Made in India, the popular Om symbol has been carved into these incense burners, a must have for incense displays. Soapstone has been used as a carving medium for thousands of years. It is impervious to heat and can be kept in its natural state without polish or glossy finishes.
Om is a sacred sound, mantra and a spiritual icon. In Hinduism, Om refers to Atman (soul, self within) and Brahman (ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge) In western culture this sacred spiritual incantation is most commonly made before and during during meditative and spiritual activities such as Yoga. The word om is nebulous and vague - it can mean almost anything. Like all chants, it gathers and focuses the mind, om in particular seems to calm the nervous system.