“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

Friday 17rd September 2021

Friday’s quote:

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

Moving onto Incense Man.

The work on the website is finally complete and am I glad we managed to meet the  September deadline. I feel the site is easier to navigate around and more informative, of course always happy to hear your thoughts.

Many of you were delighted to know Nitiraj masala incense and Om Nag Champa are back in stock. I think I may have slightly underestimated demand. Please don’t worry there is enough stock for now.

This Sunday we will be holding a stall in South Woodford, London from 11 am to 4 pm. Please come and visit us if you are in the area.

Last Saturday 11th September, Hitan and Aaryan joined me in taking part in a 5k race for life, Cancer Research run. We completed the race in around 44 minutes. A donation of £150 was made to go towards research on Brain tumours.

Question Time

What is Rose Quartz and the benfits?

Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.

Rose quartz increases blood circulation in the body and is especially powerful when worn close to the heart.


What’s in stock, what is new and what we need to wait for…..

New to the website:

Back in stock:

Nitiraj masala incense

Om Nag Champa

All Laughing Buddhaa incense

Has your favourite incense made the ‘back in stock soon’ list:

HEM incense  - all items currently out of stock on the website

HEM White Sage Garden Incense Sticks

HEM Citronella Garden Incense Sticks

HEM Patchouli Garden Incense Sticks

Padmini Spiritual Guide

Padmini Lyrics

Satya Sandalwood Backflow Cone

Satya Rose Backflow Cone

Out of stock:

Padmini Gulistan – need to find a new supplier

Cat Brand Metro Milan incense sticks – need to find a new supplier

Morning Star Japanese Incense gift set – If you like Morning Star then visit our sister site Vectis Karma for a full range of Japanese Incense.


Let’s take a look at some important dates in the coming fortnight

Saturday 18th September 2021 – Oktoberfest – Germany

Oktoberfest begins in September and ends in October on the first Sunday, or on October 3rd, whatever is later. It lasts for 16 or 17 days.

Over five million people visit the Oktoberfest in Munich, consuming more than five million litres of beer and eat 440,000 chickens!

The festival itself is held in a series of massive beer tents which are surrounded by stalls and amusements, bu It all began with the wedding of the Bavarian crown prince Ludwig (later known as King Ludwig I) to Princess Therese from Saxony-Hildburghausen (hence the name of the Theresienwiese or Therese’s green) on October 12th 1810.

A cabman called Franz Baumgartner suggested celebrating the marriage with a horse race organized by the National Guard to ensure that the Bavarian folk could also partake in the wedding celebration. Much to everyone's delight, free beer and snacks were provided.

It was decided that the festival should be repeated at the same time the following year, combined with a livestock show. (Every three years this "central agricultural festival" takes place in the southern part of the Theresienwiese.) This marked the birth of the “October-Festivals”. By 1830, 60,000 people were enjoying Oktoberfest festivities in 19 beer tents and an annual tradition had been firmly established.

As Munich was considerably smaller in the past, the proprietors and event organizers went out to the Wiesn for the starting ceremonies. This tradition is still reflected today with the entry of the tent proprietors on Saturday morning in the parade.

Mayor Thomas Wimmer first started the well-known tradition of tapping the beer keg in the 1950s. The mayor taps the first keg on the first Wiesn-Saturday at exactly 12:00 pm and calls out “O’zapft is’!” (which means the keg has been tapped). Since then, the mayor has always tapped the first keg.

But the Wiesn also has its dark side: 13 visitors were killed in a bomb attack at the main entrance in 1980 and over 200 were seriously injured. The Wiesn has been cancelled a total of 24 times in its history. The reasons were: war, cholera and inflation.t how did it all start?

Friday 24th September – Heritage Day – South Africa

Heritage Day is a public holiday in South Africa that is always celebrated on September 24th.

If Heritage Day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a public holiday.

Known as Erfenisdag in Afrikaans, the intention of Heritage Day is for all South Africans to celebrate their heritage, the diversity of their beliefs and traditions and remember their struggles against Apartheid.

In 2005, a media campaign was launched to rebrand Heritage Day as National Braai Day. Braai is the Afrikaans for a barbeque. The intention was to recognise the South African culinary tradition of holding informal backyard barbecues.

It's often said in such a diverse country that Braai is something that unites all South Africans.

While some felt this was an irreverent way to celebrate South Africa's rich heritage, the response has been to embrace the idea with South Africa's National Heritage Council endorsing the idea. In response, the National Braai Day campaign changed the name to Braai4Heritage.

South Africans celebrate Heritage Day by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the population of South Africa.

Friday 24th September 2021 - Constitutional Day – Cambodia

Constitutional Day is a public holiday in Cambodia on September 24th.

When the name of one of your public holidays includes the word 'genocide' ('Victory over Genocide Day), that is a sure sign that the country has suffered from a traumatic history. In Cambodia, the country was brought to its knees by the infamous Khmer Rouge regime of Pol Pot in the 1970s. The despot's rule was followed by the Cambodian-Vietnamese War, which lasted until 1991 and the signing of the Paris Peace Agreements in October of that year.

An outcome of the agreements was that there would be a new constitution to help transition Cambodia into a modern, democratic country with a constitutional monarchy.

Prince Sihanouk signed the constitution into law on September 24th 1993, formally establishing the Kingdom of Cambodia. The Prince was elected King of Cambodia and sworn in on the same day.

Several countries around the world observe a public holiday for Constitution Day. This is often a politically driven observance designed to help drive acceptance of partisan changes. In the case of Cambodia, after centuries of hardship caused by invasions, occupations, and the genocidal Khmer Rouge, celebrating a modern constitution seems like a worthwhile reason to have the day off.

In 2019, the Cambodian government announced that it was reducing the number of public holidays from 28 to 22 starting in 2020. Constitutional Day has survived this cull and will continue as a public holiday going forward. This day commemorates the proclamation of the constitution on this day in 1993.

Thursday 30th September 2021 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Canada

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a statutory holiday for employees in the federal government and federally regulated workplaces in Canada on September 30th.

The day is intended to educate and remind Canadians about the history of residential schools, honour the victims and celebrate the survivors.

In June 2021, a bill creating a statutory holiday to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada received royal assent after passing unanimously in the Senate.

The bill creates a statutory holiday for employees in the federal government and federally regulated workplaces.

Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault says the objective is to create a chance for Canadians to learn about and reflect on a dark chapter in their country’s history and to commemorate the survivors, their families and their communities, as called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Indigenous leaders.

Over more than 100 years, some 150,000 Indigenous children were ripped from their families and forced to attend church-run residential schools, where many suffered physical and sexual abuse, malnutrition and neglect. More than 4,000 are believed to have died.

Top sellers:

Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa incense sticks

Mothers India Amrita incense sticks

Satya White Sage incense sticks

Vijayshree Golden Nag Patchouli incense sticks

Laughing Buddhha Frankincense

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