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Rituals while wearing Gemstones

By Kshitij Sharma, May 4, 2008

The following rituals should be followed while wearing gemstones as per Astrology:

  • The ring with the gemstone on it should be kept immersed in fresh milk (milk that was not used before and is not boiled) overnight. Avoid pasteurized milk that we get in the packets for daily consumption instead, try to get cow’s milk from a milkman.
  • The ring should be worn in the first hour after the sunrise.
  • It should be worn on the day of the week belonging to the planet, e.g. Ruby should be worn on Sunday, Neelam on Saturday and so on.
  • Gomeda (Rahu’s gemstone) should be worn on a Wednesday, Cat’s eye (Ketu’s stone) should be worn on Thursdays.
  • The mantra of the planetary deity should be chanted 108 times and the ring should then be worn.

The mantras for various planets are:

Planet Name Mantra (Sanskrit) Transliteration
Sun ॐ घृणिः सूर्याय नमः|| om grunih suryaay namah
Moon ॐ सोम सोमाय नमः|| om som somaay namah
Mars ॐ अं अंगार्काय नमः || om am angaarkaay namah
Mercury ॐ बुम बुधाय नमः || om bum budhaay namah
Jupiter ॐ वृम वृहस्पतये नमः || om vrim vrihaspataye namah
Venus ॐ शुम शुक्राय नमः || om shum shukraay namah
Saturn ॐ शम शनैश्चाराय नमः || om sham shanaishcharaay namah
Rahu ॐ राम राहुवे नमः || om raam raahuve namah
Ketu ॐ कें केतवे नमः || om kem ketave naham

Although Rahu, Ketu and Saturn are malefics, stones for them are prescribed if they are yogakaraka elements in a person’s horoscope. Astrologers do not prescribe stones for lords of 6th, 8th and 12th house lords, the planets which become functional malefics on account of ownership of these houses.


  • Comment by Asma on May 5, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    I have been told that I have many ill placed planets in most bad houses. Please tell why is it so? I feel my life is okay till now. But this has confused me and more I try to understand astrology more confusing it becomes. My Details are :
    D.O.B : june 4, 1985
    time : 5.45 pm
    place: India, lucknow

  • Comment by TIKAM CHAND SETHI on June 7, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    I posted one querry on gems. Where shall I see the answer.

  • Comment by Ritesh on August 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm


    Saturn placed in Virgo Ascendant with Sun and Jupiter.Saturn is combust.Saturn here is lord of 5th and 6th house.Would it be good to wear gem of Saturn-Blue sapphire.

    Also,I would like to know, is it good to have lord of 6th house strong or is it good to have it weak.

    Thanks and regards,

  • Comment by lakshmi rallaplli on October 1, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    What are the things followed to wear a pearl necklace with ruby or bangles with these .Mine is Scorpio lagna and moon is in Scorpio,Anuradha.My University people say there is no debilitation for anuradha.Sun is in Virgo with MErcury and venus.Dasa is Venus moon.

  • Comment by ravi shankar on October 2, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Dear Sir,

    I am wearing a .91 carat diamond on my right hand ring finger and a 3.5 carat blue saphire on my right hand middle finger. I heard that the diamond does compliment the blue sapphire. I am currently going thru a phase of sadi sathi. Can you please advice if this combination will help me or will there be a conflict.

  • Comment by Gururaj on November 9, 2008 at 9:13 pm


    I am Gururaj. I am very much interested in astrology. So I will be studying astrology, numerology in my free time. As far as I know, the lord of 1,5 and 9th houses are supposed to give benefic results and their respective colors will be your lucky colors, and their respective stones will be your lucky stones. But 1 exception!!!! Blue sapphire should be tested for some hours or days before worn.


  • Comment by Parves Inamdar on December 7, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    I have been given a CARNELIAN GEMSTONE to be worn in a silver ring. It is a very rare stone not usually be worn i was told. Would you please provide me the information about should i wear it and if so what are its rituals?

  • Comment by pravin on December 11, 2008 at 2:55 am

    i.pravin D/O/birthapril 6th 1955 9:25PM how many gemstone rings can you wear at a time and can you wear neelam and pearl with coral?

  • Comment by Tahirah on January 19, 2009 at 4:22 pm


    i would like to know if a person can wear a carnelian and a ruby – on either 1 hand or both? will the stones conflict in anyway, so it’s safe to wear together?

    thanks you
    – Tahirah

  • Comment by rajendra on January 24, 2009 at 11:39 am

    for tula lagna, shani is yoga karaka and mars is also good since he is the lord of kendra. but if these two enmical planets are combined and located in the 12th house will they remain yogakaraka anymore! how will they affect the 12th house and how their dasa antardasas affect the native.Would like to have a detailed knowledje about it.
    thanking you

  • Comment by Pavneet on February 19, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    What about Venus, Budh, Ravi and moon in 8th house.
    Kumbh Lagna.
    Which chart considered> CUSP, Lahna, Rashi…. most?

  • Comment by Chandra Kumar on February 23, 2009 at 11:49 am


    I want to know which gem stone suits me and when to wear it and what what are the rituals to be performed before wearing it. My birth details are given below

    Date of Birth : 4 October, 1973
    Time : 10.00 a.m.
    Place : Secunderabad

    Please reply

  • Comment by sayyed ahammed alisha on March 25, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I want to know which gem stone suits me and when to wear it and what what are the rituals to be performed before wearing it. My birth details are given below

    Date of Birth : 2 february, 1981
    Time : 04.45 p.m.
    Place : bhimavaram

    please reply

  • Comment by pardip on March 26, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    my date dob is 21jul 1963 , not sure about correct tob,currently going thru bad phase health, peace of mind, kindly help what stone is good.

