Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Guide: The Syamantaka Gem

This is a guide to The Syamantaka Gem: The Sun-God'S Precious Ornament (Volume 591). You can find it at Amazon.

Bizzell Reserves call number: PN 6790 .I443 A437 v.591

Summary: Satrajit of Dwaraka receives the Syamantaka jewel from Surya, the sun god. The gem bestows light and wealth. Krishna urges him to give the jewel to King Ugrasena. His brother Prasena wears the jewel while hunting; a lion kills Prasena, and then Jambavan kills the lion and takes the jewel, giving it to his son. Accused of the murder, Krishna must prove his innocence. In the end, Krishna gets the jewel and he marries Jambavan's daughter, Jambavati. Satrajit apologizes and he gives Krishna his daughter to marry: Satyabhama. Her suitors are jealous, and Shatadhanwa kills Satrajit and takes the jewel. Krishna again must recover the jewel, and he does. You can read more about the legend of the Syamantaka jewel at Wikipedia.

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