What material used to make aranmula mirrors?

A frequent question used to ask by people is “What is the metal or material used to make aranmula kannadi, and if you can make it with any other material?, Like wood or silver? “

Let’s answer the question one by one. Aranmula kannadi’s frame is made out of pure brass. and the mirror part of the aranmula kannadi is also metal. means a very special secret metal combination which is a closely guarded secret to a group of family members in the aranmula village in kerala. and this secret is also protected with GI patent tag.

Second, can we make aranmula kannadi with any other materials you suggest? answer is NO. if we are making anything like that, it can’t be called or attributed as aranmula kannadi. it would be something else. so we won’t make any changes to the authentic and traditional process of making aranmula kannadi, and we won’t do any other customization which alter the authenticity or tradition at any cost.

We make and sell ONLY traditional, authentic and original aranmula kannadi ( Aranmula metal mirror). Also we encourage people to buy authentic and traditional aranmula kannadis, since it comes with lot of special features and legacy. Lot of efforts and rituals are involved to make each and every aranmula kannadi, and that believed that aranmula kannadi can bring good luck and prosperity to where it keeps.

Aranmula Kannadi for Wedding

Aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula Metal Mirror) is an auspicious craft, and it is the symbol of good luck , wealth & prosperity. Thus aranmula kannadi is a very essential item for any auspicious occasion including wedding. Let’s see how the aranmula kannadis can be used in a wedding function.

  1. Aranmula Kannadi in ashtamangalya set – Aranmula kannadi is an essential item in the famous ashtamangalya set.
  2. Aranmula Kannadi for seeing the face of bride – It is believed that looking at aranmula kannadi once the bride is all set after the make up will bring health wealth and abundance of blessings during the wedding ceremnony
  3. Aranmula Kannadi along with the pooja items in the venue of wedding
  4. Aranmula kannadi can be given along with the ‘Saree / Pudava ‘ giving to the bride from groom / grooms family
  5. Aranmula Kannadi can be used to gift to the newly married couple, and it can be presented as a token of blessing and appreciation to your very high valued guests.

In wedding funcitons, the Hand mirror ( valkannadi) models are using. because those models are very traditional and ideal for wedding ceremony.

If you need any help or need to know more about it, feel free to reach us at aranmulamirror[at]gmail.com

Aranmula kannadi and Covid19 – Delayed Orders

The covid19 outbreak affected every sector in the world, and obviously it affected the production and shipping of aranmula mirrors too.

We are forced to shut down our aranmula mirror making workshops for more than a month, and the mirrors ordered by the customers were also got blocked due to the courier halted stopped their operations.

As you know the aranmula mirror making community is a very small and completely depending on the making of aranmula mirrors for the livelihood. We got seriously affected by the lockdown, and this is the second time we are facing such a challenge, the first one was the flood.

We got updates from the courier companies that, they are starting the shipping in coming days, and thus we will be able to send the orders to our customers as well.

we are committed to our customers to make and ship most beautiful aranmula mirrors in coming days, we strongly believe that the world will win over the covid19 and the better days are coming.

for any queries, please mail us to : aranmulamirror@gmail.com

Which aranmula mirror brings more prosperity?

There are many models of aranmula mirror ( aranmula kannadi). but which model brings you more prosperity and good luck?

Basically, the specialty of aranmula mirror is in its mirror itself. as you know this is a metal mirror, which is prepared in a very unique and custom way. so the divine power is in the mirror itself. the frames are to resemble auspicious things like goddess luxmy, ganesha, lotus flower, sun etc.

whichever mirror you buy, all of them have the power to reflect the prosperity and good luck. since it is mirror, if you buy bigger mirrors, more reflection and more good vibes would be there.

Aranmula Mirror Bulk order or corporate orders- How much time needed?

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If you plan to give aranmula metal mirrors aka aranmula kannadi as a gift in your corporate function, you can order it in bulk with us. but remember ordering in bulk will take some time. because, each aranmula kannadi is made out of hand and that much human work is involved. so it requires some time.

We suggest for orders from 10-50 Nos of mirrors, we need at least 2-3 weeks of time to make it. and if the number goes up, we may need more time to make it. so if you are ordering in 2-3 days prior to the function may not work.

So if you have any such plans, please make the plans in advance and let us know. also finalize with the model you want. such preparations will make the entire process easy and you will get your precious gifts on time.

Aranmula Mirrors – Custom Models & Availability

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 .

Aranmula kannadi will break?

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?

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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.

Buy Aranmula Kannadi During Vishu for preparing vishukkani

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.

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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 – The Metal Magic for Prosperity!

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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.

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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

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.

Aranmula kannadi making process

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.