Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj)

Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj)

Yellow Sapphire ( पुखराज / पुष्कराज )

Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj) is variety of Corundum mineral species. It symbolizes Jupiter (Guru) planet in Vedic Astrology. Pukhraj is the most popular Astrological gemstone for its benefits to the wearer. It brings business success, financial & career growth, marital bliss and overall prosperity in life.
Who should wear Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj)?

Yellow Sapphire is associated with Jupiter (Guru), the most powerful planet in Vedic astrology. It is highly recommended to people whose birth-chart has Jupiter in favorable position.

Indian astrology prescribes Pukhraj stone for Sagittarius (Dhanu) and Pisces (Meen) zodiac signs.

Western astrology recommends Yellow Sapphire birthstone for Sagittarius.

Yellow Sapphire gemstone can also be worn by Aries, Cancer, Leo, and Scorpio.

How to wear Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj)?
Carat Weight Wear minimum 1/12 of Body weight, like 1 Carat (1.1 Ratti) per 12 Kgs. But, if person choose to go for high quality gemstone, even much lesser carat weight provide equally good results. Thus, Gemstone Power/Purity is more important than only the weight. Not wise to go for more carat weight & compromise with quality.
Color Bright lemon or yellow color is recommended. But the gemstone should be naturally self colored without any treatment like Glass Filling, dying etc. Artificially colored / Dyed stones are NOT good for astrological purpose.
Metal Gold, Brass or (Panchdhatu) are most suitable.
Finger The index finger of the working hand.
Day & Time Thursday, morning between 5 AM - 9 AM
Mantra 'Om Brim Brihaspataye Namaha’, "ॐ ब्रिम बृहस्पतये नमः" ।
Yellow Sapphire Benefits

Yellow Sapphire, also called Pukhraj, Pushkaraj, Pushparagam and Kanakapushyaragam is associated with Jupiter (Guru) planet in Vedic astrology. Jupiter rules wealth and knowledge, so it offers many benefits to the person. It is recommended to people of Sagittarius (Dhanu) and Pisces (Meena) zodiac signs.

Success in Business & Job - Pukhraj revives stagnant business & career and provides boost to make it a success.

Financial Growth - Yellow Sapphire is most trusted Gemstone for bringing financial & materialistic growth by overcoming debts, deadlocks & losses. It helps in creating wealth & wisdom.

Marital Bliss - Pukhraj stone is highly recommend for people seeking marital bliss as it helps tackle issues like delay in marriage, incompatibility, problem in conceiving etc.

Yellow Sapphire Quality

Yellow Sapphire is most sought after Astrological Gemstones due to enormous benefits it provides to the person. It comes in wide range of quality, so it is important to understand the parameters that define its quality.

Origin - The main sources of Yellow Sapphire are Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Burma (Myanmar) & Thailand. Out of all, Ceylon Yellow Sapphire is most popular for its superior quality.

Clarity/Transparency - Most Natural Gemstones have Inclusions due to their Geological formation or growth that happens under uncontrolled conditions of temperature, pressure & geological occurrences. So, Yellow Sapphires too have natural inclusions like fingerprints, included crystals etc. Fewer or less visible inclusions lead to more transparency, better quality & thus higher price. Flawless or Inclusion free Yellow Sapphires are rarely formed, out of reach & thus exorbitantly expensive. But, there is optimum level of transparency needed in Gemstone to be used for Astrological purpose.

Color - Yellow Sapphire colors vary from pale Yellow to golden Yellow. Bright Yellow is the most desirable for astrological purpose. Many of Yellow sapphire stones in market are heated/treated/filled for color enhancement. So, make sure the gemstone is naturally self colored for best results. Gemstone testing report from reputed laboratory mentions if any treatment is done. Please be advised that artificially colored / dyed gemstones are NOT good for astrological purpose.

Cut - Gemstone Cut includes its Proportions & symmetry. A finely cut Yellow Sapphire looks brighter & well illuminated. Also, symmetrical stone fits better in Ring.

Yellow Sapphire Price

Yellow Sapphire price range from ₹5,000 ($70) to ₹70,000 ($900) as per the origin, colour, clarity, cut & carat weight.

How much Carat/Ratti weight of Pukhraj should I wear? Ideally, One should wear minimum 1/12 of Body weight, like 1 Carat (1.1 Ratti) per 12 Kg. For e.g. If your body weight is 60 Kg, you should wear 5 Carat (5.50 Ratti) But, if person choose to go for high quality gemstone, even much lesser carat weight provide equally good results. Thus, Gemstone Power/Purity is more important than only the weight. Not wise to go for more carat weight & compromise with quality.
Is Treated, Heated or Glass Filled Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj) good for astrological purpose? No, such Yellow Sapphire Gemstones are recommended for Astrological purpose. Such treated Pukhraj stones are sold under names like Thai or Bangkok Pukhraj & and this is not even disclosed to the customer. So, it is wise to buy Natural Yellow sapphire with reputed laboratory Report that mentions if Gemstone is in anyway treated or Not.
Can I wear Pukhraj stone? Pukhjraj is most recognized gemstone in Vedic astrology. It rewards the person with Success, Wealth & Marital Bliss. As Pukhraj is Guru (Jupiter) stone, so before wearing Yellow Sapphire, ensure if Jupiter is favorably placed in your birth-chart.
Can I wear Citrine or Yellow Topaz in place of Yellow Sapphire for astrological purpose? Citrine & Yellow Topaz are substitutes of Yellow Sapphire. You can start with Citrine or Yellow Topaz if budget is the constraint. But, Substitute acts much slowly and incapable of providing same results as expected from original astrological Gemstone - Yellow Sapphire.
Why Yellow Sapphire, Pukhraj stones are heated or Glass Filled? Yellow Sapphire Gemstones are treated in many ways to enhance their outer appearance (make them look better), such stones are sold under names like Thai or Bangkok Pukhraj at higher prices. But Gemstones lose their originality & natural powers during treatment process. Such treated gemstones are not recommended for astrological purpose.
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