There has been the mentioning of metal mirror in many Puranas including Rig-Veda. Even in the carvings of Kajuraho there has been depiction of hand held mirrors. The mirror is oval shape or as per the ancient, it is shaped as the ‘YONNI MUKH’ or vaginal face. It depicts femininity, just as Shiva Linga depicts masculinity. There are many temples in which the Vaalkannadi is used to symbolize Goddess, i.e. Goddess without form it is a temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi, Veena is place next to the mirror. The mirror has a lot of ritualistic importance. The Vaalkannadi has been used by the ladies of wealthy families for makeup and also to admire themselves. It has also been an item of social symbol.