There is a popular Zee News video circulated around claiming that burning bamboo sticks are prohibited in Hindu religion. That video also shows how harmful it can be for the environment inside the house.
But I want to know which scripture said that? And does that scripture mention any reason for it?
Hindu religion prohibits the usage of incense sticks at home temples. World’s oldest religion ‘Sanatan Dharm’ explains that something which is considered inauspicious to be burned at the funeral pyre i.e. lighting of ‘agarbatti’ (incense sticks), then how can be God appeased with it?
Sanatan Dharma explains that Bamboo symbolizes the family progeny, and burning it down is directly linked to destruction of the future generations, which mounts to Pitr Dosha.
Even science bows down to the theory against burning of incense sticks inside home. Scientifically speaking, the incense stick contains certain chemical substances that trigger negative energy.
With an aim to instil aroma, manufacturers put in Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons within incense sticks which has been found to trigger chances of asthma, cancer, headache and cough.
In Hinduism, the burning of bamboo is considered inauspicious; it mounts to burdening with ‘Pitr Dosh’. None of the shastras or puranas anywhere mentions the burning of Agarbatti but ‘dhoop batti’; in fact there’s not even a mention of burning bamboo sticks.
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