Mango leaves have an aroma that stays on for a long duration. These are widely used for functions and auspicious celebrations in homes. Hung in the front door and also used to decorate a kalash during poojas, navagraha homas and during navrathri. The scientifc reason associated with hanging mango leaves and using it as part of an auspicious decoration is that it helps keeping the surrounding atmosphere pleasant and soothing. Green as we know can absorb carbon di oxide and release oxygen, for this very reason green mango leaves and others like neem leaves find a special significance in rituals and auspicious functions. Mango leaves are also used during marriages to indicate the longevity of the marriage.