|TRADITIONAL CUSTOMS & PRACTCES
Chandanam (Chandan / Sandal)
This is sandalwood - available in stick, powder or paste form. This is
used mostly for its cooling properties. It is used today in various
commercial cosmetics, for its cooling and healing properties as well as
for its wonderful fragrance.
During festival and wedding gatherings, it is customary to offer
chandanam in a chandana pela to visitors. Further, sandalwood powder
filled in bags is also used to add fragrance to storage cupboards.