Other Names: Manik, Manak, Manikyam (Chunni in Bengali & Odiya)
Chemical Composition: Al2O3:Cr
Hardness on Moh's Scale of 10.0: 9.0
Specific Gravity: 3.97 to 4.05
Refractive Index: 1.76 to 1.77
Popular Origins: Rubies are found from almost every continent of the world. However, for many centuries, the Mogok valley containing the Mogok Mines in Myanmar (Old Burma) were the main providers of the rubies. Today, Mong Hsu region of Myanmar has become the main provider of Old Burma rubies across the world. Apart from Myanmar, rubies are found in India, Nepal, African nations like Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya & Thailand. Few people have opinion that rubies are also mined from Sri Lanka. However, in our knowledge and view, those mined from Sri Lanka does not match the shade of red color which should be considered as a Ruby. They can be considered as Pink Sapphires instead.
Which is the Best Substitute For Ruby?
Pink Sapphire, Red Garnet, Sunstone & Tiger Eye are considered to be best substitute for ruby gemstone. From astrological point of view a substitute gemstone take more time to show their effect.
Astrological Significance (Who should wear Ruby): Ruby has the pure red shade of the universe - the color emitted by the supreme power - The Sun. In vedic astrology, Ruby is associated with the planet Sun (Surya). People born in the Lagna of Sun i.e. Leo (Simha) should wear a Ruby for a life time. Apart from this, people with Lagna Aries (Mesh), Cancer (Kark) Scorpio (Vrishchik) and Sagittarius (Dhanu) signs can also wear Ruby gemstone.
Ruby Gemstone Benefits:
- Ruby's red color represents the passion and love. It is sometimes gifted as a token of deep love.
- It can benefit the wearer with favor from the state, kingdom or administration. It is also worn for improving focus, determination and sharp mindedness.
- It can also cure many diseases related to eyes & blood circulation.
What are the benefits of Wearing A Ruby (Manik) Gemstone?
How to wear Ruby Gemstone?
When to wear (Best Day & Time): Best time to wear ruby gemstone is during sunrise of a Sunday between Ashtami tithi of Shukla Paksha (8th day the Waxing moon period) and Ashtami tithi of Krishna Paksha (8th day of wanning moon period).
Best Weight (in carat or ratti): Ruby 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 rubies or treated rubies, one should divide the body weight by 10, i.e. he/she should wear minimum 6 carat [60 / 10 = 6].
Best Metal(s): Ruby gemstone should preferably be worn in Gold, Panchadhatu or Silver. One may consider wearing it in Copper metal but only after consultation from a professional astrologer.
On which finger to wear: Ruby gemstone is considered to be most effective when worn in the ring finger (finger between the smallest and middle finger) of active hand (For right-handed people, active hand is right hand and vice-versa).
What is the Procedure For Wearing Ruby? (Best procedure to wear):
- On the selected day & time to wear your Ruby, take your ring or pendant studded with the Ruby 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 Hreem Sum Suryaya Namah:" 108 times and pray to the Surya Dev (Lord Sun) to give you the endurance, power, will to work hard & 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 dump. Rather, pour it in a flowerpot or Plant pot as this mixture is considered a good fertilizer too.
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