Lord Krishna Necklace

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
gold necklace with indian god
gold necklace with indian god

Have you ever had to make a decision that would impact your life catastrophically into the future? When my Dad was 21, he left India to come to America. My father came to this foreign country with no knowledge of the language and no currency of any sort to provide for his family but still took the chance to seek a better life. In addition to having to peregrinate to this country, there was only so much my father could have brought to the country, so he decided the first thing he was going to prehend was Lord Krishna's antique necklace. The necklace brought by my father represents freedom in everyday life. Eventually, my father told me that the necklace was the Indian God Krishna made out of complete gold attached to a gold chain.  This is significant, because of the chain being gold it represents freedom, gold portrays wealth and wealth portrays freedom. It was a meaningful necklace to my father, since it had been passed down through generations. He had to show vigor to perpetuate on with the legacy. Growing up, I always asked my Dad what that shiny, splendid, and intricate piece of gold around his neck was. Later, when I was 12, my Dad explained the history behind the necklace and why it is so important to the family. Currently this necklace is still a part of my family tradition and in safekeeping with my Dad. It shows how although my Dad was born in India, he was able to come to America to start a new life while still preserving Indian culture and tradition. 

Place(s): India
Year: 1982

– Akshay Kapur

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant