Its called Chenganur, the place just 12kms from where Arnamula Village is
located. Famous in the world for its unique metal mirrors which are at par
se to the glass mirrors, this village stands on its own. Boat racing,
architecture and yoga are its traditions. Its in the South Indian State
Kerala, in the District called Pathanamthitta, this tiny village Aranmula is
One of the traditional Villages of Kerala, Aranmula is located about 110
kms north of Trivandrum and 125 kms South of Cochin. It has a historical
significance. It is said that the idol of the ages old temple Thiruaranmula
Parthsaaradhi Temple was personally used by Arjuna, the third of the
Pandavas (of Mahabharata fame).
This village is especially famous for its art of building buildings.
Locally called as Vaasthu Vidya Gurukulam, this traditional art of
architecture makes one of the best breed of architectures in the country.
» Location - Pathanamthitta,Elanthoor, Kozhencherry
»District - Kerala
» Best time -August to March end
»Accomodation - Small three star hotels in the vicinity of
Facets Of Aranmula :
If you want to see a miracle, fetch this one. This mirror purely made
up of metal, with not even a inch of glass in it will have your face
glittering on it, just like any other glass mirror. Locally it is
known as Aranmula Kannadi.
Snake Boat Race
Upto 100 feet long boat, thousands of onlookers and the grand feat on
the banks of river Pampa, is something you will get in this famous boat
race held in mid- September. Nehru Trophy is the possessed prize on gets
on winning this race. A must see!
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Art and Craft
Aranmula is the place famous for its metal mirrors known as
Aranmula kannadi. It is not made from glass but metal (the metal used in
makiing the glass is the same used for making a temple bell). Its creation
is a closely guarded secret handed over from to generations to generations.
The legend goes like this that eight families of the experts in art and
craft had been brought by the Royal Chief of Aranmula to make certain parts
of the Parthasarathy Temple centuries ago. While working on the metal one of
these workes discovered the reflective property of the metal. Thus came into
life the metal mirror which is so famous today.
Nearly three fourth of the village is dependent on agriculture. The staple
food of the people of Aranmula is rice, accompnied by a host of vegetables
and a variety of pulses. Fish is the most common ingredient in Malyalam
Cusine. Each year tourists from Australia, Canada, England and other
European countries come here to see the marvels of this tiny yet talented
Village. The Villagers celebrate the Snake Boat Festival with zest and
frevor. Its a annual festival and is commemorative of an ancient tradition
rooted about 600 years ago.
There are a number of attractions in Aranmula Village :
» Snake Boat Race : The Snake Boat Race beguns in mid
September, has its boats made in this village only. The Snake Boat Race is
held at Pamapa River. Locally known as Chundan Vallomkali , this
rythmic show which has the boats going 100 feet in length invites people
from all over the world. Then there are the mural paintings refering to the
18th centuary are made by the good old painters of this village only.
» Vinjana Culture Centre : he dance dramas of the Kerala
performed in traditional costumes, are a major attraction here. These dances
are integral to visitor experience.
» Kathakali Dance Dramas : It exhibits energy in its five
forms - Earth, Fire, Water, Wind and Space or Air.
- One of the famous villages of India, its known as to the world as the
village who produces wonder mirrors. Visit this village for its
- The temples in the Village and the surroundings here are a perfect
blend of nature and the aroma of a village.
- Kerala - the Gods own country is a unique tourist destination. It is
famous for its temples, hill stations and mouthwatering delicacies.
Places like Munnar, Thekkady, Periyar, Kumarakom are the favourite
tourist destinations in Kerala. Kettuvulumns in the backwaters of Kerala
are the must dos of Kerala Tourism.
- The food of the Kerala is explicitly famous all over the world, the
mouthwatering delicacies would let you leave the other varities of food.
- ARANMULA is a small village. Though things of daily use are easily
available, still if there are any specific requirements of yours, you
should bring them along.
- For any clarifications we are there to resolve them. Contact us