Aranmula Kannadi – The Best Wedding Gift

Wedding gift 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.

Why?

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.

Check out the best models of aranmula kannadi Here…

 

Aranmula Village

Aranmula – This small village is worldfamous for its metal mirrors with no refraction, the ‘Aranmula Kannadi’ ( kannadi means mirror in Malayalam). The technology for this is not used anywhere else in the world. Since the spectacular snakeboat races starting from midSeptember that is a particularly good time to visit Aranmula.

Those of you who are artistically inclined should check out the fine 18th century murals in Parthasarathi temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, on the banks of the river Pampa.

You could also stop by at the Vijnana Kalavedi, centre for training in traditional art forms and the Vastuvidya Gurukulam, a centre for consultancy and training in traditional architecture.
Getting there
Nearest railway station: Chengannur, which is about 10 km away.

Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 115 km away

Aranmula Vallamkali 2010

Aranmula Uthrattathi Vallam Kali 2010 or Aranmula boat race will be conducted on July 31st, 2010.

About 42 snake boats are expected to participate this year, representing 42 different ‘karas’ of Aranmula.

More than a half of dozen channels will broadcast the Aranmula snake boat race 2010 live on television.Around 3 lakh spectators including visitors from other countries have always been attending this event.

The land of aranmula kannadi is choosen as the best district in kerala.

Which is the best district in Kerala to live (based on education, hygiene, entertainment, communication, healthcare, transportation, home amenities and kitchen facilities)? Thiruvanathapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode…surprise, surprise – it is Pathanamthitta. As per the latest survey by National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), this hilly district is the best one in Kerala. The money power of Thiruvalla and the culture of Aranmula have been put to good use, it seems.

The first 20 spots are, as expected, occupied by the major metros:
1.    Central Delhi
2.    North Delhi
3.    New Delhi
4.    Mumbai
5.    Mumbai Suburban
6.    Dimapur (Assam)
7.    Pune
8.    Chandigarh
9.    Bangalore Urban
10.    Chennai
11.    Kolkotta
12.    Pathanamthitta
13.    Aizawl (Mizoram)
14.    South Goa
15.    Fatehgard Sahib(Punjab)
16.    Patiala
17.    Ahmedabad
18.    North Goa
19.    Jalandhar
20.    South Delhi

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.

Aranmula International airport

It is a dream for everyone in Aranmula village, as well as the entire central travancore.  If things go by as scheduled, the State will have another state-of-the-art international airport in the next five years.

The company promoted by NORKA, a consortium of non-resident Keralites, and Mount Zion Trust has already appointed KITCO as a consultant for developing the private International airport at Aranmula.

The company had acquired about 500 acres of land at Aranmula in Pathanamthitta district for developing the airport.

The proposed aranmula airport is situated very near to Aranmula parthasarthi temple and pampa river, where the traditional aranmula kannadi is being made. arrival of airport will boost the tourism in this place, and hence the traditional arts and crafts forms like Aranmula metal mirror, and vasthuvidya will get promoted in to a more wider aspect.

Visit aranmula aviation website: http://www.aranmulaaviation.org/