Incense sticks have grown to be an important part of our lives. Incense sticks are always in demand in the market because of religious importance whether it’s for a Hindu, a Muslim, a Christian, a Sikh etc. Incense sticks are used in all religions but for the same cause. It is believed that the message of our prayer is taken to God in the form of smoke by the incense sticks. Incense sticks nowadays are made up of aromatic materials that produce aroma when burned. It is also used in various therapy and while meditating. Here are the top 10 best Incense sticks brands in India in 2018:
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10. Nandi Incense Sticks
The Nandi Incense sticks company is situated in the city of Bangalore along with its 6 manufacturing units spread over 50,000 square feet. The company was established in 1936 with a small unit in Chintamani. The company is one of the leading producers of Incense sticks that exports its product outside India. Over the course of time, the manufacturing quantity of the company has raised from 1 ton to 1000 tons a year. Equipped with state of the art technology and skilled workers, Nandi has taken large portions of market shares in India and abroad.
9. Kalpana Agarbattis
The Kalpana Agarbattis project was established in 1970 by late Kanubhai. k .Shah. The company was set up in 1970 with its total unit in Ahmedabad, Gujrat. The founder used to sell his products in a very common tool available to him, his bicycle. His dedication towards his products and the quality gradually increased the demand for Kalpana Agarbattis and eventually they started expanding and growing. His products had also got famous in the adjoining states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and as far as Tamil Nadu. The aim of Kalpana Agarbattis is to make itself “The Fragrance Of India”.
8. Hari Darshan
The Hari Darshan Sevashram Pvt. Ltd is actually the manufacturer of Hari Darshan incense sticks in India. The art of making these incense sticks is now over a century old and is passed to the succeeding generations. The company has 12 manufacturing units spread across the country with an area of 2,50,000 square feet. They have a team of 500 distributors and 150 strong professional teams to cater the needs of millions in the country. The products are also certified for quality basis. The company was in the limelight for some time for being the brand in the product category.
7. TataF Agarbatti
The TataF company is comparatively new in this field of business with only seventeen years of a foothold. Its manufacturing unit is different from others as it empowers women to do the job. It assembled more than 25 Women Groups, trained them and helped them get an income by manufacturing hand rolled incense sticks from their houses. It aspires of developing the company very soon collaborating with ITC. The TataF agar Battis also manufacture a set of new agar Battis under its own brand name “Pooja Agarbattis”.
Hem has its manufacturing units in two cities Bangalore and Mumbai. It was established in the year 1983 by three partners who desired to take down the biggest incense stick manufacturers in the country operating at that time. With the due course of time Hem Corporation started manufacturing huge quantities of incense sticks and now it is exported to over 70 countries in the world. Equipped with its great foresight the company has able to be one of the leading producers of incense sticks in the country and aims to be the market leader.
Next on our list is a pristine company founded by one of the most popular saints of India Baba Ramdev. The company was established in 2006 with an aim of promoting Ayurveda into the daily life of persons and eliminate the adulterated products that are there in the market. It produces a soothing effect and claims to cleanse the aura because of the various herbs that are used in the manufacturing of the products. The headquarters of Patanjali is located in the industrial area of Haridwar. It also has its office in New Delhi.
4. Zed Black Agarbattis
The Zed Black company offers a range of more than 1200 products in agar Battis. The products of the company are exported to more than 10 countries. The daily revenue of the company rises to 1.5 million with 5,00,000 products being sold daily. It also looks after the women empowerment program in the country has a strong team of 1000 persons of which 700 are underprivileged female. The company has its office in Mysore. At Zed, they firmly believe that everyone’s prayer gets answered. They have control over 2500 distributors selling their product country wide.
3. Mangaldeep Agarbattis
Mangaldeep Agarbattis is a brand of Imperial Tobacco Company (ITC) which occupies a large portion of the market nowadays. The company initially tried its hand in the agarbatti industry by marketing the products that were bought from the small scale cottage industries. Seeing the demand for agar Battis the company launched its new product in the market. It has various manufacturing centers and 5 manufacturing units with over 14,000 people earning their livelihood from this source. It has also contributed to the women empowerment program by training over 4000 women of rural background into the process of making agar, Battis. ITc also supports many NGOs in Bihar, Tripura and Tamil Nadu.
2. Moksh Agarbattis
Moksh Agarbatti is the second most famous agarbatti brand in India which has its headquarters in Bangalore. It was established in the year 1996 by Mr. S.K.Ashiya and Mr. Anand Ashiya with an aim to provide every Indian household with high-quality incense sticks at affordable prices. With a wide range of 35 different fragrances incense sticks everything from floral, wood, herbal, cosmetic undertone. It has over 15 company depots and thousands of f retailers. Its manufacturing unit is over 2 lac square feet with 4 factories and 19 company owned distributors. The annual revenue of the company in the year 2012-13 was 100 crore and by 2015 it reached 200 crores, that is it doubled its annual sale in no time.
1. Cycle Pure Agarbatti
Topping our list of 10 best incense stick manufacturers in the country, the company has a leading control over the market is Cycle Pure Agarbatti. With its array of handpicked materials that gives you the true sense of purity. It is a brand under the NR Group. It was established in the year 1948 by N. Ranga Rao.The company also exports its product across Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America while catering the needs of domestic consumers. It’s brand ambassadors also include some famous personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Ramesh Arvind, and Saurav Ganguly.
These are the top 10 incense stick brands in India in 2018. While some of them are new, the primary objective of every brand remains the same that is spreading fragrance and aroma and the purity of mankind through the aura.