An Introduction to Yellow Sapphire/ Pukhraj-The benign Gemstone of Lord Brihaspati-Jupiter. The Gem of Good Luck and Prosperity!
Introduction of Jupiter as per sacred Vedic Astrology Texts
Jupiter is the largest and heaviest planet in the solar system and is known as the Deva Guru or teacher of the Gods. Jupiter is given the ministership among the assembly of nine planets.
The Jupiter is a Sattvik and benefiting planet, Significator of luck and fortune. Jupiter is male, disciplined, obliging, and divine.
It is a gigantic, self-illuminating planet, radiating more energy than it receives. Brihaspati (Jupiter) represents wisdom, religion in human life. This aspect of Jupiter is very unique and this all giving nature ensures that Jupiter is a kind planet. The planet that accepts remedies done is right earnest and devotion speaks about the magnanimity of Jupiter.
Introduction to the Yellow Sapphire-The Gem of Devguru Brihaspati
Yellow Sapphire is the gem representing the positive powers of Jupiter. Yellow Sapphire is also known widely as Pushparagam and Pukhraj. It is known as ‘push raja’ in Sanskrit and as ‘Pukhraaj’ in Hindi. In some local dialects it is also known as the Peetmani.
Yellow Sapphires bring prosperity to anyone who wears it, thus making it one of the most popular and beneficial gemstones among the Navaratnas. It is believed to improve the financial status of the wearer as well as bestow him or her with wealth, good health, fame, name, honour and success. In the Indian culture Yellow Sapphires are considered to be auspicious, bringing peace and prosperity and ensuring continuation of the family. Yellow Sapphire represents divine grace.
One of the safest gemstones, Yellow Sapphire is the gemstone of knowledge, auspicious wealth and loving relationships and provides general well bring and spiritual knowledge of the wearer.
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It is a fact mentioned in the sacred texts that all married women desirous of a harmonious married life and a happy family should wear a Yellow Sapphire for a harmonious and prosperous family life as in the chart of the female native, Jupiter is the significator of the Husband.
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Benefits of wearing a Yellow Sapphire:
Yellow sapphire gives wearer good health, wisdom, property, longevity, name honors and fame and protects from evil spirits. It is one of the best Gemstones especially during the academic life. Students wearing Jyotish Quality Yellow Sapphires do well in their studies.
It removes the delay in the way of marriage for a female indiviual. If there is an obstruction in getting a suitable match for a girl, she gets a suitable match by wearing a yellow sapphire. It brings stability in married life and the wearer is blessed with children.
Besides removing obstacles in getting married and correcting imbalance in relationships it also serves as a favourite engagement ring/ wedding ring in Indian traditions because in a Female’s horoscope Jupiter-the ruling planet of Yellow Sapphire represents the husband and also represents all joys of conjugal bliss.
Yellow Sapphire unites separated lovers, renders marital bliss among the couple and ensures heirs.
The wearer of yellow sapphire gets the knowledge of law, ethics, wit, wisdom, pleasure of getting issues, worldly happiness, Para physical bliss, physical power, cleverness, long life, good health, food grains, prosperity glory and mental peace, intelligence, physical strength, good health, better behaviour, long life, worldly happiness and prosperity in life and blessings to beget a progeny.
It is one of the most beneficial Gems for those involved in creative and academic pursuits such as Authors and writers as Jupiter represents knowledge, advocates, lawyers and Judges as it represents wisdom and businessmen especially of the trading class as it signifies financial prosperity.
A pure natural yellow sapphire gem increases physical and mental strength, health and longevity of life. It promotes marital bliss, birth of a son, religious and related activities.
Healing/curative powers of Natural Yellow Sapphire
Medically it is effective in jaundice, throat infection, protects the livers, lungs, ears and blood circulation, dropsy, flatulence, dyspepsia, abscess, disorders of pancreas, tumours, skin troubles, cerebral congestion, catarrh, circulation of blood in the arteries and fat in the body.
