Ajab gajab news: This diamond of India was bigger than the Kohinoor diamond, it was stolen from the temple, know when and where it is?
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Till now you must have only heard about Kohinoor, which reached Britain from India and the demand for its return has been rising continuously. However, very few people know about another precious gem, the Orlov diamond, which was even bigger than the Kohinoor when it was first excavated in India. This diamond weighed an astonishing 787 carats, making it the largest natural diamond ever discovered in India. It was found in Golconda in 1650. However, when cut and polished, it weighed only 195 carats.
Like Kohinoor, this diamond is also associated with a curse and there is an interesting story behind it. Legend has it that during the 19th century, a huge diamond was embedded in the eye of the idol of Lord Brahma in a temple in Pondicherry. At that time, India was famous for its diamonds, and a priest passing by a temple noticed this extraordinary gem. The priest planned to steal the diamond and succeeded. However, it is said that whoever possessed this diamond would have had a tragic fate.
In 1932, when the diamond was sold to a New York businessman, J.W.
He acquired the diamond, which was divided into three pieces. Although the name of the diamond changed, the curse remained. The same year, the businessman committed suicide by jumping from a building. It is believed that he was the first person to die as a result of a curse associated with this diamond.
After these events, the story of the cursed diamond spread to Western countries. After Paris, the diamond was sold to Charles F. Wilson, who tried to break the curse by dividing the diamonds into three pieces and incorporating them into necklaces and other jewelry. We now know the diamond in its current cushion-cut shape, but where the other two pieces are remains a mystery. A few years later, a diamond merchant named Dennis bought the diamond, but once again, a curse haunted the owner. He became seriously ill, and despite several attempts to give the diamond to others, it always came back to him. Since 1947, no records indicate any further deaths related to the curse of the diamond.
It is said that the cursed diamond is now kept in a museum in New York, although the curse associated with it is not officially recognized. Museum officials also dispute its Indian origin.