Hessonite Garnet ( गोमेध )
Hessonite (also called Gomedh in Hindi) gemstone represents the shadow planet Rahu or the north node of the moon in Vedic Astrology. Hessonite stone is recommended to people going through the dasa or malefic phase of Rahu as it provides protection against any sudden mishaps during this period. Hessonite is also worn to boost the benefits of Rahu in one’s horoscope. It should only be worn if recommended by an astrologer after analyzing the horoscope.
|Carat Weight||minimum 1/10th of the wearer’s body weight (in kgs)|
|Color||reddish-brown to orangish-brown or deep honey color is ideal|
|Metal||silver is preferred|
|Finger||middle finger of working hand|
|Day & Time||Saturday, Morning between 6 am to 9am|
|Mantra||'Om Rang Rahave Namaha'|
Hessonite is highly recommended during Rahu dasha to gain power, wealth and success. This extremely powerful astrological gemstone enhances mental clarity and provides a balanced temperament. It has a calming effect on the mind of the wearer and blesses them with better health, vigor, and vitality.
Financial & Professional Growth- Hessonite brings success in the life of its wearer and helps them in acquisition of wealth. It enhances creativity, increases focus and improves confidence of its wearer. It gives the wearer clear direction to help achieve their life goals. It also helps the wearer emerge victorious in various competitions and life-challenging situations.
Improved Position & Power- Hessonite can help the wearer in influencing public opinions in his favor. It also enhances their social status. It is immensely beneficial for people working in public relations, diplomatic positions, commissioning trades and event management.
Emotional Stability & Balance- Hessonite helps in dispelling confusion, timidity and fear from the minds of its wearer. It fills the life of its wearer with positive energies. It is particularly beneficial for people who are prone to fear, anxiety or stress in day to day lives.
Good Physical Health- Hessonite provides its wearer relief from disorders like indigestion, asthma and anxiety etc. It also has the power to relieve people with cancer, skin disorders, psoriasis, fear psychosis, mental issues, varicose veins, boils, leprosy, intestinal issues, fatigue, blood pressure, and multiple personality disorders, etc.
The price range of Hessonite stones is very wide and depends on various quality parameters.
Origin- Hessonite is found abundantly all across the globe in Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and Europe. Hessonite mined in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is the most popular origin because of its relatively superior quality and excellent color saturation. It is highly suitable for astrological purposes. Its price range starts from ₹900 ($10) per carat and goes upto ₹4,000 ($50) per carat. African Hessonite is also used for astrological purposes but it is comparatively lower in quality. Its price ranges from ₹200 ($3) per carat to ₹900 ($10) per carat. Indian Hessonite has low luster and high visible, black, spot-like inclusions, making it less suitable for astrological purposes.
Color- Hessonite is primarily a brown colored stone with secondary undertones. Stones ranging in color from orangish brown to reddish brown are recommended for astrological purposes. Pale yellow stones are not used for astrological purposes.
Clarity- Hessonite Garnet mainly has fluid inclusions. The location, volume and nature of inclusions altogether decide the quality and price of the stone. A premium quality stone will be transparent and visibly inclusion free.
Cut- Hessonite stones are cut to improve their aesthetics. Due to the stone wastage incurred in the process, price of faceted cut gomed is usually more than a round or cabochon stone, if quality and size remains same.