Kewda is also known as ” Pandanus Odoratissimus ” and also called as king of Orissan fragrant flowers. Kewda incense has a very sweet fragrance and its more enchanting. Burning Kewda incense gives a soothing and pleasant effect to the brain nerves which gives you calm and soothing effect. The Kewda incense is burned in religious ceremonies and festivals to worship the diety and to purify the area when contacting with the diety. Incense which is associated with the deity is often burned both as an offering and show of respect for the deity and also to help the practitioner make a connection with the deity. Kewda Incense attract specific aspects of God (Deities) and thus generate Divine consciousness (Chaitanya).
THE MAGIC AND MYSTIC OF KEWDA
Depending on the need of the hour, the specific deity or aspect of God that is attracted by the fragrance in the incense stick will display a saviour (tarak) form or a destroyer (marak) form. For example, if a person is doing spiritual practice such as chanting and meditation and there are no negative energies troubling him, then the saviour form of God will be invoked. If there are negative energies in the premises or affecting the person, mainly the destroyer form will be invoked to fight these negative energies.