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Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Vedic astrology or Jyotish is the “Science of Light”, an ancient astrological discipline

that originated more than 5,000 years ago during the Pre-Vedic civilization of ancient India. The “Rishis”, a Sanskrit word meaning “seers” or high priests of the Vedas, cognized through transcendental visions, the connection between the celestial bodies of our solar system and the human body. The motion of the planets and their positions in relation to each other, acts upon us throughout our lifetime, just as the lunar phases push and pull the oceans and the seas. According to the Vedic science of astrology, the planets and all the stars in our universe represent certain energies, and, in fact, do emit magnetic and electric fields. Vedic astrology held that each planet gives out its own, cosmic color, generating a particular energy and influence that propagates throughout the cosmos. The transmission of these colored rays through space, accompanied by the energy-giving properties of heat, magnetism and electricity, have an influence on the life of every living creature. “Yat Pinde Tat Brahmande” “We, as microcosm, are just a reflection of the outer macrocosm.” The location of the various planets during a person’s birth, can be mapped scientifically through an astrological horoscope. According to it, certain planets will be well positioned, some will be unfavorable and some will give mixed results. Every person’s life is therefore, the result of this cosmic design, this planetary arrangement seen in the sky at the time of our birth, which originated and resulted by activities and actions during our previous lives. Vedic astrology opines that karma is not eternal and can be changed. There are several ways to balance or enhance our planetary karma. Its methods include meditation (the greatest balancing method), physical postures (yoga), medicine (ayurveda), wearing of gemstones, color therapy, mantras, prayers, rituals, herbs, food, etc. Vedic astrology deals with seven visible planets and two invisible ones: the SUN, MOON, MARS, MERCURY, JUPITER, VENUS, and SATURN, along with the two lunar nodes, RAHU (ascending lunar node) and KETU (descending lunar node). These nodes are the two intersecting points of the solar and lunar planes as seen from the earth. Nine astrological gemstones are associated with these planets. Associated with the Sun is the RUBY, with the Moon is the PEARL, with Mars is the RED CORAL, with Mercury the EMERALD, with Jupiter is the YELLOW SAPPHIRE, with Venus is the DIAMOND, with Saturn the BLUE SAPPHIRE, with Rahu the HESSONITE GARNET, and with Ketu is the CAT’S EYE CHRYSOBERYL. Associated with the nine planets are also the days of the week, different parts of the human body and different metals. However,todays science has found there is a enoughf scientific truth behind Planetary Gemology. GEMOLOGY: THE MYSTERY HIDDEN IN STONES Our great sages and polymaths perfected the art and the science of astrology in ancient times. As such astrology has witnessed continuous development and proliferated into many branches and divisions, all of which are equal in Page 1

Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones importance. Gemmology or the scientific and ethnic study of gemstones is an important and integral part of applied astrology. It is so popular among the Indian public that no one is certain as to when it had actually come into practice. Use of precious gems and stones has been an ancient practice in India. Some people believe that it is one or two thousand years old science while others maintain that science and art of gemmology originated about five or ten thousand years ago. Scriptural evidences however show that concept of gemmology is as old as the creation itself. A very famous hymn says: SASHANKH CHAKRAM SAKIRIT KUNDALAM, SAPEET VASTRAM SARASI RUNEKSHANAM || SAHAR VAKSH STHAL KAUSTUBHASHRIYAM, NAMAMI VISHNUM SIRASA CHATURBHUJAM || Apart from many kinds of weapons, Lord Vishnu bears Kaustubha Mani (a gem named Kaustubh) on his chest. This gem is most dear to Him. This hymn shows that even before the whole universe came into being, Lord Vishnu did have an existence and the gem Kaustubh also existed along with Him. During medieval period also, various scholars shed light on the science of gemmology. They authored many great scriptures as well. Acharya Varahmihir was the most prominent of those great scholars. A scripture Vrihat Samhita written by Varahmihir still has a wide recognition among the gemologists. It has a whole chapter, Ratnadhyay devoted to the comprehensive description of the gemstones. Among Puranas, Agnipurana contains exhaustive description about gemmology. In modern era also, countless scholars are continuously working with dedication in the field of gemmology. Thanks to their efforts that the science of gemmology is scaling new heights. In the present discussion, we shall try to find out: 1) What are gems? 2) Is wearing a stone mere superstition or it really bears fruit? 3) What is the chemical composition of the gemstones? 4) In what circumstances should the gemstones be worn? 5) In which circumstances should the gemstones not be worn? 6) Which person should wear which stone? 7) Which person should not wear which stone? 8) How did the gemstones originate as per the religious scriptures of India? 9) Stones of which planets can be worn together? 10) Do the gemstones have medicinal use also? What is the gemopathy? 11) What are the 6 jewels and how did they originate? 12) How can the gems and jewels be classified? 13) What is the total number of the gemstones and what are their names? Let us first try to understand what a gem is. We are all familiar with the adjective use of the words gem, jewel etc. Any dear one or prominent one is addressed as a ‘gem’ or ‘jewel’ in colloquial terms. Similarly anything that is rare in qualities, availability or virtues is also referred to as a gem or jewel. But literally, a gem is something that has been dug out from earth or deep sea and has many rare but miraculous qualities. A gem is unique and often rare because of its specific composition. It may differ in effects, colour, tinge and hues. Similarly, prices of the same stone, may also vary with slight difference in appearance. All the gems and jewels however have one thing in common i.e. their hue. A jewel has a distinct hue that differentiates it from the rest of the Page 2

Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones commonly available materials. Our learned sages have described eighty-four different kinds of gems and jewels among which nine are most important. Because of it, titles like Navratna (nine most precious gems) came into practice. But being superior in designation does not mean that the remaining seventy-five gems are totally worthless or not in common use. They too have their distinct appearance, beauty, hues and effects and are important accordingly. Their uses are also wide and varied such as personal beautification, adornment, house building, idol construction, exhibition of wealth and luxury etc. Thus, there are totally eighty-four gems and jewels of which nine are main (or more popular) and seventy-five are less popular. Though there are different classes and categories of the gems that distinguish them from one another, but gemstones belonging to the same category resemble one another to a great extent with slight variations in hues and appearance. Some of the stones have uniform colours like yellow, green, red, blue, violet, black or golden while many have a mixed hue of different colours. Each gem has its own importance. Regardless of category, a gemstone is priced according to its beauty, brilliance, appearance and purity. Lacking these qualities, a gemstone has no worth in the eye of a connoisseur. Diamond, sapphire, topaz, emerald and ruby belong to the category of most precious stones. All of them have their distinct chemical composition and are priced accordingly. Thus now we may say that1) Gemstones are harder than ordinary stones. 2) Gemstones are more brighter and smoother than ordinary stones. 3) Distinct hue is the main feature of a gemstone. 4) Usually, each gemstone radiates rays similar to its colour. 5) Radiation effect of the gemstones is controlled and affected by the light and rays of the planets and group of stars situated in space. 6) Gemstones have both positive and negative capacities. 7) A particular gemstone prescribed for a particular planet receives the rays from that planet and facilitates them to enter our body. ORIGIN OF JEWELS: Experts have a difference of opinion regarding the origin of jewels. Researchers tell that many kinds of jewels are manufactured within the body of living organisms from the various actions and reactions of their blood, marrow, flesh etc. Some of the jewels are produced in nature through the reactions and combinations of different chemical compounds. Still some jewels are obtained from specific vegetation, plants and rocks. Like gems, jewels too can be classified into different categories according to their appearances, effects and the compounds present within them. But before going through their physical classification, lets be familiar with the classification of jewels as has been mentioned in Indian scriptures. Through the origin of jewels as given in Indian mythology appears more like fantasies in the present scientific age, but it may have some degree of truth. Besides, it is relevant here to learn about the origin of jewels as described in mythology for various reasons. Hymns and other descriptions of Indian religious scriptures are more cryptic in nature and need proper deciphering for who knows what is hidden in them. Gemmology is no exception in this context. According the great astrologer Varahmihir, jewels are of three kinds 1) Jewels of the sky or heaven. Page 3

All the courtiers were amazed by the brilliance of this jewel and said to Prasanjit that he did not deserve the jewel. As soon as Lord Krishna took the jewel in this possession. 3) Syamantak Mani. Prasanjit’s brother whose having the Mani in his possesion went to the forests on a hunting excursion and was killed by a lion. the jewel Rudra Mani is also benevolent in Page 4 . jewels found in heaven are1) Kaustubh Mani. 3) Jewels of the nether world. There is an interesting tale related to this jewel. But Prasanjit did not want to present the jewel to Lord Krishna and stealthily left the court. 2) Chinta Mani. so he should present it to none other than Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna returned to Dwarka and washed the blemish. 4) Rudra Mani. If it is taken in darkness. suspicious fingers began to point at Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna reached the den of Jambvant and saw Jambvant’s children playing with the jewel. 1) Kaustubh Mani: It has a deep blue colour like a blue lotus and a radiance equal to the sun. Lord Krishna set out to search Mani. superior gems are found and the excellent among them are known as jewels. The wearer is freed from all the worries and fretting.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones 2) Jewels of the earth. 3) Syamantak Mani: It is a common belief that this jewel adorns the necklace of Lord Surya (the sun god). when Prasanjit’s brother did not return for many days. This is said to be a powerful jewel and bestows fortune. in all the three worlds. Thus recovering the jewel Syamantak. It is white in colour and has a brilliant hue. Later on. Following the footmarks of Prasanjit brother. the ursine aid of Lord Rama. It is believed now that Lord Krishna himself wears the jewel Syamantak. Lord Surya had presented the Syamantak Mani to his devotee Prasanjit as he was pleased by his devotion. luxuries as well as invincibility on to its wearer besides extremely beautiful and imposing. The jewel has a brilliant. Jambvant took the jewel to his cave and gave it to his daughter. It gives its wearer all kinds of wealth and comforts. the lion and Jambvant. Jambvant also arrived there and a fierce duel followed between them. The gods presented Lord Shiva with a jewel that came to be known as Rudra Mani. Like Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva threadened the jewel among the beads of His rosary. The lion took the jewel with it but was killed by Jambvant. it fills the ambience with day-like light. His costumes as well as ornaments are strange. According to mythology. Thus. Lord Vishnu wears Kaustubh Mani in a garland on his chest. Back there in the kingdom. In the Dwapar Yuga. According to Hindu mythology. So. It was obtained during the churning of the sea. Rudra Mani: Nobody will be unaware of the bounty of Lord Shiva. He wears only tiger’s skin and formidable black snakes around his shoulder. 2) Chinta Mani: Name of this jewel is self-explicit. It is said to have a brilliant blue hue that instantaneously blinds the onlooker. golden hue and three stripes on it. Prasanjit visited the court of Lord Krishna wearing the jewel. At last Jambvant recognized Lord & presented Lord Shri Krishna the Mani with his daughter Jambvati .

