The name "Sapphire" comes from the Greek word "sappheiros", which means blue stone.Sapphire was called adamas ( the hardest substance ) until the discovery of diamonds.The Word Sappir,which means the most beautiful thing in Hebrew,could also be the origin of the word sapphire.It is a stone of divine love.It is very useful for removing tension or migraine related problems.It gives mental harmony & peaceness.
In Indian astrology,Saturn is considered to be a most malefic amongst all the planets.Shani or Saturn represents longevity,restrictions,discipline,honesty,delays, misery,adversity & accidents.As based on the horoscope the malefic effect or benefits of Saturn is determined astrologically and not merely on the basis of exaltation or debilitation because,under certain conditions even a debilitated saturn can give benefits resulets and exalted saturn can sometimes give malefic effects.
Saturn rules the zodiac sign of Capricorn and Aquarius.The sign of its exaltation is Libra, the sign of his weakening is Aries.The gemstone of Saturn is Blue Sapphire.Ill effects of Saturn's sade-sati can be reduced by wearing blue sapphire gemstone.It is believed that wearer of blue sapphire gemstone gets everthing in life i.e health,wealth & hapiness.
The common color, and the most famous sapphire is blue.The blue hue is unstable,ranging from light blue to dark blue,depending on the amount of iron and titanium oxides (responsible for the color) in its constitution.It may also vary if the stone is subjected to a heat source.The rough stone of sapphire can be cut in different ways depending on the direction and the hardness of the crystals.
The main deposits of sapphires are found in Sri Lanka and Burma,these stones are of very good quality and represent two thirds of the production of sapphires.Australia and Thailand have also important mines.Sapphires are found in a variety of shapes and styles size.Oval and cushion sizes are the most common.However, the most popular sizes are round.
Blue Sapphires have been sought for thousands of years.The ancient persians believed that the earth rested on a giant sapphire and its reflection colored the sky.Sapphire has long symbolized truth, sincerity and trust.Tradition says that moses received the ten commandments on tablets of sapphire and made it a sacred stone.Because sapphire represents the divine favor,it was the stone of choice for kings and high priests.
The word sapphire is always reserved without qualification corundum blue,the other colored sapphires are specified by the adjective after the word sapphire,green sapphire, yellow sapphire, etc.There are still a few exceptions such as the colorless sapphire is also called "leuco-sapphire" or orange sapphire which is also called "Padparadscha".
Wear Blue Sapphire Gemstone in middle finger of right hand on Saturday after washing it in holy ganga water or raw milk between 3 pm to 5 pm.
Properties of Blue Sapphire Gemstone: -
Ruling Planet : Saturn
Indian Name : Neelam
Wearing Day : Saturday
"Om pra pri pro sa sanhay namah"
The Saturn can be soothed by the other type of mantras, but among these beeja mantras are more popular.In undertaking this "Anushthana" (Puja,Homa & ritual chanting of mantras), we can eliminate the evil effects of Saturn especially when performed in the Mahadasha or sub-periods of Saturn.