Camphor or Kapur
When the camphor is lit, it burns itself out, fully evaporating until there is no residue left in the prayer utensil, leaving behind a sweet fragrance in the air instead. In the same manner. It Symbolizes union with God and the promise of the devotee to burn their ego completely without leaving any residue while spreading the light of knowledge to other lives that touches theirs, no matter how brief a time. Just like the scent emanating from the camphor, the devotee, devoid of his ego and arrogance, spread goodness around themselves. At the end of the prayer, the devotee places cupped hands over the flame and touches the eyes and top of the head. Symbolizing the illumination of vision and purity of thought.