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Saharanpur Handicrafts

Saharanpur Handicrafts

Saharanpur is famous for its Mughal Style Handicrafts and Furniture products since ages. Let us take a look at the few aspects of its rich heritage.


Located between the Ganges and the Yamuna, Saharanpur has a history which dates back from 2000 B.C. It was a part of the Indus Valley civilization later to be ruled by the Aryan Kings. Later, the Mughals took over in the 1300’s and it became the administrative hub and summer resort of the Mughal Empire. In the year 1803, the British took over from the Mughals later to be ousted after the Mutiny of 1857.

Saharanpur is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with a rich heritage and culture. Founded by Shah Ranveer Singh, the city got its name after the Sufi Saint Shah Harun Chisti. The Saharanpur is a popular city known for the incredible range of wooden handicraft products. Saharanpur, now, has become the primary road and railway junction of Uttar Pradesh. Apart from being a considerable agricultural market, it is also famous in the world as one of the foremost manufacturer of wood products and handicrafts.

Wooden Handicrafts are a trademark to the rich culture and heritage that the city claims to possess. The handicrafts carry the designs and complexity of its rich heritage which were so universal during the Mughal rule that one can find the relics which resembles the designs that are commonly seen even in today’s era. The Wooden handicrafts famous in Saharanpur comprises of small products such as Kitchen tools and kids toys to Large Temples and Designer Furniture with beadwork and inlay work. Saharanpur Handicrafts are popular in the world and is exported to every part of the world.

Few of the most sought after products available in the Saharanpur Market are:

Handcrafted Wooden Temple:

Wooden Temple is a holy place to worship God. The Wooden temple can be crafted with different quality hardwood such as Teak wood, Sheesham Wood ( Indian Rosewood), and Mango wood. The design consists of three parts: Top consists of dome (Shikhra, Gopuram as it is called in Southern India); middle part is Garbgriha which is the main place where Idols are placed; and base consists of Legs on which the Whole Temple is supported. The supporting legs are in case of Floor Standing Unit and the Temple is without support in case wall unit. Then, the designs differ with peacock and elephant carvings, engraved pillars, and floral carvings, pull out and lid style drawers for pooja essentials. The overall structure is very simple and sometimes the whole Temple is made in Folding State, which can be easily dismantled piece by piece.

The Wooden Temples made in Saharanpur are a depiction of the large holy Temples built in India. The Wooden temples made in Saharanpur are carefully crafted keeping in mind the religious aspects of the Devotee as well as the grandeur it bring to any home or place kept.

Wooden Room Divider / Partition Screen:


Wooden Partition Screen, also known by many names such as room divider / privacy screen / room separator/ wall panel, are one of the most popular unit throughout the world because of their mobility and ease of placement.

Room Dividers comes in various designs and patterns carved out by skilled artisans in quality hardwood. Room Dividers are used for separating a common area or partitioning a studio apartment without using brick walls.  The most popularly used hardwood and materials for making room dividers are Sheesham (Indian Rosewood), Mango Wood and Fiber boards.

Room Dividers can either be used indoors for decor and partitioning purposes (Mango Wood and Fiber boards MDF are common in such case); or can be used outdoors in the garden area (Sheesham Wood is used commonly due to its water resistivity and durability).


Dining Sets:


Wooden Dining Sets made in Saharanpur are famous for their detailed engravings and   carving with inlay work. The units made in Saharanpur are usually in Sheesham or Teak Wood.

In case of minor carvings, Sheesham is usually preferred. But in case of more precise and elaborate carvings, Teak Wood is preferred over Sheesham Wood. Wooden Dining Table not only enhances decoration of living area but also let you feel amazing with the touch of royal creative patterns.

Dining Table is designed with the use of furnished and premium quality of woods with graceful touch of traditional patterns. Our dining room should reflect the joy, love and bond we share with our family and also with other people who visit us. These dining sets are durable enough to withstand extreme temperatures as well.

