Category: Jyotiṣa Gems

Thirty-Six Rājayoga Gemstones

The Agni Purāṇa recommends thirty-six gemstones for activation of rājayoga for the kings. I guess ordinary mortals can also make good use of these recommendations.

Sūrya Yantra

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Yantra

Happy Makara Saṅkrānti
Makara Saṅkrānti is the new ‘financial’ year when we celebrate the awakening of Jagannāth (Kṛṣṇa). Festivities related to the saṅkrānti would depend on the local traditions and their definition on which day to choose for Saṅkrānti. There are three options:

Vāra: The entire day from sunrise to next sunrise is a jyotiṣa day and if saṅkrānti occurs any time between two sunrise, that day shall be taken as the saṅkrānti date. Saṅkrānti occurred at 6:57’ PM at New Delhi on 14 January, 2015.

Tantrika Navagraha Mantra

Sun | Ruby
ॐ ह्सौः श्रीं आं ग्रहाधिराजाय आदित्याय स्वाहा॥
om hsauḥ śrīṁ āṁ grahādhirājāya ādityāya svāhā ||
Moon | Pearl
ॐ श्रीं क्रीं ह्रां चं चन्द्राय नमः॥
om śrīṁ krīṁ hrāṁ caṁ candrāya namaḥ ||
Mars | Red Coral
ऐं ह्सौः श्रीं द्रां कं ग्रहाधिपतये भौमाय स्वाहा॥
aiṁ hsauḥ śrīṁ drāṁ kaṁ grahādhipataye bhaumāya svāhā ||
Mercury | Emerald
ॐ ह्रां क्रीं टं ग्रहनाथाय बुधाय स्वाहा॥
om hrāṁ krīṁ ṭaṁ grahanāthāya budhāya svāhā ||
Jupiter | Yellow Sapphire or Topaz
ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं ख्रीं ऐं ग्लौं ग्रहाधिपतये बृहस्पतये ब्रीं ठः ऐं ठः श्रीं ठः स्वाहा॥
om hrīṁ śrīṁ khrīṁ

22 Jyotiṣa Gems

There are 22 jyotiṣa gems whose Sanskrit names are known

12 jyotiṣa gems for the rāśi
9 jyotiṣa gems for the graha
1 jyotiṣa gem for the lagna

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Sanskrit
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1
वज्र
vajra
Diamond
12
शशिकान्ता
śaśikāntā
Moon-stone

2
इन्द्रनील
indranīla
Sky Sapphire
13
सौगन्धिक
saugandhika
Lotus-Ruby

3
मरकत
marakata
Emerald
14
गोमेदक
gomedaka
Hessonite

4
कर्केतर
karketara
Chrysoberyl
15
शङ्ख
śaṅkha
Nacre

5
पद्मराग
padmarāga
Ruby
16
महानील
mahānīla
Blue Sapphire

6
रुधिर
rudhira
Carnelian
17
पुष्पराग
puṣparāga
Yellow ~

7
वैदूर्य
vaidūrya
Beryl Cats eye?
18
ब्रह्ममणि
brahmamaṇi
Topaz?

8
पुलक
pulaka
Garnet
19