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As you know Aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula Metal Mirror) is not just a craft. It has got lot of history, relevance & significance related to it.
People usually ask us to make mirrors according to their requirements. like fancy shapes and models. for an example someone asked us to make a hexagon shape of mirror, and they are okay to afford the cost, whatever it is. we said sorry and a big NO to them, though they are a high profile customer.
they are asking because they don’t know much about aranmula kannadi. as we mentioned, it has got lot of glory and stories, we can’t make aranmula mirrors just like that. there are some strict rules and guidelines to make aranmula kannadi, then only its quality and characteristics would be there and the customer will get the benefits associated with the divinity of the mirror.
When we say the shape – it means the shape of the mirror part – not the design of its frame.
Aranmula mirrors comes in basic 3 shapes – and Nothing else.
1 – Circular shape
The circular shape comes with extensive meaning. It represents the notions of totality, wholeness, original perfection, the Self, the infinite, eternity, timelessness, all cyclic movement, God (‘God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere’. So it means divinity, prosperity etc, people used to buy this to keep the positive vibe and prosperity in ones house & growth of their business.
2 – Oval Shape
The Oval shape represents rebirth, fertility, and even immortality. Including the oval diamond in your engagement ring is a beautiful way to begin a new life together. that’s why oval shaped mirrors are purchasing for giving gifts during weddings, housewarming etc, it means starting a life together build a family etc…
3 – Water Drop / Heart Shape
The drop shape / heart shape models signifies the love and togetherness, normally its gifted by couples during wedding, birthday, wedding anniversary etc. it’s a symbol of togetherness & love.
So when you ask us next time, please keep this in mind. and it is not the matter of cost, but the rituals, believes & it’s authenticity matters us.
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 ( 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.
Aranmula Kannadi in ashtamangalya set – Aranmula kannadi is an essential item in the famous ashtamangalya set.
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
Aranmula Kannadi along with the pooja items in the venue of wedding
Aranmula kannadi can be given along with the ‘Saree / Pudava ‘ giving to the bride from groom / grooms family
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
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.
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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.
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.
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