Aranmula kannadi is a handmade metal-alloy mirror, made in Aranmula, a village in the state of Kerala, India. Unlike the normal 'silvered' glass mirrors, being a metal-alloy mirror, it is a front surface reflection mirror, which eliminates secondary reflections, refractions and aberrations typical of back surface mirrors. The exact metals used in the alloy is maintained as a family secret. An Aranmula mirror takes many days to make, and then is polished laboriously by hand for several days to achieve its reflective surface. Aranmula Mirror considered one among the eight auspicious items or "Ashtamangalyam" that make up a Kerala bride's trousseau.