young man making sandalwood
– Photo: Amar Ujala
Hathras is also becoming recognized for the business of worship material. Nandan is planted in the temples of Mathura-Vrindavan made of sandalwood here. Now worship material is being manufactured in more than 12 factories of the district regarding Navratri. Devotees coming to Mathura-Vrindavan are offering prayers with the worship materials made here.
Hathras city is famous for industries like asafoetida, rang-gulal, pulses. In the last decade and a half, worship material is being produced in the city. Worship material is manufactured here in about 12 factories. More than three thousand people get employment from the Pooja material business. This business has taken hold in many states including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand. Worship materials made here are supplied on major festivals like Navratri, Hanuman Jayanti, Deepawali.
In view of Navratri, work is going on fast in the factories. According to the manufacturers, the worship material made in Hathras is preferred because of the quality. In Mathura, Vrindavan, especially the worship material is used here. Devotees coming from outside the country also buy worship material from here.
These materials are produced
4. Chandan Tilak
7. Havan Samagri
10. Puja Samagri Kit
Sindoor, Roli and Kalava are tax free. There is 5 percent tax on goods like Havan Samagri, Guggal, sandalwood, sawdust etc. For this reason large scale production is done in the city. Worship material is produced in more than 12 factories in the city. Its demand is high on special occasions. – Manoj Aggarwal, Businessman
Hathras is becoming a new hub of worship material. Havan Samagri, Roli, Kalava etc. are being prepared as per the order. This time the business is expected to boom on Navratri in the market. The demand for worship material made in Hathras is increasing rapidly. – Nitin Varshney, Businessman