Sambrani has a happy peaceful fragrance. It calms the nerves and induces tranquility,making a person ready for prayers.
The fragrant smoke that emanates from this powder is soothing and absorbs all moisture from the baby’s scalp and hair. This serves as a traditional form of aroma therapy. While performing abhishekam or bathing of deities, it is natural for the sanctum sanctorum to be damp, and in such an atmosphere, insects and bacteria tend to multiply rapidly. The burning sambrani, however, purifies the air and removes moisture. The smoke is also known to be an excellent cure for respiratory ailments.