|Red Coral Gemstone also called Moonga is orangish red or sindoori (vermilion) in color. The use of the coral in jewellery dates back to the Romans who considered it auspicious worn in amulets. Because of it auspiciousness, the coral, through not a precious stone, has been given a coverted place in Navaratnas.
A good coral is opaquered, is perfectly round or oval and regular; is smooth, and gives out lovely splendorous. Coral is made up of the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. These tiny creatures live in colonies, which form branching structures as they grow, eventually resting in coral reefs and Atolls.
Most corals are made of Calcium Carbonate and have red, pink, white and blue colours. But black and golden corals are made of a horn like substance called conchiolin. Out of all Red coral gemstone is most precious. In India it is known by many names such as Bhomaratna, Angarak mani, Sinduja etc. In Persian it is called Miranga, Majaan.
It is found in Japan, Mediterranean and African coasts. Black and golden coral is found in West Indies and Australia.
Coral has hardness of 3; specific gravity 2.68; Refractive index 1.49- 1.66 and Trigonal crystal structure. The chemical formula is Ca C03 ( or c3H48N90ll).
It is the precious stone for Mars.
It is deep hued like vermilion and is spotless. Unreal corals cannot withstand heat and melt.
Moreover, the fake coral when rubbed gives audible sound, which the real one does not. The real coral if scratched on floor and then rubbed with oily fingers, becomes smooth again. The fake remains scratched.
Red Coral Birthstone comes in lighter
shades too. Corals flourish at the hollow of the seas. An opaque gemstone
is most effective for female or male for radiating
powerful emotions through absorption of red
rediation visible light spectrum. Through the use of Coral,
in gold, several diseases can be warded off,
particularly tropicla fevers, chicken pox, jaundice, fistula, impotency
and ailments pertaining to blood, particularly impure blood.
use is also most effective in healing ailments like anaemia general
debility, weakness, lasitude, body pains, allergies, inflammations
, cough and cold, bronchitis, pneumonia etc. The consecration of Coral should be done when the influence of Pushya constellation is there.
Astrological Effects of Red Coral Birthstone:
The coral is said to negate the evil effects of the planet Mars. On the positive side Mars is said to be the planet of action. Wearing of a Moonga helps remove obstacles in marriage and also to overcome marital problems. It helps to develop self-confidence and protect married women from widowhood. It also protects children from the evil eye - "drishti/ nazar".
Moonga Birthstone influences Mangal or Mars which is responible for the field of activity, energy, courage, ambition, sports, property, strength, commander, technical ability, mechanical, forcefulness and bravery. Mangal or Mars is like a general with its focus on
precision and power in activity. These structures in the brain control activity by providing checks and balances, activating and inhibiting impulses in the brain, and maintaining steadiness and precision of movement.
Moonga helps to improve marital life. childern suffering from malnutrition or inadequate/ slow developement may also improve. Abortion or miscarriage or other prenatal complications can be prevented, provided the gem is used under expert guidence after three montsh of pregnancy. Police personal or defence officials would also be highly benefitted and protected from untoward happinings and dangers.
nightmares or threats from inferior spirits or witchcrafts
can be warded off.
Sizes - 2 - 4 Ratti
It also protects the wearers
from lightening and thunder and traffic accidents.
Some use its powder for improving
disgestive system. Usually, those with birth
number 9 would find instant resutls, as it would provide them with
extra energies, financial stability, reduction of tensions, easing
of litigation, vigour and issues, however entangeled and complicated
those my be.
Moonga Birthstone will give strenthen and willingness to meet
challenges and critical situations. Some occultists
have commended about its beneficial effectin
curing natives from mysterious diseases and protecting them from untoward happenings as also from sudden and unexpected
It is good for those suffering from diabetes. Hindu
ladies can use these gems probalbly engraved with an image of Hanumanji.
It should be preferable worn on Tuesdays within one hour of
the sunrise. These influences can be strengthened with the wearing
of Vidruma or coral when recommended. Any person for whom Mars is
malefic should wear a Corel. For those who have been defeated by enemies
and who are hopeless about future, struggling in life should wear
Size : 3 -17 ratti
Medical Effects of wearing Red Coral Gemstone:
The main effect of stone is in tissue regeneration and increase in blood cells. It decreases leukaemia, fever, madness, nightmares, asthma, teething troubles, sterility, constipation, jaundice, obesity, rickets, rabies, menorrhagia, varicose veins, anaemia, haemorrhaging, and arthritis.
It helps balancing spleen, mucous membrane, bile, spine, circulation, spinal canal, alimentary canal, and nervous system, Thalamus.
Semi Precious Substitute:
The semi precious substitute is Carnelian. Carnelian is reddish orange variety of Chalcedony. It has hardness of 7; specific gravity of 2.61; refractive index of 1.53-1.54 and Trigonal structure of crystals. It is basically Silicon Dioxide with formula as SiOr Best Carnelian is from India.