  • Comment by parul on April 8, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    dob 11.03.1982
    place ambala
    time 04.42 am

    i am confused as to wear pukhraaj in left index finger or right index finger.

  • Comment by ravi on May 2, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Which nag suits me? my name is ravi khatri my date of birth 04/aug/1984 my Place of birth kota,rajasthan,?
    Which GEMSTONE suits me?
    my name is ravi khatri
    my date of birth 04/aug/1984
    my Place of birth kota,rajasthan,india
    my time of birth 09:50 Am

  • Comment by gautam on August 18, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    i am born on 14th april 1988 in the morning at 9:30am in Mumbai. my which planets arw weak and which gem stone should i life is totally messy now.plz recommend me some thing

  • Comment by rupali on September 5, 2009 at 12:45 pm


    my name is rupali
    my dob is 12th nov 1988 (born in evenin)

    can u please tell me which gemstone suits me ?

  • Comment by preeti on October 16, 2009 at 1:20 am

    jai shree krishna.
    I want to know which gem stone suits me and when to wear it and which finger. My birth details are given below

    dob: 14-01-1985
    birth time: 7:30am
    birth palce: mudkhed,dist.nanded. maharashtra

  • Comment by S. ANAND on October 19, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    What is the source of these mantras? As in which book gives them (BPHS, Brihat Jataka, etc)?

  • Comment by nandlal choudhary on November 25, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    dob: 7-6-1981
    time: 17-45
    place raipur chhattisgarh
    que: my memory is poor in study i alwary fail in interance exams
    qualification: B.E. electronics im not geting job
    i want to know which stone i have to wear?
    my e-mail id

  • Comment by yukta on December 11, 2009 at 8:33 am

    my name is yukta
    my dob is 24 july 1980
    time 03:00:00 pm

    can u please tell me which gemstone suits me ?

  • Comment by munish on February 3, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    BORN ON 11TH APRIL 1980
    AT 4:35 MOR
    munish malhotra

  • Comment by sahitya on May 28, 2010 at 1:23 am


    which is the correct gemstone for me as there are always ups and down in my life.

    My birth date is 22-sep-1975.

    and the birth time is 7.38 A.M (in the morning)
    and the birth place is chandur railway 30 km from amravati city in maharstra.


  • Comment by Mr Yunus Khan on July 4, 2010 at 12:43 am


    I was Born in Kenya/ Mombasa in 07/03/1961 on morning hours of 07.35 aprox,I have been told I should wear a Cat’s eye stone set in a ring Gold or silver,as I have been suffuring from bad luck for a long time now,will wearing a Cat’s eye gemstone healp me,and what wieght should it be,what quality of stone should I be looking for,I am a bit deem on the subject please can some one educate me thanks.


    Yunus Khan

  • Comment by siddharth shankar on September 18, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Name: siddharth shankar
    Date of birth: 12.02.1975
    Place: Sheikhpura (25N09 85E50)
    Time: 10.00 AM

    Please suggest gems stones for good health, wealth, happiness, status, good position in jab etc.

    siddharth shankar

  • Comment by Sarat Kumar on October 29, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    My DOB is 15th August 1980 Friday at 11:47 AM Morning.
    Which is my Life Stone and can i wear Neelam.

  • Comment by Abhimanyu on May 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I have been gold by an astrologer to wear a pukhraj in a gold ring in my index finger for jupiter, i wanted to ask can i wear WHITE pukhraj in gold ring as my mother has it at home. Is there any difference between white and yellow pukhraj.
    Name: Abhimanyu Gupta
    DOB: 02/12/1988
    TIME: 10:00 AM
    PLACE: Jammu

  • Comment by Bala on June 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Dear Kshitij Sharmaji,
    Namaste! It is nice to note the contents of your site which enhances knowledge about astrology and gemstones.I was born in Salem,Tamilnadu on 13th Jan1978 @05:50hrs.Based on some recommendation,I wore a yellow sapphire(3.13carats) in a gold ring.The stone was flawless,untreated and certified by Srilankan gemmologist association.But the goldsmith made a slight chipping on the stone facet while placing it in the ring.After wearing that on my right index finger I had the feeling that it lead to some unwanted marital problems and also in career.I understand that Pukhraj will not cause any detrimental effect even if it not cause good effect.I humbly request you to clarify about this and is it advisable to again wear that damaged facet yellow sapphire ring elseif kindly recommend the appropriate gemstone based on my details provided.

  • Comment by usman moahmmed on April 23, 2013 at 12:24 pm


    Name: usman mohammed
    Date of birth: 01.06.1979
    Place: Vijayawada andhra pradesh
    Time: 12.15 PM

    I want to know my gem stone.what stone should i wear to get a good job as i am job less.

  • Comment by irshad on August 2, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Hello Sir
    Your site is great source of information.

    Sir i would be extremely grateful if you could suggest me gemstones and metals in which to wear them.
    I am already wearing blue sapphire on my middle finger of right hand in silver that i found out not good to wear a blue sapphire i plan to change it in some other metal.
    I consider my other gemstones could be a white topaz and emerald.
    Please guide me in this regard. And if any one of the mentioned gemstones then which hand and finger as right hand middle finger is already busy.. And metal to put them on except gold as it’s not permissible to muslim males.

    name ; Muhammad Irshad Khan
    DoB ; May 10 1975
    Place ; Mundi Khail, Narowal, Punjab Pakistan
    Time ; Approx 9 am
    I would highly appreciate your advice sir
    many Thanks
    Kind Irgads

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