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Gomedh
 


Gomedh / Hessonite (for Rahu). The shadow planet Rahu is supposed to be responsible for all sorts of delays or very late fulfillment of ambitions. Gomedh can help in achieving speedy success in less time than expected.

  • Gomedh also improves dealing with people and protects its wearer from sudden misfortunes.
  • This is normally reddish-chocholate in colour. Gomedh is cold in nature.
  • It cures diseases caused by affliction of Rahu and Saturn. It also increases appetite, vitality, confers good health, wealth and happiness and all round prosperity. It is said to be the best gem to avert stomach ailments, disaster, insanity, and evil spirits
  • It should be used in silver on Saturday on 2nd finger of right hand. The weight should be 6, 11, 13 grams.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

  • Its name comes from Greek 'esson' meaning 'inferior'. As these gems are regarded to be less valuable.
  • Gomedh is a Gem of garnet family. Magnets can pull these Gems which is a very special phenomenon, as magnets otherwise pull only certain metals. Chemically it is known as Grossular.
  • It is found in number of colours like green and pink but generally it is orange brown.
  • It has a hardness of 7.25 on the Moh's Scale, specific gravity is 3.65 and Refractive Index is 1.74.

OCCURRENCE

It is available in abundance. It is found in India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Australia, Tanzania, South Africa, Burma, Mexico, Russia, Italy, Kenya, Canada, U.S.A, and Malaysia.

In India it is found in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Bihar. Gaya mines in Bihar are the biggest source of this gem. Recently, very good quality of this Gem has been found in Orissa.

IDENTIFICATION

This Gem contains inclusions, which look like scattered islands, or flat bubbles. The colour is like honey shining under a ray of light. The inside, when viewed under magnification looks like a thick sticky liquid and certain areas look out of shape with lesser transparency.


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