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What is KalaManika?

What is the significance of referring Lord Krishna as Kalamanika?

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A village student of 7th class studying in Oriya medium, once asked me this question.

This question is from a poem named "Kalamanika re" in 7th class Oriya medium in Orissa board.

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  • Please provide your source where you found this name and possible alternative ways of transcribing it. – Gabe Hiemstra Jun 26 at 15:36
  • Kaalaa (black) + Manika (gem)..seems like inherited from his colour.. – YDS Jun 26 at 16:51
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    @YDS That is the right answer post it as an answer, We don't need separate scriptural sources to say that Kaalaa = black and mani is a gem. – Sarvabhouma Jun 27 at 5:38
  • @Kailash This is the poem/song right? – YDS Jun 27 at 15:43
  • @YDS, youtu.be/3kcvcL7BU20 link is the one – Kailash Chandra Polai Jun 28 at 8:22

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