Fanam: 1 definition
Fanam means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Fanam.—English spelling of Tamil paṇam; see paṇa. It was sometimes regarded as a gold coin equal to (1/10) of a partāb and (1/20) of a varāha (SII, Vol. I, p. 161). Note: fanam is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Fanam.—Anglicised form of Tamil paṇam (q. v.); Sanskrit paṇa (q. v.); a gold coin equal to (1/20) of a varāha. Note: fanam is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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A Short history of Lanka (by Humphry William Codrington)