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By M. A. Alwar


Indhanam is a neutral form.



It is derived from "indhe dīpyate agniranena" which means 'Fire burns by this'.


Grammatically, it can be split as indha+lyuṭ which denotes the instrumental sense. It it the fuel used for lighting fire like grass, firewood, etc.


The synonyms are:

  1. Idhmam
  2. Edhaḥ
  3. Samit
  4. Edham[1]
  5. Samindhanam[2]
  6. Jālāni Kath[3]

Manu's perspective

“The headman of the village should collect food, water, fuel, etc. which is to be given to the king daily, by the villagers”. [4]


  1. As per Amara
  2. As per Śabdaratnāvalī.
  3. जालानी काठ in Hindi.
  4. Manu 7|118
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu