Indranīlaḥ

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• indranīlaḥ - m. derived as indravat nīlaḥ (Blue like Indra). Emerald, acc. to the meaning given by Hemacandra. It is known as pānnā in Hindi. According to Cintāmaṇidhṛta, genuineness of this gem can be tested as below Trans – The blue stone should be dropped into milk. If the milk turns blue, gem-experts know that to be the one famed as indranīla. We see the usage of this word in Raghuvamśa 13.54 Trans. Like a necklace of pearls interwoven with sapphires that cover it with their splendour” The synonym is nīla, acc. To Bhāvaprakāśa. Trans. Now, the names of indranila and gomeda. Nila, also known as Indranila; Gomeda and pitaratnaka.