6) Neelam (Blue Sapphire). it is inhabited not by humans but by great snakes as its name Naga loka shows. Rasatala.Naga Mani: It is said that this jewel is present on the head of a snake. privileged ones have it on their hoods. it at once swallows the jewel. Some of the prominent and popular jewels of Naga Loka or are the following. Page 5 . 11) Chandrakant (Moon stone). Now. According to mythology. It is also a coincidence that the number of planets in the solar system is also nine. 6) White snake. 2) Moti (Pearl). But these jewels (Naga Manis) are not easily available. The colours of these planets more or less match with the colours of these jewels. 5) Pukhraj (Yellow Sapphire). Thus. 7) Heera (Diamond). That is why practice of wearing gems and stones in place of the jewels became popular. Its light shows the snake its way even in pitch darkness. 9) Lahsumiya (Cat’s eye). lets understand something about the jewels that belong to the nether world. 3) Yellow snake. According to the scriptures all of these snakes wear jewels that exactly match their body colour. 12) Ghrit Mani. 8) Gomed (Hassonite). While discussing about the jewels of the nether worlds. 4) Gray snake. only four jewels come in the category of heavenly jewels. That is why. Nagas are regarded as the inhabitants of the Paatal and Vasuki was their monarch. Only nine kinds of snakes are regarded as the wearer of this mysterious jewel called Naga Mani. Naga Mani is said to be extremely rare. whose colour exactly matches with that of the planet came into being. 13) Tail Mani. Bhugarbh loka etc. the practice of wearing a jewel. It is said that the colour of the jewel exactly matches the colour of the snake and the jewel emits light of the same colour. 5) Red snake. 10) Phiroza (Turquoise). according to Hindu mythology. When the snake senses some danger. 8) Copper-coloured snake. 2) Blue snake.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones virtues. These nine kinds of the snake are: 1) Black snake. 3) Mungaa (Coral). But it is said that all the snakes do not have this jewel. 7) Green snake. Though. 4) Panna (Emerald). 9) Milky snake. not innumerable kinds of gems and jewels are found on earth but according to Puranas and other authentic sources following kinds of gems and jewels are prominent:1) Manikya (Ruby). Only a few. Paatal of Hindu mythology is known by different names such as Nagaloka. Now is the time to take a detailed look at the gems and jewels found on the earth.

Bheeshmak: This gem was produced from the head pieces of Bali. Ghrit Mani: This jewel originated from the pieces of the waist. Thus. Ishiv. Lord Vishnu sent Bali direct to the Paatal & offered him to rule the Whole nether World. Bali’s earthy body converted into Gem stones. Vaidurya or Lasouniya Cat’s Eye: This jewel originated from the Yagyopavit (sacred thread) of Bali. On the appeal of Indra. hence it has red or pink colour . Chandrakanth or Moonstone: It originated from the radiance of the eye’s pupils. Indraneela or Blue Sapphire: It originated from the eyes of the King Bali. In two steps. Vajra or Heera or Diamond: It originated from the pieces of Bali’s brain. Hara Panna or Maradaka Mani or Emreld: It originated from the nervous system of the demon king Bali. (Rock Crystal) Paras Mani. Page 6 . Bali organized a hundred Ashwamedha Yagyas. Tail Mani: Skin of the king Bali formed this jewel. According to Vishnu Purana and Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapurana. (Opal) Sphatic Mani. the grandson of Prahlad was a great king of the demons.14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Bheeshmak. Hassonite or Gomet: This gem originated from the fat of the demon king. Ulook Mani. Thus. Lets first understand the scriptural basis of classification of the gems and jewels. With the touch of the Lord’s foot. Bali offered his head for the Lord to put his third step. Upalak Mani. Larvart. With a resolution of dethroning Indra as the king of heaven. Lord measures entire earth and heaven. Munga or Laal Mooga or Pavizham or Coral: It is orginated from the Blood of Mahabali Pushyaraag or Peela Pukhraj or Yellow Sapphire: It originated from the flesh of Bali. Lord Vishnu decided to stop the hundredth Ashwamedha Yagya of Bali and arrived there in the guise of Vamana (a dwarf Brahmin) and begged him to donate land measuring three steps. Bali. Moti or Pearl: It is believed to have originated from the mind or Manas of Raja Bali. (Lapis Mani) Masar Mani. origin of different gems and jewels is as follows: Manikya or Ruby: It originated from the Heart of Bali. Since there was not room then to put the third step.

Ishiv Mani: This jewel is believed to have from the semen of King Bali. brilliance and colour. These gemstones are not universally available also. But only nine of Page 7 . Due to their peculiar appearance. Now even the ordinary stones come in scores of varieties. From time immemorial. stones have been affecting our life either directly or indirectly. But each of them has their own independent existence. eighty four different parts and constituents of the demon king MahaBali. Of them. CLASSIFICATION OF JEWELS Gems and jewels are basically stones but they are not easily and universally available as ordinary stones are. but no one can refute the logic behind this origin. Almost all of them have some latent power often called divine power.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Upalak Mani: phlegm of Bali produced this jewel. Gemstones are inherently expensive and cannot be put in menial uses. only nine are most famous for their radiance & special powers and are hence known as Navaratna. Of these twenty-one gems. these gemstones draw our attention and tempt us to wear or possess them. Thus. twelve common gems and sixty-three ordinary gems which are also known as sub-gems. Now their existence is a universal truth regardless of how these stones came into being. Some are highly expensive while others are comparatively cheap. CLASSIFICATION OF GEMS AND JEWELS Total Main Jewels Common Jewels Ordinary Gems 84 (EIGHTY FOUR) 9 (NINE) 12 (TWELVE) 63 (SIXTY THREE) This origin of gems as given in the scriptures may appear not more than a mere high flight of imagination to the modern physicists. Sphatik Mani (Rock Crystal): This jewel was formed from the sweat of Bali. The earth is the mine of all the gems and jewels hence it is also called as Ratnagarbha (mother of all the jewels). Building of temple. Ulook Mani: This jewel was formed from the pieces of Bali’s tongue. Thus in all. Lapis Lazuli: Bali’s hair formed this jewel. Masar Mani: This jewel was produced from the faeces of Bali. Even the experts world over agree regarding the total number of gemstones and recognize eighty-four kinds of different gemstones. Even the modern science describes about the existence of eighty-four different kinds of specific stones in nature. This is a world of stones literally. Not one stone can be given a lower value and that is why every kind of stone has its own use. idols of the deity. near the railway tracks and the building of our own house we see scores of varied uses of stones. there are nine main gems or jewels. There will hardly be a country in the world where stones are not found. Paras Mani: Pieces of Bali’s heart formed Paras Mani. only twenty-one are described as gems or jewels due to peculiar brilliance they possess.

Danvala. Abari. Often some sub-gems surpasses the main gems in qualities. Durrenazaf. Alexendrite. Amalia. Alemani. In India. Doposta. Udak. the use of seventy-five lesser kinds of stones also saw a fare and square increase. Tori. Gomed (Hassonite) Godanta. Naram. The names of these gemstones: Amber. Our learned experts analyzed them deeply and discovered many practical applications of these jewels. Upal(Opal). Jaharat (Dugdh pashan or milk stone) Jabar jad. But as the trade and commerce of our country increased with others. while the rest seventy-five gems come under the sub-gem category. nine major types of gems have been used more traditionally. Page 8 . Tamara (Garnate) Turvasa. Cheeta (Vyaghraksha or Tiger’s eye) Chumbak (Magnet) Jaharmohara (Soap stone) Jaje Mani. Dhunaila. Turmali (Tourmaline) Dana firang. Darchana. Duur.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones them are recognized as the main gems. Jharana. Gudari. But those seventy-five minor kinds of gems too have some latent power. Khara. Lets first of all be familiar with the names of these gemstones. Kuduratta. Thus. Neelam (Blue Sapphire) Panna (Emerald) Panaghana. Gauti. Kakarnili. Kataila (Amethyst) Kurund. Calaline. Akik(Agate). we gained more knowledge about lesser varieties of gemstones as well. Casoti (Touch stone) Kaharava.

more kinds of stones have been described: Paras (Philosopher’s stone). Mariam. Apart from these eighty-four stones. (Diamond) Haddek. Traditionally none major gems and jewels that belong to the category of Navaratna have been given more importance . Sulemani. Cibar. Shajar. (onyx) Sunahala (Citrine) Sona Makkhi. Simrak.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Pitonia. Manikya (Ruby) Musa. 57) Muvenazaf. Heera. Lahsuniya (Cat’s eye) Lajvard (Lapis Lazuli) Lalari. Havas. existence of Paras (Philosopher’s stones) has never been found except folklore. Sinduria (carnelian) Singali. Sitara. GEMS DESCRIBED IN BRIHAT SANHITA Page 9 . Ludhia. Makari. Ratartna. Many experts do not regard magnet as a stone. Bansi. Cimac. Margaz. Beiruj. Of these. Sangi. Marmar (Marble stone) Makatanis. Romani. Thus there are a total of eighty-eight different kinds of gemstones. Panni. Saramahi. Suryaksha. Moonga (Coral) Moti (Pearl) Mritangar (cinder stone) Yashab (jade) Yahood. Pukhraj (Yellow Sapphire) Phiroza (Turquoise) Phitak.

Gomed (Gomedak) Hassonite. their mixture. Shashikant. HARDNESS OF THE GEMSTONES Composition of the chemical compounds. Jyotiras. brilliance etc. Mukta (Moti) Pearl. You may ask: Why? It can only be said about it that during the period of Varahmihir only these twenty-two gemstones could have been in fashion. Many important gemstones come under the category of translucent stones. To be valuable a gemstone should fulfill some conditions like smoothness. Mahaneel. gemstones have more importance than the ordinary stones and are hence more in demand despite their high value. OPAQUE GEMSTONES Many elemental impurities that are present in the crystal lattice of a gemstone not only increases its density but also makes it opaque to light. relative density. Brahmin Mani.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Great Indian mathematician and astrologer of the yore. Apart from these hardness is another condition that a gemstone should comply to be designated as a jewel. Regardless of the category. Karkotak. better cut. Pushprag (Pukraj) Yellow Sapphire. the translucent gemstones can aptly be described as dim gemstones. Vajramani (Heera) Diamond. Vaidurya (Lahsunia) Cat’s eye. Though presence of these impurities does not affect the utility of the stone. Marakat (Panna) Emerald. Pulak. Indraneel Mani (Neelam) Blue Sapphire. Varahmihir has written profusely about the gemstones in his famous treatize Vrihatsamhita. TRANSLUCENT GEMSTONES These fall between the transparent and opaque categories. Padma r Vimalak. only twenty-two gemstones have been described in Vrihatsamhita. Raja Mani. Shankh. These stones are not as clear as the transparent stones nor as filthy as the opaque ones. Akik and Phiroza (turquoise) are the famous example of opaque gemstones. Following is the names of the gemstones described in Vrihatsamhita. Praval (Munga) Coral. Page 10 . Sphatic (Rock Crystal) Sangandhik. Hence. Gemstones are invariably harder than the ordinary stones. Thus. Rudhir. Samyak. These two stones are regarded particularly miraculous.

Sequence of Hardness Material/Gems 1 Talc 2 Gypsum 3 Calcite 4 Spar 5 Apatite 6 Foldspar 7 Rock Crystal 8 Topaz (Yellow) 9 ( Sapphire) 10 Blue Sapphire Diamond All the gemstones have some amount of latent electricity which can be experienced in different ways. Following is a hardness scale to compare the hardness of gemstones with one another. it is the hardest substance in the world. emerald. hardness is the second distinguishing feature of the gemstones. together determine the hardness of a gemstone.07 Apart from brilliance. talc represents the softest substance while diamond is the hardest material known to mankind. This latent form of electricity is basically of static in nature and an be produced in three different ways: 1) Friction 2) Heat 3) Pressure 1) Electricity produced by friction or Frictional Electricity: When a Page 11 .87 PARIDOT 3.52 HASSONITE (AGATE) 4.60 ROCK CRYSTAL 2.15 OPAL 2. Next to hardness it is specific density that differentiates one gemstone from another.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones crystal lattice etc. Hardness of one gemstone differs from that of the other.53 DIAMOND 3. Since the chemical composition varies from stones to stones hence each and every gemstone has its unique hardness which commonly does not match with that of the other.20 SPINEL 2. blue and yellow sapphires and ruby are also hard. In fact.Density TOPAZ 3.74 TURQUOISE 2. SPECIFIC DENSITY OF THE GEMS Gemstone Sp. Diamond is the hardest gemstone. Coral is also hard but interestingly it is not a true stone. Besides it. Hardness is the main property of a gemstone.82 MOONSTONE 2.65 AQUAMARINE 2. It is in fact a fossil and organic in origin.40 GAMET 4. On the hardness scale.

Page 12 . white. Rock crystal is the prominent gemstone that produces intense charge upon heating. Mostly. Kurund: This stone is found in many colours like violet. In common parlance and the jewellers terms it is called as Jamuniya (amethyst). when charged. It is regarded as a potential substitute for blue sapphire. Srilanka. Mexico and some parts of India. It is mostly found in Hampshire (England). It is opaque like amber. topaz. Iran.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones gemstone is rubbed with a cotton or woolen cloth. black and pink. But it has more medicinal uses than astrological. white. Australia and India. Madagascar and Peru are the regions where Kaharava is found aplenty. It is mostly used in making crockery. the crystal regains its original state. It also changes its colour when heated in fire. red and green. Kaharava: It is mostly found in brown colour. But there is a threshold limit below which heating does not produce any charge in the stone. It glows like a rainbow of colours. It is mostly found in Thailand. Due to its property to attract grass. Canada. Brazil and some parts of India. Romania. In some stones the charge is so intense that it can even burn the cloth that causes it to appear. 3) Piezo Electricity or charge due to pressure: If a certain amount of pressure is applied on a crystal. Alexandrites with deep indigo colour are available with the jewellers. Rock crystal is again an efficient gemstone to produce electric charge under pressure. many astrologers prescribe it as a substitute for blue sapphire. It is mostly found in Thailand. red. Balkan countries. Germany. With the removal of pressure. camphor-like smell. it begins to act like a battery cell and produces electric charge. It is indeed effective but not as much as blue sapphire. brown. It is used as a substitute for blue sapphire. It is mostly used to make the grinding stone that the jewellers use to scourge gemstones. Diamond is such a stone that produces intense electric charge on rubbing. Kaharava is also known as Trinakant Mani or Trinakarsh. lower regions of Russia. It is found in Sri Lanka and Africa. Madagascar. Hence it is also known as colour changing stone. paper etc. Kasoti (Touch stone): Jewellers use this stone to test the purity of gold. Besides diamond. 2) Thermal Electricity: Heating a gemstone also produces some electric charge in it. blue. Katiala: It belongs to crystal category and is found in deep and light voilet colours. It is known as black star and presents a complete rainbow of colours in flood light. Trinakant Mani etc are some other jewels that produce intense electric charge. green. It may be found in many colours like yellow. utensils and mortar etc. Calamine: Some crafty jewellers sell it as a substitute for blue sapphire but in fact it cannot replace blue sapphire. But there is no guarantee that you get genuine Kakarnili in the market because most jewellers sell synthetic stone instead. Myanmar. Shobha Mani. It has a sweet. some electric charge is produced in the gem. blue. Kaharava is also a fossilized resin of pine that has metamorphosed into stone. Kakarnili: Due to its deep blue colour. Alexandrite: It is an extremely beautiful gem and like Opal it is also very sensitive to light. Kakarnili is mostly found in Kashmir. Myanmar.

But here we are talking about a stone and not about a metal. It is mostly used in cosmetics and to make utensils and idols. Peet Sphatic in Sanskrit. Siduri etc. North America and Sri Lanka. In Marathi it is known as ‘Gomed Mani’. orange and occasionally green. It is also mostly used in medicines. it is called zircon. In colloquial terms. It is actually an Akeek with prominent streaks. Florida. But one should imperatively get his horoscope scrutinized by an able astrologer. South Africa and Sri Lanka. Despite being cheap. Gomedak. Moonstone: It is an inexpensive stone. It is also known as cat’s eye and proves specially beneficial for the fearful people. Many experts do not regard it as a Page 13 . It can be worn on any auspicious day. It is known as Gomed in Hindi. But it is available in many colours: black. It is said that this stone is particularly present in huge quantities in certain regions like Bermuda Triangle and causes Shipwrecks and plane accidents there. Tiger’s Eye: It is a yellow stone that closely resembles the eye of a tiger. It is found in the Orissa province of India besides Myanmar. yellow or white. Hence it is also known as rainbow stone. It is found in Tibet. Its surface is commonly brown. It is also found in Brazil and Switzerland. Magnet: This term conjures up a figure of metallic magnet. It has miraculous virtues. Khara: It is an ordinary stone available in black colour. But the correct term for it is Hassonite or Agate. Arab. Agate is prescribed by the astrologers for the people to get rid of many kinds of problems. but it is a misnomer. It is prescribed as a substitute for pearl. It is mostly found on the banks of Narmada and Indus. Agate: It belongs to the Navaratna category of the gemstones. It is found in small bits in Myanmar. It radiates green light. Gomed Mani. It is cheaper and appears attractive due to yellow-black spots on it. It has profound effect on the diseases also. Gauri: It is brown or green coloured stone that belongs to Akeek category. It is mostly used to make utensils.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Kudaratta: It is black stone that has mote decorative uses than astrological ones. It gives mental peace besides riches and repute. It resembles with the teeth of a cow in appearance. Streaks of many colours are present on it. It has a peculiar smoothness. In Arabian and Persian it is known as Zargun. reddish brown. China. It is mostly used to please the shadow planet Rahu. Best Agates come from Sri Lanka. It is a strange kind of stone that destroys the effects of poison. Jarahat (Milk stone): It is an ordinary stone not commonly used for astrological purposes. it is an extremely effective gemstone. A transparent Agate is regarded as the best. Tapo Mani. Hazarya Mani. India and Iran. India. Jahar Mohara (Soap stone): This yellow coloured stone has green radiance. Jaje Mani: The same stone is called as Yaje Mani. Peet Mani. black or brown streaks. The stone does have some magnetic properties and is beneficial in correcting bodily disorders caused by wind. red. Even in common English its often referred to as Zircon.

