the Nawab Sahib created different flower gardens and made fragrant perfumes from the flowers.nrb – News18 Gujarati News WAALI
the Nawab Sahib created different flower gardens and made fragrant perfumes from the flowers.nrb – News18 Gujarati
In Palanpur of Banaskantha district, there was Nawabi Sashan. At that time, Nawab Sahib Talem Muhammad Khan and the Prince of Palanpur were very fond of Attar. Still, who doesn’t love fragrant perfumes? That is to say, Nawab Sahib invited the famous perfume merchant and Dawoodi Whora Akbar Ali Abdul Hussain from Udaipur (Rajasthan) to Palanpur.
Because Nawab Sahib loved Attar very much. So Nawab Sahib brought different varieties of seeds from regions like Kashmir, Rajasthan, Mehsore (Baglore), Hyderabad and built seven flower gardens in the city of Palanpur in which Dil Khushal Bang, Amir Bang, Rani Bang, Tal Bang , Jahanara Bang, Son Bang, Saibang and other gardens were built.
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Also, Kevada and Champappa flowers have been grown in river areas of Dhaniya, Ambetha, Vasan, Dhandhar east of Palanpur town. At that time, the people of Bhil used to cut the Kevada and sell it to AA Attarwal for 2.50 rupees per hundred pieces. All these flowers Nabav Sahib told the people of Lavi Daudi Vahora Kom to make perfume from different flowers of his state to be useful to Jebad city The process of making perfume in Palanpur started in Palanpur around 1912.
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Due to its superior quality, this perfume started to be exported abroad and it is said that during the British rule there were two trains which ran from Palanpur to Delhi and from Delhi to Palanpur. Passengers would wake up in the middle of the night from the scent of flowers and say that they had arrived at Palanpur. In 1954, the Congress Convention at Balaram Mahadev and the Agricultural Industry and Handicrafts Exhibition at Mount Abu were the Greater Mumbai and when Morarji Bhai Desai was a minister, the Palanpur Perfume Booth was the first. During the time of Saheb, a big exhibition was held at this time, Palanpur collector Vs. Shankar and his Kashmiri wife made a special appearance.
While Hatimbhai Attarwala who is currently involved in perfume trade in Palanpur and Historian Syed Sharif Chashmawala said that in the history of perfume extraction Akbar Ali Abdul Hussain, Kayumbhai Akbar Ali, Mehmud Hussain Akbar Ali were three brothers and they settled in Palanpur. around 1947 when they came from Udaipur to Palanpur during the flower season. The process of making perfume from flowers is not as simple as you think, because the quality of perfume is high, the process is long and laborious.
Because the process of making perfume is very complicated, generally the type of flowers to be made should be placed in a large copper container 1/3 filled with water and sealed tightly with clay. It is placed in a bowl of cold water. Sweet oil is kept in the bowl as needed.
To do any type of distance, Sukhad oil should be used in the base. After refueling under the dag, the vapor from the flowers is collected in the side tank through the release tube and is called the fragrance. A fine fragrance is prepared when cold steam water is mixed with fresh flowers and cool water and treated for eight days. There was no aluminum or glass equipment to sell the perfume in the market, so there was no tampering and it could be stored for a long time. It was stored in small camel skin maracas.
Approximately during 1950s to 1955, current prices were according to its quality, current price was Rs.2 to Rs.10 tola, average Rs.5 to Rs.12 tola and best perfume was Rs. 50 to 60 tola while during 1970 Gulkand was priced at Rs.5 per kg and bottle of kevad. Selling at Rs 3.75 paisa was very reliable and lentils for Gulkand Gulab Jal and Kevada Jal along with Attarwala Attar.
Palanpur known as Attar Nagri of Banaskantha district has no flower gardens and these perfumers are no longer in the world today, but their fragrant name lives on and their family heritage still maintains their tradition. Bagwan Brothers raises the profile of Palanpur in the perfume world.
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