"Sandalwood Powder also known as Chandan powder in the native language is widely used in Hindu ceremonies, which forms an important part of many religious ceremonies. Chandan Powder is used in Mahashivratri celebrations of Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction and recreations. As a natural pitch substance, it burns cool without leaving an ash residue, which symbolizes consciousness. It has a cooling effect when applied to the forehead as a paste. It is applied on the forehead while performing puja to give internal peace."