From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By M. A. Alwar
Gender Form of Indranīlaḥ
Indranīlaḥ is a masculine form.
Origin of the Word Indranīlaḥ
It is derived from indravat nīlaḥ which means blue like Indra.
Synonyms of Indranīlaḥ
Hence the names of indranila and gomeda are also referred as Gomeda and pitaratnaka.
Genuineness of Indranīlaḥ
According to Cintāmaṇidhṛta, genuineness of this gem can be tested by dropping the gem in the glass of milk. If the milk turns blue, experts assert it to be indranīla.
References of Indranīlaḥ
- Like a necklace of pearls interwoven with sapphires that cover it with their splendor
- Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu