Aranmula mirror, is a handmade metal-alloy mirror, made in Aranmula, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India. Unlike the normal “silvered” glass mirrors, it is a metal-alloy mirror or first surface mirror or front surface reflection mirror, which eliminates secondary reflections and aberrations typical of back surface mirrors. Metallurgists suggest that the alloy is a mix of copper and tin. It is polished for several days to achieve the mirror’s reflective surface. They are considered to be one of the eight auspicious items or “ashtamangalyam” that play a role in the entry of the bride at a wedding venue. These unique metal mirrors are the result of Kerala’s rich cultural and metallurgical traditions. They have great historical and cultural value and are thought to bring good luck.