is used for making sacred images, drums etc.
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pack, manufactured by Shrinivas Sugandhalaya in
Bangalore, was made famous by the patronage of Satya Sai Baba... and
was the hippies' favourite in the '60's!
Sai Baba? In Sanskrit, "Satya"
means Truth, the word
"Sa" means Divine, "ai" or
"ayi" means Mother, and "Baba" means
Father... so the name indicates the Divine Mother and
Father, leading you towards victory in the struggle for
Often just referred to as batti,
this means incense rolled (or sometimes dipped) on a
wooden or bamboo stick, to give the typical "joss
stick" that everyone knows. It's counterpart without
the stick is known as:
(As in Chandan Dhoop, the
well-known sandalwood incense logs.) Incense cones are
all, by definition, dhoop... as are my Tibetan healing
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