Fragrance

What is the Science in offering fragrance to Deities ?

Fragrance and sound please the Deities. As the waves of fragrance are associated with the Pruthvitattva (Absolute Earth Principle) they give benefit of the Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) at the physical body level to the individual. Avoid offering fragrance with a strong odour for the following reasons. The waves emitted by fragrance with a strong odour attract only the sagun (Materialized) Principle of the Deity where as waves emitted by a mild and pleasant fragrance attract the nirgun (Non-materialised) Principle of the Deities in the Universe in a very short time and help the individual to retain the benefit of the Chaitanya for longer time.

What fragrance should be offered to which Deity ?

Deity

Fragrance of perfume that
attracts the Principle of the
Deity to a greater extent

1. Shriram Jai
2. Deity Hanuman Chameli
3. Deity Shiva Kevda
4. Devi Durga Mogra
5. Devi Lakshmi Gulab
6. Shri Ganapati Heena
7. Deity Datta Vala
8. Shrikrushna Chandan

(Divine knowledge received through the medium of Mrs. Anjali Gadgil,21st April 2005, 9.09 p.m.)

Reference : Sanatan’s Holy text ‘What is the importance of the substances used in ritualistic worship’