Neelam or Blue Sapphire Stone - The Gemstone of Saturn
Blue Sapphire - The Gemstone of Capricorn and Aquarius
Blue Sapphire or Neelam is the gemstone of the Zodiacs Capricorn and Aquarius. The Lord of these zodiac signs is Saturn or Shani. This gemstone is blue in color, the color which denotes royalty which the planet Saturn deserves.The sub stones or substitute gems for Neelam are Amethyst, Black Star, Lapis Lazuli and Black Agate. The beautiful 'Blue Sapphire', is regarded as the 'Stone of the Stones' and is considered to give peace of mind, tranquility, happiness and spiritual enlightenment.
It is a very costly stone like Diamond and obtained by mining. The effect of this stone is the fastest of all stones. The effect of Blue Sapphire or Neelam can be favorable or unfavorable. Neelam is worn only if the effect is positive .Neelam would never bring unfavorable results to Capricorns. Blue Sapphire is also suited for saade saati and a favorable neelam bring in wealth, happiness and fame. It is said that this shani gemstone can turn a beggar to a king.
Substitute Stones for Blue Sapphire
How to wear Neelam or Blue Sapphire ring?
Given below is the Procedure to wear a Neelam ring.
One should wear a minimum of 3 ½ carets of Blue Sapphire when wearing this gem as an astrological remedy. Neelam should be worn on silver or gold. Neelam gemstone ring should be put in a copper vessel on Friday night in sweetened unboiled milk and gangajal mixture and worn on the middle finger on Saturday after praying to bhagwan shankar and removing it from the vessel. Also chant Shani Mantra 108 times. The Mantra for Shani or saturn is
"OM RAVI PUTRAYA VIDMAHE YAMAGRAJAYA DHEEMAHEE, THANNO SANI PRACHODAYAT" and
"OM KRAAM KREEM KROUM SAHA SANIYAI NAMAHA".
The Saturn (Shani) mantra should be recited every Saturday during the first hour from sunrise for 8 continuous Saturdays to charge the Stone.The best effects of the stone is up to 5 years of wearing the stone. Blue Sapphire should not be worn along with Ruby, Pearl, Red Coral or their substitute stones. It is advisable to wear the Blue Sapphire Gemstone only after the consultation with an expert in Astrology.
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