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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 Kerala.  

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 depicted.                                                    

 

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.  

 

                                                  

 

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