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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Red Coral (Moonga): The Red Majestic Gemstone - Significance, Benefits, Facts and Wearing Rituals.

Hey everyone! How have you been so far in the extended Lockdown? Hope you are doing well.
Today I am sharing about all you need to know about the Red Coral gemstone and its significance in astrology. Red corals, also known as Moonga in Hindi, signify the planet Mars in your horoscope. It is an organic gemstone formed in the deep sea (over 500 feet deep) by marine creatures known as Coral Polyps i.e. Corallium rubrum. Its red colour represents the blood and perseverance in human lives. Mainly worn for sports, leadership, competition, business and health. Mars is the God of war and passion. It represents energy, vitality and ambition in one's chart. Red coral is used to enhance the significations of the planet Mars.

It also boosts the energy of the wearer and helps in overcoming his/her enemies be it any war field. Renders courage and enthusiasm for combating any struggle in our road to success. Helps in putting you on actions so that you leave your lethargy and start working on your goals.  Relieves mental and physical suffering and reduces depression, fear, insecurities and anxiety caused by delaying and denials. Under certain conditions, this stone proves beneficial in reducing mal effects of planetary combinations causing suffering whether it is aggressiveness or problems in marital life. Strength, longevity and passion in a marriage can be improved by wearing this stone. Increases your self-confidence and self-reliance. Can also enhance your financial situation by clearing your debts and borrowings.

How to choose a Red Coral?

 As I have mentioned in my previous blog-

Apart from these the other characteristics that should be considered while choosing a Blue sapphire gemstone are:

  • The best Red coral is unheated, untreated and naturally formed in the deep seas which gives the best astrological benefits to the native. 

  • The colour of the Red coral is Deep red to soft pink. If the colour is too light or too dark then it might be a fake stone or of semi-precious variety. 

  • Practically 100% inclusion-free Red coral is nonexistent. Some inclusions are expected but should be very less for it to be the original one. As red corals won't have any significant inclusions at all.  

  • It should have a considerable amount of solidity and hardness. The MOHS scale of hardness for Red coral is 3-4.

  • Its chemical composition is Calcium carbonate, magnesia and organic substance.

  • Its refractive index is 1.486-1.658.

  • Its specific gravity is 2.6-2.7.

  • The best quality Blue sapphire comes from Italy. The other places include Australia, Sri-Lanka, Japan, Malaysia, South Africa, Algeria and the USA.

  • The average density is 2.65.

  • It should be at least 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 in the entire stone.

  • Should be devoid of any impurity, cracks, lines and blemishes.

  • Should be of required heaviness which marks its difference from the fake stone.

  • How to identify an original Red Coral?

    • Apart from the above-mention characteristics, one can check if given stone leaves colour on rubbing it. Original red coral will not leave colour on rubbing it off against any other material.
    • The colour of the original stone should not be too dark or vivid.
    • Keep the stones in your hand. If it starts feeling warm or hot, then it isn't the original one.
    • Red coral is a fragile stone and is also heat and chemical sensitive. So if you get any harder stone resistant to heat and chemicals, it is probably the fake one.

    • No inclusions will be there in original red coral. The scratches, cuts, blemishes, etc are seen in fake stones. 
    • If you are getting the red coral at a cheaper price, then it is 99% fake as natural and original red corals are expensive. While the synthetic red coral comes in 20% the lesser price, the fake one can be bought for 90-95% cheaper than the original one. So beware!
    • Last but not the Least, Seek professional help when in doubt and buy certified stones always.

    How to wear Red coral?
    • Should Strictly be worn only after the consultation by the learned astrologer.
    • Should be worn on Tuesday 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 or Copper. Those who can't or don't want to imbibe it in these can make 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 Red coral.

    • You can make it as Capsul-shaped, oval or triangular in shape as per the recommendation.
    • You can either wear it as a pendant, bracelet or a ring.
    • Preferably it is worn in as a ring and at least 6 carats in weight.
    • 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 Kraam Kreem Kraum Sah Bhaumaye Namah" or "Aum Bhaum Bhaumaye Namah" or "Ohm Sri Sarvanabhavaaya Namah" to be recited 108 times so as to activate the stone.
    • One should donate orange or red coloured sweets to the temple and after that feed the same to the people. Offer Dakshina (money) according to one's capacity at the temple. 
    • You should feed the poor and needy, especially on Tuesdays. (This is the most pious thing and should be done anyways without any purpose or wanting anything in return. We should feed anything in any day we want but for this, Tuesday is preferable).
    • Keep your stones clean.

    That is it for today's post guys! 

    Shall see you in the next post.

    Until then,