Aranmula and Aranmula Kannadi – In Blogs

Many people visiting Aranmula, and  write about their experience there. We found a blog, http://sankriti.blogspot.com/ and here is the write up about Aranmula Kannadi in his own words. ( Info and photo courtesy: http://sankriti.blogspot.com/ )
Aranmula is also famous for its traditional metallic mirrors known as Aranmula Kannadi. It is made of copper tin alloy and the ratio is a closely guarded secret.This is a unique art & handed down from generation to generation. Presently only five families are involved in this art in Aranmula and these families hold a patent. We visited one such family and studied the process of manufacture of this unique and beautiful mirror. See pics below:

Aranmula kannadi keeps evil eyes away!

Do you really know that the Aranmula kannadi – The symbol of power, wealth and prosperity can keep all kinds of evil eyes away.  Many of our customers were telling that, keeping an aranmula kannadi at home will help you to keep all kind of the evil eyes away and welcomes the wealth and prosperity to the home.

Business owners are also using it in their shops to attract more money in to their business. it also keep away evil eyes in business also.

For the purpose of keeping the evil eyes away, the aranmula mirror models with ROUND MIRRORS are using. It is very powerful to protect you from all kind of evil spirits and powers which can harm both of you personally and in your business or profession.

So next time, when you need to keep away the bad effects of evil eyes in your business or in your personal and family life, Get an Aranmula kannadi. and welcome goodness wealth and prosperity in to your life.

Aranmula village and Aranmula Kannadi

Aranmula, a village in the district of Pathanamthitta is well known for its ancient temple dedicated to Lord Krishna also known as Parthasarathy. Here, among its many attractions like the holy river Pamba, the annual regatta of snake boats during the festival of Onam, a traditional know-how continues to amaze the rest of the world. And it is the fine metallurgical art of making metal mirrors or the Aranmula Kannadi.

As per local belief the handmade Aranmula Kannadi is considered as an auspicious object kept in households for bringing prosperity, luck and wealth. As per tradition in Kerala, Aranmula metal mirror forms part of the ashtamangalya set – one of the eight auspicious items that is usually arranged and displayed at functions like marriage. The proper maintenance of the metal mirror, requires the mirror to be kept under room temperature and also away from heat and dust. There is a prescribed method to wipe the mirror to remove finger stains and other marks on it. The wiping movement is restricted to a particular direction and not in all.

Noted for outstanding beauty and shrouded in secrecy, the Aranmula Kannadi is considered a medeival marvel in the annals of metallurgy. It was in use much before the appearance of modern-day glass mirrors. The technical know-how behind the making of this unique metal mirror is confined to only some households of master craftsmen in Aranmula.

The origins of the Aranmula Kannadi are linked to the Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple. The legend says that some centuries ago, eight families of experts in temple arts and craft were brought to Aranmula from Thirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. They were given the task of undertaking works in the Parthasarathy Temple. While working with bronze to make a crown for the presiding deity of the temple – Lord Parthasarathy, they accidentally stumbled upon a unique reflective property of one alloy comprising copper and tin. The craftsmen later tried different compositions, which eventually led to the standards of making the metal mirror, which are still kept as a guarded secret.

A special alloy is used to manufacture the Aranmula Kannadi. The metal mirror manufactured in Aranmula is a front surface reflection mirror, which eliminates secondary reflections and aberrations typical of back surface mirrors. The exact metals that form the alloy are said to be a combination of copper and tin. Besides making the right combination of the alloy, the craftsmen get involved in intensive polishing sessions, which would go on for several days to obtain the desired reflective surface. Even today, craftsmen use traditional, indigenous methods and materials to produce the reflecting wonder called Aranmula Kannadi. It takes great practice and tremendous amount of focus and patience to produce a perfect mirror piece.

To know the quality of reflection on an Aranmula metal mirror, the following example would be sufficient. When you touch a piece of paper on the surface of an ordinary mirror, a gap remains between the paper and the image produced. But, in the case of the Aranmula metal mirror, there will be no gap between the image and the object. This indicates the fact that only a real, distortion-free image is produced on an Aranmula Kannadi.

