Sathya Sai Baba And The Legendary Goddess Kanyakumari Diamond
It took place at Kanyakumari in 1958. At the time it happened Sathya Sai Baba was sitting on the beach with a small group of devotees. One of the devotees had been reading a book about the pilgrim center there, and Baba asked him what the book said about the temple.
The devotee then told the story of a diamond that had once adorned the nose-stud of the temple goddess. It was such a magnificent diamond, the book said, that pirates could see it shining out at sea. So, one day they raided the temple and carried off the diamond. The writer of the book did not know its subsequent fate.
After hearing the story to its end, Sathya Sai Baba said: ‘do you want to see that diamond? I know exactly where it is now: I can bring it for you to see and send it back before its absence is noticed.’
All agreed eagerly that they would like to see the famous diamond. Whereupon Baba simply patted the sand in front of Him, and suddenly there was the glittering diamond! He held it up for everyone to see clearly, and then it simply vanished from His hand.
Reference: “Sai Baba: Invitation to Glory” by Mr. Howard Murphet. Page: 60-61. Published by Macmillan India Ltd, 1982.