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Curse of largest known diamond in the world : Koh-i-noor

crown.jpgDo you know the curse of the Koh-i-noor diamond ? Before its evil cause we will see its history.

The Koh-i-Noor (Mountain of Light) is a 109 carat diamond that was once the largest known diamond in the world. Some say that the Koh-i-noor was originally found more than 5000 years ago, and is mentioned in ancient Sanskrit writings. Historical evidence suggests that the Kohinoor originated in Golconda kingdom, in Hyderabad state of Andhra Pradesh, India one of the world’s earliest diamond producing regions.

At that time it was said to weigh 793 carats, but through some incredibly ham-fisted cutting and polishing by a jeweller named Borgio it was reduced to 186 carats. This further reduced it from 186 carats to its present size of just less than 109 carats.

Pic :The Crown of Queen Elizabeth

Koh-i-Noor the Name

It was the Persian King Nadir Shah who gave the stone its name, which means “Mountain of Light”. Nadir Shah seized this prized possession of the Moghuls when he overran Delhi in 1739. The earlier name of this diamond was Samantik Mani meaning “Prince among diamonds”.


Koh-i-Noor diamond is the largest stone in the crown worn by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
To The British

The most coveted diamond in history, Koh-i-noor passed through the hands of various Indian and Persian rulers who fought bitterly over it from the 14th century onwards.

The British colonial officials found the Koh-i-noor in 1849, in the treasury of the Punjabi capital, Lahore, India. It was later seized by the British as a spoil of war and it became part of the British crown jewels when Queen Victoria became the ‘Empress of India’ in 1877. The Queen Mother’s crown with the Kohinoor is currently preserved in the Tower of London.

The Curse of the Koh-i-noor

It is believed that the Kohinoor carries with it a curse and only when in the possession of a woman will the curse not work. All the men who owned it have either lost their throne or had other misfortunes befall them. The British are wary of this curse and so far, only Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth have adorned the gem as sovereigns. Since Queen Victoria the diamond has always gone to the wife of the male heir to the throne.

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  • Andy August 24, 2007, 2:32 pm

    hmmm. I don’t want it because of it’s curse 🙂

  • style August 24, 2007, 4:30 pm

    Kohinoor unlucky for British Queen?

  • meduh January 14, 2008, 6:40 am

    i think that this is the baddest diamond ive ever seen. i wonder if it makes people horny enoughto nmake out with complete strangers.

  • singh January 29, 2008, 9:03 am

    saale chor naa hon kise thaa de…!!!!!!!!

  • ticktock February 8, 2008, 7:59 pm

    wow that is really cool…if i were a male with the throne i would like to have it to see if the curse is actually true or its just a myth

  • muhamath August 3, 2008, 3:11 am

    Kohinoor is the wealth of India. There are no rights on that for the queen generation. It should return to India, that is the truth. In further this will going to happen definitely.

  • jodh singh August 8, 2008, 10:14 am

    the khoi noor was never discovered by the brittish and that maharaja ranjit singh discovered it yes it was discovered 5000 yrs ago but ten was found by ranjit singh.necause the britts r so nozy they attacked the siks after he died because he was a threat o the brittish and they couldnt take over punjab because they went going to fight him.but cuz the britts r so slyeee they took the jewel after he died.it haz no curse because maharaja ranjit singh had it and he ra his empire and the only reason why he died was because of old age and was natural.u really need tu gt ur facts straight.the stupid thing is cutting it dwn has lost its value it waz!! the largest dimond but the brits r so clever they cut it dwn.

  • Holiday September 7, 2008, 6:34 pm

    This is what they did to india, steal and be like saint.

  • Eye Opener September 22, 2008, 3:20 pm

    As the world knew the Britishers (whites) are the Thieves, Looters, Dacoits of the world. They have looted India and became rich and enjoying all the richness of India. They are the culprits of the world, Shameless creatures on earth.

  • recovery.com October 25, 2008, 2:37 am

    kohinoor diamond is the world largest diamond.
    its a indian thing kept by british empior.
    but i want say that british empior shuolud return to indian government.

  • Singh November 4, 2008, 1:12 am

    This curse is cook up bullshit, there is no curse, it is prevent others not to think about the Kohinoor to have. this is greatest example for “Pride on Stolen Material”. In fact curse is for thieves. 🙂

  • leah November 17, 2008, 3:59 pm

    The kohinoor diamond is rightfully the property of India and shouldn’t be in the hands of the British. They have embraced it long enough…now HAND IT OVER!

