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Yellow Sapphire (Pukharaaj)

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Yellow Sapphire (Pukharaaj)

Yellow Sapphire is for Jupiter
Jupiter is the most auspicious and beneficent planet. Wealthy and influential individuals generally possess a strong Jupiter in their horoscopes, and this reflects the rich rewards of positive Karma accumulated in previous lives. Jupiter governs religious activity, financial affairs, personal happiness, and teaching. Jupiter also determines one's spiritual orientation. It is associated with the color yellow, the bodily fluids, education, pilgrimage places, and transcendental wisdom. The Sanskrit name for Jupiter is "Guru" or "Brihaspati" indicating a source of divine knowledge and spiritual insight.

If Jupiter is exalted one will be a leader of men, powerful, respected, although susceptible to anger. But if the position of Jupiter in a person's horoscope is debilitated Jupiter can cause personal unhappiness, egotism, sloth, and legal problems. Light Blue is the cosmic color transmitted by yellow sapphires and other yellow gems. Light blue color waves, being very cold, relate to the ethereal nature and are helpful in curing diseases of the glands, the fat system and bodily cavities. Jupiter astral talismans are known to enhance spiritual understanding, facilitate pregnancy and childbirth, improve marital relations, increase one's fortune, and help balance the endocrine system. Jupiter jewels are known to be especially favorable to women by enhancing their happiness and contentment. Gemstones Jupiter's energy is transmitted by natural yellow sapphires, topaz, citrine, heliodor, and other flawless (eye-clean) yellow gems.

Yellow Sapphire
A gem of the corundum family, yellow sapphire is a twin of ruby and blue sapphire. It is found in yellow, golden, and orange colors, as well as in a colorless variety known as white sapphire. The best gem is said to be of lemon-yellow color.

General Properties of Yellow Sapphire
Planet : Jupiter
Cosmic Color : Light Blue
Sign : Sagittarius, Pisces
Element : Ether
Time : Sunset
Day : Thursday
Metal : Yellow Gold

Signs of Well-placed Jupiter
Good children and grandchildren; 
Wealth, name, fame, success and honor; 
Wisdom, longevity.

The gemstone helps to prevent the following diseases:
Disorders of pancreas, tumors, skin troubles, cerebral congestion.
Liver complaints, jaundice, dropsy, flatulence, dyspepsia, abscess.
Catarrh, circulation of blood in the arteries and fat in the body.

Qualities of the Gemstone
Solidity, hardness
Regular shape
Uniformity of color, without any layers
Rich velvety luster that can be seen with the naked eye
Pleasant appearance
Evenness in surface, without any variations in thickness
Smooth feel
Self-luminous quality: it should emit light all over its surface
Heaviness or high specific gravity that can be felt when placed on the palm.
Transparency, which makes it clean and pure

Visible stains or black spots - gives sorrow
Red spots - bring poverty and destroy wealth
A hole, slit, or cavity inside the gem - brings poverty and bad luck
Asymmetrical shape - brings bad luck
Crack inside the gem - creates fear of thieves
Flimsy inside the substance of the gem - brings injuries
White spots - shorten life span
Dry-looking, because of the lack of fire and water - brings disease
Fibers in the texture - create problems in the family
Grainy surface - brings bad luck
Milky appearance inside - harmful for progeny
Mixed color, brownish color, or dark yellow - brings suffering
Dents or pits - bring bad luck and poverty
Roughness in touch - brings ill luck
Dullness - harmful for health
Black spots - bring sorrow and destroy pets and cattle

--The luster of a synthetic gem resembles the luster of glass.
--If kept in milk for twenty-four hours it does not change color.
-It cures poisonous insect bites immediately if rubbed on the afflicted area.
--All other gems of the same color and appearance have lower specific gravity, are less hard, and have a different refractive index than the yellow sapphire.
--When placed on a white cloth and exposed to sunlight, it gives yellow hue to the spot where the light is reflected.
--A synthetic gem becomes warm soon when placed on the eyelids.
--It increases in brilliance when rubbed on a touchstone.
--The milky spots in a synthetic gem are dry and without brilliance, whereas in a real gem these milky spots are rich in flicker and luster and have the gleam of fresh cow's milk.

A yellow sapphire should be bought on a Thursday, in an ascending cycle of the Moon and when Pushya Nakshatra is present. If the Nakshatra is not Pushya, then Punarvasu, Vishaakhaa, or P- Bhaadrapad are also auspicious for buying a yellow sapphire. The gem should be given to the jeweler on the same day, between sunrise and 11.00 A.M.

The best time to wear a yellow sapphire ring is in the early morning.

Before wearing the ring for the first time it should be immersed in cow's milk for a few minutes and then it should be washed in rainwater, spring water, or water kept in a copper pot over night. After it has been washed, the ring should be placed on a yellow cloth upon which a Jupiter Yantra has been drawn with Rolee and a Yantra (or idol of Jupiter in gold) engraved on a silver plate should be placed on the same cloth. One should offer flowers and incense to the engraved Yantra and to the stone that has been set in the ring and then recite the Mantra of Jupiter.

Mantra :  "Aum Brim Brahaspataye Namah Aum"

The Mantra should be recited either 108 or 19,000 times, as prescribed, and then the wearer should meditate on the gemstone as a symbol of Lord Jupiter. After meditation the ring should be worn on the first finger, which is the Jupiter finger, otherwise on the ring finger of the right hand.

The Yantra that needs to be drawn on the cloth and on the silver plate is the same numerical Yantra and is as follows:

10 5 12
11 9 7
6 13 8

A ring worn in this manner brings good luck, peace and prosperity. Pukharaaj (yellow sapphire) bestows vigor, vitality, wisdom, longevity, name, and fame. If someone is having problems to finding a good mate for their daughter that problem will also be solved. One who wears yellow sapphire progresses in the spiritual field and becomes free of all fears of evil vibrations, ghosts, and genii. Disease and madness caused by afflicted planets also are cured. As long as the ring is on one's hand one will never die an accidental death.

Sources to Get Yellow Sapphire
(1) The primary sources in India, as mentioned in its ancient scripture, are the Mahaanadee and Brahmputra rivers, the Himalayas, the Vindhyachal Mountains, Orissa, Bengal, and Kashmeer areas.
(2) Sri Lanka produces sapphires in yellow, light green, and colorless varieties in sufficient quantities.
(3) Yellow and white varieties are also found in Indochina, in New South Wales and Queensland in Australia, and in Zimbabwe.
(4) Yellow, smoky yellow, blackish, and colorless white sapphires are also found in Thailand.

"Yellow Sapphire" are of 2 types - one is absolutely yellow (normally very expensive) and other one is "colorless" (they are comparatively cheaper). So can this colorless sapphire be used for strengthening Jupiter or is it for a different planet?



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Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 08/23/2011