Peridot is a parrot green color semi-precious gemstone made of silicate mineral. Sometimes, Peridot is mistaken to be same as Olivine stone however, they are different. The Olivine is rough form of Peridot. In other words, Peridot is the gemstone quality of Olivine stone. Peridot is available in Yellow, to yellow-green, olive-green, to brownish, sometimes a lime-green, to emerald-ish hue of colors.
Hindi Name: Zabarzat,
Chemical Composition: (Mg, Fe)2SiO4
Hardness on Moh's Scale: 6.5 to 7
Specific Gravity: 3.2 to 4.3
Refractive Index: 1.64 to 1.70
Origins: Peridots are mostly found in Arizona, USA.
Main Astrological Gemstone: Emerald.
Who should wear Peridot: Peridot, because of its green shades, is considered to be the best substitute for the astrological birthstone - Emerald. People born in Lagna Gemini (Mithun) & Virgo (Kanya) can wear a Peridot for a life time. Apart from these, people with Lagna Taurus (Vrishabh), Libra (Tula), Capricorn (Makar) and Aquarius (Kumbh) signs can also wear Peridot gemstone.
Benefits of Peridot:
- Peridot is considered to provide vitality and make its wearer stronger, happier & warmer.
- It is also believed to have powers to eradicate all the negative energies and remove anxiety.
- It can also cure many diseases related to stomach, liver & gallbladder.
Best Weight (in carat or ratti): Peridot is a semi-precious gemstone. Every gemstone, when worn for an 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): Peridot should preferably be worn in Panchadhatu or Silver.
On which finger to wear: Peridot gemstone is considered to be most effective when worn in the ring finger (Anamika) or the little finger (Kanishtha) of active hand (For right-handed people, an active hand is right hand and vice-versa).
When to wear: Best time to wear the Peridot gemstone is during sunrise of a Wednesday which falls between Ashtami tithi of Shukla Paksha ( the 8th day the Waxing moon period) and Ashtami tithi of Krishna Paksha (8th day of waning moon period).
How to wear (Best procedure to wear):
On the selected day & time to wear your Peridot, take your ring or pendant studded with the Peridot 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 Braam Breem Braum Sah Budhaya Namah:" 108 times and pray to the Budh Dev (Lord Mercury) to give you the strength, energy & prosperity.
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 the dump. Rather, pour it in a flowerpot or Plant pot as this mixture is considered a good fertilizer too.
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