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See Navaratna for the talisman, set of stones and gems, and Hind Rattan for the award.
See Navratnas for the corporations honored by the Indian Government.

Navaratnas or Nauratan (Sanskrit dvigu nava-ratna- "nine gems") was a term applied to a group of nine extraordinary people in a emperor's court in India. Some well-known groups are in the Raaj Sabha (court) of King Janaka, Emperor Vikramaditya and in Emperor Akbar's darbar.

In the court of Janaka

In the court of Vikramaditya

Nine gems during the reign of Vikramaditya

In the court of Akbar

The Mughal ruler Akbar, despite his illiteracy, was a great lover of the artists and intellectuals. His passion for knowledge and interest in learning from great minds led him to attract men of genius to his court, known as the nine courtiers of Emperor Akbar or Navratnas.

  • Abul Fazl (1551–1602) was the chronicler of Akbar’s rule. He authored the biographical Akbarnama. Abul Fazl documented the history meticulously, over seven years,......
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