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Incense (Lat., incendere, 'to burn') : Substances which produce a sweet scent when burned, and are thus used in worship.
 
This is a non-profit site dedicated to the beauty of incense burners.
The incense burners are sorted in two main categories : ANTIQUES and PRESENT.
The other descriptors are WORLD PART or COUNTRY, SHAPE and FIGURE, MATERIAL, INCENSE.
 
Enjoy also the Artwork section with paintings, scuptures displaying incense burners.
Movies and TV shows using incense burners are also listed

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If you own an uncommon incense burner, or need information, I will be pleased to display it on this website.
If you are aware of an artwork displaying an incense-burner, please let me know !
For more info, see HOW TO and ADVICES

1002 incense burners in the kandaki database (647 from private contributors)

 Theme of the month : MongoliaDuring a trip to Mongolia, I took some incense burner pictures in various locations (temples, museums, yurts...)
Very often represented on mongolian incense burners are the eight auspicious symbols (naimin takhel) that are associated with the gifts given to Buddha: the white conch shell, the precious umbrella, the victory banner, the two golden fishes, the Dharma wheel (eight-spoked golden wheel), the Auspicious drawing (knot of eternity), the lotus flower and the treasure vase
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