Always wear a natural, unheated and flawless Yellow Sapphire just like the Dev Guru Brihaspati himself to get the best results.
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What to Look for in a Jyotish Quality Yellow Sapphire:
Just like Jupiter is Pure and Sattvik so should be the yellow sapphire for the best results lord Guru has to offer.
1) The three most sought after colours in the Yellow Sapphires as described in the sacred texts are the Golden Yellow( Kanaka Pushya Raga), Medium Butter Yellow and Light Butter Yellow. Look at the Videos below for Each of the Shades:
Yellow Sapphire showing the Golden Yellow/Canary Yellow Color-Classified in the sacred texts as Kanaka Pushya Raga:
Yellow Sapphire showing the medium butter Yellow Color
Yellow Sapphire ring showing the light butter Yellow Color
1) The clarity has to be exceptional for a full movement of light. Always target a clarity level of above 90%. This is the benchmark for a Jyotish quality Gemstone.
2) The Yellow Sapphire has to be fully treatment free. No heat, no diffusion or dye for it to be even considered for Astrology Gem therapy purposes.
3) Target weight of minimum 2 carats and above. Correct weight shall depend on unique planetary positions and horoscope assessment. You can combine several small Gems of exceptional clarity and color to make up the weight but do not compromise on the 1st three parameters listed above.
4) If above 4 conditions are met your Yellow Sapphire shall deliver results and blessings of Lord Brihaspati.
Flaws to avoid in Yellow Sapphire
Even though the sacred texts list several flaws and the resultant bad effects of such flaws I am listing some basic negative flaws that should be avoided absolutely. These can bring bad luck, ill health, loss of wealth and in some cases very adverse results.
– Avoid Yellow Sapphires with a black dot like inclusion inside.
– Avoid Yellow Sapphires that have shade difference. Two shades of Yellow in the same sapphires.
– Avoid Yellow Sapphires with web like inclusions inside.
– Avoid Yellow sapphires that lack lustre and color.
– Absolutely avoid treated Gems.
What to Shun Totally:
A big anomaly of unethical trade is the mass marketing of Diffused Thai Yellow Sapphires as Kanaka Pushya Raga. This is the biggest problem especially in Southern part of India such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and some sectors in Western India especially Mumbai. These are petrol colored Sapphires that give zero results for Astrological Purposes. Petrol color is not Golden Yellow color as described in the sacred texts. They go through Lattice diffusion or Surface diffusion and are very cheap, non gem grade material goods. They are no where Sattvik Vedic Gems.
In Northern parts of India, You would need to watch out for Dyed Sri Lankan Yellow Sapphires in heavy weight such as 4-6 carats. There are primarily white in color andthey dyed to make yellow. Simple exposure to Sunlight will make them white. They will give bad results Astrologically. More information on this can be accessed in the Gem Pyramid Write up. You can access that by clicking here.
Video of Diffused Sapphires that you should avoid totally:
Alternatives/ Uparatanas of Yellow Sapphire:
Yellow Topaz and Heliodor give excellent results as Uparatanas to Yellow Sapphires. Good Quality Yellow Topaz is a fast acting Gemstone and should not be confused with Citrine. Citrine gives Zero Results as a Jupiter Gem. More information on that can be accessed by clicking here
Prayer to Lord Brihaspati
Devanaam Cha Rishii Namcha
Gurum Kanchana Sannibham
Buddhi Bhuutam Trilo Kesham
Tam Namami Bruha Spatim
The one who is the Teacher of the Devas and Sages, the one who is radiant and intelligent, The Lord of all the three worlds, I prostrate before that divine teacher Brihaspathi.
I dedicate this article to the Sacred Divine Planetary Gemology and my Guru-Guruji Shrii Arnav
Raghav Hawa- A certified Gemstoneuniverse consultant and a core team member is also a certified Planetary Gemologist from the PGA Thailand and an Accredited Jewelry Professional from the Gemmological Institute of America
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