The ritual or burning incense is incredibly symbolic in many cultures. Incense sticks burn completely into ashes yet their impact is the pleasant aromas that fill a room. This ritual represents the human sacrifice to society. Beyond this, agarbatti is used day to day as air fresheners.
The Vedas teach us to revere fragrances as divine gifts and agents of spiritual connection. The Vedic ‘Maha Mrutyunjaya’ verse speaks of God as the ‘enhancer of life’s fragrance