Sometimes, customers come up with some designs and ask us, can you able to make such a mirror to us? What kind of waiting period would be there? How much cost it should have?
First of all, we have to understand that, aranmula metal mirrors have a tradition, history and many stories behind it. though it comes in different models, there are lot of hidden facts behind it. you can’t make any random model mirror as such. every mirror having its own specialities, dimension, proportion etc.
Each mirror is built from scratch locally. it has three categories, hand mirror, backstand and fixed stand. the modes are designed with lot of facts and considerations, once we make a mould, it can produce 80 – 100 mirrors sometimes 120 or maximum 140 mirrors. after that that wont be able to use again. making a mould or frame is a time taking and costly affair. it costs 10 times of the cost of a mirror, when a new mirror makes.
so we suggest you to choose from the models if you are looking for less numbers and less amount. if you really looking for a minimal number ( say 50 Nos), probably going for a new design worth it.
The biggest custom model aranmula metal mirror was made for the king of baharin, and it costs around 12 Lakhs for the mirror. and it took almost 3 months to make it .
As you know aranmula kannadi ( aranmula metal mirror ) is made out of metal, not out of glass, many people used to ask does it break?
You may get surprised to hear, Yes it will ! yes, the aranmula mirror can break – but not as the normal glass. if it fall from a big height, or hit with some massive or sharp objects, the mirror may break. even if it is made out of metal, the thickness of it is a few millimeters. also that is a secret metal combination of copper, led, zinc and many.
So you have to take care while dealing with the mirror. hearing it is made out of metal, if you throw or roughly handle it, there is a slight probability that it may get damaged.
But as we said, Unlike the ordinary glass mirrors, it won’t break that easily. so it will survive a normal fall, or hit in a moderate force. you have to take utmost care to handle aranmula mirror, since it’s so sacred, and rare. it believes that it can bring good luck and prosperity to the home or where it keeps.
VIshnukkani is the most important part of vishu. it is the very first thing you are going to see, to start your new year with lot of good luck and prosperity. Aranmula kannadi (aramula metal mirror) is an integral part and the most auspicious item in the vishukkani.
Any model of aranmula kanadi is suitable for preparing vishukkani. but most people opt for traditional aranmula kannadis in the shape of the hand mirror ( valkannadi).
While preparing the kani, you have to place the mirror in such a way that you are seeing the reflection of the diya / deepam / vilakk in the mirror. it is also good to see your own face on the aranmula mirror. as you know aranmula mirrors ( aranmula kannadi) is the symbol of good luck and prosperity. seeing and keeping it at your home or office can bring you the good luck and abundance.
Aranmula kannadi is also very special to keep away all kind of evils in our home, it is believed that keeping an aranmula kannadi can eliminate all kind of vasthu doshas associated with your home / office. please make sure that the aranmula kannadis are maintaining properly, and you have to clean the dirt and dust from the mirror to keep it alive and attract the prosperity.
we are offering you a wide range of aranmula kannadi to prepare your vishukkani. you can opt the models from our online cataloge – www.aranmulakannadi.net
Aranmula Kannadi, an example for uncommon technical skill and manufacturing dexterity, is a special kind of mirror formulated by polishing a bell metal plate until it shines, made by mixing up lead and copper in a particular ratio by melting them down. This brought about the name Aranmulakannadi because it is produced in Aranmula alone. It is believed that the mirror brings prosperity, luck and wealth to home. In many important museums in the world too, Arnmulakannadi is exhibited as a rare object now.
Still, what make Aranmula kannadi(Aranmula metal mirrors), the only metal mirror available in the world, popular is its secretive construction method. Members of five families with traditional skilled artisanship alone know about the manufacturing process of this object of wonder. As this is kept as a family secret there is no possibility of duplicating the product.
The Aranmula kannadi is a front surface reflection mirror, which eliminates secondary reflections and aberrations typical of back surface
mirrors, wherein image is reflected from the bottom layer where mercury is pasted. Thus one can say that a person sees his or her real image reflected only inthe Aranmula kannadi.
