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Tuesday, 18 August 2015
|Naag Panchami - Festival of India|
AFRICA: at a place in Africa called Whydah one of the important centres of snake worship there are fifty snakes, all Pythons. In African mythology there is a god named Ashanti who is represented in the form of a snake and a white Boa is sacred from this point of view.
ANCIENT EGYPT: the ancient Egyptians very actively worshiped snakes in many godly forms. Where the Cobra was clearly linked to their god RA, there were other snake gods as well. The patron goddess of Upper Egypt was Wadjet who is represented by a Cobra Headed woman.
YMESOPOTAMIA & SUMERIA: the ancient Mesopotamians believed that snakes are immortal as they remained in youth forever since they shed their skin regularly. The early Sumerians believed in a god called Ningishazida before the arrival of the venerated Gilgamesh. In Syria one can see a temple in the northern part of the country where there is a bronze statue holding a serpent like staff in his hand.
EUROPE: In ancient Italy there is the goddess Angita who represents snakes. Before the advent of Christianity there was this Prussian god Potrimpus in whose honor a snake was fed milk. Who doesn't know the most important symbol of modern times the symbol of Medical Emergency which is denoted by staff around which two snakes are entwined? It is Asclepius, the son of Apollo and Koronis, who immortalized this in the history of mankind.
AUSTRALIA: old tales abound all over aboriginal myths about a serpent they call the Rainbow serpent. In various parts of Australia people call it by different names, but the concept is all too familiar.
CENTRAL AMERICA: the Mayan culture revered the God Kukulkan while the ancient Aztecs called their Serpent God Quetzalcoatl.
All those who may have seen the top serial on History Channel called Ancient Aliens would have seen so many of the segments devoted to this unique aspect of world history.
Monday, 3 August 2015
|Citronella Grass - For Oil Extraction|
Friday, 31 July 2015
|Herbal Ingredients of Dhunoh|
Friday, 15 August 2014
SMJ Venture began its production and marketing of #Camphor products in the first half of 2012. The company saw great potential as Camphor has been a very sought after item for thousands of years in various parts of Asia. In early 1800 it had gained popularity in Europe and other parts of the western world. This product has been used as a treatment for malaria and other fevers in Africa and also as an antiseptic. The use of Camphor in #India is perhaps even older and is currently an intrinsic part of religious ritual and daily life.
With an in-house high market demand such as in India, we decided to revolutionize the Camphor business with our superior outlook and our commitment to product and marketing excellence. We have successfully created a brand identity that far supersedes others in this segment. With our #Maayasdeep brand of camphor we have very nearly rewritten a success story in the camphor trade in India.
Although camphor has always been in high demand, there was a visible lack of a concerted marketing effort from a manufacturer. We have made a conscious effort to create this value addition, by giving the trade and the customer not just a high quality product but in many other aspects too. We have been instrumental in introducing various types of packaging and different weights for consumers.
Previously, one could only find camphor tablets sold in wax paper wrapping. We at #SMJ introduced a large number of product variants keeping in mind varying customer needs. We have one of the largest variants available in the camphor business today where the customer has the choice of product pricing and quantity selection. Maayasdeep camphor today is available in packs containing 1gm/2 gm/6gm/10gm/40gm and goes right up to 1 kg packs in poly jars.
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Since the start of operations, our entire team has been oriented towards creating a product base that establishes a new parameter for business excellence. With a warm response from customers and trade partners alike, we have always pushed the boundaries of our capabilities. Whether it was for incense sticks or Camphor products, the customers have become aware that here was a company that delivered with unfailing accuracy on product quality & pricing. After all today’s customer more than ever before is highly quality conscious and appreciates anyone that follows a similar philosophy.
Emboldened by this success, we have with great enthusiasm continued the trend of excellence that has given us the strength to launch newer products in several categories over the last year. In line with our attaining the trust and confidence of the market, we thought it was equally important to have a brand identity that more aptly displays this core identity to newer segments of the society. With due deliberation, we choose to add the element of Love to our existing brand name “DEEP”.
It is the Sanskrit word Deepam, which means light from which we acquired our brand name initially. This was important because our product lines of Camphor and incense sticks are a very close part of daily ritual for many people. People who seek the light of a higher element to guide them in their daily lives and fill their life with love. It is this love and more appropriately motherly love that is known as Maaya in Sanskrit too. We decided to bring these two words together in highlighting that we are all guided by the “light of Love”, this is the philosophy behind our change from Deep to Maayasdeep. We hope that with this new identity, we will be able to serve the continued customer needs with aplomb and dedication.