Blue Sapphire is a blue color beautiful gemstone which is a part of the mineral family Corundum. It is one of the most precious gemstones in the earth's crust and is used extensively in astrological uses and is associated with planet Saturn (Shani). Sometimes, the term Sapphire is used as a synonym for Blue Sapphire.
Other Names: Neelam, Shani Ratna, Indraneelam.
Chemical Composition: Al2O3
Hardness on Moh's Scale of 10: 9.0
Specific Gravity: 3.95 to 4.03
Refractive Index: 1.76 to 1.77
Popular Origins: Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Myanmar, Thailand, India (Kashmir).
Which Is The Best Substitute For Blue Sapphire (Neelam)?
Astrological Significance (Who should wear Blue Sapphire): Blue Sapphire or Neelam stone is associated with the planet Saturn (Shani). According to the vedic astrology, People born in the Lagna of Saturn i.e. Capricorn (Makar) & Aquarius (Kumbh) should wear a Blue Sapphire for life time. Apart from this, people with Lagna Taurus (Vrishab), Gemini (Mithun), Virgo (Kanya) & Libra (Tula) signs can also wear Blue Sapphire gemstone.
Blue Sapphire (Neelam) Benefits:
- Blue Sapphire is the stone for virtue, wisdom, hard work and dedication.
- It bestows the wearer with focused mind, improved stamina and dedication towards the work and life.
- It is also used by crystal healers for healing lungs and kidney related diseases.
- Blue Sapphire is also considered to be worn by people suffering from stress, depression, loneliness and migraine.
How To Wear Blue Sapphire?
Best Weight (in carat or ratti): Blue Sapphire is a precious gemstone. Every gemstone, when worn for astrological purpose, need to adapt to the body mass of the person. Therefore, it is considered good to wear the gemstone more than 1/12th carat of the body weight of the person. For example, if a person weighs 60kgs, he/she should wear minimum 5 carat (5.5 ratti) [60 / 12 = 5]. In case of low quality Blue Sapphires, one should divide the body weight by 10, i.e. he/she should wear minimum 6 carat [60 / 10 = 6].
Best Metal(s): Blue Sapphire should preferably be worn in Silver, White Gold or Platinum. Gold or any other Yellow color metal should be avoided unless specified by your astrologer.
On which finger to wear: Blue Sapphire gemstone is considered to be most effective when worn in the middle finger (Madhyama) of active hand (For right-handed people, active hand is right hand and vice-versa).
When to wear: Best time to wear the Blue Sapphire gemstone is during sunset of a Saturday which falls between Ashtami tithi of Shukla Paksha (8th day the Waxing moon period) and Ashtami tithi of Krishna Paksha (8th day of wanning moon period).
What Is The Procedure For Wearing Blue Sapphire?
On the selected day & time to wear your Blue Sapphire, take your ring or pendant studded with the Blue Sapphire and place it in a clean and empty bowl.
Now, add Panchadravyas (Five Sacred Elements) in the following pattern one by one to the bowl – Starting with: GANGA JAL (Holy Water), TULSI LEAVES (Basil leaves), MILK, HONEY & GHEE (Butter). Mix them together in the bowl with your finger and keep the bowl in front of you.
Close your eyes and recite the Mantra "Om Praam Preem Praum Sah Shanishcharay Namah:" 108 times and pray to the Shani Dev (Lord Saturn) to give you the strength, confidence & his blessings.
Open your eyes and take the ring out of the bowl. Dip it in another bowl of clean water and soak it with a cotton cloth piece and wear it.
Note: Please do not throw the mixture of Panchadravya in dump. Rather, pour it in a flowerpot or Plant pot as this mixture is considered a good fertilizer too.
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