The name of a gold coin of Travancore. Those issued by the Maharaja Rama Varma in 1877 had the following values: the one Varahan equals seven and one half Rupees, or fifty-two and one half Panams ; the one half Varahan equals three and three quarters Rupees. See Codring- ton (p. 123) and Pana.
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)