What is the difference between Indian incense, Japanese incense and Tibetan incense?
Indian incense - This form of stick incense has a supporting core of bamboo. The core is coated by a thick layer of incense material that burns away with the core. This type of incense is commonly produced in India and China. When used for worship in Chinese folk religion, cored incensed sticks are sometimes known as "joss sticks".
Incense is also known as "agarbhatti".
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Japanese incense - This stick incense has no supporting core and is completely made of incense material. Easily broken into pieces, it allows one to determine the specific amount of incense one wish to burn. This is the most commonly produced form of incense in Japan and it is generally considered as the highest quality incense type.
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Tibetan incense is a form of incense that was originally created by Tibetan monks. It is made from various aromatic plants and herbs.
The term "incense" refers to the material that has been burned to produce a fragrant smoke, usually in order to make an offering to a deity or spirit in the context of prayer or meditation.
Tibetan incense is not as scented as Indian and Japanese Incense as it is used more for medicinal purposes. The herbs used are thought to have medicinal properties.