Ashtagandha chandan tilak powder 750 gm
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Key features of Kashi Ashtagandha tilak powder
- Weight 750 gm
- Pure Ashtagandha powder consist of Kesar, chandan and Tulasi
- Gives good fragrance
- Creates cooling sensation when applied on forehead
- Vibrant color
Sandalwood paste or Ashtagandha is integral to rituals and ceremonies, to mark religious utensils, and to decorate the icons of the deities. It is also distributed to devotees, who apply it to their foreheads or the necks and chests.
The paste is prepared by grinding wood by hand upon granite slabs shaped for the purpose. With the slow addition of water, a thick paste results which is mixed with saffron or Kesar to make chandanam or Ashtagandha powder. Chandanam, further mixed with herbs, perfumes, pigments, and some other compounds, results in javadhu. In India after religious tonsure, sandalwood paste is applied to protect the skin. In Hinduism and Ayurveda, sandalwood is thought to bring one closer to the divine. Thus, it is one of the most used holy elements in Hindu and Vedic societies.
Culturally, we attach a lot of importance to the holy tilak on the forehead. Applying a yellow sandalwood tilak is a common practice in India. While you may be aware of the religious significance of applying sandalwood on the forehead, here’s the scientific significance of it.
The area between the eyebrows, where you apply chandan is the spot of ‘agna’ chakra. In yogic science, this chakra or energy channel, often called as the third eye is considered as one of immense power. The third eye signifies a point of awakening and is usually activated when you pursue spiritual sciences.
Applying chandan on the point, has the following benefits:
Improves focus and concentration
Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar often talks about the third eye being associated with awareness and alertness. According to him, applying sandalwood paste on your forehead can stimulate your attention and helps you focus better. The cooling sandalwood can also have a significant effect on your body and mind.
In Chinese acupressure sciences, the area between the eyebrows is considered to be a converging point of nerves, and a massage on it is believed to ease headaches. So, applying chandan on your forehead helps in cooling the nerves and relieving a headache caused because of excessive sun exposure. Here are some more Benefits of Ashtagandha Tilak
Keeps you positive
The third eye represents your subconscious mind and various thought processes. Negative energy in the form of negative thoughts enters your body through this chakra. When you apply chandan, you block the negative energy from entering the body.
Relieves insomnia and stress
The most common reason for insomnia is an overactive mind, mental stress and fatigue. Ayurveda believes massaging this spot with chandan can relieve stress and insomnia.
Has a cooling effect on your body
The ‘magic’ ingredient, chandan, or sandalwood is popular for its cooling properties. It not only benefits the skin but also cools the nerves below it. In a hot tropic country like India, applying sandalwood on your forehead can help cool your entire system.