ARTICLES: Navratna Stone IX | Navaratna Gemstone Cats Eye and Mother Siddhidatri
Celebrating the Divine Feminine/Shakti and the Navratnas IX – Mother Siddhidatri and Natural Chrysoberyl Cat’s Eye
Natural Cat’s eye for Mystical Ketu – Celebrating Navratri and the Divine Feminine in Each One
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Gemstoneuniverse.com Table Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl Gemstone Facts
|Gemstone||Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl|
|Treatment||None. Fully Natural|
|Planetary Energy||Ketu/ South Node|
|All inclusive Price||$821 / INR 45,155|
|Comments||The ninth day of the navratris marks the conclusion of the worship of the nine forms of Goddess Durga. This is the day Mother Siddhidatri is worshipped – she who can confer powers unbeknown to the humankind, the various siddhis! To siddh a power is to attain the power, and the capacity to bestow that power lies with Mother Siddhidatri. She is worshipped by the devas, asuras, gandharvas, kinnar, yakshas, manushyas. Shiva himself, worshipped her and was blessed with supernatural powers.
According to the sacred texts, there are 8 main different types of siddhis. Goddess Siddhidatri is regarded as the amalgamation of the powers of eight other forms of Durga worshipped on previous days.
Sevyamaana sada bhuyaat siddhida siddhi-daayini !!
She is depicted as a goddess with four arms holding a mace, a disc, a lotus and a conch; clad in a red saree, seated in a lotus. She has the lion for her mount.
Featured today is a Navratna gem that represents the planetary energies that are all about mysticism and spiritual ascension, the journey of the soul. A fine chrysoberyl cat’s eye of 2.20 carats set in sterling silver as a Ketu talisman ring. The cabochon cut natural chrysoberyl cat’s eye navaratna is a honey gold in color, has good translucence and chatoyancy.
Natural Cat’s eye also known as vaidurya/ lehsunia/ bidalaksh is the gemstone of planet Ketu – the South node of the Moon that is represented by the image of a headless serpent. Ketu is the dervish of the zodiac.
The ring featured today is a Ketu planetary bhasma ring where the sacred herbal ash of the kusha herb has been sealed in the tubular channel next to the gem. The symbol of Ketu stands in relief on the shanks. Kusha/ Vetiver is the herb of the planet Ketu. Prayer mats are often made of this grass and for getting the best spiritual results.
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