Sandalwood Classic Incense: (Indian Temple Brand)

(53 reviews)
  • Sandalwood Incense
(imported from India)

Sandalwood is by far our most popular incense.

Sandalwood is by far our most popular incense. It is a light incense especially treasured by those who do not care for the more common sweet and heavy incense.

Sandalwood is a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and, unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Sandalwood oil is extracted from the woods. Sandalwood is often cited as one of the most expensive woods in the world. Wikipedia

We sell the original formula, which we call "Sandalwood Classic." It is available both in the 25 gram regular size and as a 100 gram bundle.
Global Rating: 5.00 from 53 reviews Add your review of this product
Review By Richard Dannemiller

Temple Incense

Great product, great service

Review By Lawrence Burke

Indian Temple Brand Incence

The best and most authentic incense you will find anywhere!!!

Review By Joseph Davida

Sandalwood Classic Incense

I bought 10 100gm stick packages and I am totally and complete
pleased with this refined incense.
I burn it every time I sit to meditate - Twice a day.

I intend to buy more for my friends who practice the same meditation.

Review By Dorthy Mayberry

The Best!!

I've been ordering this Sandalwood Classic Incense for 40 years. Needless to see I think it is the best!!

Review By Katherine Boyer

So very special.

Indian Temple Incense is my favorite of all time. I've bought their sandalwood for years; in person when I lived near the beautiful Hollywood Temple, and by mail since moving across the country. It is so calming and brings back such lovely memories of the Temple.

Review By Cathlyne Talevich

Sandalwood Classic Incense

Oh, how I love the Vedanta incenses! As a very young child, I would smell the sandalwood as my father meditated in their bedroom, late at night. It brought a sense of peace and love.

I feel blessed to still have this beautiful incense available. Thank you!

Review By Lorayne Perez

Sandalwood Classic

This incense is one of my favorites also. This one I've been burning for since 1974. Never fails as it always smells wonderful.

Review By Joan North


Delicate and comforting like being back at the ashram.

Review By Timothy Ruhlman Jr

Wonderful incense

Just like any of the others I've used, it has a pleasant smell that I really enjoy.

Review By Dorthy Mayberry

The best!!!!

Real Sandalwood from India. I would have no other.

Review By Lise Haines

Temple Incense

Though I am far away from the Santa Barbara temple now, I hold it in my heart. This incense makes me feel that I am sitting near the altar, hearing bells and chanting.
My experience shopping online through the Vedanta store was excellent.

Review By Pamela Hester

Indian Temple Incense

I will only buy my incense from Vedanta! The quality is very good and it always arrives quickly. My favorites are rose and their classic sandalwood but if you have a favorite scent, I'm sure you will really enjoy it.

Review By Lita Perkins

The only incense I use

I have used this exclusively for the last 30 plus years. I panic when I get low. Just the presence of an open package in the room brings peace and calmness. I highly recommend this item.

Review By Dorthy Mayberry


Wonderful fragrance. I have been using this incense for 50 years and am so happy it is still available.

Review By Kele Self

Great incense

Review By Carolyn Bond

The classic incense

This is the incense that has been regularly used in the Vedanta Society of Southern California's temples for decades. Its simple yet profound scent carries so many beautiful and meaningful associations. It's the only one I ever burn.

Review By Avis Bernstein


I continue to enjoy burning Sandalwood Classic Incense during my daily Yoga practice - a scent used for many years. I appreciate the quality of this product and the service provided. I highly recommend Vedanta.

Review By Doug Pearsall

The Best!

Review By Linda Ducrot

High Quality

Pure and high quality. I have been buying this incense for decades.

Review By Scott Thayer

great incense

This wonderful incense has been around for decades. The price has increased and the quantity has decreased over the years but that's biz. $5 s/h for $8 of incense is high, though, so buy more at one time.

Review By Pamela Wilson

Fragrant Incense

Wonderful Indian Temple Incense! Just as I remembered. Clean, pure sandalwood.

Review By Joan North


I love this light sandalwood scent. It reminds me of my years living at Ananda Ashram in California and the Vedanta Centre in Massachusetts and their peace and serenity.

Review By Su Menu

Sandalwood Classic

I keep reordering this because I like it's unique scent

Review By Dorthy Mayberry

The best!!

I have been using this incense for many, many years. I highly recommend it.

Review By Lita Perkins

Best incense

I have used Sandalwood Classic Incense exclusively since the early '90's. I do not bother trying any other as this one is so pure, so clean it never disappoints.