  • Nadira November 19, 2008, 8:35 am

    What will India do keeping it …… It is never a curse for british who took …they are preserving it… if it comes to India, the war may begin among Indians

  • oli November 20, 2008, 8:57 pm

    I am wondered how nice this is to look.If I had this thing then i would be the most happiest man in this world.don’t think about me that i’m a greedy man.i’m wondered wiyh it.i would like to touch it only for one time.

  • Dr.Muhammad January 6, 2009, 10:15 pm

    Kohinoor beeing used by The Bengali Queen &
    was in the treasure of BENGAL …during Isha khans time…
    but no mentioned in this article ???

  • Naziya February 5, 2009, 1:04 am

    well who said it belong bengali queen n who the hell is this bengali queen..I think it is ur own story Mr Muhammad
    Read the history first.
    Kohinoor is the property of Maharaja Ranjit Singh n it will remain his only even if he is not here in between us ..Truth is truth ..How many stories you make, it will remain the same…
    It doesn’t matter where is kohinoor.It was presented to Queen of England by Dalip Singh
    And present once given can’t be asked to give back.
    So please let the queen have it ..but it will always be known as the kohinoor of India. 🙂

  • inder February 14, 2009, 6:56 am

    kohinoor is a pride of punj-aab and it will come and i don’t see those dreams which can’t be fulfilled

  • M. Ismail February 15, 2009, 10:30 pm

    there is no curse with this diamond but everytime it’s worth worked as every king wanted to have this at the cost of the reign of other king.

  • David Remington March 15, 2009, 11:37 am

    I was wondering if I could get information about the photo of the Kohinoor Diamond in the Royal Crown on this page – I would like to get permission on behalf of an author I work for to use it it a book.


  • paka March 26, 2009, 11:33 am

    Koh-i-noor is a part of Indian treasure. The bullshit britishers should return it back 2 India.

    Saale chor hain!!!

  • H.M.Gulgulia April 2, 2009, 10:31 am

    If it was seized by the British ‘as a spoil of war’ during India conquest then we can say it is an Enemy Property; but now India is a friendly country, legitimately the millenniums old Indian heritage should be returned to its place of origin i.e. India.

  • Danny April 28, 2009, 2:06 pm

    Goro ne india ko bahot loota sara sona ,chandi heere, moti chori kar ke England bhag aaye aur roz kohinoor se hazaron pound Earn karte hain . Clever bas…

  • MAYANK AGARWAL May 5, 2009, 1:15 am

    we should get the kohinoor back to india!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    its ours and we own it!!

  • RAJ MALARAO May 12, 2009, 3:53 am


  • akshay May 25, 2009, 3:38 am

    dila ta nachshil……

  • karan June 1, 2009, 2:49 am


  • unuse June 2, 2009, 2:30 am

    koh-i-noor must return to India, so are other like the precious Peacock throne of Saha jahan.There are so many things from India which enrich British museums.Before that let us think, is India a safe place for such a possession with a corrupted leaders , bribe hungry security and growing internal and external terrorism?

  • kaustuv June 3, 2009, 12:30 pm

    yeh thts rite
    kohinoor shuld return to india ..!!

    recently found tht the kohinoor is nw 108.93 carat..

    n the cost of kohinoor is priceless
    108000000000000GBP/108.93carat .. !!

  • kaustuv June 3, 2009, 12:33 pm

    so thnk abut tht

    108000000000000 great britian pound ..

    approx INDIAN
    Rs 8425279006801821.0

    maha sankh ..

  • pushpak June 10, 2009, 2:45 am


  • shabaz June 23, 2009, 4:00 am


  • shweta June 24, 2009, 9:58 am

    we indians SHULD GET D KOH-I-NOOR BACK. itz d pride of india and indians. i duno y d govtmnt dosent think abt des issues!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????

  • Thom July 2, 2009, 4:29 pm

    Indeed, Kohinoor is India’s. Every Indian can be proud of it! Can someone guarantee that the ‘Priceless’ Jewel would be safe in India, if it is returned from England? Corruption is deep rooted in our (Indian) modern government and political systems and I am afraid, of losing it forever once again from India. Better preserve it safe and secure where it is Now!!!

  • Mahesh (Mahi) August 4, 2009, 3:55 am

    Ko-hi-noor, next to the amazing word ——— I really like the diamond and the story behind it.
    I guess we must have it with us means as an Indian heritage, Govt. should think the way to get back it like Malya did for Tipu’s Sword.

    I would really like to thank Malya for his great achievement for India.

    Thanks Buddy !

    Jago Indian Govt. Jago !!!


  • BRITISH THIEFS August 6, 2009, 8:45 am

    That diamond as many other STOLEN treasures in the posession of the British PIRATE “Royalty” should be returned to India, I can’t believe how the STUPID QUEEN and the rest of the retarded family can brag and show off on this piece (and most of their treasures) knowing they were STOLEN!!