Service Trolleys:


A lot of people spend most of their time in the kitchen so it should be not be surprising to know that there are a number of wooden articles that are used to decorate this place as well. Service Trolley is one of them. It looks stylish and impressive. And if it comes with traditional designs, it does add to its heritage value.

Service trolley is one of the easiest and best ways to move food items, to and fro, to the dining area. Just place the delicious creations over it and you are all set to go as these come with wheels which can be moved with ease. Moreover, wooden trolley for kitchen adds functionality to the house.



Jewelry Boxes:


The trend of having a wooden jewelry box has been around for many generations. The primary venture of a jewelry box is to keep valuable accessories safe from exposure and damage and every woman does have a jewelry box that she can call her own. It’s a great place to store valuable earrings, delicate necklaces, bracelets and other items.

The Traditional jewelry boxes are handcrafted by expert artisans from Premium quality wood which is strong and durable. The jewelry boxes come in variety of designs like brass designs, inlay work, floral carving and much more.



Kitchen Items:


There are a number of small kitchen items handmade by skilled artisans of Saharanpur that are exported to all parts of the world.

These come in standard size as any kitchen tool you have at home. These look nice and most importantly are non-stick usable. These can also be a modest gift to your loved ones for all occasions.




Some traditions never get old, and that certainly holds true for a lot of artisans in Saharanpur handicrafts. High quality and traditional wooden items especially the furniture items not only impress your guest and relatives but also relating to your state of mind. Each piece selected reflects a part of rich cultural heritage of India. Saharanpur Handicrafts can never go out of style as these units are meant to last for ages to come.

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Astrological Aspects of Placing Wooden Temple at Home

Astrological Aspects of Placing Wooden Temple at Home


Looking for Vastu Compliant Wooden temples? Worried about Astrological aspects of placing the Temple in your home or at Office? You have come to the right place.


Since ages, in order to have our mind clear of all the clutter and to find some peace from the outer world, each Indian Home has its own place of worship: Temple. Temples brings positivity and peace at home. Wooden temples are common to be seen at most places these days. Not only homes, but workplaces, hospitals, café, restaurants and institutions; small and big have Wooden Temples.

Playing such an important role in our lives, placement of wooden temples cannot go unnoticed. Almost every home has them placed as per Astrology / Vastu. It is said that choosing the right place and way of keeping the Temples really affect the persons around them. There are many aspects that one should follow while placing a wooden temple at Home or in Office. You will feel much relaxed in deciding which Temple to choose and where to keep it after reading the article.

A few but most important aspects to be kept in mind while placing a wooden temple at home are discussed in brief. Read On…

The Appropriate Height of the Temple:


The wooden temple should be kept at height appropriate to the seating arrangement. It should be kept at a height right at the same level a person’s chest sitting or standing in front of it. The basic idea is to have the Pooja Idols to be kept in front of the person.

If the height is lower than that, it would be disrespectful to the Lord. Also, above that height, it would be difficult for the person to actually see the Deities. Thus, the basic thumb rule is to keep the Temple at a height from where the Idols’ feet are higher than the devotee’s chest.




Material to be used:

The Temples are considered ideal when made in wood. According to Vastu Shastra, a temple made of wood is propitious and considered to be more religious. Sheesham Wood (Rosewood), apart from other wood types, is considered auspicious for Home Temple. However, the temple can be made in any wood type. Of all woods, three wood types are commonly referred for Temple making: Sheesham Wood, Teak Wood (Sagwan or Sagaun) and Mango Wood. Marble Temples are also considered appropriate. Also, the Home Temple should not be placed directly at floor. It should have some foundation or support above the ground.


A Temple placed at home or anyplace else is incomplete without correct Vastu Compliant directions.

  1. As per Vastu Shastra, placing Mandir at north-eastern or eastern corner of the home is considered to be perfect and bring good luck to your place. It is also known that north-eastern side of a house is filled with positive energy.
  2. It is important that deities face in west and worshiper face in east.
  3. The Diya should be placed / lit in south-east direction.
  4. Pooja Room is a precious part of home and perfect place for worshipping God. Worshipers should always keep some insulation while praying or siting in the Pooja room by using mat or carpet or a small stool (pooja chowki).

