havan-1024x576The holy festival of Chaitra Navratri is going on from 2nd April. Devotees worship the mother with full devotion during Navratri. Apart from this, devotees also keep fast. Havan is performed in the last days of Navratri. It is believed that the devotees who worship the mother with determination should break the fast of Navratri only after the Havan. Mango wood is mainly used in the havan. But do you know why only mango wood is used for this?

What is the importance of Havan in astrology?
According to religious scriptures, there has been a tradition of Havan since Vedic times. Havan is performed after any ritual. Whenever someone enters the house after building a new house, a havan is performed for his auspiciousness. Havan is also performed for the pacification of Navagraha Dosha. Not only this, 7 rounds of marriage are taken after seeing the fire of Havan. It is believed that performing Havan removes negative energy and purifies the environment.

Why is mango wood used in Havan?
According to scientific research, a very small amount of carbon dioxide is emitted from mango wood. Also it is very flammable, so it ignites quickly even in low air. According to a research, when mango wood is burnt, a gas called formic aldehyde is released from it, which kills dangerous bacteria. It also purifies the environment. The smoke of Havan cures typhoid, respiratory disease.