Ancient Ayurveda Meets Modern Gemology- Planetary Herbal Ash Talisman rings from Gemstoneuniverse
‘Bhasma’ literally means that, which has been consumed by fire. And by corollary, that, which has been consumed by fire stands sanctified. Bhasma has tremendous importance and is an integral component of the Hindu way of life. In common parlance, the word bhasma is used to describe the ‘sacred herbal ash’. (In Ayurveda, Bhasma is the residue obtained by calcination of certain gems or metals)
As is the construct of the cosmos, all things material fall under the domain of nine planets or the navagrahas, one way or the another. Then, among all else there are substances that are particularly dear to them. Each planet or graha has a herb that is dear to it and is used to propitiate it, especially through its sacrifice in homas and yagnas as prescribed in scriptures.
The bhasma has more than just symbolic import in this context. Not only is it representative of the power of the planet but it is also an anchoring medium. It is a reminder of the transient nature of life and keeps things ‘real’.
That action which arises from deep grounding in reality is the one that brings about best and lasting results. The Bhasma is prepared under a very Saatvik( pure and holy) environment while chanting the mantras of the concerned planet and without giving direct heat to the herb till it completely transforms into the sacred ash.
Gemstoneuniverse in its endeavor to bring you the best presents its new range of Planetary Gemstone and Bhasma Talismans – The Brahma Stuti series in a unique combination with its signature style – here a tubular element of design is incorporated within the talisman and sacred ash of the particluar planet is sealed within the tubular channel to bring you added benefit. For instance, a potent Mercury talisman would have an emerald or a Peridot (gem choice to be the patron’s prerogative) and the tubular channel would have the Apamarga bhasma sealed within it.
The gemstone remedy gives you optimum benefit and the planetary herb bhasma gives you the essential grounding and focus which does not allow you to deviate from your life purpose and in turn help you live a more fulfilling life.
To help you understand the planetary herbs better, here is an elaboration on those:
Sun: The planetary herb used for Sun is the Arka or aakda as it is known commonly in Hindi. The botanical name of this herb is Asclepias gigantea. It is a sap producing plant.
Moon: The planetary herb used for Moon is Palaash/ dhaak. This tree goes by the beautiful name “Flame of the forest”. The peculiarity of this plant is the flowers that do not have any fragrance. The botanical name of this tree is Butea monosperma. Besides, its use in sacrifices, the Palaash tree is widely used for several other purposes.
Mars: The planetary herb used for Mars is Khadira/ khair. Its botanical name is Acacia catechu. The wood of the tree is said to have antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Sushruta, the ancient Indian authority on medicine has described it as an anti obesity substance.
Mercury: The planetary herb used for Mercury is Apamarga also known as the Devil’s Horsewhip, and belongs to the Amaranth group. Its botanical name is Achyranthes aspera. The plant is very versatile in the sense that its several parts are used to treat ailments ranging from opthalmic troubles to digestive and skin trouble as well.
Jupiter: The planetary herb used for Jupiter is ashwath also known as the peepal tree. It is widely found and revered across India. Its botanical name is ficus religiosa.
Venus: The planetary herb used for Venus is audambar or the Gular. Its botanical name is Ficus Glomerata. Amulets made of this herb were used in the past to gain wealth and to emerge on top of challenges posed by enemies and rivals. Also popular are the legends of king’s thrones being made of audambar wood, for lasting splendor.
Saturn: The planetary herb used for Saturn is shami also known as Khejri. Its botanical name is Prosopis cineraria and is a very hardy tree that can sustain itself in very hostile environment.
Rahu: The planetary herb used for Rahu is Durva Grass. It is known by many names and its botanical name is Cynodon dactylon. It is believed to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties and is also being increasingly explored for developing medication for diabetes.
Ketu: The planetary herb used for ketu is Kusha Grass. It is known as vetiver and has many uses. The grass is long stemmed and is found near brackish water. Its botanical name is Poa cynosuroides. The ability of the roots of this grass to hold and bind soil is amazing. Often used for making prayer mats and handicraft items, the medicinal properties of this grass are also many.
This unique confluence of the sacred herb, a true Jyotish gem teeming with planetary energies, the apt metal for the ring, energization and consecration with the correct mantras render these herbal talisman rings very powerful agents of positive change.
Note: Please note that Bhasma Rings will be shipped in 14 days from the date of placement of order as they require extra design element and work.
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