Shrinivas Sugandhalaya is an incense manufacturer who is most famous for their ‘Satya’ line of incense sticks.
The company was founded by Shri K.N. Satyam Setty.
He is known to have suffered from a condition known as ‘anosmia’, which can interfere with the ability to smell.
Rather than relying on his sense of smell to create incense, he studied ancient Indian texts on perfumery and in 1964 he started his first incense factory.
One of Shri K.N. Satyam Setty’s core interests was in masala techniques, which were popular during medieval times.
Masala incense sticks incorporate natural herbs, flowers, resins and spices to create a fragrant sticky paste.
One of their most popular products, ‘Super Hit’, was invented by him and one of his sons, Shri Balakrishna Setty.
Shrinivas Sugandalaya is now split into 2 companies, with each half being owned by a different son.
Their products are available in multiples packaging styles.