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?

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    During cremation a dead body is placed on bamboo stretcher which is burned along with the body. so I highly doubt of the claim that burning bamboo is prohibited – user12262 Nov 15 '17 at 6:13
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    @shanu "bamboo stretcher which is burned along with the body", I remember hearing multiple times that it's not supposed to be burned with body and video said the same. Even in my hometown that stretcher is usually thrown in river etc not burned – Ankit Sharma Nov 15 '17 at 6:15
  • Earlier time people used to cook meal by burning bamboo/sticks since they didn't had gas. So zee news is talking about which time? – Vishvam Nov 15 '17 at 10:04
  • @Rishabh give me sometime to get that video link. Right now I have whatsapp video only. – Ankit Sharma Nov 15 '17 at 10:39
  • Looks related: speakingtree.in/blog/… – Pandya Nov 15 '17 at 14:08

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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    Welcome to Hinduism Stack Exchange! You answer is fine but you should cite some sources. (In order to maintain quality standards, we insist answers here to be backed up to some authentic references). Here you can find some online resources to Shastras :) – Pandya May 8 '20 at 3:23
  • If there isn't any text that mentions about a particular topic we can't assume that it is prohibited. This is just an assumption which leads to fallacy. And while copying an answer from some other website ,you must mention the source. – baba Nov 26 '20 at 18:00

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