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TrimbaKeshwar Devasthan trustee keen to get back Nassak diamond from Lebnaon

The Blue Nassak Diamond, That Once Graced The Crown Of The Famed Trimbakeshwar Idol In 1725, Is The One Of The Largest Diamonds In The World.

PTI | Updated on: 17 Nov 2016, 01:33:46 PM
TrimbaKeshwar Devasthan trustee keen to get back Nassak diamond from Lebnaon (File Photo)

Nashik:

The blue Nassak Diamond, that once graced the crown of the famed Trimbakeshwar idol in 1725, is the one of the largest diamonds in the world. After its loot by several rulers, the diamond is now said to be safely housed in a private museum in Lebanon.

The Trimbakeshwar Devasthan trust has sought to bring back the blue Nassak diamond, which once graced the crown of Lord Shiv idol at the famous temple .

Shinde has written letters to President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and other departments concerned, in a bid to bring back the diamond, which during the ancient times was set in the crown of Lord Shiva at the famous Trimbakeshwar temple near here.

The blue Nassak diamond, also called ‘eye’ of Lord Shiva, weighed 43.38 carats or 8,676 gram when it was mined from the Amaragiri mine based in Mahbubnagar in Telangana in the 15th century, she claimed.

Shinde, an environmentalist, said she will also approach the court to bring back the precious diamond, which is claimed to be one of the largest in the world.

The trustee started her drive by approaching Nashik Collector and has now written to the President, PM and others for the same.

According to Shinde, warrior Nana Peshwe, during the reign of the Peshwas, had in 1725 vowed before Lord Shiva, also famously known as Lord Trimbakeshwar, to gift the said diamond to the temple if he succeeded in breaking the siege of Trimbakeshwar fort.

He later won and gifted the jewel for the deity’s crown, which was then studded with many jewels and the blue Nassak diamond.

She alleged that the jewel was looted during the time of British rule and was sold to a jeweller in 1818.

 

“If required, we will collect funds and buy it (the diamond), but it is the duty of the government to bring it back,” she added. 

The blue Nassak Diamond, that once graced the crown of the famed Trimbakeshwar idol in 1725, is the one of the largest diamonds in the world. After its loot by several rulers, the diamond is now said to be safely housed in a private museum in Lebanon.

The Trimbakeshwar  Devasthan trust has sought to bring back the blue Nassak diamond, which once graced the crown of Lord Shiv idol at the famous temple .

Shinde has written letters to President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and other departments concerned, in a bid to bring back the diamond, which during the ancient times was set in the crown of Lord Shiva at the famous Trimbakeshwar temple near here.

The blue Nassak diamond, also called ‘eye’ of Lord Shiva, weighed 43.38 carats or 8,676 gram when it was mined from the Amaragiri mine based in Mahbubnagar in Telangana in the 15th century, she claimed.

Shinde, an environmentalist, said she will also approach the court to bring back the precious diamond, which is claimed to be one of the largest in the world.

The trustee started her drive by approaching Nashik Collector and has now written to the President, PM and others for the same.

According to Shinde, warrior Nana Peshwe, during the reign of the Peshwas, had in 1725 vowed before Lord Shiva, also famously known as Lord Trimbakeshwar, to gift the said diamond to the temple if he succeeded in breaking the siege of Trimbakeshwar fort.

He later won and gifted the jewel for the deity’s crown, which was then studded with many jewels and the blue Nassak diamond.

She alleged that the jewel was looted during the time of British rule and was sold to a jeweller in 1818.

“If required, we will collect funds and buy it (the diamond), but it is the duty of the government to bring it back,” she added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keeping track of what you eat may not only help you shed kilos, but also prevent regaining the lost weight, a new study has claimed.

The study by researchers at University of Pittsburgh in the US found that stopping food tracking is linked to regaining weight.

According to the study, to prevent regaining weight, people should make an effort four months after starting a diet to refocus on food tracking.

The researchers found that people tend to stop dietary monitoring after about four months, and that this was followed by regaining weight, said Qianheng Ma, a public health researcher at the University of Pittsburgh.

They looked at data from 137 people who had participated in a one-year weight loss intervention called EMPOWER. The majority of the people in the study were white women.

The participants were, on average, 51 years old and had a body mass index (BMI) of 34.1. They were asked to weigh themselves regularly with a digital scale that uploaded data in real time and to monitor their diet using a smartphone app.

Although everyone in the study initially lost weight, nearly three-quarters of the people in the study ultimately regained some of that weight, ‘Live Science’ reported.

In addition, 62 per cent of the participants stopped tracking what they were eating at some point during the study.

The researchers found that a greater percentage of the people who regained weight had stopped tracking what they ate, compared with those who were able to maintain their weight.

 

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First Published : 17 Nov 2016, 12:34:00 PM

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