Review By Joan North


Not too strong like some incense. Leaves a welcoming and sacred scent to come home to.

Review By Kate

Pure scent

Indian Temple Sandalwood Classic is the only incense I've used for the past 30 years. I am happy to be able to purchase it online. The scent is still pure and the quality remains.

Review By Dorthy Mayberry


The best ever incense!!! Would buy no other & am so grateful there is an outlet that I can purchase it from.

Review By Zoe Inman

earnest start to your day

this sandalwood is very clean, earnest, & thou it has the signature, 'i am here!' of sandalwood, it doesn't demand you run out of the room! very good for day sitting, or early eve.

Review By Neal Shinder

did it again

Thanks again for the quick service and your great selection of incense varieties. The Sandalwood is probably my favorite and the delivery was swift.

Always a pleasure to do business with the Vedanta Society.

Review By Karen Stanford

Great service.

Wonderful people, wonderful products, and great service! My orders are always shipped quickly.

Review By Carol Miller

my favorite incense

This is a staple in my home, have used it for over 40 years. Recently a friend said my yorkie smelled of sandalwood. Good stuff!

Review By Susanna

Indian Temple Incense

This is the best incense ever! I have been delighting in it for over 50 years!

Review By Michelle Hinton

Love the Incense

These incense are wonderful. They smell great and burn much longer than any others I’ve purchased. Thank you!!

Review By Joan North

My favorite incense ever.

We used it when I lived at Ananda Ashram eleven years ago and I still use it now. I love it.

Review By Janet Ristow


We use this incense for arati at our yoga center exclusively. I also use it at home. Our Guru says it is the most spiritual sandlewood available!

Review By Joan North


This incense is delightful, delicate, comforting. I love it.

Review By Linda Perez

Indian Temple Incense Sandalwood

As always I am very pleased with this purchase as I have been using this same incense since the late 60's.

Review By Alvin Castilloveitia

Memories of my spiritual master

This smell reminds me of the day of my initiation that my spiritual master lit one of this sticks. It is the traditional woody smell of real sandalwood, not of artificial quality, but pure and natural sandalwood. You will never repent of choosing this brand and smell. It is so wonderful and the smell lasts days in the environment of my special place.

Review By Kingsley

BEST Incense Ever!

This is surely the best Sandalwood Incense ever! Smells wonderfully potent, and the scent lingers on for literally days. Very pleased with my purchase! Please don't stop carrying this wonderful product.

Review By Rothchild

Smells Delicious & Heavenly!

This is by far the best smelling incense EVER. I hope they never stop making this scent... It is quite Heavenly and Divine. Makes you feel re-energized and very centered at the same time. Just a lovely, happy fragrance!

Review By William

Vedanta Incense

Have been ordering all fragrances of the Vedanta incense for 30 or 40 years. Their quality and scent are the best in the world that I have used.
The Vedanta press business has always been fast, reliable, honest, and has consistently kept a high standard in every way.
Try some of their incense and books. You will like them.

Review By Joan North

sacred spaces

Always pleased with this incense, not too strong or sweet, just right. Brings me back to ashram days of sacred space.

Review By glenn steiner

Higher Planes

Your beloved incense has helped me achieve higher planes of existence through meditation since I was a young man of eighteen, some forty seven years ago.

Review By Ralph Leroy Stuart

Red Sandalwood

i really like this new flavor.

Review By Joan North


Wonderful. Perfect as always. Not to strong, not too weak. Just right. Transports me back to the Vedanta Centre in Cohasset, MA. Thank you thank you thank you.

Review By Anett Allbrett

Returning to a fragrance that held my highest moments.. being centered in the Santa Barbara Temple at Vespers.

I am very grateful that this incense is still being made and is easily available. This signature fragrance is identical to what it was many years ago.

Review By Tony D'Angelo

Great Incense

I have been using this incense for many years, and the quality has always been great!

Review By Janice Oest

Wonderful scent

This has become the only incense I burn now. It calms and renews!!

Review By Shelley Brown

Sandalwood Classic Incense

Pure incense, a familiar product. I am glad you stock it.

Review By Deborah Boller

A Must-Have.

I have used this for many years. Still one of the best out there. I love it.

Review By Shane Swoverland


I've been burning incense for 20 years. Sandalwood is my favorite. I've tried many. The Vedanta ranks in my top two.

Review By Linda Lorayne C Perez

Satisfied Customer

I have been using this same incense since 1974. This is my most favorite and for all these years it is always the same fragrance which for me is very calming and peaceful. My grand children call this Grandmas smell which they love.