Methods and rituals to be followed while wearing a gemstone are of utmost importance if you are looking to derive full astrological benefits from it.
Each gemstone has its own distinctive set of rituals to be followed while wearing it for the first time. Gomed or Hessonite gemstone is associated with the planet Rahu and is worn in order to overcome the ill effects of negative placement of this planet.
Rahu is similar to the karmic planet Saturn, in its effects and can cause obstacles and sufferings for the native, if placed in a malefic position.
The first thing to keep in mind before wearing a potent hessonite gemstone is to check out its compatibility with your horoscope.
You can do so by getting the services of an expert astrologer. Another vital issue is the purity of hessonite gemstone; whichever stone you are recommended to wear, you must make sure that you buy a genuine piece.
For purchasing a genuine hessonite, the best way is to get a certified hessonite stone from a trusted online portal. A honey-colored hessonite is considered to be of the finest quality.
Besides these basic things to be taken care of while buying the gemstone, here is a list of rituals to be followed, before you wear it for astrological purposes. Make sure that all these are taken care of before you wear a hessonite ring.
The most suitable for buying and wearing hessonite is Saturday. A Saturday which falls in the Shukla Paksha (ascending cycle of the Moon) is considered auspicious for this purpose. The favorable constellations for wearing it are Swati, Shatbhisha or Arudra.
Ideally, the weight of hessonite stone should not be below 3 ratti. The best metal for making a hessonite ring is silver. It can also be studded with an alloy mixture made up of 5 metals.
The ring should be worn in either the middle or little finger of the right hand. You can also wear a hessonite pendant from an astrological point of view.
The most auspicious time for wearing a hessonite stone is two hours after sunset. The shimmering hessonite stone is first to be purified by washing in holy water (Gangajal) and raw milk. After that, it has to be worn after chanting the following mantra of Rahu 108 times:
Om Raam Rahve Namaha
After wearing the gemstone, the wearer of hessonite has to donate mustard oil, black sesame seeds, blanket, blue colored cloth and money to a Brahmin. Other things which can be done include offering milk to a snake and feeding grass to a horse.
Try to look for a flawless hessonite stone, as wearing an inferior quality gemstone can bring harm to the wearer. A fine grade hessonite stone will help the wearer to absorb the positive energies of planet Rahu and bring favorable results for the native.