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SATRAJIT, SATRAJITA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Son of Nighna. In return for praise rendered to the sun he beheld the luminary in his proper form, and received from him the wonderful Syamantaka gem. He lost the gem, but it was recovered and restored to him by Krishna . In return he presented Krishna with his daughter Satyabhama to wife. There had been may suitors for this lady's hand, and one of them, name Satadhanwan, in revenge for her loss, killed Satrajit and carried off the gem, but he was afterwards killed by Krishna.

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