At the beginning agarbathi manufacturing was a fledgling cottage industry . Today manufacturing of incense sticks has attained a global perspective. Sri Vijayalakshmi Agarbathi Works, manufacturer of incense sticks in Bangalore are the market leaders in India and also a major exporter of incense sticks, agarabthis, Dhoops, etc..
K.S Lakshmaiah Shetty the founder and philanthropist, was an entrepreneur whose clarity of thought, disciplined mind, fiercely independent attitude and vision led to the start Sri Vijayalakshmi Agarbathi Works in 1947 as a manufacturer of agarbathi. It was an authentic & pioneering achievement, realized by a series of marketing, research, product, packaging growth was seen due to his basic belief structure: "Consistent Quality along with values will reap" The exotic fragrances of incense have traveled ancient trade routes linking the far corners of the world.