Malachite is a green color opaque semi-precious gemstone made out of Carbonate which has copper element presence in it. Malachite is a type of metamorphic rock in green color with yellow or white color bands. It is used as a gemstone to wear in a ring or pendant.
Other Names: Mellow Stone, Kidney Stone, Tamrangiyaja.
Mineral: Copper Carbonate
Chemical Composition: Cu2CO3(OH)2
Hardness on Moh's Scale of 10: 3.5 to 4.0
Specific Gravity: 3.6 to 4.0
Popular Origins: Urals in Russia, USA, Africa & Israel.
Main Astrological Gemstone: Although Malachite is not used for astrological purposes however, because of its color similar to that of a Green Emerald, it can be considered as a substitute for Emerald (Panna).
1. Malachite is a best remedy for female diseases especially in case of irregular menstrual cycles, cures any sexual disease or cramps arising out of any violent actions of the past.
2. It has an ability to cure Kidney & Gall Bladder stones and hence, sometimes, is also known as Kidney Stone.
3. In Chakra Healing, it is believed to stimulate Heart Chakra, Third Eye Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra (Read our blog section to know more about the Chakra healing concept).
Best Weight (in carat or ratti): Malachite 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): Malachite should preferably be worn in Silver.
How to wear (Best procedure to wear):
On the selected day & time to wear your Malachite, take your ring or pendant studded with the Malachite 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 for your favorite lord (Ishta Deva) for about 5 to 10 minutes. Pray to him/her to provide you blessings and positive results from the gemstone.
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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