The monarchs of the Vijayanagara Empire styled themselves Hindu-ràya-suratràna or 'Sultan among Hindu Kings'.
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The name of the gemstone, beryl, probably originates from the Prakrit veruliya and Sanskrit vaidurya- which might be of Dravidian provenance. One theory points its source to the city of Velur (modern Belur, Karnataka). Derivatives such as brilliant and beryllium share these origins.