It is found in Norway. but the sapphire found in Kashmir province of India is the most beautiful and expensive. Blue Sapphire: This highly famous stone is composed of aluminum oxide. in Urdu it is known as Yakoob. Thedi: It is also an ordinary stone. Page 14 . Sardonyx: This brown stone appears to have a dual structure. Myanmar and the island of St. It is bright. toys and goggles. blue and violet are also common. Hence it is known as kidney stone. Water kept in the utensil made of Jharana doe not stay in it but finds a way out and seeps out. orange. In Sanskrit it is known as ‘Tamra Mani’. Tourmaline: This semi-stone is available in many colours. but white tourmaline is most common and used as a substitute for diamond though it has less density than diamond. Garnet: It is mostly used as a substitute for ruby. transparent stone with brilliant green colour and is very expensive. Thailand. yellow and brown. Jharana (Fountain): It is a pastel coloured stone not frequently used for astrological purposes. In Sanskrit it is known as Neel Mani. Blue Sapphire is one of the Navratna. Tursava: This pink coloured stone is mostly used in making utensils. It is used as a substitute for ruby. Kidney stone: Mostly found in green colour and resembles pistachio. black in colour and mostly used in making utensils. It is bright red or pink in colour. It is mostly found in Switzerland and North Carolina (USA) and is mostly used in making idols. Australia. Dur: It is a strong. Peridot: This parrot-green coloured stone is prescribed as a substitute for emerald. Brazil. It is highly beneficial in the diseases of kidney and urinary bladder. USA and India. Spinel Ruby: This stone is mostly found in pink colour though shades like green. Panghat: This translucent stone is found in white. Though found in many countries like USA. Columbia and Brazil. smooth stone mostly used in utensil making due to its high density and opaque appearance. yellow. Smoky Quartz: This transparent stone is mostly available in smoky colours besides black. Indraneel Mani. It is found in Myanmar. Sapphire is often compared with notorious anti-biotic penicillin because of its accelerated effects.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones true gemstone. Mexico. black and green colours. Emerald: This green coloured stone is used to please mercury. It is regarded as the most respected as well as the most dangerous stone. Thailand. Arizona (USA). Java. Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka etc. John. The best grade of emerald comes from South American countries. Its positive as well as negative effects are manifested from within hours to days. It has white or brown streaks on the surface. Kabood.

black or pastel flint stones produces sparks. In Sanskrit. Rubbing of brown. It has miraculous virtues. Tiger’s Eye: It is a yellow stone that closely resembles the eye of a tiger. It is said that this stone is particularly present in huge quantities in certain regions like Bermuda Triangle and causes Shipwrecks and plane accidents there. Its surface is commonly brown.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones It appears to contain water inside it and hence looks very attractive. But here we are talking about a stone and not about a metal. yellow or white. Besides white. Flint stone: This seemingly ordinary stone had sustained human life in primitive era when people used this stone to make fire. transparent stone is universally available and appears like an ice crystal. Jaje Mani: The same stone is called as Yaje Mani. The best type of topaz has a brilliant yellow colour like the flowers of mustard or amaltas (Cassia fistula) and is transparent. Marium: This stone also resembles marble closely and is used in the manufacture of household items. Rock Crystal: This white coloured hard. In Sanskrit it is known as ‘Agni Paashaan’. White marble is mostly used in the construction of buildings and statues. This stone is worn to please Jupiter. Page 15 . Aquamarine: This transparent stone is available in blue and green colours. Sang-e-panni: This green coloured stone is a potential substitute for emerald. green and black colours also. Blood stone: This opaque. Marble: Hardly anybody will be unaware of this famous stone. It is mostly found on the banks of Narmada and Indus. The stone does have some magnetic properties and is beneficial in correcting bodily disorders caused by wind. Baansi: This opaque and soft stone has a colour like under-sea vegetation. In Arabic and Persian it is Jard Yakoot and Asper. topaz is known as Pushparaj. marble is available in slaty. It is used as a substitute for the pearl and the diamond and is worn for an increment in fortune and knowledge. It is found in India and Siberian region of Russia. It is actually an Akeek with prominent streaks. And indeed aquamarine is believed to enhance fortune. People who undertake frequent voyages mostly wear it for good fortune. Pushparag. It is also known as cat’s eye and proves specially beneficial for the fearful people. beautiful and expensive jewel is one of the Navratna. It is mostly used in making ornaments and toys. in Gujarati it is known as Peeluraj. It is mostly used in making utensils. green stone has a number of small red dots on it hence its named as blood stone. It is available both in transparent and opaque forms and is used in making utensils also. Peet Mani. black or brown streaks. Pukhraj (Topaz or Yellow Sapphire): This rare. Magnet: This term conjures up a figure of metallic magnet.

yellow. It is mostly found in Switzerland and North Carolina (USA) and is mostly used in making idols. In Sanskrit it is known as Neel Mani. It is mostly used to make utensils. It is bright red or pink in colour. (Fountain): It is a pastel coloured stone not frequently used for astrological purposes. It is used as a substitute for ruby. (Milk stone): It is an ordinary stone not commonly used for astrological purposes. Blue Sapphire is one of the Navratna.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones (Soap stone): This yellow coloured stone has green radiance. It is found in Norway. Its positive as well as negative effects are manifested from within hours to days. Water kept in the utensil made of Jharana doe not stay in it but finds a way out and seeps out. It has white or brown streaks on the surface. Sri Lanka etc. It is found in Myanmar. Sri Lanka. It is mostly used in cosmetics and to make utensils and idols. Spinel Ruby: This stone is mostly found in pink colour though shades like green. It has a peculiar smoothness. Thedi: It is also an ordinary stone. Hence it is known as kidney stone. but white tourmaline is most common and used as a substitute for diamond though it has less density than diamond. Though found in many countries like USA. Kabood. Sapphire is often compared with notorious anti-biotic penicillin because of its accelerated effects. Garnet: It is mostly used as a substitute for ruby. Peridot: This parrot-green coloured stone is prescribed as a substitute for emerald. Tourmaline: This semi-stone is available in many colours. Dur: It is a strong. orange. Australia. It is highly beneficial in the diseases of kidney and urinary bladder. India and Iran. Tursava: This pink coloured stone is mostly used in making utensils. Myanmar and the island of St. in Urdu it is known as Yakoob. It is regarded as the most respected as well as the most dangerous stone. In Sanskrit it is known as ‘Tamra Mani’. yellow and brown. Thailand. Sardonyx: This brown stone appears to have a dual structure. smooth stone mostly used in utensil making due to its high density and opaque appearance. Indraneel Mani. Arizona (USA). It is a strange kind of stone that destroys the effects of poison. toys and goggles. Brazil. Page 16 . Thailand. Mexico. Many experts do not regard it as a true gemstone. black in colour and mostly used in making utensils. Java. Kidney stone: Mostly found in green colour and resembles pistachio. John. blue and violet are also common. USA and India. Blue Sapphire: This highly famous stone is composed of aluminum oxide. Smoky Quartz: This transparent stone is mostly available in smoky colours besides black. It is found in Tibet. but the sapphire found in Kashmir province of India is the most beautiful and expensive.

Marium: This stone also resembles marble closely and is used in the manufacture of household items. topaz is known as Pushparaj. Marble: Hardly anybody will be unaware of this famous stone. marble is available in slaty. It is mostly used in manufacturing purposes. Myanmar. green stone has a number of small red dots on it hence its named as blood stone. It is available both in transparent and opaque forms and is used in making utensils also. Flint stone: This seemingly ordinary stone had sustained human life in primitive era when people used this stone to make fire. The best type of topaz has a brilliant yellow colour like the flowers of mustard or amaltas (Cassia fistula) and is transparent. People who undertake frequent voyages mostly wear it for good fortune. Margaz: This stone is regarded as a potential substitute for emerald because of its bright green colour. The best grade of emerald comes from South American countries. It is used as a substitute for the pearl and the diamond and is worn for an increment in fortune and knowledge. white and black shades. Rubbing of brown. It is found in India and Siberian region of Russia. Besides white. Ruby: This jewel also belongs to Navratna category. In Sanskrit.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Emerald: This green coloured stone is used to please mercury. It is mostly used in making ornaments and toys. Sang-e-panni: This green coloured stone is a potential substitute for emerald. Baansi: This opaque and soft stone has a colour like under-sea vegetation. It appears to contain water inside it and hence looks very attractive. In Sanskrit it is known as ‘Agni Paashaan’. Siberia and New Zealand. It is bright. Peet Mani. beautiful and expensive jewel is one of the Navratna. Greece. It is the main Page 17 . It is also available in violet. in Gujarati it is known as Peeluraj. 1 This black stone has a structure that resembles the web of a spider. Columbia and Brazil. black or pastel flint stones produces sparks. In Arabic and Persian it is Jard Yakoot and Asper. transparent stone with brilliant green colour and is very expensive. Panghat: This translucent stone is found in white. Pushparag. Margaz is found aplenty in Tibet. This stone is worn to please Jupiter. It is mostly used in making utensils. transparent stone is universally available and appears like an ice crystal. This highly expensive and transparent stone is available in red and pink colours. green and black colours also. Aquamarine: This transparent stone is available in blue and green colours. And indeed aquamarine is believed to enhance fortune. Rock Crystal: This white coloured hard. Pukhraj (Topaz or Yellow Sapphire): This rare. Blood stone: This opaque. White marble is mostly used in the construction of buildings and statues. black and green colours.

