Red Coral Gemstone, also called Lal Moonga and is orangish red or sindoori
(vermilion) in color. It is not a stone but skeletal remains
of marine animals called Coral Polyps. These live in colonies, which form branching structures as they grow, eventually resulting
in coral reefs and Atolls. It is also called Bhomaratna, Angarak mani, Sinduja etc. In Persian it is called Miranga,
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 used to enhance the Power of Planet Mars in the Horoscope.
Mars is exalted in Capricorn and becomes benefic , to increase the power of benefic Mars , wearing Red coral birthstone is advisable.
Mars is the planet of energy, force and courage , those who are dull, lack energy and indolent can be greatly benefited by wearing
the gem in a gold ring on Anamika.
Who can wear Red Coral or Moonga ?
a) Horoscope with an auspicious Mars i.e. when he is lord of auspicious house (1, 5, 9 & 10th) as is for Aries,
Cancer, Leo Lagna, it is Yogakarak as well.
b) Birth chart with Mars is exalted or making Ruchika Yoga
(i.e. Mars in a Kendra in Aries, Scorpio or Capricorn sign) can wear
the gem to great advantage even if Mars is lord of not too auspicious house especially during Dasha, Antar Dasha period of Mars.
c) It is also useful to wear it during period of sade saati, if Saturn present in Aries, as Saturn becomes weak due to debilitation
in Mooltrikone sign of Mars, Aries.
If Mars occupies the 1st, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th or 12th
house, use of Coral should not be suggested but use of Coral in case of placement of Mars in other houses prevents the various ailment.
e) For Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Pisces ascendants moonga is very useful, if Mars is well
disposed. Aries and Sagittarius are next to these ascendants.
f) It is very useful for persons engaged in police, security, defence, ordnance, arms, sports and fire fighting and surgeons as these professions need courage and valour.
It should be worn in gold or silver ring on Tuesday morning after purification in left or right hand as the case may be.
It is worn in the third finger of right hand in order to overcome the evil effects of Mars.
You can use this gem engraved with an image of Hanumanji or Lord Ganesha. It should be preferable worn on Tuesdays within one hour of the sunrise.
Benefits of Wearing Redcoral Birthstone
1. It absorbs the negative energies of Planet Mars and negate the evil effects of the planet Mars.
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".
5. It is responsible for the field of activity, energy, courage, ambition, sports, property, strength, commander, technical ability, mechanical,
forcefulness and bravery.
6. It provide
precision and power in activity. It strenthen and willingness to meet challenges and critical situations.
7. Childern suffering from malnutrition or inadequate/ slow developement improves.
Abortion or miscarriage or other prenatal complications can be prevented.
Police personal or defence officials would also be highly benefitted and protected from untoward happinings and dangers.
10. Nightmares or threats from inferior spirits or witchcrafts can be warded off.
It also protects the wearers from lightening and thunder and traffic accidents.
12. People 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.
Semi Precious Substitute of Moonga :
The semi precious substitute is Carnelian. Carnelian is reddish orange variety of Chalcedony.