There exists a narrative about the origin of this mirror. About four centuries back, the king of Aranmula made a settlement in the premises of the temple for a few families who were experts in the manufacturing of worshipping plates, ornamental materials, bells, lamps, other instruments etc. The king offered all facilities needed to them. Gradually they became lethargic. The king felt displeasure in this. To retrieve the pleasure of the king the sculptures decided to make and submit a special crown before the God. Their women even gave their own ornaments for this purpose. Though the proportion of silver and gold in the mixture was unknown, they could make a crown in silver hue, shining like crystal. When they polished
that crown, they could understand that it had the power of reflecting. This was known as mirror image. Knowing the beauty and reflective power of mirror image, the sculptors continued experiments and that resulted in the finding out of the actual proportion of the alloy. The king extended all helps needed to make that an industry.
This mirror manufacturing which has been existing in Kerala as a special kind of cottage industry. The Government of Kerala have taken necessary steps to rejuvenate it
Many people are asking what is the secret behind aranmula kannadi. That’s its method of making itself. The process itself is very sophisticated and time consuming and it requires utmost accuracy and expertise. That’s why still the making of aranmula kanndi is considered as one of the very complex processes.
The alloy of copper and tin in the 10:5:25 ratio is used to create Aranmula Mirror. The quantity of tin in it is one and half fold more than usually used in bronze tableware.
The same old method used in the bronze crockery manufacturing by putting liquid metal on a mold has been applied for making this mirror also. The mirror plank is taken out of the mould and then polished. Mixture of the husk and marotti oil is used for polishing.
Expert training, technical knowledge and patience are deadly essential to this. As it is made of an alloy, which is of easily breaking nature, if not polished with utmost care and attention, there is a possibility of breaking the mirror into small pieces.
People are buying aranmula kannadi, and always asking for a perfect aranmula kannadi. What does that mean? what kind of perfection would be there for original Aranmula Kannadi?
Infact, The original aranmula kannadi is not 100% perfect in its looks. because the original aranmula kannadi is made out of hand, not with machines. you can find small black dots, some irregular shape or symmetry problems or small scratches while its being polished with hand. All those are the part of the original aranmula kannadi. some customers call us and say, i can see some hairline scratches in the mirror when i put mirror in this angle. obviously they will be there.
Also if you take two aranmula kannadi of same model, you can see lot of differences between them. no two ORIGINAL aranmula kannadi won’t looks alike. the size, weight, designs some or other will vary from each of them with other. that’s why – EACH ARANMULA KANANDI IS UNIQUE, AND THERE WONT BE ANY SIMILAR ONE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. means you are owning the most unique thing, so that there is only one copy of its in the entire world.
So next time when you buy aranmula kannadi, when you see some small black dots in frame or a small hairline scratch on mirror or a small variation in the design on its frame, please understand and be proud of being the owner of the most unique and 100% aranmula kannadi.
Which is the best wedding gift you can give from India? there are many choices. but we must say – thats nothing other than ARANMULA MIRROR.
Any other gift you give can be buy from anywhere else. Most of them are commercially made, means producing in bulk. if you buy a jewellery, a normal gift, electronics gadget or whatever, all of them are very common in market and anyone else can buy it.
But Aranmula Mirrors are unique, they are custom made, 100% handmade metal mirrors, and no two mirrors will look alike. means there will be ONLY ONE COPY OF ARANMULA KANNADI IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.
Also Aranmula kannadi is prepared in a very special way, lot of rituals and processes involved to make a mirror, its a many day taking process, Aranmula kannadi is precious with very good and positive energy. thats why it attracts good luck and prosperity where it belongs.
We have many stories, after wedding couples used to take only ARANMULA KANNADI back to their places ( USA/EUROPE etc), among many other precious gifts. They left all other gifts and took only aranmula kannadi. thats the relevance and specialty of Aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula Metal Mirrors)
So when you are thinking of giving a perfect gift next time, BUY AND GIFT Aranmula Kannadi – A gift lasts for generations.
