The dictionary meaning of the term Ādarśa (Adarsa) is darpaṇa (darpana) or ‘a miror’. In Bhāgavatapurāṇa(Bhagavatapurana) it is said that Devahūti (Devahuti), daughter of Svāyambhuva (Svayambhuva) Manu, while getting ready for her wedding, decorated herself with new clothes and jewellery, and watched her own reflection in a mirror. It is assumed that from a very ancient time, there was the custom of beholding self-reflection in a mirror. In Viṣṇupurāṇa (Vishnupurana), ādarśa (adarsa) or darpaṇa has been mentioned as a blessed object. So, waking up in the early morning and watching one’s face in the mirror was part of the notions of blessedness.