It is mostly used in manufacturing purposes. Greece. it is known as ‘Mirjaan’ or ‘Marjaan’. This also belongs to Navratna category and is worn to please the shadow planet Ketu. blue. Mauktik while in Arabian and Urdu it is known as Gauhar. Sri Lanka and China but the best type of rubies come from Myanmar. Egypt. Mostly pearls are in white in colour though shades of yellow. In Sanskrit ruby is known as Padmaraag and Kuruvind while in Urdu it is Surkh Yakoot. Siberia and New Zealand. It has distinct streaks known as cosmic threads that appear to move when the stone is seen from different angles in flood light. China and North America. Often. white and black shades. Mritangaar: It is a solid isotrophe of carbon that begins to glow like fire when rubbed or polished and appears like cinder. It is effective in the treatment of respiratory disorders. black and pink are also common. It is mostly found in Myanmar. Iran. Though found in many countries like Thailand. In Sanskrit ruby is known as Padmaraag and Kuruvind while in Urdu it is Surkh Yakoot. pearl is known as Muktak. Margaz is found aplenty in Tibet. In Sanskrit. Sri Lanka and China but the best type of rubies come from Myanmar. Coral: Coral is infact fossilized rocks formed from the sedimentation of dead tiny organisms named coral. It is the main stone of the sun. black and green colours and appears like the eyes of a cat.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones stone of the sun. In Sanskrit it is known as Vadurya Mani and Vidalaaksh while in Gujarati it is Lassuniyo and in Bangla it is known as Sutra Mani. asthama and renal diseases. Carnelian: This red coloured stone is mostly used in the treatment of fevers. In Sanskrit. Page 18 . blue. yellow and green colours. . ‘Vidram’. Ruby: This jewel also belongs to Navratna category. brown. white. Jew stone: This stone has more medicinal than astrological uses. a traditional centre of pearl trade in Iraq. Pearl: Pearls also have an organic origin counted among stones because of their miraculous properties. this stone is also called as black marble. This black stone has a structure that resembles the web of a spider. Jasper: This opaque stone is available in red. Cat’s eye: This stone is available in white. Though found in many countries like Thailand. The best type of coral comes from Italy. It is also available in violet. This highly expensive and transparent stone is available in red and pink colours. Margaz: This stone is regarded as a potential substitute for emerald because of its bright green colour. In Urdu. It is mostly red in colour though white and pink corals are also common. Pearl is worn to please the moon and correct mental disturbances and abdominal diseases. Excellent pearls come from Basra. ‘Angaarak Mani’. Coral is known as ‘Pravaal’. Jet: This black coloured smooth and shining stone has both astrological as well as construction uses. Myanmar. Muktaa. Now a days culturing of pearls is a popular business.

But you can hardly find a genuine twinkle stone in the market and as long as it is not genuine it cannot produce its effects. And mostly found in the rivers of Himalayas. In ancient times Lapis Lazuli was regarded as Sapphire. Chile and Siberia. this stone has almond-coloured streaks. this ochre colour stone has a number of twinkling dots. Sun stone: This strange stone is available in orange. red and yellow colours and appears like a cinder. lime coloured stone is regarded as a substitute for topaz. transparent stone has brilliant golden spots on it. It is mostly found in Norway and Siberia. Singli: This opaque stone is available in red and pink colours and regarded as a substitute for ruby. Citrine: This transparent. Sargahi: Naturally this stone is found in triangular shape and white and brown colours carried mostly in the Persian Gulf. Sangi: This beautiful stone is available in almost all colours. Diamond: Hardly anybody will be unaware of this famous jewel. Twinkling stone: Known as Sang-E-Sitara in Persian. Spinel: This pink stone is powerful substitute for ruby. this stone is used as a substitute for emerald. It is mostly available in pink colour. It is mostly mined in Brazil. It is mostly used to make decorative items and utensils. Gold fly: This white coloured stone has a tinge of red and is used more as medicine than for pleasing the planets. Vermilion stone: Though ordinary in appearance this stone has tremendous astrological importance. When moved in flood-light waves appear to rise in this stone. Often known as golden quartz. India and Australia. Hawas: This ordinary stone is available in golden colours. Halan Larza: This pink stone has strange brilliance. green and white shades also.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Lapis Lazuli: This blue coloured. Ludhia: This red coloured opaque stone is universally available and is used in construction purposes mostly. Mostly quarried in Mysore region of Karnataka. It is mainly quarried near Chitrakoot on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Myanmar. Cibar: This opaque stone belongs to the jewel category. Available in green. Even today it is used as a potential substitute for the true Sapphire. this stone sometimes appears more beautiful than true topaz. In Sanskrit it is known as Angar Mani in Persian as Sand-e-atash. Simac: This white spotted and dull stone is mostly used in making mortars and tumblers. This Page 19 . Seezari: Being green in colour. It is mostly found in Afghanistan. Occasionally it is found in black.

even this shift of perception. blue and reddish hues. It is a precious stone very dear to Venus. It is clearly stated in many passages of the different Vedic texts that “inward luster. and with Ketu is the CAT’S EYE CHRYSOBERYL. As we already know. with Rahu is the HESSONITE GARNET. death. hewn in different ways and appear to be stuffed with gold dust Page 20 . and Greek. sacramental and healing purposes. and one with bad ones. Egyptian. 80. cracked within. a number of Sanskrit texts on gems have been written. yet.1-3). anxiety.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones brilliant. In ancient India. had used these colorful and shiny pebbles for ritualistic. It has miraculous. the thought of far away lands and mysterious places. had originally an occult reason behind it.13-14). with mercury is the EMERALD. with mars is the RED CORAL. It is a common belief that any metal can be turned into gold by a mere touch of philosopher’s stone. according to Vedic astrology. illumination with rays. Philosopher’s stone: Real existence of this stone is i except in folklore. Latent powers which are both constructive as well as destructive. as far as the inclusions are not detracting from the overall transparency and beauty of the gem. that is not highly complicated (referring to inclusions). a transcendental quality that go beyond their colorful mirror. Associated with the sun is the RUBY. free from impurities and good formation of the shape are the characteristics of good gems” (Agni Purana. sparkle. then grief. “If anyone wears a gem of many flaws out of ignorance. and “Mani-Mala”. More specifically. gemological knowledge are works like “Ratnapariksa” (literally ‘Gemology’). gemstones have always been thought to possess metaphysical powers. with the moon is the PEARL. transparency. the “Brhat Samhita”. 70. Hence. The idea of using gemstones as solely item of adornment and wealth was a later development. Since the beginning of civilization. 70. scratched. Of a purely scientific. “Gems are not good if they are sandy. “Since a jewel (gem) endowed with good characteristics ensure good luck. the “Garuda Purana”. describing its physical properties is very difficult job. A special attention needs to be addressed to the always-included emeralds. disaster and misfortune. References from the Sanskrit texts claim that emerald inclusions are accepted. with Venus is the DIAMOND. rough. dull or mixed with mineral substances even though they may have all the characteristic features of their family” (Garuda Purana.19). sickness. Gems seems to have a special power. It is the hardest substance known to man. stained. nine main gemstones are associated with nine planets. with Jupiter is the YELLOW SAPPHIRE. loss of wealth and other evils will torment him” (Garuda Purana. All the main ancient cultures. the “Agni Purana” are the texts dealing with planetary gemology. connoisseurs ought to examine their fortune depending on jewels (gems)” (Brhat Samhita. the “Graha-Gocara Jyautisha”. if they are lusterless.18). attractive and transparent stone has white. a soft glow. “Experts in gems are inclined to say that the following types of emeralds are of good potency: Emerald that has dark green color or the color of a spring meadow. prosperity and success to kings. Mayan. with Saturn is the BLUE SAPPHIRE. Vedic Aryan. 246.

good cutting. As a general rule.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones (still referring to very small inclusions). Heliodor. especially for those gems which can be expensive over two carats sizes. such as diamonds and rubies. even shade all over. Planet Metal Finger Main Gem Alternatives SUN Gold Ring RUBY Rhodolite. however that the alternative gem has a milder effect than the correspondent main gem. and fingers used to wear rings related to the main gem and the correspondent planet. 71.12-15) To summarize. red tourmaline. sufficient heaviness and shoots diffusion of light when sun’s rays fall on it” (Garuda Purana. and…the larger the better. a planetary Jyotish gem should possess an eye flawless clarity. It is found. it is advisable that the gem be of the finest quality affordable. citrine MARS Page 21 . emerald that is endowed with qualities of shape. metals. and a sweet feeling or “life” that will undoubtedly be felt by the person choosing that particular gem. red spinel MOON Silver Ring PEARL Moonstone JUPITER Gold Index YELLOW SAPPHIRE Topaz. See in the table below the alternative gems. appealing color. The use of alternative gemstones is practiced as well.

iolite KETU White Gold Middle CAT’S EYE Page 22 .Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Gold Ring RED CORAL Carnelian RAHU White gold Middle HESSONITE Orange zircon MERCURY Gold Pinkie EMERALD Tourmaline. chrysophrase. peridot. damburite. blue spinel. jade VENUS Gold Middle DIAMOND White sapphire. white zircon SATURN White/yellow Gold Middle BLUE SAPPHIRE Amethyst.

loss of voice. All types of rubies appear similar superficially but a deep scrutiny reveals many distinct differences among them. mental instability. Following is a brief description of the medicinal values of the jewels that belong to the Navratna category. Yellow Sapphire: Lethargy. Following is a brief description of the medicinal values of the jewels that belong to the Navratna category. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE GEMSTONES Almost all the gems have some kind of medicinal properties. impotency. epilepsy. Sometimes it surpasses even diamond in beauty and value. skin diseases and insomnia. hallucination. Coral: Insanity. Saugandhik Manikya. It has a hardness of 9 and a refractive index of 1. With the development of science.716 to 1. hallucinations and disorders of the brain. But the jewels that belong to Navratna category are famous for their medicinal properties as well besides their divine virtues. Emerald: Loss of voice. abdominal diseases. Treatment of a particular disease with the help of a gemstone is known as Gemopathy. gemstones have been subjected to detailed scientific scrutiny and their chemical composition has been revealed. It is very wide subject. semetic disorders etc. eye disorders etc. heaviness. Blue Sapphire Insanity. infertility. These are as follows1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Kuruvind Manikya. insomnia. Pink colour of the ruby is due to the presence of chromium oxide (CrO). Following is a brief discussion of chemical composition of the jewels that belong to Navratna category. semetic disorders. Ruby: Heart disorders. coma. fear. breast-related diseases. Pearl: Blood disorders.77 and a specific density of 4. Neelgandh Manikya. Ruby is an extremely expensive and rare stone.03. Padma Manikya. The sun is the centre of the solar system. Page 23 . liver disorders. GEMstones for curing various diseases. 1) Ruby: This is the stone of the sun and hence has a supreme position among the Navrartnas. abdominal disorders.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Opal or tourmaline cat’s eye GEMOPATHY: TREATMENT OF DISEASES WITH THE HELP OF THE GEMS Almost all the gems have some kind of medicinal properties. effects of poison. confusion. Aluminum oxide (AlO) is the main constituent of ruby. Ruby is next to diamond only in hardness. But the jewels that belong to Navratna category are famous for their medicinal properties as well besides their divine virtues. Diamond: Mouth diseases. It is very wide subject. wind diseases. Treatment of a particular disease with the help of a gemstone is known as Gemopathy. Jamuni Manikya.

