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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Yellow Saphhire (Pukhraj) : The Benevolent Gemstone -Significance, Benefits, Facts and Wearing Rituals.

Hello guys, I am back with another post in the current series of Gemstones in astrology. Today's post is all about Yellow Sapphire which in Hindi is termed as Pukhraj.

It is considered one of the most auspicious and beneficial gemstones in the astrology. It is worn for enhancing the effects of the planet Jupiter. It is an expensive stone and represents righteousness, piety and truthfulness. Considered to remove hurdles and struggles in one's life.

Other things it denotes are- knowledge, wisdom, higher learning, virtues, fortune, justice, religion, philosophy, education, spirituality, prosperity, distant travel, charity, children and devotion. 

It is believed to positively impact the conjugal bliss and bond. For the success of one's business and earnings as well especially the fixed assets. It is believed to pave the way for marriage and catalyses the formation of healthy relationships. It also improves one' health and overall well being. Renders fame, name. honour and success in life.

How to choose A Yellow Sapphire?

 I have already mentioned in my previous blogs about the 5 characteristics of choosing a gemstone. You guys can refer here:

Apart from the above mentioned, there are certain things to be taken into consideration while choosing a yellow sapphire.
  • The best yellow sapphire is unheated, untreated and naturally occurring which gives the best astrological benefits to the native.
  • The colour ranges from any shades of yellow. Pale yellow to golden-yellow to orangish-yellow to greenish-yellow. But the best one is lemon in colour.
  • It should have a considerable amount of solidity and hardness. The MOHS scale of hardness for yellow sapphire is 9 i.e the hardest mineral after diamond.
  • Its chemical composition is Aluminium oxide i.e. Al2O3.
  • Its refractive index is 1.760-1.768 to 1.770-1.779.
  • Its specific gravity is 3.99-4.00.
  • It belongs to the species Corundum.
  • The best quality yellow sapphire is Ceylon that comes from Sri Lanka.
  • The density is 4.
  • Birefringence is 0.008.
  • It should be at least 4-6 carats in weight so as to give prominent results. In general, it should be 1/10th of your body weight.
  • There should be uniformity of colour and transparency in the entire stone.
  • Should be devoid of any impurity, cracks, lines, blemishes and bubbles.
  • Its lustre and radiance should be appreciated from the naked eye.
  • Should be of required heaviness which marks its difference from the fake stone.

How to identify A Yellow Sapphire?
  • Obviously, check for the above- mentioned characteristics. 
  • Keep the yellow sapphire in milk for 24 hours. The original one will retain the same colour and lustre.
  • It gives the yellow hue to the spot where the sunlight is reflected when it is placed on the white cloth in the sun's exposure.
  • The best original stone (very rare to find) can actually cure the snake's bite when rubbed immediately on the area concerned.

How to wear A Yellow Sapphire?
  • Should be worn on Thursday of waxing moon period (Shukla Paksha).
  • Should be worn in between the two hours before and after the sunrise.
  • The best metal to wear it in is Gold. Those who can't or don't want to imbibe it in gold can mane it in Panchdhaatu (an alloy of 5 elements Gold, Silver, Iron, Zinc and Copper. Sometimes Tin or Lead can be used in place of Zinc).

Rituals related to wearing a Yellow Sapphire!
  • You can either wear it as a pendant, bracelet or a ring.
  • Preferably it is worn in as a ring.
  • Dip it in a Panchamrit (a mixture of raw cow milk, cow fat i.e Ghee, honey or sugar, yoghurt and Gangajal i.e. Holy water) one night before the morning you wanna wear it.
  • In the morning, do your prayer rituals as you do in routine. Wash the ring with regular water and dip it in holy water just before wearing it.
  • Always seek blessings of Almighty and pray to them for the fulfilment of the purpose for which you are gonna wear the gemstone.
  • The "Beej Mantra- Ohm Graam Greem Graum Sah Guruve Namah" should be recited 108 times while wearing it to activate the stone.
  • Since it has yellow colour as its cosmic light rays. It is good if you donate yellow cloth to your Guru or teacher. Feed yellow gram to a cow. And feed yellow sweets to the poor and needy.
  • If it is possible for you then it is advisable to abstain from non-vegetarian food. As Yellow sapphire is a very pious stone and the Planet Jupiter is the Devguru i.e. Teacher of Gods, hence it is one of the Sattwika Planet.
  • Keep your stones clean. 

That is it for today's post guys! 

Shall see you in the next post.

Until then,