Things to avoid doing while placing Wooden Temples:

  1. The Wooden Temple should not be adjoining to the toilet or washroom; not even above or below it.
  2. A Wooden Temple should not be placed in bedroom. However, in case there is no other option or you have some space management issues, you can place the Temple at some height and cover it with curtains or a door to conceal the Idols from direct eye contact.
  3. Avoid placing any ancestral pictures inside the Wooden Temple. This is considered inauspicious as per Vastu.
  4. Avoid placing cracked or damaged Idols (Khandit Murti) inside the temple. Also, avoid placing heavy Idols if possible as they might damage the Wooden Mandir.

These are few of the points that are needed to be considered to avoid any mistakes and have everything positive at home. Wooden Temple rightly chosen and kept carefully can last for years. A Temple can be any size or design as far as it relates to your home. Wooden Temples comes in a variety of designs and can also be made exactly as per your requirements. Some have doors in front, some are open. Some have shelves inside for small idols or picture frames, while some only have center for a single deity. Some just have 4 pillars and a small dome at the top. It really depends on you which seems best for your own place.

We, at Aarsun Woods, excel in customization and carefully keep in mind the astrological aspects while making the Wooden Temple. We have been crafting Temples for over 30 years now and have clients not only from India but overseas. Each Wooden Temple is crafted very carefully keeping in mind the clients requirements and religious aspects related to the temple. We have Temples ranging from Small Wall Hanging to Large Floor Standing for Halls and Gardens. The Wood used is Sheesham (Indian Rosewood), Teak Wood (Sagwan or Sagaun as called in many parts of India) and Mango Wood. MDF is also used in making Wooden Mandir.

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Wooden Temple For Home- Big And Small

Almost every Indian Home has a corner for worshiping their God. Among them, the most common Temples are made from Wood. Let us discuss Temples fit for homes small or big.

Wooden temples are so common in Indian homes that it is almost impossible to imagine an Indian Home without any. Not only homes but offices have a corner to worship Idols. Sometimes, a separate Room is dedicated for worshipping. Each home or office has its own requirements and today, in the market, for each requirement, there is a Temple that you can get customized. Wooden Temples are the most sought after because of their beautiful carving and customization potential. There are a number of designs available. If you want something stylish and grand, you can have it. If you need something sober and plain, you can have it. Even if you need a blend of two, you can get it made at one corner of India, and get it delivered anywhere in the world.

Now, availability of wide variety of designs means more Wooden Temples to choose from. However, this also creates confusion among the masses – which will be the best among the available which would look awesome at your place?

Let us discuss about the selection for wooden temples according to the area placed.

For Small Homes:

There are a variety of Small Temples fit for small homes and bedrooms. Small mandir is easy to move in small house from one place to another. One can place wall hanging temples to manage space or can use small shelves and place their idols on it. Commonly Sheesham and mango wood are used for making small wooden temples as carving requirements are minimum and can be easily omitted. Small Homes have less space but it does not mean that you cannot have a large Temple in your home. It totally depends on your requirements and your urge to get a Temple. However, we suggest you to use a wall hanging Temple for Small Home. For Bedroom, we suggest Temples with Door or curtain as per Hindu Mythology.

For Large Homes and Garden:

Large Size Teak Wood Mandir Home Temple by Aarsun Woods

Wooden temples come in different sizes as previously said and for large homes and villas with attached garden area, Large Temples can easily be placed. Large Temples has everything for your Pooja needs. Be it cabinets, extra spaces, shelves and more, you can have anything as per your need and a more detailed carving can be done on large surfaces. Large Temples is just like having a miniature Temple and mostly have a theme – Southern Style (with Gopuram and Large hand-carved Dome with elephant and peacock carving all over), Northern Style (with minimalistic design but often with large space for keeping idols)

For Offices: 

What type of wooden temple in office purpose use big size and small size? Mostly small size wooden temple and hanging wooden temple use in office made from mango wood. Some offices have a separate space for pooja room we can use a big size wooden temple.