50 to 2. Shudra coral. refractive index 1.0. Coral: Like pearl. Excellent pearls come from the Persian gulf.5 to 4. Often emerald is more expensive than diamond. Pearl is basically not a stone.6. In fact it is fossilized from a tiny sea creature known as corals. emerald has following types1) Brahmin emerald. It is worn to please Mercury. Emerald is usually transparent in appearance and is composed of aluminium and berilium silicate. Sudhamukta. Coral has following types1) 2) 3) 4) Brahmin coral. When touched by a hot wire coral smells like burning hair. Coral also is not a true stone. It is both natural as well as cultured. Asphutitmukta. Snigdhmukta. This method has been perfected in Japan. Succhmukta.486 to 1. It has a hardness of 3. Yellow Sapphire (Topaz): This yellow coloured transparent jewel is the main Page 24 . pearl has calcium carbonate and an organic compound named conchiolin. As per the appearance. Vaishya coral. 2) Kshatriya emerald.0. 3) Vaishya emerald. Its specific density is 2.0 and a specific density of 2. clarity and radiance. Coral is worn to please the Mars. Heat and light of the sun play a major role in the formation of coral.75. It is opaque and cannot be burnt. 4) Shudra emerald.66 and hardness is 4. colour. It has organic origin and develops inside the sea-shells. Both kinds of pearls impart mental peace in the wearer.65. Emerald: This green coloured stone is also a prominent jewel among the Navratnas.0 and refractive index of 1. Cultured pearls are produced by artificially inseminating the shells.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Pearl: This gem of the moon is at the second position among Navratnas. Some people incorrectly call it as aquamarine. Sutarmukta. Kshatriya coral. Chemically. Following are the kinds of pearl1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Shankmukta (Conch Pearl) Gajamukta (Elephant Pearl) Shukarmukta (Boar Pearl) Sarpamukta (Snake Pearl) Abhramukta (Mica Pearl) Meenmukta (Fish Pearl) Bansamukta (Bamboo Pearl) As per the qualities pearl has following types1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Dhanmukta. hardness 8. It has a specific density of about 3. Nirmalmukta. Coral reacts with hydrochloric acid to form froth. Suvritmukta.

Diamond: It is regarded as the ‘king of the gems’. It is worn to please Ketu. It is available in many colours like white. Crow-foot diamond. it is the hardest known substance on earth. sapphire. topaz and ruby belong to same class of stones. Green cat’s eye is the most expensive. Kshatriya diamond. It has the hardness of 8. Shudra diamond. on the basis of clarity. This white coloured transparent and radiant stone is worn to please Venus. Blue Sapphire: It is the most talked about gem that belongs to Navratna category. Apart from these. A slight variation in colour differentiates them from one another. diamond has following types1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Polluted diamond. Basically. Aluminum oxide is the main constituent of blue sapphire. Many diamonds like Kohinoor. nine planets. Cat’s eye: This opaque but miraculous stone also belongs to Navratna category. Agate (Hassonite): This stone also belongs to Navratna category and is available in black. King Orloff are very famous in human history. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF WEARING GEMSTONES Questions related to importance of gemstones and their effects on the well being of the wearers have always stirred the thoughts of human beings. Calinen. light brown and amber colours. etc A specific gemstone absorbs the energy fom the sun as battery and transform Page 25 . Blemished diamond. In hardness. It has a specific density of 3. Some experts regard yellow sapphire as a crystalline mineral.63 and specific density of 3. Diamond has following types as per the colourBrahmin diamond. There are many evidences in the history that show the profound creative as well as destructive qualities of the diamond. black and green. specific density and refractive index sapphire is similar to topaz and ruby.5 to 3. It is extremely expensive. Chemically it is aluminum fluorosilicate. Grained diamond.15 to 3. diamond is a crystalline isotrophe of carbon and with a hardness of 10. Streaked diamond.5. rare and enchanting gem. Dotted diamond. sky blue. Vaishya diamond.55 and a refractive index of 2. Does the wearing of gemstones have any scientific basis or is it mere superstition? The answer is simple as that ” All the energy present in the the world comes from one source that is our Sun Surya this same energy is found in different forms mainly distributed in five elements. This beautiful attractive and transparent gem is the main stone of Saturn and has tremendous powers.6.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones stone of Jupiter. Cursed diamond. Chemically. refractive index 1.

This property of a gemstone is helpful in exerting its influence in miraculous ways. index finger represents Jupiter. should give up his efforts and come to depend upon the fortune entirely. Neither of them is complete alone. neck or arm. begins to bestow its good effect on the person who then climbs the ladder of success quickly. Each gem of the Navratna category represents a planet of the solar system. In astrology. As for example. who wants good fortune. HOW DO THE GEMSTONES EXERT THEIR EFFECTS? We have so far clarified that every gemstone has some kind of miraculous powers which is often referred to as divine powers. In fact they cannot do so. Red or pink ruby similarly represents the sun and yellow sapphire represents Jupiter. they have no moral right to reject the science that had helped since millenia. Thumb represents Venus. Thus. Each of the nine planets Page 26 . Suppose a particular planet is not strong enough in the horoscope of a person and a person was hence suggested to wear the stone that represents that planet. In fact. the luck still gives him strong support. Similarly stones are suggested to remove the deficiencies in the influence of particular planet.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones the energy to a dif forms of energy depending on their respective planets . every finger is believed to represent a particular planet viz. both fate and action are two sides of the same coin and have their own importance. since then. ring finger represents the sun and little finger represents Mercury. When we wish to enjoy the favourable effects of a particular planet. People blinded by the dazzles of modernity do not reject the prescription of modern medicine. every gem represents a planet of the matching colour. The planet. The stone draws positive energy from the planet and channelises it into the body of the wearer. Every gemstone has the power to draw energy or beams from its respective planet and channelise it into the wearer’s body. It is also important here to know that stone of a particular planet must be worn on the finger that represents it. the part of energy of the respective planets which is needed by the person is thus regained by the help of the Gem stone. reaps great benefits and enjoys good food. Gemmology is an important part of astrology and it has never been mentioned in it that one. we wear the stone representing that planet on our fingers. millions of people to live a healthy life and reap good fortune There are many more reasons behind the gemstones being effective to channelise the influence of a particular planet.the Metal of the ring or chain acts like electric connection between the specfic points in the hands or the body. Only working together action and fate can give synergic results. Venus has white colour hence it is represented by diamond. Effects of the stones can be compared with the way modern medicine employs to remove the deficiency of vitamins in body. middle finger represents Saturn. According to its colour. As for example green vegetables are prescribed to remove the deficiency of vitamin A and iron and basking is suggested to correct the disturbances in the level of vitamin D. Now even if the person doesn’t make fervent efforts.

SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF WEARING GEMSTONES IN WHICH CIRCUMSTANCES GEMSTONE SHOULD NOT BE WORN When your astrologer forbids you from wearing a stone. very effective and magnificent gemstones that demand no will power or effort whatsoever. left eye. pettiness. Natural. where the knowledge and technology of natural gemstones has reached a peak. abdominal diseases. luxury. silver. firework. brokerage. comes to dominate the life of a person. profound and significant changes can take place overtime. are very similar to the color spectrums of the correspondent gems. depending on the need of the body. study of Vedas. technology. cough. copper. mica. The specific studies on this matter has shown that the cosmic color spectrums emanated by the different planets. Like the crystals used in radio technology are the fundamental constituents of transmitting. thus the crystalline structure of gemstones attract and condense the cosmic. romance. To conclude. feminity. Capricorn/ Aquarius Iron. wind-borne diseases. bile. By keeping the proper gemstones in touch with the body. spirituality. This point is more psychological than astrological. politics. Secondly. army. Arabian countries.Bronze. The cosmic energy of the planet is reflected on the human body through the gem and creates an effect by absorption and reflection of the rays and vibrations. his whole outlook for life becomes highly pessimistic. share market. Sagittarius/Pisces Jupiter Son. mathematics. poltergeists. gold. Gemini/Virgo Mercury Neuterity. disorders related to voice. blood disorders. Ketu Skin diseases. Such a condition is recognised as a mental Page 27 .land. prestige. nervous system. We are all aware of the positive and negative thoughts and their consequences. heart diseases. water. a divine science is again made available to anyone to fulfill mankind’s dream of life free from problems and negativity. credit. arts. when developed beyond a certain limit. indifferences. If a person has more negative thoughts. receiving and transforming invisible energy into sound. service. technology. Aries/Scorpio Mars Blood. you should follow his advice by all means. anger.Anal disorders. Accounts. forgery.Drinking of wine. things and human conditions Let us see now which planet governs which of the fieldsZODIAC SIGN LORD FIELDS CONTROLLED BY LORD PLANET LEO LORD Right eye. planetary energies that rain from sky to earth and transform them for use by the human physiology. silver/platinum. Rahu Gambling.Acting. are available now to transform our lives radically. smuggling. you should not go for them. singing. Taurus/Libra Venus Cotton.impracticality. now more than any other period in history. jaundice. ghosts.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones represents many fields of activity.Medicines. dancing. venereal diseases and Physical strength. Any of these two types of thoughts. teaching. The gem acts as a filter and produces good or evil effect. Cancer Moon Mind.`Water-borne diseases. poetry. writing. if you are not having full faith in the gems and their powers.

