(Last Updated on : 01/07/2011)
Blue Sapphire is represents Saturn, which rules the zodiacal signs Aquarius
. The Blue Sapphire is amongst the strongest gemstones and its results are affected immediately. The stone is also known as Neelam or Shanipriya or Shauri Ratna. In Sanskrit, it has many names like Neelmani, Indraneel, Neelopal and Mahaneel. Among the five elements, air is the element that represents the Blue Sapphire. The cosmic colour of Blue Sapphire is violet.
Types of Blue Sapphire
The gemstone Blue Sapphire has two distinct types, Jalnil and Indranil. The Jalnil type is basically darker on the edges and corner and has a lighter colour towards the centre. Indranil, as the name suggests, is dark blue in colour that has similarity with the colour of peacock`s neck.
In addition, the Blue sapphire is a composite of oxygen and aluminium. It is accessible in pink, blue, violet and sky blue colours. Blue Sapphire is believed to have the ability to give mental peace to a person.
Availability of Blue Sapphire
The Blue Sapphire of Kashmir
is of excellent quality, but it is now banned as the blue sapphire mines have been shut down by the government. Blue sapphire of Sri Lanka is dark and light in colour and also transparent. Blue sapphire is found also in Kenya, Russia, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, America Australia and Tanzania.
Benefits of Blue Sapphire
On the condition that the gemstone suits a person, it proves fruitful and valuable to the person wearing the stone as there will be gains in all aspects. It eradicates mistakes, sicknesses, poverty and grief, and enhances success, vigour, splendour, health and over all well being of family members. It helps in curing depressed and frustrated individuals and also helps in treating alcoholics. It also restores lost belongings, which the occupant of the stone may have lost earlier. If it proved disappointing, it might render all efforts and actions useless and may wreck everything of the occupant of the Blue Sapphire. Blue sapphire is most useful to people in business as well as service, particularly to real estate dealers, transporters, factory owners, contractors, dealers of heavy machinery, hawkers, workers and labourers, financial sector employees etc.
It is supposed to provide mental peace to a person when it is worn near the heart. Wicked thoughts are removed and the individual remains calm and gentle by wearing the blue sapphire. People belonging to the zodiacs
of Aquarius and Capricorn, can generally wear blue sapphire without hesitation. Though, discontinued from using, if the colour of the stone changes or if it is fractured, because this is a sign or warning to the person wearing the stone that the gem needs to be replaced. Evening is considered to be an auspicious time to purchase the Blue sapphire. The weight of the Blue Sapphire should be at least 3 Ratti (360 mg).
Rituals for Wearing Blue Sapphire
According to Hindu beliefs, Blue sapphire should be implanted in silver or fused five metals or iron rings. On Saturday, the ring should be placed inside a copper bowl filled with water. It can be worn in the middle finger, after pouring the bowl water the base of a Peepal tree before darkness, all the while narrating "Om Aim Hreem Shanecharaya Namah". Mustard oil, soap, black urad, tea
leaves, salt, cash or Dakshina, should be bequeathed on the base of the Peepul tree followed by a pray for general well being. A Shiva lingam should be showered with milk
and furthermore, cotton seeds and leaves should be fed to male buffalo.
The gem affects the person for around five years from the inception. A person whose name starts with - ja, bho, khu, jee, khee, kho, khay, gee, gaa, and people coming under Aquarius and Capricorn with names beginning with- gay, gu, so, saa, go, su, see, say, daa should possess the blue sapphire. Any person born on the dates 8th, 17th and 26th of any month or born in the period of 15th January to 14th March should possess the blue sapphire.
Maintenance of Blue Sapphire
The Blue Sapphire, one of the sturdiest gemstones, should be cleansed with tepid water, washing powder, and soft brush.
However caution should be taken before a person wears the Blue Sapphire. Furthermore it should not be worn if the person also possesses ruby, pearl or coral on any part of his/her body.