Different Wood Types used for Making Temples:

  Teak Wooden Temple:

Unpolished Teak Wood Mandir for Home by Aarsun Woods

For Large Temples, the most widely used wood type is Teak Wood. Teak Wood also referred as Sagwan or Sagaun has natural resistant to termites and is long lasting. The natural strength makes it an apt hardwood for carving purposes. Teak Wood has a natural dark finish which looks beautiful after carving and finishing is applied over the surface.

Teak Wood does not need any separate termite or fungus treatment. Teak Wood does not shrink or wrap due to weather conditions. In short, if you need a Large Temple to be kept in an open area prone to moisture, you can have one in Teak Wood.


Sheesham Wooden Temple:

Sheesham Wood Temple Round Large by Aarsun Woods

If you need something as durable as Teak, but does not have much of detailed carvings in mind, you should certainly consider Sheesham Wood. Sheesham Wood is cheaper than Teak Wood and possesses a natural grainy structure with shine, which greatly improves the carving done on the Wood.

Once the unit is polished it surpasses most of the hardwood and lasts really long. Sheesham Wood is also believed to have divine importance as it is being viewed as auspicious in the Vedic scriptures. Sheesham is certainly a better option if the Temple is in medium size and carving is not that detailed.


Mango Wooden Temple:

Looking for a small Temple with minimum design and carvings? Also, need the Temple to be lighter? You should consider Mango Wood Temples. Mango Wood is lighter than other hardwoods and can be used where no or minimal design is required.

Also, in case of small Offices and Homes, where the Temple needs to be hung on wall, Mango Wood Temple is the first choice among the masses. When treated properly with anti-termite spray and coated with a color paint, it becomes resistant to moisture. Besides, it is cheaper than other wood.


MDF Temple: 


Looking for something that suits modern themed homes? MDF Temples might just perfectly match your modern home decor.  MDF (Medium DEnsity Fiberboard)is a great surface for finish. It is very consistent throughout, so cut edges appear smooth and won’t have space or piece.

MDF  temple can be easily designed with the use CNC Machines. Almost any design can be made using CNC machines. MDF  temple can be painted in any color, Lightweight and easy to install. Also, as MDF is a lot cheaper than the usual hardwoods, MDF might be the best choice for those who are looking for a Temple reasonable to their pockets


Wooden Temples available in several sizes and styles as per the house Decor and customer need. Out of Sheesham, teak and Mango, as same before, Sheesham is taken into account good. Sheesham is lighter than Teak and has moisture and insect resistant properties that makes it a far better choice than Mango Wood. Of course, teak Wood is famous for wood-working ease and long lasting properties, however still in India, Sheesham Wood is everywhere thought of higher.

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Sheesham Wood V/S Mango Wood

Sheesham Wood v/s Mango Wood

There are many factors to kept in mind while buying Wooden furniture like strength, cost ,depth and what not. Confused what to consider? Sheesham or Mango? We’ll help you.

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Wooden Furniture is the first choice of anyone trying to get new furniture to redecorate his / her home or workplace. Wooden Furniture lasts long and there is a unique sense of belongingness to Wood that keep us intrigued.  While wooden furniture is good for homes and looks stylish and can also be customized as per your need, getting everything in good quality is a challenge to everyone.

We at Aarsun Woods deals with these situation every day when our clients are confused about the two wood types that are mainly used in making Wooden Handicrafts and Furniture in Saharanpur: Sheesham and Mango. We thought it would be an addition to give a small comparison between the two, so that it will be somewhat easier to decide which one to choose from.

Details: First, let us talk about each of them individually:


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Wooden Partition Screen made with Sheesham wood

Sheesham Wood, also known as Indian Rosewood is one of the most widely used hardwoods available in regions closet to river streams. Sheesham Wood is abundantly available in Haryana and nearby places.  Sheesham Wood is deciduous tree and has a white to pale brown color sapwood and golden to dark brown heartwood. It is easily distinguishable in Furniture by itsgolden brown shade.