Its position is akin to that of heart. wearing of gemstones are related to planets other than the ruler of the ascendant house proves fruitless. DIFFERENT BASIS OF WEARING GEMSTONE Three questions are naturally linked with everything we do : Why? When? And How? These questions also arise in the case of gemstones. the whole horoscope can be safely designated as weak. All the experts therefore unanimously opine in favour of a strong ascendant house even if reaping of benefits from other well placed planets is desirable. In different communities. The most important logic behind this provision is that. If the ruling planet of the ascendant house is in a weak position. BHESHAJE GURAU | YADRISHI BHAWANA YASYA TADRISHI PHALAM LABHET || That means. Let us now consider the third question How? How should a gemstone be worn? There is no single basis for wearing a gemstone. Almost all the astrologers therefore suggest to wear the stone that is related to the ruling planet of the ascendant house. there are different religious reasons for wearing the stones. AUSHADHE. pilgrimage. WEARING OF A STONE AS PER THE ASCENDANT HOUSE Deep scrutiny of your horoscope may reveal more than one reason why you should wear a gemstone. mantra.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones disorder described as ‘inferiority complex’. If the ascendant house is weak in a horoscope. if your whole thinking about the gemstones and their influence is negative and still you decide to wear the gemstone. According to their experience and knowledge. medicines and teacher give the same result as one has feelings about them. DWIJW. Let us see now Page 28 . Astrologers and experts from ancient as well as modern ages seem to have similar opinions about these provisions. But the most important and fool-proof reason is the position of ascendant house in your horoscope and position of its ruling planet. Similarly. Besides. the whole body suffers from many kinds of ailments and other parts appear quite helpless. It is therefore highly imperative to cultivate positive attitude for the gemstones before deciding to wear one. you should not wear it in any circumstance because such a gemstone may prove lethal for you. the ascendant house is the most important factor in one’s horoscope. Brahmin. It actually represents the soul of the person in question. If the heart is weak. This fact particularly applies to diamond and blue sapphire. Many of these provisions are universally accepted and there is no difference of opinion about them. gemstones. the probability is that it will manifest more negative influences than positive. Our learned sages and savants have proposed different provisions to wear a particular gemstone. other planets too cannot show their full influence no matter how powerful they are. In such a horoscope. if a particular gemstone is specially forbidden for you. MANTRE. We have already discussed about the first two questions. These two stones are particularly notorious for ruining the life of even a person of kingly status. TIRTHE. experts express different opinions regarding wearing of stones. No matter how beautiful and attractive it might appear.

Page 29 . In a horoscope. Hence. Hence the people with Scorpio as the ascendant house must wear coral. those with Gemini must wear emerald. those with ascendant house Taurus should wear diamond. Hence the people with Cancer as the ascendant house must wear pearl. those with Leo should wear ruby. Ascendant house Taurus: Venus is the ruling planet of this house. Ascendant house Scorpio: Mars is the ruling planet of this house. Leo is the ascendant house. in the given horoscope. Ascendant house Cancer: Moon is the lord of this house. those with Scorpio must wear coral. It will be beneficial for the people with Aries as the ascendant house to wear coral but such people may also wear ruby. topaz and pearl. It represents the zodiac sign Leo. pearl and ruby. We have already discussed that ruby is the stone for the Sun. Similarly.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones which gem is related to which of the ascendant houses. the person who has Leo as his ascendant house in his horoscope must wear ruby. These combinations prove extremely beneficial for such people. It will be beneficial for the people with Taurus as their ascendant house to wear diamond. Hence. they may also wear coral. coral will yield highest benefit while pearl and topaz may exert somewhat weaker influence. Apart from it. They may also go for the various combinations of these gemstones. they may also wear and reap benefits from blue sapphire and emerald. They may also wear diamond or both of the gems together. Hence the people who have Gemini as the ascendant house must wear emerald. Such people may also go for the following combinations of the gemstones: coral. those with Cancer must wear pearl. those with Sagittarius must wear topaz. Sun is the lord of this house. Ascendant house Virgo: Mercury is the ruling planet of this house. They may also wear ruby. Ascendant house Sagittarius: Jupiter is the ruling planet of this house. those with Virgo should wear emerald. They may also wear coral. fifth house is ascendant. In the opinion of some experts. Hence the people with Libra as the ascendant house must wear diamond. Besides it. Ascendant house Aries: Mars is the ruling planet of this house. the people with Leo as the ascendant house must wear ruby. But such people may also wear blue sapphire for Saturn and emerald for Mercury. there are twelve houses that represent all the twelve zodiac signs. pearl and topaz as well either alone or in combination. Some experts however believe that such people may also be benefited from pearl. those with Libra must wear diamond. pearl and topaz. coral. people with ascendant house Aries should wear coral. those with Capricorn and Aquarius must wear blue sapphire and people with ascendant house Pisces must wear topaz. such people may also wear ruby and topaz. In the horoscope given here. However. Ascendant house Gemini: Mercury is the ruling planet of this house. In other words. pearl or topaz and reap rich benefits. Hence the people with Virgo as ascendant house must wear emerald. Ascendant house Libra: Venus is the ruling planet of this house. among these stones. ruby and topaz or coral. Ascendant house Leo: Sun is the lord of this house.

Pisces: Ruby. Hence the people with Pisces as the ascendant house must wear topaz. Many experts forbid even blue sapphire for these people. lord of Taurus. pearl and emerald prove extremely harmful for the people with Sagittarius as the ascendant house. Aquarius: Ruby. Taurus: Due to mutual hostility between Venus. Hence the people with Capricorn as the ascendant house must wear blue sapphire. Some experts forbid even blue sapphire for such people but allow it in combination with emerald. Hence the people with Aquarius as the ascendant house must wear blue sapphire. Ascendant house Aquarius: Saturn is the ruling planet of this house. But they believe that if the position of Saturn is strong in horoscope. Page 30 . similarly there is a complete list of gemstones that are forbidden for the people with a particular ascendant house. Coral however proves beneficial. ruby and topaz. They may wear pearl only when suggested by some expert astrologer to channelise the influence of moon. They may also wear diamond. Cancer: People with Cancer as the ascendant house must not wear emerald. They may also wear diamond and pearl. Some experts even forbid coral and ruby for such people. coral and topaz may prove harmful for the people with Libra as the ascendant house. 1 Gemini: People with Gemini as the ascendant house must not wear coral. pearl. Ascendant house Capricorn: Saturn is the ruling planet of this house. Some experts suggest that such people may also wear ruby and emerald but the beneficial influence of these two gems is doubtful. blue sapphire. Ascendant house Pisces: Jupiter is the ruling planet of this house. Libra: Wearing of ruby. diamond and blue sapphire. emerald and topaz are particularly harmful for the people with Aquarius as the ascendant house. topaz is forbidden for people with Taurus as the ascendant house. such people can safely wear blue sapphire. blue sapphire and emerald. pearl. coral. Sagittarius: Diamond. They may also wear ruby because the position of sun in their horoscope is usually strong. pearl and topaz may prove to be torturous for the people with Capricorn as the ascendant house. and Jupiter. Leo: Diamond. Wearing of such stones may lead to relegation and the wearer may have to suffer serious losses instead of reaping rich benefits. Capricorn: Wearing ruby. Scorpio: People with Scorpio as the ascendant house must not wear diamond. ruby and blue sapphire is forbidden for such people. Virgo: Coral. if the position of moon is strong in their horoscope. blue sapphire and pearl are strictly forbidden for the people with Leo as the ascendant house. Aries: People with ascendant house Aries should not wear diamond and emerald. WHICH STONE IS FORBIDDEN FOR WHICH ASCENDANT HOUSE People with a particular zodiac sign as ascendant house in their horoscope may wear different gemstones in combination. They may also wear pearl.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Hence the people with Sagittarius as the ascendant house must wear topaz.

recite it 108 times.m. ghee. wear pearl on the ring finger of your right hand. Offer then unbroken rice. sandal paste. recite it one hundred and eight times. If possible recite the hymn of Mars ten thousand times.m. sugar and honey) or raw milk. Hence it should be worn on Sunday. incense sticks etc. Recite the hymn of Moon 11. Thereafter wash it with holy water. wash it in ‘Panchamrit’ or raw milk and put it before Mangal Yantra or the idol of your tutelary deity or in the place of worship in your house. Then wash it with holy water and put it before the Moon yantra. Hence it should be worn on Monday. place it before the idol of tutelary God in your place of worship. the effect of the gem increases manifold due to the blessings of the Brahmin. Pearl: Pearl is the gem for the Moon. Then Page 31 . and carry out usual worship rituals. curd. Pearl remains effective for a period of 4 years from the day of wearing it. The time before 8 a. wear the ruby-containing ring on the ring finger of your right hand. Carry out usual worship rituals and recite the hymn of Sun 7. RITUALS OF WEARING GEMSTONES Ruby: This is a gemstone of the Sun. Ruby is especially beneficial if worn in gold. ruby must be given a bath in Panchamrit or raw milk. If it is not possible. Now carry on as usual rituals of worship. in the morning on any Sunday during the brighter phase is the most auspicious moment for wearing ruby. HYMNS OF THE SUN 1) OM HRAM HREEM HRAUM SURYAY NAMAH | 2) OM SURYAY NAMAH | 3) OM JAPAKUSUMASANKASHAM KASHPEYAM MAHADYUTIM TAMOARI SARV PAPADHNAM PRANATOASMI DIVAKARAM | If a learned Brahmin carries out the whole ritual and he is given proper donations. Then with full faith and devotion. In the absence of Moon yantra.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones emerald. Alternatively. Time of 11 a. Select any Tuesday in the darker phase of the month. At this moment. Now put it before the Sun yantra or the idol of your tutelary deity in the place of your worship. Then with full faith and devotion. HYMNS OF THE MOON 1) OM SHRAM SHREEM SHRAUM SAH CHANDRAMASE NAMAH| 2) OM CHANDRAY NAMAH| 3) OM DADHISHANKHTUSHARABHAM KSHEERODARNAN SAMBAHVAM NAMAMI SHASHIM SOMAM SHABHOMUNKUT BHUSHANAM | Coral: This is the stone of Mars. Pearl should be worn in silver for maximum benefits. Monday falling during brighter phase of the moon is also auspicious. Before wearing the pearl. diamond and blue sapphire are forbidden for the people with Pisces as the ascendant house.000 or 108 times. is the most auspicious moment for sanctifying this stone. Ruby remains effective for up to 4 years from the day of wearing it. First of all. Full moon night on any Monday is the most auspicious day to wear pearl. Hence it should be worn on Tuesday. If it is not possible.000 times. give it a bath in Panchamrit (Milk.

