Hindu tradition says that sacrifice is an important aspect of spiritual life; that through a sacrifice we can obtain the blessings of the gods or thank them for what was given to us. Sacrifice can take many forms but related to sambrani we would like to focus on the fire sacrifice or homam.
In ancient Vedic times fire rituals were carried out on a regular basis. Such rituals are essentially offerings of herbs and wood, cow dung, ghee, fruits, grains and other natural ingredients, accompanied by mantras, to the fire god, Agni, who transfers it to the deity to whom the ritual is dedicated. In those times people were very aware of their dependence on a higher power and aimed to live their lives in service of it.
In present times, for most people, much of the spiritual significance and value of such rituals has been lost. By including key ingredients of a traditional fire ritual in an easy-to-use sambrani stick, it is our wish to bring back a little of the significance and benefit of these rituals to the present-day person.
One can offer a sambrani stick once or twice per day as if it were a fire ritual, keeping in mind an intention or just being thankful and directing the sacrifice to a higher energy. By doing so, one slowly develops awareness of how blessed one is. and starts feeling grateful to the universal energy for everything life has to offer.