Advantages of Sheesham Wood:

  • Sheesham Wood is famous for long lasting durability.
  • Sheesham wood is pest resistant
  • It is Free from fungus
  • Sheesham Wood has a natural shine that adds elegance to the product.



UH-PART-135 Wooden Partition ScreenMango Wood is very common in India and is believed to be originated in India. Mango Wood has a grainy structure and can be used without polish. However, polishing adds smoothness and shine of Mango Wood. Mango Wood is softest hardwood among the group.

Advantages of Mango Wood

  • Mango wood is Environment friendly as it leaves minimum residue
  • Mango wood long lasting and hard wearing
  • Mango wood is cut and shape easily as it is the softest hardwood in comparison to other hardwood
  • Mango Wood can be combined with other materials such as Wrought Iron to add to its strength
  • Mango Wood when hand-buffed gives a vintage look perfect for wooden replica making and antique furniture touch.


Sheesham or Mango Wood?

Sheesham wood is mostly produced in Indian and Pakistan. There are 2 types of sheesham wood timber, heart wood and sapwood . Sheesham heart wood is strong and durable but expensive. Unfortunately most of sheesham furniture sold in the market is made of sheesham sapwood which is not durable at all. Always ask the seller about the quality of sheesham wood. Sheesham wood is a hardy, strong and durable wood and its natural grain patterns make it beautiful. Sheesham wood has medium texture to coarse with natural luster. Sheesham is known for the diversity of colors present in the wood, with a heartwood that is significantly darker than the sapwood.  Sheesham Wood has a natural resistance to moisture and will not wrap or shrink due to moisture. Sheesham wood is famous for long lasting durability and it available in high quality. Sheesham wood is polished, which leaves behind a smooth surface that is attractive.


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Mango woods is a tropical hardwood from an Evergreen tree, which is the largest producers in India, Bangladesh. Mango woods looks good in natural form and does not require much finishing. Mango wood is available in long time. Mango tree are available big and small size.

Mango wood is unique grain and available in different color and tones. Due to this mango wood look good in its natural form and does not require much finishing. Mango wood is also strong and durable and its lives a long time. Mango wood furniture is not heavy and it is a low quality timber and mango wood furniture can be clean with warm water and soft cloth. People who choose mango wood for furniture like greenish brown color. They also admire the design work because since mango wood is cut and shaped easily.

Benefits of Sheesham OVER Mango Wood:

  • Sheesham Wood has a natural resistance to moisture and will not wrap or shrink due to moisture compared to mango wood.
  • Sheesham wood hardness is better than mango wood
  • Sheesham wood is long lasting durability compared to mango wood
  • Sheesham wood carving quality is good compared to mango wood

Benefits of  Mango OVER  Sheesham Wood:

  • Mango wood is cut and shaped easily compared to sheesham wood
  • Mango wood is eco-friendly as it leaves less residue when burnt compared to Sheesham Wood.
  • Mango wood is easily affordable compared to sheesham wood.

Final Verdict:

As can be seen from above, each wood has its own quality and uses. If you require durable furniture, Sheesham is the best among the two. Also, when it comes to natural shine and luster, Sheesham wins again. However, when furniture needs to be lighter that can be moved from one place to another, Mango Wood takes the lead. Mango Wood also has a natural darker shade that can be used for making vintage replica that looks absolutely fantastic. So, in case of quality Sheesham is the best choice.

Sheesham is long lasting while Mango Wood can be blended to other materials to make it durable. So the choice of wood really depends on your need and area where the furniture is to be placed. Both of them have their own merits and demerits and can be worked upon.

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Ways to Use Room Divider – Aarsun Woods

Room Divider is one of the best ways that can enhance decor of the area where placed, be it your home or a studio apartment to be redecorated.

