This tibetan incense is long, 8.5 inches and it comes in a beautiful handmade box covered in handmade paper. On the front cover it states "A Tribute to the Highest Nirvana"! Within the Mahapari sutra, the burning of incense is encouraged. This incense is created to encourage meditation and purification and is used in offerings. Mahapari Nirvana incense is created from traditional methods, using 32 traditional aromatic herbs found in the Himalayas, including Red Sandalwood and Gokul Dhoop. Red Sandalwood differs from Yellow sandalwood because it is sharper. The incense also comes with a small burner so that you can burn your incense. Enjoy this lovely, handcrafted incense, which was created just to be enjoyed!