About Us

Hi, my name is Sonia Srivastava and I am the founder of Diya Candles. I am a mother, a broadcast journalist, and now, a proud entrepreneur. Ever since I was a child, I’ve had a very strong sense of smell. I lived in India until the age of 10, after which my family and I moved to the United States. The one thing that always brings me comfort is catching a whiff of something familiar. I remember the scent of temples, or that Jasmine tree that used to smell so good at night. I love the scent of sweet supari. Even though, they are not traditional scents you find in candles, for me they evoke happy thoughts and take me back to my childhood. I know I’m not alone. So, I created Diya Candles.


Sonia Creator of Diya Candles