Attractions of the Kerala state
Aranmula Kannadi, Kerala Sari,
The Nehru Trophy Boat Race, coir products namely door mat, room mat etc are some attractions of the state of
Aranmula Kannadi or Aranmula
mirror is a handmade mirror which is made in a village of Kerala state namely Aranmula. It is a metal-alloy mirror
instead of ‘silvered’ glass mirror. For the public, the exact metals used in the alloy are unknown. That is a
family secret. As per the metallurgists, the alloy can be a mixture of tin and copper. To achieve the best
reflective surface, it is polished for many days.
Aranmula mirror have historical
values too. With the Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, the origins of the Aranmula kannadi are linked. The history is that to work in the
Parthasarathy temple, the royal chief brought the experts of temple crafts from Tirunelveli district.
Kerala sari or Set sari is
another attraction for the women of Kerala. Before the arrival of Kerala sari, set-mundu or the mundum neriyathum
is fashionable among the women beauties of Kerala. Kerala sari is worn as a garment. This sari consists of a single
piece of cloth. Two piece of cloth is there for mundum neriyathum. Thekasavuborder will be visible on the
left thigh of the person who wears the set-mundu, when a lady worn it. In the paintings of the famous painter Raja
Ravi Verma, modern as well as traditional styles of the mundum neryathum are
Many coir products like coir door mats, sofa with coir cushions, bed cum sofa with coir cushion, coir room mats etc
are available. For the promotion and the development of coir industry, The Government of India established coir
board. Ro popularize the coir products, exhibitions are conducted. Today, you can buy any coir product at the
comfort of your home through online facility. The coir products with different designs and colors attract the
customers very much. It is nice to see a beautiful coir door mat at the entrance of your house. The following
pictures show attractive coir door mat and room mat.
The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is
held in Punnamada lake of Alappuzha district of Kerala. The competition of Chundan Vallams or snake boats is the
main attraction of this boat race. Do you know how this boat race or vallam kali is called as the Nehru Trophy Boat
race? There is a story in this. In 1952, the first Prime Minister of Independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru visited
Kerala. The people of Alleppey given a good reception to Nehru, escorted by the huge snake boats. This was an
excitement for Nehru. For the winner of the race, Nehru donated a rolling trophy.
The trophy is a replica of a
snake boat. The Chundan Vallams are 100-120 foot long canoes which carry 90 to 110 rowers. It moves like a snake
through the channel. The Chundan Vallam has the record of the biggest water vessel used for sports activities.