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This is an image of Krishna giving the prized jewel back to the Sun God. Image

Once upon a time there was a prized jewel that all of the kings of land wanted to possess. It was a beautiful jewel that shined bright no matter what, Many people thought that it was a myth for a long time. It all started when the Sun God sat the jewel down in plain sight for taking. When the King of the bears saw this, he flew down from the top of his mountain so fast and took it for himself. All of the kings had fought over this jewel for years and thought that it produced wealth to whom possessed it. 

 

Soon later, Akura was able to take the jewel for himself. Then, everyone started to come after him and plan attacks to take the prized jewel. He soon realized that with him having the jewel he would not be able to see his loved one because he would be way too busy trying to protect it. This meant that Krishna was able to get his hands on the jewel. 

Krishna began to gain wealth daily as long as he kept the jewel around his neck. The wealth came in wagon loads of gold daily and Krishna never had to worry about anything when it came to that. Balarama, Krishna's brother found out that Krishna had obtained the prized jewel and demanded half of it and its possessions. Krishna agreed to this because he loved his brother. 

Soon after they completed their agreement all of the other kings started rumors that Krishna did not really possess the prized jewel and was faking his agreement with Balarama. All of the kings knew that Krishna really had the prized jewel, but they wanted it for themselves, so they sabotaged him. 

 

When Balarama heard of the rumors he was furious and ran out into the forest. He went out there to clear his mind and think about all that had been going on. Balarama was sitting up against a tree holding some gold he had gotten from Krishna. He was thinking about how Krishna could have gotten all of this gold if he did not have the prized jewel. 

There was a huge mistake and the lion king thought that Balarama had the prized jewel and killed him. But Balarama did not have the jewel. The Lion saw the reflection of light from the gold Balarama was holding. Krishna had chased Balarama out into the forest, but it was too late.

 

Krishna was traumatized by his experience with the prized jewel because it only brought him pain and worry. He claimed that the gold was nice, but it was never worth the life of his brother. He called upon the Sun God to take the prized jewel back so that he did not have to continue to experience all of the pain.

 

The Sun God came down from the heavens and took the prized jewel back and returned back deep into his cave and him or the jewel were never to be seen again. 

Author's Note: This story was based off of The Syamantaka Jewel. In the story the Sun God wore the prized Syamantaka jewel around his neck, but he once took off the jewel and put it to the side. Jambavat, Lord of the Bears, peering down from his mountain seat over the backwoods, saw the incredible gem sparkling between the lion's teeth. Akrura concurred and reclaimed the Syamantaka gem and wore it round his neck. Expecting that he ought to lose this opportunity of seeing Surya up close and personal, he said, "Extraordinary Sun God, you have favored me far above different men by plummeting on earth to respect me. Presently Krishna felt that it poorly turned into a simple honorable like Satrajit to have so magnificent a gem. At that point Krishna realized that he had the extraordinary gem in his saving for it outfitted its proprietor every day with eight wagonloads of gold, and this and not the characteristics acquired by him from his dad was the genuine mystery of Dwarka's thriving, while he lived in it. Immediately Balarama sprang to his feet and asserted a half offer in the gem under his concurrence with Krishna. Balarama didn't really accept that his sibling and thought that Krishna had tracked down the extraordinary jewel however was concealing it to swindle Balarama of his offer. At the point when Krishna knew about this bogus gossip, he called to him a picked band of Yadavas and, following the tracks of Prasena's pony, went to where the lion had executed him. With all speed he ran into the backwoods and, slaughtering the lion with one blow of his awful paw, took the Syamantaka gem back to the cavern that behind his seat punctured profound into the mountains. "As you offer me a shelter, incredible god," he said, "the help I would request from you is the Syamantaka gem." "Take it," addressed Surya and, leaving his admirer looking with voracious eyes at the inimitable jewel, the god returned in his chariot to the sky. They had recently completed the customs and were going to return tragically to their homes when the eastern sky was lit up with such a brilliance that, albeit the sun was soaking in the West, the grievers believed that another sun was ascending in the East.

In my version of the story, I incorporated a theme of Karma. I liked the idea of adding a sense of greediness and then it is coming back to bite Krishna and the other kings in the butt. I also liked the idea of adding in all the kings fighting for the prized jewel to make it seem more prized and desired amongst all. 

Bibliography: Shri Krishna of Dwarka and Other Stories, C. A. Kincaid, Story

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