Room Divider is the best solution today to privatize our small apartments or separate a large space into further segments. Wooden room Dividers also referred to as Wooden Privacy Panels and Partition Screen , are very functional and stylish item to be kept in homes. These are available in different types of wood such as Sheesham (sisoo or Indian Rosewood), Mango Wood and Teak Wood (Sagwan or Sagaun or Sevan) and can be made in different sizes. These are sometimes cut using highly sophisticated machinery (in case of MDF) and sometimes solely by hand. In India, the most famous style is by handmade and is done by skilled craftsmen in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

In our present day homes, there are large chunk of spaces that remain unused due to inefficient utilization / improper planning. Partition screen is one type of furniture that you can have in order to utilize each and every corner of your room efficiently.  Wooden room Dividers comes in different number of Panels combined together in multiple of 2 or 3 that can be easily folded and shifted from one room to another.


Mostly, it is used in Living Room and in Bedroom:

  • LIVING ROOM – If your living room is large enough, you might want to save space along with making the space a little stylish. Room Divider can be a great addition to your home decor. It can be placed in between your seating area and dining area. It gives a trendy and cozy look to your living room. Partition Screen is a great affordable way to redecorate your living area.



  • BEDROOM – Room Dividers can be used in bedroom as privacy screens and are a good alternative for changing rooms. Privacy Screens enhance the look of the bedroom. Moreover, our Wooden / MDF Panels can also be used as Headboard or Wall Panel.


  • FIREPLACES COVERS – Room Divider also be used for fireplaces cover to the home. Fireplaces used on a cold and unpleasant winter it is so great to sit in front of them and feel not only a warmth, but also this magic atmosphere coming from flames. However, at summer time we are not to be used fireplace, but it is noticeable. If you would like to hide that place you can us divider as a fireplace cover. Decorating your fireplace in the summer is easy to the help of divider screen.


  • DOOR PANEL – Room Divider Panels can be used as Indoor Door Panels. The handcrafted motif gives an enchanting look especially in dim lights.
  • REPLACEMENT FOR BRICK WALLS – Room Divider is a great replacement to the brick (permanent) walls. If you want to divide a large room into smaller rooms to create privacy for roommates or siblings, room divider can effectively solve your problem. Wooden Partition Screen also be used in Studio apartment to divide space and create privacy. Studio apartments can be cozy and easy on the budget but There is a need for division of space, room is best solution of it.

The Room Dividers are available in all sizes and can also be designed as per your space and the area in which it is needed to be placed.  Nowadays, room dividers are very commonly seen in restaurants, cafe, large hotels and in Art Galleries. The main reason is mobility. The units can be shifted easily and can be extended whenever required. These units can be polished again and again in accordance with the interiors they are needed to be placed. You can also select pre-assembled units that suits your home.

Different types of wood that can be used for make room divider :

Sheesham Wood (Indian Rosewood):

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  • Sheesham wood is one of the most widely used wood types for making furniture specially when the unit is hand-carved. Sheesham Wood has a natural texture which provides detail to carving.
  • Sheesham Wood is also known as Indian Rosewood and is used for large furniture due to its durability and strength. Sheesham has better rigidity than other hardwood which naturally makes it suitable for engravings.





Mango Wood :

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  • Mango Wood is abundantly available in India and is cheaper than Rosewood.
  • Mango Wood has unique shade which makes it suitable for making vintage style furniture and other handicrafts.
  • Mango Wood can be treated wisely and can be used with wrought iron and any other material to make it durable and long lasting.
  • Also, Mango Wood is lighter than other hardwood which is an excellent quality for making easy to shift furniture such as our Room Dividers.






MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) :

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  • Looking for a cheaper option for making furniture than Mango Wood and need better quality than ply-boards? MDF to the rescue!!
  • Cheaper, lighter, resistant to termites are some of the qualities that MDF possesses and is popular among designers and architects for modern day homes.
  • Like Mango Wood, MDF can also be blended with other materials in order to further enhance the durability of the Partition Screen.

Wooden Room Dividers have a number of uses and can be used almost anywhere. Room Divider placement is only limited to your imagination. It is up-to your choice whether to use it as a Partition Screen or to blend with something else to make it entirely a new thing. If you are looking for a Room Divider, look no further, just click on the links provided below to get the best Room Divider suitable to your home interiors or exteriors.



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