NINESTONE GEM (NAVARATNA) BANGLES
The Ninestone Gem bracelet or the navaratna as it is locally known in India and many other parts of Asia holds a significant positioning in the Hindu Astrology or more particularly to help in mitigating the maleficent effects of the nine planets or strengthening a particular planet based upon a persons astrological charts prepared upon birth also known as a horoscope.
Sri Yukteswar Giri, Sri Paramhansa Yoganandas guru was very particular in this maters and he stated thus:
“One little-known fact is that the proper jewels, metals, or plant preparations are valueless unless the required weight is secured, and unless these remedial agents are worn next to the skin.”
“This problem received attention from our rishis; they found helpful not only a combination of metals, but also of plants and—most effective of all—faultless jewels of not less than two carats. The preventive uses of astrology have seldom been seriously studied outside of India.”
The evidence to support the statement by Sri Yukteshwar is in the ancient vedic and sanskrit text of Brihat Jatak.
माणिक्यं तरणेः सुजात्यममलं मुक्ताफलं शीतगोः
माहेयस्य च विद्रुमं मरकतं सौम्यस्य गारुत्मतम
देवेज्यस्य च पुष्पराजमसुराचार्यस्य वज्रं शनेः
नीलं निर्मलमन्ययोश्च गदिते गोमेदवैदूर्यके
Maanikyam taraneh sujaatyamamalam muktaaphalam shiitagoh
maaheyasya cha vidrumam marakatam saumyasya gaarutmatama
devejyasya cha puShparaajamasuraachaaryasya vajram shaneh
niilam nirmalamanyayoshcha gadite gomedavaiduuryake
The nine gems are as follows
For Surya or Sun (taraneh)
For Budha or Mercury (saumya)
Blue Sapphire (niilam)
For Shani (Saturn)
For Chandra (Moon)
Yellow Sapphire (pushparajam)
For Bṛhaspati or Jupiter (devejya)
For Rahu (the ascending lunar node)
Red Coral (vidrumam)
For Mangala or Mars (maaheya)
For Shukra or Venus (asurachaarya)
Cat’s Eye (vaidooryam)
For Ketu (the descending lunar node)
…These above mentioned Gems must be High-Born and Flawless.
In the above sloka the words Sujatyam-Amalam (Sujati = High Born, and Amala = Completely Pure or Flawless) are significant.
The Hindu “Garuda Puranam”
” Pure, flawless gems have auspicious powers which can protect one from demons, snakes, poisons, diseases, sinful reactions, and other dangers, while flawed stones have the opposite effect.”
The Ancient ”Agni Purana”
“A gem free from all impurities and radiating its characteristic internal luster should be looked upon as an escort of good luck; a gem which is cracked, fissured, devoid of luster, or appearing rough or sandy, should not be used at all.
SRI YUKTESWAR GIRI
Paramhansa Yogananda’s Guru
“Just as a house can be fitted with a copper rod to absorb the shock of lightning, so the bodily temple can be benefited by various protective measures. Ages ago our yogis discovered that pure metals emit an astral light which is powerfully counteractive to negative pulls of the planets. Subtle electrical and magnetic radiations are constantly circulating in the universe […] This problem received attention from our rishis; they found helpful not only a combination of metals, but also of plants and most effective of all faultless jewels of not less than two carats. The preventive uses of astrology have seldom been seriously studied outside of India. One little-known fact is that the proper jewels, metals, or plant preparations are valueless unless the required weight is secured, and unless these remedial agents are worn next to the skin.”
Yogananda's Astrological Bangles, as mentioned in The Autobiography of a Yogi.
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