When you hear Aranmula Mirror or Aranmula Kannadi, you will be pretty much know that it is a kind of mirror. And most of the people already heard that aranmula mirrors are not like ordinary mirrors. then what kind of mirrors they are? what are the special properties of aranmula mirror?
Let’s explain one by one. Aranmula Mirror ( aranmula kannadi) is a mirror, but not like our ordinary glass mirror. instead it is a metal mirror. means in glass mirrors, a layer of reflective substance pasted on one side of a transparent glass. but aranmula mirrors are not like that. it is a special metal combination and artisans are polishing it and making its surface highly reflective as the best mirror in the world. so the first difference is – Aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula metal mirrors ) are METAL Mirrors which made up of a very special metal alloy – a secret metal combination known to the family members in a small village in kerala, India.
Second, if its metal mirror – is it like steel? the answer is No. it is a metal combination of bronze, copper, tin and a few more secret ingredients which help the metal mix to get highly reflective surface while polishing. so it is not as hard as steel. means if you hit it very hard, there is a chance that it will break – but not brittle and easily broken like glass.
Aranmula Mirrors are very beautiful, so most of the people will grab it at the first instance they see it. But there is a way to properly hold aranmula mirror. Why it is important? there are some reasons – if you are not properly holding the mirror, your fingerprint with dust or dirt will be put on the mirror, and if you are not cleaning it properly, it may cause some marks on the surface of the mirror eventually. so never touch the mirror surface with dirt /oily hand. if someone touches there, please wipe the marks immediately with a cotton cloth.
Which is the proper way to hold an aranmula mirror?
if it is valkannadi ( handheld mirror), please hold on the handle only. or if its small mirror you can hold on the two edges putting the mirror on your palm.
for backstand mirrors, there will be a stand attached backside of the mirror, hold on that stand, if its a fixed stand mirror, you can always hold it on the bottom part of the mirror. always keep a hand as a support on the backside of the mirror. if any marks reminds, please wipe with a cotton cloth.
As you know aranmula kannadi is very special and auspicious, which brings good luck & prosperity to the place where it kept, there are certain rules to place it in your home or business.
You can place aranmula kannadi anywhere where its clean and clutter free. you can place it in your drawing room, pooja room, bedroom, dining room but not in kitchen. But You should not place the aranmula kannadi facing the entrance of the bathroom / toilet.
many people are asking to which direction it should kept. Any direction is good, and east is ideal. Why this? because the mirror is reflecting light and gives positive energy. east is the direction where light comes ( as sun rises). so if your house / business have a facility to face it towards south, that is fine. and other directions are also fine.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Many people take the decision to buy something on the very last moment. that’s why we are getting majority of the calls in need of aranmula kannadi on the last moment. but in most of the cases we have to disappoint the callers since, aranmula kannadi is not a commodity which can be availed in a hurry. so we like to remind you a few rules for a better buying experience.
Aranmula kanandi is handmade. so it will take many days to make one. the models which we displayed in our websites may not available readily. they need to make on demand when you order one.
We make a few fast moving and models with heavy demand and kept in our stock. for shipping also it required at least 2-4 business days ( depending upon, where in the world you are), so if you order on the previous day, it won’t work. The readily available models are listed in the website : https://aranmulakannadi.net/ . where you can see the model and order it online and make payment with cards / bank accounts.
We offer FREE Shipping anywhere within India. no matter how big or small the mirror is. but the orders from overseas needs to be paid extra for the shipping. those customers are adviced to mail us in advance before placing an order. you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org ( customer care mail id) for any such communications.