  • MHRahman September 2, 2009, 2:44 am

    Maybe it will given to Bangladesh.

  • Raja Deep September 3, 2009, 6:15 am

    First, I think people like Naziya in this should go to hell with their sick logic….I seriously think that an effort has to be made by the Indian people to get the Kohinoor back. I would even go to the extent of saying that exhibits like Lodhi’s elephant armour and the like should be returned. In fact the whole goddamn Tower of London should be emptied and all countries should be handed back their treasures.
    I wonder how Gandhi and Nehru did not think of getting the Kohinoor back from the British when they were fleeing India (as a spoil of the war!!!).

  • jaya September 6, 2009, 11:57 am

    please take it frm them for god sake someone

  • AJIT September 6, 2009, 12:00 pm


  • AL September 23, 2009, 2:43 pm

    The Kohinoor should be returned to India.

  • asif shaikh October 26, 2009, 12:40 pm

    I will bring the kohinoor back to india at one day !!!!!!!…………
    That day is not so far !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………

  • Jaspreet Ahluwalia November 1, 2009, 9:19 am

    Its a shame for all us indians. We have suffered somuch in the past and still we dont realise how outsiders are robbing. Kohinoor belongs to india but it is the pride of the queens crown today.

  • narco December 4, 2009, 9:28 pm

    wars, murder, mayhem, and the like…. it’s a freakin rock… get the h**l over it…

  • dev December 17, 2009, 6:58 am

    The British should return it to India….it must be returned from where it was stolen….but again…the British are shameless enough to show off our diamond as their own possession….

  • dev December 17, 2009, 6:59 am

    I am with you Asif……we must bring the stopne back to where it belongs…

  • Singh December 21, 2009, 6:06 pm

    We are so dumb, we lost the the brits, we should not own the stone.

  • MALLIKA January 13, 2010, 2:07 am

    we should get the kohinoor back to india!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    its ours and we own it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    QUIT KOH-I-NOOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS OURS………..

  • singh2 January 19, 2010, 11:27 am

    the kohinoor is not indias, its punjabs it belongs to the sikh people of India it was stolen from maharaja ranjit singh ji after his death, he wore it on his shoulder as a sign of pride because he had received it from nadir shahs wife in exchange of freeing her husband from jail the SECOND time

  • JAtTi January 29, 2010, 5:05 pm


  • Afghan, Pakhtun or Pathan February 25, 2010, 7:24 am

    Nice so see that here are so many Indian brothers and sisters and claim Koh-i-Noor as something of Indians. But if we look back into the history of Koh-i-Noor, it comes from The Mountain called Koh-i-Noor, which is nows days centered between Afghanistan and Persia (Iran). The Koh-i-Noor diamond belongs to Persian king Nadir Shah Afshar. Afther his dead in Kandahar (Afghanistan), The Afghan king Ahmad Shah Baba (Ahmad Shah Durrani | Ahmad Shah Abdali) has taked the woman of Nadir Shah Afshar to Mashad (Persia), to protect her honor from her own Persian people, who has killed her husband (if you know what i mean). As a gift of this Greatniss of the Afghan king Ahmad Shah Baba, the woman of Nadir Shah Afshar gived him the Koh-i-Noor diamond (Almaas). The Koh-i-Noor Almas (Diamond) was in Afghanistan till the grand sons of Ahmad Shah Baba. But Ahmad Shah Baba has to much grand sons and they start to fight each, because of trone. So 1 brother go to India and come back with british people to attack Afghanistan. When the British people comes to some area’s of Afghanistan, and they stol the Koh-i-Noor Almaas/Diamond from Afghanistan and take it to England.

    With all respect but it not something of India my brothers and sisters. It was something of Persia people and a gift of Persia queen to Afghan king and later stolen by the Britisch people from Afghanistan.

    Even the British people have writed in their history of Koh-i-Noor as a something from Afghanistan. They call it the Koh-i-Noor Diamond of Afghanistan.

    So, it is something, what belongs to Afghans (Pakhtun | Pathan) and Afghanistan (Pakhtunistan), and should be gived back to Afghanistan. this theory of a Singh person gived as a gift to British Queen, is just a excuse to claim it as something of britian, because if you give something as a gift, then you have no rights to ask it back. It was for sure a gift, but not a Singh person to Britian Queen but from Queen of Persia to King of Afghanistan for his greatniss.

    I hope that you my brothers and sisters don’t get it wrong, but this is the history of Koh-i-Noor Almaas.

    want to know more about Ahmad Shah Baba? just visit>>>>> http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmad_Shah_Baba

    Take care, My India brothers and sisters.
    Peace out,
    Afghan | Pakhtun | Pathan