Tests of crystals ||79||

1Suta said: -The god Lingali took up the fat of the deceased demon king, scattered it with his plough-share over the countries traversed by the river-Kaveri and the Vindhya mountain, as well as over the countries of Nepal and China and the tracts of land inhabited by the Yavanas.
2The scattered bits of fat were transformed into crystals which assume a white colour like that of conch-shell or of the fibers found inside the stems of a lotus plant.
3No other gem can vie with the present one in respect of absolving the sin of a man. A crystal cut and polished by a skillful artisan, should fetch a higher price than one is its uncut or natural state.