Hessonite is an orangy brown to deep brown color gemstone which is a part of the mineral family Garnet. It is one of the abundantly available minerals in the earth's crust and is used extensively in astrological uses and is associated with mythical planet Rahu. Hessonite is the high-quality Brown color garnet having good transparency. Rahu is a shadow planet and it plays an important role in astrology when it comes to various predictions. Gemstone Gomed helps tremendously while reducing the malefic effect of this planet.
||Gomed, Gomedhikam, Grossular Hessonite or Hessonite Garnet
||Grossular Garnet (Nesosilicate)
|Hardness on Moh's Scale of 10.0
||6.5 to 7.5
||3.1 to 4.3
||1.72 to 1.94
||Sri Lanka, Africa & India
Which is the Best Substitute For Hessonite Gemstone?
Astrological Significance (Who should wear Hessonite): Hessonite is associated with the mythical planet Rahu. According to the Vedic astrology, People who are going through Mahadasha of Rahu which is generally an 18 years period in a human life, can wear Hessonite gemstone to reduce the malefic effects of Rahu.
- Hessonite is worn to increase the production ability, wit & intelligence.
- It bestows the wearer with a good work & personal life balance.
- Hessonite is also considered to be worn by people suffering from anxiety, stress & nervousness.
How To Wear Gemstone Gomed?
Best Weight (in carat or ratti): Hessonite 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): Hessonite should preferably be worn in Silver. Gold or any other Yellow color metal should be avoided unless specified by your astrologer.
On which finger to wear: Hessonite gemstone is considered to be most effective when worn in the middle finger (Madhyama) of active hand (For right-handed people, the active hand is right hand and vice-versa).
When to wear: Best time to wear the gemstone gomed is during the sunset of a Saturday 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).
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