If it is Pushya Nakshatra on Thursday. Hence it should be worn on Thursday. Dhanishta Nakshatras during that moment. If it is Mrigshira. wash the diamond ring with Panchamrit or raw milk. Emerald should be worn on the little finger of the right hand. you can opt for silver as well. Hence it is worn on any Friday. Jyeshtha or Revati Nakshatras on Wednesday after proper worship at about 11 a. wearing of coral gives specially beneficial results. Coral should be worn in copper or gold ring. Topaz must necessarily be worn in gold. Coral remains effective for three years. First of all give the emerald-bearing ring a bath in Panchamrit or raw milk and wash it with the holy water of the Ganges. Time of 11 a. HYMNS 1) OM 2) OM 3) OM OF MERCURY BRAAM BREEM BRAUM SAH BUDDHAI NAMAH HVAM HLEEM BUM GREHANAATH BUDDHAI NAMAH BUDDHAI NAMAH Topaz: Topaz is the stone of Jupiter. Worship the ring properly thereafter and recite Page 32 . It can also be worn in silver. First of all. Put the ring then in the place of your worship and carry out usual worship rituals. Hence it is worn on Wednesday.m. it proves specially beneficial. Then recite the hymn of Mercury four thousand times or one hundred and eight times and ultimately wear the stone. Chitra. it can be worn on the ring finger also.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones with devotional feelings. Topaz remains effective for more than four years. Worship the ring then properly. The hymns for Mars are as follows: 1) OM KRAM KREEM KRAUM BHAUMAYA NAMAH 2) OM BHUMISUTAY NAMAH 3) OM MANGALAAY\BHAUMAYA NAMAH Emerald: It is the stone of Mercury. It should be worn in gold or silver but wearing of it in bronze or an alloy of two metals gives quick results.m. Emerald remains effective for three years. Put it then before yantra or picture of Mercury or before the idol of deity at the place of worship.. then with holy Ganges water. On any Thursday at about 11 a. If you cannot afford gold. HYMNS OF JUPITER (BRIHASPATI) 1) OM GRAM GREEM GRAUM SAH GURUVE NAMAH 2) OM AEM SHRI BRIHASPATYE NAMAH 3) OM BRIHASPATEY\GURUVE NAMAH Diamond: Diamond is the main stone from Navratna category. Then pray Brihaspati and Lord Vishnu and wear the ring on the index finger of your right hand. Under some circumstances. If it is worn during Ashlesha. it will be extremely auspicious conjugation for wearing Topaz. give a topaz-bearing ring a bath in Panchamrit or in raw milk and wash it in holy water of the Ganges. wear coral in the ring finger of your right hand. on any Friday during the darker phase of the month is the most auspicious moment for wearing diamond. It’s a stone of Venus.m. Wearing of it in an alloy of all these three metals gives quick results.

hence it should be worn on Saturday. HYMNS OF VENUS 1) 2) 3) 4) OM OM OM OM DRAM DREEM DRAUM SAH SHUKRAYA NAMAH AEM JUM GEEM SHUKRAYA NAMAH BRIGHU PUTRAYA NAMAH SHUKRAYA NAMAH Blue Sapphire: This is the stone of Saturn. Sapphire can be worn in gold. on any Saturday during the darker phase is considered as the most auspicious moment.m.m.000 or 108 times. Time of 12 p. It can also be worn in platinum ring but never in gold or other metals. silver or steel but it is especially beneficial in an alloy of five metals.000 or 108 times.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones the hymn of Venus (Shukra) 16. Rahu is considered similar to Saturn in virtues. Diamond remains effective for about seven years. It can be worn on Wednesday. On any of these days during the darker phase of a month. Swati. If diamond is worn during Bharani. Thereafter. it gives extremely beneficial results. is the most auspicious for wearing blue sapphire. Then praying and begging pardon for any shortcoming in the rituals wear the ring on the ring or middle finger of your right hand. Shatabhisha or Aardra Nakshatras on Saturdays or Wednesdays are considered specially auspicious for wearing Agate. Wash the ring in Panchamrit or raw milk and then in holy water and worship it properly.000 or 108 times. Alternatively. wear it on the middle finger of your right hand. HYMNS OF SATURN 1) 2) 3) 4) OM OM OM OM PRAM PREEM PRAUM SAH SHANAYE NAMAH HREEM AEM SHRI SHANAISHCHARAY NAMAH NEELAANJANAY NAMAH SHANAYE NAMAH Gomed (Agate): This is the stone of Rahu. Diamond is specially beneficial in silver ring. Praying and begging pardon then for any shortcomings committed. recite the hymn of Rahu 18. it can also be worn on Wednesday or Friday. Recite the hymn of Ketu 17. Put it in the place of worship and carry out worship rituals properly. On any Saturday. Friday or Saturday. Agate remains effective for about three years. during the darker phase at the time of 12 p. wear the ring on the middle finger of your right hand. It can be worn in silver also.000 or 108 Page 33 . Then praying and begging pardon for shortcomings committed. Wash the sapphire ring in Panchamrit or raw milk and then in holy water. Purva Phalguni or Purva Sharh Nakshatra. Recite the hymn of Saturn 23. HYMNS OF RAHU 1) 2) 3) 4) OM OM OM OM BHRAAM BHREEM BHRAUM SAH RAHAVE NAMAH KROM KREEM HUM HUM TUM TANK DHAARINE RAHAVE NAMAH MAHA VEERYAY NAMAH RAHAVE NAMAH Cat’s eye: This inexpensive but extremely effective stone is worn to please Ketu. evening time is the most auspicious moment for wearing Cat’s eye. hence Agate is worn on any Saturday. Wash it in Panchamrit or raw milk and then in holy water and worship it properly. In astrology. Agate is specially beneficial in an alloy of five or eight metals.

eighth. Aquarius and Scorpio. 8) If Rahu is present in the ascendant house or in the third. Sun. weak. If Moon is positioned with Rahu and Ketu or is retrograde or in setting position one should necessarily wear pearl. one should wear Agate. Ketu or Saturn in the ascendant house or in the third. fifth. Saturn and Mars or is seen by them one should wear emerald. Taurus. wear it on the little finger of your right hand.Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones times. If it is worn during Ashwini Magha or Moola Nakshatra cat’s eye proves especially beneficial. tenth. Jupiter or Venus. Apart from these situations. Impotant Note : 1. sixth. 6) If Venus is present in sixth. 5) If Jupiter is present in fifth. Capricorn. twelfth or eighth house with Moon or Sun. one should wear pearl. 2. one should immediately wear sapphire. eighth house or is retrograde. tenth or twelfth house with Sun or in the Aries or is retrograde or weak. ninth. tenth. If it is present in the sixth. eleventh or twelfth house. or seen by some sinister planet. one should wear diamond. one should wear cat’s eye. eighth or twelfth house or in Aries. 4) If Mercury is in sixth. fourth. 3) If Mars is positioned with Rahu.A gemstone must be be worm only after examnination of the persons horsecope . 7) If Saturn is present in fourth. fourth. one should at once wear topaz. stones of a particular planet are especially beneficial during Mahadasha\Antardasha period of that planet. ruby must be worn. Then with devotional feelings. eighth or twelfth house or in the Pisces with Rahu. seventh. one should wear coral. fourth. fourth. Libra. Ketu. It remains effective for about three years. 9) If Ketu is present in the ascendant house or in the third. 2) If the position of Moon is in the ascendant house or in the sixth. ninth. seventh. twelfth house one should wear coral. Leo. eleventh or twelfth house or in Sagittarius seen by Sun. eleventh or twelfth house or in Sagittarius in conjugation with Mars. Cat’s eye is beneficial only if worn in silver or an alloy of five metals. third. twelfth or in the Scorpio. The weight of the Gem stone doesnot matter more than its purity in Page 34 . HYMNS OF KETU 1) OM STRAAM STREEM STRAUM SAH KETUVE NAMAH 2) OM HREEM KREEM KROOM KRURRUPINYE KETUVE NAMAH 3) OM RAUDRA DEHAY NAMAH\OM KETUVE NAMAH SOME OTHER CONDITIONS TO WEAR GEMSTONES 1) If the position of Sun is in the ascendant house or in the second.

Vaidoorya for Ketu Yellow Sapphire for Jupiter . Emreld for Mercury . Pearl for Moon . Maradakam for Buddha . Gomet for Rahu . ________________________ Pushyaraag for Guru . Manikya for Surya . Ruby for Sun . Indra Neela for Shani .Catseye Stone for Ketu Page 35 .Vajra for Shukra. Moti for Chandra .Ratna Shastra -The Mystery hidden in Gemstones Astrology because the main pupose iof gemstone is to transform energy which it absobs from the sun but the weight of the gemstones is considered very important while dealing with gemstones in Auyrveda. Blue Saphire for Saturn . Diamond for Venus.Red coral for Mars. Hassonite for Rahu . Moonga for Mangal .