Aranmula is today one of the model tourism villages declared by Kerala Tourism. It has now become popular as a major centre for cultural tourism in Kerala and attracts visitors, especially those from outside India.

Lowest prices for aranmula kannadi

Many people asking the same question – Why aranmula kannadi is this much costly? since we are getting much bigger ordinary mirrors for this cost?

The answer is you should know the very basic difference between aranmula kannadi and an ordinary mirror. ordinary mirror is made up of mercury platted glass, and aranmula kannadi is a metal, which reflects the light like a mirror, with more clarity than an ordinary mirror.

The method of making aranmula kannadi is very traditional and 100% manual. there is no machines involved in the making process. the human effort for making an aranmula kannadi is huge.It will take 2-3 days to finish a small 2.5 inch aranmula kannadi. the labour cost itself will comes more than Rs.1500. and the material cost will be upto 1000 Rs. this is how the aranmula kannadi is costlier than any other mirrors.

Many people claims that they can give very cheap aranmula kannadi. NEVER EVER BELIVE TAHT! Nobody in this earth can sell an original and traditional aranmula kannadi in cheap price. if somebody is giving it like that, it would be a FAKE ARANMULA KANNADI. check out the quality of mirror some times they give you ordinary glass mirror in the artistic frame.

There is  one place you can get 100% genuine traditional and original Aranmula kannadi. for reach there Click Here

New Aranmula Kannadi Model Lanuched

A new model of Aranmula kannadi launched today. This new model of aranmula metal mirror is named as AMS1013.  It is a valkannadi model with a long and artistic tail. and this model of aranmula kannadi comes with a hook , behind the mirror.

See the picture of new Aranmula Kannadi model:

Aranmula Valkannadi AMS1013
Aranmula Valkannadi AMS1013

Welcome to AranmulaKannadi.org

Aranmulakannadi.org is an authenticate website for providing everything about world famous Aranmula Kannadi. Aranmula Kannadi is unique metal mirror from kerala. where the metal mirror-making tradition survives ( 14th century ) at the village of Aranmula, Kerala, India. Here, a cast high-tin bronze mirror of 33% tin with highly polished surface or reflective properties is made which is comparable to, if not much better than, modern mercury glass-coated mirrors. Aranmula Kannadi is very traditional beautiful and precious. It is believed that having an Aranmula Kannadi will bring luck and prosperity in to the life.

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Aranmula Kannadi is:

  • Extra ordinary traditional hand made metal mirror, is Famous for bringing prosperity, luck and wealth in to life
  • Aranmula Kannadi is famous for its secretive construction method and uniqueness in the make which get Patent protected with a Geographical Indication tag
  • It is the only metal mirror available, Unlike Ordinary Glass mirror , Image from Aranmula Kannadi is reflected from upper surface of reflecting material , where in Glass mirror image reflected from bottom layer where mercury is pasted . So real image is only captured in the Aranmula Kannadi.
  • Aranmula Kannadi is one among 8 auspicious items included famous astamagalaya set ,which usually used for very auspicious function like marriage
  • Aranmula Kannadi is impossible to make a duplicated Item, because of its lesser Price, and its make details only known to few people in one family belong to Aranmula and it is kept as a family secret
  • Mysteries in its creation, unequaled in its beauty, the Aranmula Kannadi is a unique object.
  • Exclusive to Aranmula this is made of metal, not glass! There in lies its uniqueness and its creation a closely guarded secret. Known to only four families, has been handed down from father to son for generations. Therein lies its mystery
  • Aranmula is a little village in the district of Pathanamthitta, which is well known for its ancient temple dedicated to Lord Sree Krishna as Parthasarathy,the colorful snake boat Regatta and the Aranmula Kannadi.
  • The British Museum in London has a 45 centimeter tall Aranmula metal mirror in its collection
Aranmula Val Kannadi
Aranmula Val Kannadi