Were there any criteria on which a person could become one of the Navratnas of Chandragupta Vikramaditya or Chandragupta-ll

I have found another source about the Navaratnas. You can refer here

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  • Wouldn't the selection criteria vary depending on the whims of the particular emperor or lord? If so, which one are you interested in?
    – Steve Bird
    Jul 11, 2017 at 8:15
  • @SteveBird this is what i want to know. Whether it was criteria based or as you said "depending on the whims of the particular emperor or lord."
    – Explorer
    Jul 11, 2017 at 8:45
  • @MarkC.Wallace, I have provided the source about the Navratnas of King Vikramaditya.
    – Explorer
    Jul 11, 2017 at 8:46
  • @Explorer Given that Emperor Vikramaditya didn't exist, maybe the answer would have to be derived from Emperor Akbar's court instead who not only existed but is the only Emperor of India who is attested to have had 9 Gems.
    – NSNoob
    Jul 11, 2017 at 9:35
  • @Explorer Read both of the links that you provided (In comment and in the main body). That's what "Legendary" means. Heck, even your title says "Legendary". Most historians tend to dismiss the idea that he existed at all.
    – NSNoob
    Jul 11, 2017 at 9:49


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