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What is the relevance of aranmula kannadi in vasthu? Can it correct or rectify the vasthu doshams in your home/business?
Many people were asking us this question, since many sources says vasthu dosham can be rectified using aranmula kannadi. YES, Aranmula Kannadi can help you to avoid the vasthu dosham. Did you heard of feng shui? – A system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy (chi), and whose favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into account when siting and designing buildings. In that the objects are being used to correct the bad influences and effects due to the design and arrangements of buildings ( Home and Business )
Vasthu Dosham usually happens due to the incorrect design and placement of the elements or structure of a building. precious and divine articles like aranmula kannadi or pancha sirassu can rectify those bad effects due to the vasthu doshams in your building. 95% of the homes built are having minor vasthu doshams and only 5% of them are severe doshams ( due to the very wrong or ignoring the basic vasthu itself). in that 95% of minor vasthu effects can be rectified by placing the aranmula kannadi at your home.
How it rectify?
When you place a panchashirassu or aranmula kannadi, the bad vibrations or energy auras will be nullified by the positive and divine effect of such divine materials like aranmula kannadi. Aranmula kannadi ( aranmula metal mirror ) is made with utmost dedication and rituals which can bring a positive energy vibrations, thats why it says keeping an aranmula kannadi can bring the good luck and prosperity in to the life.
Where to place Aranmula Mirror?
Aranmula kannadi ( aranmula mirror) can be placed anywhere in your home, where you can keep your precious things. may it be in your pooja room or in your showcase. No problem at all. Anywhere else other than in your kitchen or bathrooms. Make sure that the mirror is open and exposed with the air. never enclose or wrap the mirror in clothes or other materials or keep in a box for long time. always keep it exposed with air.
We are getting many queries asking – Which is the best place to keep my aranmula kannadi, in pooja room? in showcase? in the table in my office room? or any other specific places in home?
Our answer is as you wish, you can place your aranmula kannadi anywhere you like.
because, there are no specific place where you need to keep aranmula kannadi. wherever you put, it believes that it can attract positive energy thus good luck and prosperity where its kept. the only point is – keep your aranmula kannadi open and exposed to air. NEVER KEEP ARANMULA KANNADI CLOSED IN A BOX.
some people keep it in pooja room, while doing so please make sure that the kannadi part is not touching any kind of oil or corrosive liquids, if you pour any oil by mistake, immediately wipe out with a cotton and keep the surface clean and dry. same is applicable while you keep it anywhere else.
There are some directions where you can keep the aranmula kannadi to fix your vasthu problems, that we can discuss in another post.
As you know, Aranmula kannadi is made up with pure brass. so exposing it in to the atmosphere for sometime will make an oxide layer on top of the metal surface and it will loose its shiny surface after a few months. so cleaning aranmula kannadi regularly is the best way to keep them looks like fresh and shiny.
How to polish aranmula kannadi frame?
You can use any metal polish ( specially made for brass) for cleaning the aranmula kannadi surface. in Indian market two famous products are there named – Dhara and brasso. we recommend dhara since it gives more result.
you can apply a thin layer of metal polish and then polish with mild cotton clothes. as you polish more, it will be more shiny.
Can I apply the metal polish in mirror part?
yes, you can use the polish in the mirror part also. BUT IN A VERY MILD QUANTITY. also while polishing make sure that you are using very soft cotton material and make sure that there are no stones or hard materials between the mirror and the cloth. if anything like that will result scratches on the mirror surface.
Can i use the cleaning kit comes with part of mirror packet?
yes, you can use. the default cleaning kit contains red oxide powder, and which is less efficient than the metal polish we discussed above. in earlier days the metal polish was not available in the market and thats why we used to pack the cleaning kit with mirror. so now mirrors comes without the cleaning kit as well.