represent the most compact and powerful expression of the intelligence
and order of natural law.The knowledge of the correct recommendation,
type, quality and use of gemstones provides greater harmony in life.Each
of the nine grahas (planets) has a corresponding gemstone. For
optimal influence, each gem must meet specific criteria of purity, color,
shape etc. Consult panditji for advice in the right gemstone for
Manikya or ruby, the rarest of gemstones, is red sapphire and often regarded
as the king of gems Rubies vary in color and brighten in strong light.
Some rubies are pinkish red or violet/purplish red in color, with different
colors and shades of color often found in the same stone. They balances
Surya (sun). Surya represents the king of the solar system in Jyotish.
It also represents authority, power, Self, father, body and health. Depending
on the placement of Surya in your birth chart, the wearing of a ruby may
be very auspicious in strengthening the positive influences of Surya.
Surya, the sun acts like the thalamus in the human physiology. The sun
is the central focal point in the solar system as is the thalamus in our
body. All activity in the solar system revolves around the sun. In our
physiology, all activity is controlled and ordered by the thalamus. Enlivening
the positive influences of Surya strenghens the physiology and strengthens
the qualities of Surya in our daily life.
Mukta or pearl is the most valued of the organic gems. A pearl is a very
special and exclusive gift of nature considered universally as the oldest
known gem. The most valued come from the ocean and have a visible lustre
or sheen with the most common being white or cream with a rose overtone.
Mukta or pearl represents the queen in Jyotish. The pearl is often called
the "queen of the sea". The pearl harmonizes Chandra, the moon
which directly influences emotions, mind, affluence, and public. Wearing
a pearl can bring harmony and stability to these influences. Chandra,
the moon, occupies a central role in the solar system and in our physiology.
This influence is represented by the hypothalmus in our physiology which
controls our behavior, our emotions, our hormonal and reproductive cycles
and our body temperature. It nourishes the physiology like a mother or
queen and occupies a central place in the centre of the brain with the
Vidruma or coral is an organic gem that comes from reefs and atolls. The
most valued coral is the noble red coral seen here (Corallicum rubrum).
The color is uniform throughout with no pits or color streaks. Polished
coral has a vitreous lustre. Due to pollution, coral is an endangered
species. Vidruma or coral influences Mangal or Mars which is responsible
for the field of activity, energy, courage, ambition, sports, property,
strength, commander, technical ability, mechanical, forcefulness and bravery.
In Jyotish, Mangal is known as the commander-in-chief, due to its influence
in organizing and managing direction in activity. Mangal or Mars is like
a general with its focus on precision and power in activity. Mangal in
our physiolgy is associated with the Red Nucleus, Pars Compacta, and Amygdala.
These structures in the brain control activity by providing checks and
balances, activating and inhibiting impulses in the brain, and maintaining
steadiness and precision of movement. These influences can be strengthened
with the wearing of Vidruma or coral when recommended.
Marakata or emeralds are known by their distinctive green color and can
vary from light to dark green. All emeralds contain inclusions formed
during their growth. Inclusions indicate the stone is natural. The most
common cut is the step or "emerald" cut. Marakata or emerald
harmonizes and strengthens the positive influences of Budha or mercury.
These influences include intelligence, education, speech, teaching, learning,
communication, confidence, writing, drawing, trade, humour, wit, discrimination,
diplomacy. intellect and commerce. Budha or Mercury is the "prince"
in Jyotish and is influenced by Surya and Chandra. Budha or Mercury in
the human physiology is associated with the sub-thalamic nucleus which
resides in the brain and receives input from various parts of the brain
which directly influences its activity. Similar to the placement of Budha
or Mercury which revolves around Surya (Sun) and is directly influenced
by that relationship, the sub-thalamic nucleus' activity is influenced
by the input it receives and modulates its output accordingly.
Pushparaga or yellow sapphire is a lesser known gem in today's market.
Known as "Oriental topaz" until the mid-1800's Colors vary from
light yellow to golden and honey yellow. They have considerable lustre,
come in a variety of cuts and are increasing in market value. Pushparaga
or yellow sapphire harmonizes and benefits t signifies knowledge, wisdom,
virtue, fortune, justice, education, future, religion, philosophy, devotion,
children, distant traGuru or Jupiter, the largest graha (planet) in the
solar system. Ivel, spirituality, truthfulness, prosperity and charity.
