Syamantaka - Legacy

Legacy

The Puranas or the Mahabharata do not say what happens to the gem after the death of Krishna and the fall of Dwaraka. However, some speculate that the legendary Syamantaka Mani is none other than the famous Koh-i-Noor diamond, which was known to have been in the possession of the Mughal emperors of India, and at present is one of the Crown Jewels of England.

Whether the Syamantaka Gem is actually the Koh-i-Noor diamond is unknown. The Koh-i-Noor, of course, does not match the superlative descriptions of the Syamantaka, and considerable poetic license would have to be assumed.

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