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.