Hessonite is a orangy brown to deep brown color gemstone which is a part of the mineral family Garnet. It is one of the abundantly available minerals in the earth's crust and is used extensively in astrological uses and is associated with mythical planet Rahu. Hessonite is the high quality Brown color garnet having good transparency.
Other Names: Gomed, Gomedhikam, Grossular Hessonite or Hessonite Garnet.
Mineral: Grossular Garnet (Nesosilicate)
Chemical Composition: X3Y2(SiO4)3
Hardness on Moh's Scale of 10: 6.5 to 7.5.
Specific Gravity: 3.1 to 4.3
Refractive Index: 1.72 to 1.94
Popular Origins: Sri Lanka, Africa & India.
Which is the Best Substitute For Hessonite Gemstone?
Astrological Significance (Who should wear Hessonite): Hessonite is associated with the mythical planet Rahu. According to the vedic astrology, People who are going through Mahadasha of Rahu which is generally an 18 years period in a human life, can wear Hessonite gemstone to reduce the malefic effects of Rahu.
- Hessonite is worn to increase the produce ability, wit & intelligence.
- It bestows the wearer with a good work & personal life balance.
- Hessonite is also considered to be worn by people suffering from anxiety, stress & nervousness.
How To Wear Hessonite Gemstone?
Best Weight (in carat or ratti): Hessonite is a semi-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 1/10th carat of the body weight of the person. For example, if a person weighs 60kgs, he/she should wear minimum 6 carat [60 / 10 = 6].
Best Metal(s): Hessonite should preferably be worn in Silver. Gold or any other Yellow color metal should be avoided unless specified by your astrologer.
On which finger to wear: Hessonite 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 Hessonite 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 Hessonite?
On the selected day & time to wear your Hessonite, take your ring or pendant studded with the Hessonite 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 Bhraam Bhreem Bhraum Sah Raahave Namah:" 108 times and pray to Rahu to derive all the benefits for your progress.
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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