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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Hessonite (Gomed) :Significance, Benefits, Facts and Wearing Rituals.

Heya guys! Hope you are doing well. So today I bring to you a new post on the Gemstone Hessonite which is also called 'Gomed' in Hindi. This stone is helpful in enhancing the positive effects and reducing the mal-effects of shadowy planet Rahu which is also called Northern Node of Moon.

Hessonite is beneficial in reducing the stress, anxiety, depression,  unnecessary hinderances that come in a way to success when Rahu has negative effects on the native. It also protects the wearer from any sort of evil-eyes, black magic, etc. It has tremendous healing effects on the wearer such as curing epileptic attacks, mental disorders, insomnia,  allergies, haemorrhoids, infections, cancer, varicose veins, palpitations, boils, leprosy, etc.

It enhances focus and grasping powers. Helps in gaining the financial and social stature in the society. Brings peace and harmony in relationships. Aids in winning over your enemies, legal matters, rivals or competitors. Also makes the mind sharp for any analytical and research works.  If stone gets suited to the wearer, it has the power to alleviate the sufferings caused by the KAAL SARP DOSH which is one of the Doshas occurring due to the Rahu. 

 How to choose a Hessonite?

 As I have mentioned in my previous blog-

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

  • The best Hessonite is unheated, untreated and naturally formed which gives the best astrological benefits to the native. 

  • The colour of the Hessonite is Honey coloured to deep Reddish-orange. Green, yellow, brown, pink, purple and grayish black varieties can also be seen. If the colour is too light or too dark then it might be a fake stone or of semi-precious variety. Its colour is due to rich amount of Iron and Manganese.

  • Practically 100% inclusion-free Hessonite is nonexistent. Some inclusions are expected such a honey coloured thread-like inclusions but should be very less for it to be the original one. As Hessonite won't have any significant inclusions at all.  

  • It should have a considerable amount of solidity and hardness. The MOHS scale of hardness for Hessonite is 6.5-8.5.

  • Its chemical composition is Calcium aluminium silicate.

  • Its refractive index is 1.780-1.889.

  • Its specific gravity is 3.1-4.3.

  • The best quality Hessonite comes from Sri-Lanka, Austria, Africa, India, France, Russia and various locations around Siberia and Brazil.

  • The average density is 3.65.

  • 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 Hessonite?

    • Apart from the above-mention characteristics, one can check if given stone leaves colour on rubbing it. Original Hessonite 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.
    • No significant inclusions will be there in original Hessonite. The scratches, cuts, blemishes, etc are seen in fake stones. 
    • If you are getting the Hessonite at a cheaper price, then it is 99% fake as natural and original hessonite are expensive. While the synthetic hessonite 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 Hessonite?

    • Should Strictly be worn only after the consultation by the learned astrologer.
    • Should be worn on Saturday 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 Silver. Avoid wearing it in Gold or in Panchdhaatu (an alloy of 5 elements Gold, Silver, Iron, Zinc and Copper. Sometimes Tin or Lead can be used in place of Zinc).
    • The finger to wear it in is the Middle finger. Commonly it is worn in the right hand but which hand is preferred, you may check it out in my previous blog-

    Rituals related to wearing a Hessonite.

    • You can make it as Oval or circular 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 Bhraam Bhreem Bhraum Sah Rahvay Namah" or "Aum Ram Rahave Namah"  to be recited 108 times so as to activate the stone.
    • One should donate mustard oil, Black sesame seeds, Blanket, Blue coloured cloth and some sweets to the people. Offer Dakshina (money) according to one's capacity to the Brahmin or Priest at the temple. 
    • You should feed the poor and needy, especially on Saturdays. (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, Saturday is preferable).
    • Keep your stones clean.

    That is it for today's post guys! 

    Shall see you in the next post.

    Until then,