Though the incense usage in Ayurveda is for therapeutic reasons, they are also used daily for religious and other personal rituals for their effect on mind and mental states. The aromas were long known for bringing about a sense of relaxation, well-being and piousness- which further aid in meditation and de-stressing/relaxation practices.
One special note needs to be mentioned about the ingredient Guggulu or Gugul contained in certain Ayurvedic Incense. Guggulu or Gugul is very similar in its properties to Frankincense and Myrrh and has traditional been used for it's spiritually cleansing action. It not only has a very beneficial effect on the environment in the room, it is also supposed to make a person feel more calm and religious, helping tremendously in strenuous meditation practices. This ingredient is also sometimes found in Tibetan Incense.
Both Ayurvedic and Tibetan incenses are made from very similar ingredients by following the masala method mentioned above and are hand rolled and air dried for maximum purity and effectiveness. They typically do not contain charcoal or other such toxic combustible substances and are supposed to be non-habit forming. They have been used for centuries during prayers, meditation, certain specific Tantric rituals and also to purify the home environment and benefit from their special healing aromas.