The magical crystalline substance, known for its sweet aroma is considered highly auspicious in Hindu rituals. The camphor or kafur or karpura is widely used as a significant part of the puja ceremony and acts as a gesture to adore Lord. Camphor has its own unique attributes and a few of them will be discussed here.
The camphor completely burns itself out, leaving no residue behind, symbolising the diminishing ego of the devotee and burning itself to enlighten the life of others.
The sweet fragrance arising from the camphor spreads the aura of positivity and goodness around.
The flame of burning camphor resembles the flame of consciousness of Lord Shiva, where we can surrender all our negative traits.
As the devotee places his hands over the flame and touch his eyes and the top of head, it symbolise the illumination of vision and piousness in thought process.
Camphor is known for its medicinal traits and it also purifies the air and has medicinal benefits on the people around.
Due to the cooling feature of camphor, it is used as an essential oil for aromatherapy.
Camphor is also significant in decreasing the irritation of nervous disorders as well as nervousness, chronic disease and epileptic problems.
It also acts an anti-repellent to keep away the mosquitoes, snakes, reptiles and kill germs.
Camphor products are used to relieve pain and reduce itching, and also to treat fungal infections and minor burns.
Camphor has varied sentiments attached with different cultures, thus hold high spiritual value.