Ganesh Chaturti: Saw the moon-read this to come out of curse: Story Of Lord Krishna And Syamantaka Jewel
Now that you have really seen the moon and don’t know what to do. Read this:
1) They say, if you have, by mistake, saw the moon, then you can do prayaschit (free from curse), by doing 5 or 9… sit ups.
2) But it is also said that you got to read this story, the Story Of Lord Krishna And Syamantaka Jewel. Here it goes:
Satrajit, a Yadava nobleman and a devotee of Surya (Sun God) had secured a jewel syamantaka from Surya. He did not go with the advice lord Krishna, when Krishna asked for it and said that it would be safe with him.
Brother of Satrajit, Prasena had gone out for hunting wearing the jewel and was killed by a lion. Jambavan (Ramayana fame) killed the lion and gave the jewel to his son to play.
Satrajit blamed and accused Krishna of killing Prasena for the sake of the jewel. In order to come clean Krishna went out in search of jewel and found it in Jambavan’s cave, with his child.
Jambavan thinking Krishna as an intruder attacked and fought for 28 days. Jambavan’s whole body got terribly weakened from the hammering of Krishna’s fists. He then recognized Krishna as Lord Rama and inorder to repent for his mistake gave Krishna the jewel and his daughter Jambavati in marriage.
Krishna returned to Dvaraka with Jambavati and the jewel. He returned the jewel to Satrajit. Satrajit repented for his false accusation. And then offered Krishna the jewel and his daughter Satyabhama in marriage. Krishna did not accept the jewel but accepted Satyabhama as his wife.