In the Vishnu Purana fourth section eighth chapter the story of syamantaka jewel is present. At last Krishna said that he was not worthy of syamantaka jewel.enter image description here

I want to know reason that why Lord Krishna was not worthy for syamantaka jewel?


The Viṣṇu Purāṇa itself gives the reason:

But this jewel, to be of advantage to the whole kingdom, should be taken charge of by a person who leads a life of perpetual continence: if worn by an impure individual, it will be the cause of his death.

Now as I have sixteen thousand wives, I am not qualified to have the care of it. It is not likely that Satyabhāmā will agree to the conditions that would entitle her to the possession of the jewel; and as to Balabhadra, he is too much addicted to wine and the pleasures of sense to lead a life of self-denial.

  • Still Krishna is called Akhanda Brahmachari no? Mar 20 '20 at 8:46

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