Guru is the major instructor or teacher and influences action with the
highest order and balance. Guru guides action in the most harmonious and
uplifting manner and balances inner and outer input while simultaneously
performing and monitoring action. Guru or jupiter's influence in the human
physiology is through the globus pallidus. This globular structure is
like a teacher in the physiology. It gives balanced and higher-order instructions,
balances and maintains harmony between inner and outer input, manages
and executes complex systems and enlivens activity in the brain while
guiding action. It signifies highest-order thinking -- Knowledge has organizing
Vajra or diamond's adamantine lustre gives a beautiful "fire"
or sparkle to the stone. Value is determined by a grading system that
rates color, clarity and weight with lesser value given to cut proportions
and surface finish. Sukra or Venus is harmonized by diamond. Sukra represents
luxuries, romance, partnership wealth, beauty, arts, comforts, jewelry,
happiness, and vehicles. Diamonds are also associated with luxuries, jewelry,
wealth, beauty etc. Sukra or Venus has since antiquity symbollized beauty,
not just in material life but inner life as well. Diamonds high lustre
symbolizes the refined liveliness and loveliness of nature within and
around us.Sukra or Venus in the human physiology corresponds to the activity
of the pars reticulata. This structure in the physiology refines and controls
action in the limbic system related to instincts, feelings and emotions
etc. This action is associated with those impulses in the physiology that
correspond to the qualities of life influenced most strongly by Sukra.
Indraneela or blue sapphire is known for its striking lustre and color
which range from light to very dark blue. Blue sapphires may be given
a variety of cuts; the most common being the oval cut. Blue sapphires
are one of the most highly prized of the corundum species. Sani or Saturn
represents longevity, discipline, authority, ambition, leadership, honesty,
perfection, humility, elders, denial, delays, misery, adversity,accidents,
conservatism and dutifulness. Its role is often symbolized as a servant.
Its influence is often seen as restrictive or obstructive yet its influence
also seeks to bring balance. It?s influences may be harmonized by the
blue sapphire. Sani is furthest from the Sun. Sani or Saturn in the human
physiology is expressed through the activities of the putamen. The putamen,
like Sani in the solar system, is placed at the outer edge of the basal
ganglia. Its influence, like Sani, is that of a servant. It receives major
input and instructions that it transmits to the basal ganglia.
Gomedhaka or hessonite is a variety of grossular garnet. It has good luster
and looks transparent. The color is brownish-orange and is often called
“cinnamon stone”. These gems are often given step or mixed
cuts. Hessonite garnets are found especially in Sri Lanka. Gomedhaka or
Hessonite Garnet represents Rahu, the ascending node of the moon. Its
natural significations include worldly desires, worldly benefits, laziness,
gratification, and ignorance. It is by nature unpredictable and creates
sudden changes and influences, rigidity and passion. It is similar to
Sani or Saturn in its nature and influence.Traditionally, rahu is known
as the “head of the dragon”. In the human physiology, rahu
corresponds to the head of the caudate. The caudate is involved in the
control of the saccadic eye movements (the abrupt short shifts of focus
in the eyes). The caudate influences memory in relation to orientation
in space. The caudate is responsible for our ability to change behavior
Vaidurya or Cat's Eye is the name given to the variety of chrysoberyl
which beautifully displays the phenomenon of chatoyancy. The numerous
inclusions line up to form very fine, parallel crystal needles. Cat's
eyes are always cut in cabachons to emphasize the eye effect. Vaidurya
or Cat's Eye harmonizes Ketu which is traditionally known as the "tail
of the dragon". In Jyotish, Ketu is the descending node of Chandra
(Moon). Its influences are similar to Mangal or Mars and include liberation,
abstract thinking, asceticism, non-attachment, healing, moksha--enlightenment,
wisdom and that which is hidden.
Ketu's influence in the physiology is represented by the tail of the caudate.
It's influence is over learning and emotions.
Wearing Method & Process
To obtain the full benefic effect of stone, wear it
while Moon is waxing on the specified day and time. Wearing it in the
specified Nakshatra enhances the benefic effects of the stone. Take the
stone of a size specified or greater in fractions of 1/4 Ratti rejecting
fractions of 3/4 Ratti like 4 - 1/4 Ratti. Get it studded in the specified
metal such that it touches your body. Before wearing it light a lamp and
incense stick and meditate on your God. If the stone is studded in ring
then clean the ring in fresh milk and then Ganga water. Perform pooja
. Then wear the stone in the specified finger of your Right hand. After
wearing the ring give alms as specified for that stone.
If you are already wearing a stone then avoid wearing a contradictory
stone . By wearing the stone as specified here gives more benefic results
in much lesser time.
||Ardra, Swati, Shatbhisha
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