An Introduction to Yellow Sapphire/ Pukhraj-The benign Gemstone of Lord Brihaspati-Jupiter. The Gem of Good Luck and Prosperity!

An Introduction to Yellow Sapphire/ Pukhraj-The benign Gemstone of Lord Brihaspati-Jupiter. The Gem of Good Luck and Prosperity!

Lord Brihaspati is the preceptor of the God's and represents all things auspicious

Lord Brihaspati is the preceptor of the God’s and represents all things auspicious

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.

Jupiter is the heaviest planet in the Solar System. It radiates more energy than it receives

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.

Exhibit showing a Jupiter Talisman having fine unheated Yellow Sapphires and sacred Jupiter Symbol. Unique implementation of Gem Therapy without compromising on Gem Quality

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.

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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.

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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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  1. Raghavan S says

    Nice Detailed Information. Since my lagna is Dhanusu and my birth star is Swathi, need to wear this Yellow Kanaga pushya Ragam. suggest me the price and the weight

  2. vijaya Chetty says

    Pusparaga (golden yellow),
    Gomed &
    Vaidurya Mani – please advice astrological quality above gems to be nmade in to bracelet
    How much it will cost to make it in gold. Thank you.

  3. says

    Hi, I have recently acquired and worn a certified pukhraj of very high quality (VVS2). The stone looks very clean , but recently on close eye inspection, I noticed a very small black speck. Do you think I need to change the gemstone? 

  4. Administrator says

    VVS2 is a clarity grade and is just one of the parameters in assessing quality. Just VVS2 doesn’t essentially means Good quality:

    One of the flaws listed in the sacred texts to avoid in a Yellow Sapphire is a Bindu Dosha that might be your small black speck. Without actual inspection it would be very difficult to comment.

    For Astrological Purposes Gemstones onlly work if they are Jyotish Quality regardless of a clarity grade:

    Trust this helps

  5. raghava says

    valuble we identify the real
    and fake at the same time how we can find errors in real one. kindle provide the informtio. if possible cost per carats

  6. vijay says

    Please let me know the price of “Kanaka Pushya Raga”   &  Genuine & Authorized shops in Hyderabad – India.

  7. madhaphaa says

    A very useful information about yellow sapphire.
    you have clearly informed about the defect gem stone and its malfunction..
    Here I have to mention about my life incident. few years back my wife wore the defective yellow sapphire and she got accident on her head and lost her ear ring also..
    So, I am very much believing about the purity of any stones.

  8. dr.dheeraj says

    sir am born in medhunarasi 3,4 padham on may 18th 1988 ,at morning 7.46AM sir can i wear kanaka pushya ragam at this period ?? one pandit said its good for me wearing it at this period ..i would like to know ur suggestion regarding this…

  9. Amit says

    I have been wearing Pukhraj from the year 2005. I replaced it with the new one towards the end of 2009. Do we need to change the Pukhraj every three or four years or one can buy once and use it for whole of life?

    Please guide me in this case.

    Regards, Amit

  10. says

    A real and genuine gemstone that is precious, rare, durable and of gem quality does not have a single price range. The price of the gemstone is determined by the following major factors amongst many others. These are
    -Carat weight
    -Lack of treatment
    -Demand and supply

    You can view indiviual prices with photographs, Videos, certificates and Gemologists Notes at the link given below:

    Many Thanks

  11. vittal ramadass says

    Your explanation about yellow sapphire or Pushkaraj is very informative and I have fully experiencing the good effects of the gem. I would like to add that if you wear the gem in golden ring it will give more good results.

  12. Srinath N says

    Hello sir,

    i have been advised yellow sapphire by Guruji Arnav, i am confused with the carat and per carat price.
    which is more effective, Golden Yellow, Medium Butter Yellow or Light Butter Yellow.

    please guide me in this regard

    Srinath N

  13. says

    Any Gemstone that is listed on Gemstoneuniverse is a Jyotish Gemstone that is listed after qualifying on several parameters. You can choose a shade that is as per your liking and inclination. All will be equally effective

  14. Hari says

    Dear Sir,

    Pls advice if we can wear 2 yellow Sapphire rings one on each hand in the index finger.

    Thanks & Regards

  15. Radhika says

    i had read somewhere that a sapphire gets inactive within 4 years of wearing, is that true ?? Also if you have’t wore a sapphire will all the rituals required can you redo the procedures to get the desired results ??

  16. says

    The Sapphire does not get inactive. Every Gemstone has a period of maximum effectivity for a single indiviual and you can read more
    Good Quality Sapphires should be upgraded every 5 years.
    The Most important thing more than any ritual is whether a Gem is Jyotish quality or not. You can read more about the same here
    If your Gemstone is Jyotish Quality and you want to energize it again, you can follow the ritual and method given at the link below
    Thank You

  17. Mukesh Popli says

    I want to buy original Ceylon yellow sapphire, No heated-No treated
    only original/effective one..

  18. Neha says

    I wore the ring today.. then later read your article in the evening and found my yellow sapphire to be defective as it had red dots. Kindly tell me is it okay to remove the ring if I think its defect.. some people tell me that we should not remove the gem without a proper process.!? What should I do ??

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