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Gomed Gemstone Wearing Guide: Who Should Wear Hessonite?

Gomed Gemstone Wearing Guide: Who Should Wear Hessonite?

01 May, 2023 | Gemstone | Gem Selection

Hessonite, Gomed, Gomeda, Gomedha are various names for the same stone that represents the planet Rahu in Vedic astrology. While nine planets in our solar system influence different zodiac signs, Rahu and Ketu are not considered official planets. Rahu is considered a malefic planet and is associated with Ketu, another malefic planet. To counter the ill effects of Rahu, people wear Hessonite, also known as Gomedha, which is a part of the garnet mineral family and affects human energy fields.


Gomed stones have a yellowish-brown to maroonish color, resembling honey or cow's urine, hence the Hindi name 'Go-medicine'. It is recommended for people going through the toughest phase of Rahu Mahadasha. There is a misconception that Hessonite should not be worn by pregnant women or women in general due to its association with a demon god, but anyone can wear it as it offers significant benefits. However, it is not effective for children and should only be worn by those over 25 years old, with no upper age limit.

If you wish to wear a Gomed stone, it is essential to understand its negative effects and the correct time and method of using it.