The story of the Syamantaka shows how powerful of the curse Ganesha is. Satrajita of Dwaraka had a gem called Syamantaka. It was dazzling. If it was worshipped with devotion it used to give plenty of gold every day.
Once Prasena, Satrajita’s brother, went out hunting. He was wearing the Syamantaka. A – lion killed him and went to a cave, carrying the gem. A bear by name Jambavanta killed the lion and gave the Syamantaka to his child to play with.
This Jambavanta was not an ordinary bear; he was the heroic follower of Shri Rama.Prasena did not return to Dwaraka. Satrajita suspected that Krishna himself had killed him for the sake of the Syamantaka. The rumor soon spread. Krishna had not done anything wrong. So when he heard about Satrajita’s suspicions he was unhappy. He went in search of Prasena.
Lord Ganesha and Krishna Story – Krishna Himself Worships Ganesha: He found the corpse of Prasena. There were footprints of a lion nearby. Following these footprints, Krishna entered the cave of Jambavanta. He fought with Jambavanta for twenty-eight days. At last, Jambavanta understood that Shri Krishna was Shri Rama himself. Then he offered him the Syamantaka.
Lord Ganesha and Krishna Story – Krishna Himself Worships Ganesha: Krishnagave the Syamantaka to Satrajita and put an end to the evil rumors. However, he was surprised at what had happened. How could such things be said of me even whenI had not done anything wrong Great sages told him the story of Ganesha’s curse and said, ” You saw the Moon on the fourth day. ”
Then Krishna Himself Worships Ganesha. Siddhi-Vinayaka Vrata-the worship of Ganesha-is performed on the fourth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada. The devotees believe that those who see the Moon on that day will not suffer, if they listen to the story of the Syamantaka.