Aranmula Kannadi – The Metal Magic for Prosperity!

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
Aranmulakkannadi 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 makethat 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

Manufacturing Secret Of Aranmula Kannadi

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.

Aranmula Kannadi – How much perfection you can expect?

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.

 

 

Shankh Mirror – Peeda Kannadi Arrived in stock

The new model of Shankh Mirror in Fixed stand is arrived in stock. we used to make shankh mirror in backstand of this size ( 3 inch), and this is for the first time we are introducing it in the fixed stand ( known as peedam kannadi)

You can buy this mirror by clicking the buy buttom ( will redirect in to our online store), and you can make the payment there and we offer FREE shipping anywhere within India.

Aranmula Kannadi – How fast you can get once you order a kannadi?

Many people take the decision to buy something on the very last moment. that’s why we are getting majority of the calls in need of aranmula kannadi on the last moment. but in most of the cases we have to disappoint the callers since, aranmula kannadi is not a commodity which can be availed in a hurry. so we like to remind you a few rules for a better buying experience.

Aranmula kanandi is handmade. so it will take many days to make one. the models which we displayed in our websites may not available readily. they need to make on demand when you order one.

We make a few fast moving and models with heavy demand and kept in our stock. for shipping also it required at least 2-4 business days ( depending upon, where in the world you are), so if you order on the previous day, it won’t work. The readily available models are listed in the website : https://aranmulakannadi.net/   . where you can see the model and order it online and make payment with cards / bank accounts.

We offer FREE Shipping anywhere within India. no matter how big or small the mirror is. but the orders from overseas needs to be paid extra for the shipping. those customers are adviced to mail us in advance before placing an order. you can reach us at aranmulamirror@gmail.com ( customer care mail id) for any such communications.

Biggest Aranmula kannadi – means how big it is?

We are getting many queries about asking the big or biggest aranmula kannadi.  many people thinking the aranmula kannadi as the same kind of mirror they are using at home – especially in a dressing table. and asking us to make one with such a size!

For those ones, who are yet to get it clear – aranmula mirror / aranmula kannadi is not a replacement of your dressing table mirror, or it cant be make in such a huge size. instead this is a mirror with lot of specialty and used as a precious collectible.

still you can use it to view your face / image – but the biggest aranmula kannadi we make would be 12 inches of diameter, that itself would be at least 10 kg in weight and huge frame size. and very expensive also.

Normally the aranmula kanandi comes in a size range of 2 inches to 6 inches – those are the most popular models, where people buy, gift or kept in their homes/business organizations.

still if you have any doubts, please feel free to reach us at aranmulamirror@gmail.com

 

Hologram in Aranmula Kannadi

Hologram in aranmula kannadi

In a recent movement to protect the genuinity of aranmula kannadi, the vishwabrahmana sabha society instructed the authentic manufacturers to put a hologram to prove its authentiticy. so the authentic mirrors will comes with a hologram on the backside of the aranmula kannadi.

All authentic aranmula kannadi which is selling from 2016 comes with a hologram. the older mirrors you bought before 2015 mid may not contain a hologram since this is a new decision took towards the end of 2015.

All the aranmula kanandi we are selling from now onwards will comes with a hologram. for any further details, send a mail to us aranmulamirror@gmail.com

 

 

Aranmula Kannadi Ordering – Details you should know about.

Aranmula kannadi ordering

Ordering Aranmula Kannadi is now easy, either you can place an order online via e-commerce website, call or e-mail to book your kannadi. or the people who lives nearby can visit aranmula and buy.

Most of the customers prefer it to buy online. by doing so, you have to make sure that the particular model which you are ordering is readily available in stock. A better way is to send an e-mail or call and confirm the availability.

The normal procedure is, when a customer ordering a mirror, the artisans are making a mirror for them. means each and every mirror is custom made and making on demand of the customer. But that is a time consuming process, thus we usually make the most moving models ( like valkannadi, and peacock mirror, Shankh mirror etc) and keep in stock.

Also, time to deliver the mirror is very important. any fastest courier may take at least 2 to 3 business days to deliver the mirror. so the people who wanted to get the aranmula kannadi in an overnight may not be able to buy it.

The best practices are –

  1. Find and finalize the model of the aranmula kanandi you like to buy
  2. send a mail / call us to make sure the availability of the mirror
  3. plan at least one week ahead of the date which you want to get the mirror ( because the last minute rush may cause things go wrong either from your side, our side or the courier companies side may delay your delivery)
  4. Send your complete information like postal address with pincode and a local mobile number, so that the courier company can reach you in case if they having any difficulty to locate you.
  5. patience is very important. once we dispatch the mirror and till it reaches you, things are not in hand of yours or us. most of our shipping partners ( India post – the most reliable shipping method, which they offer speed post with tracking, delivery confirmation via SMS, and most importantly they will deliver to any location where a PIN CODE is available – but courier companies won’t do this). So please track the consignment by yourself till delivery rather than calling us each and every hour.
  6. Payment needs to be done in advance, once you made the complete payment then only we can start making your mirror or dispatching it.
  7. don’t negotiate much – as you now the aranmula kannadi is 100% handmade and not made in machines. so each mirror comes with its own effort and cost. shameless negotiations are not healthy and we won’t entertain such customers, and we won’t give any priority for them either in order taking or processing.
  8. we can understand your concern about the damage while shipping, in our experience over 15+ years of online delivery, less than 1% of the consignment caused the damage. so the probability to damage the consignment is almost NIL
  9. Same day shipping may not be possible – once you transfer the money we may not be able to ship on the same day because we have a shipping schedule every day 11.30 PM. so if thats over we can ship the mirror on the next day.

We think we pretty much covered it. still if you have any questions, please feel free to reach us at aranmulamirror@gmail.com