Neelam (neela Pukhraj) : At Gem Selections we have a wide range of Neelam Stone i.e., Neelam. The price ranges from Rs. 450/ Ratti to Rs. 51000/ Ratti.
Beware: Presently market is full of Cobalt filled Neelam Stones that are Blue, Transparent and very good looking. These are being sold with certificates from non existing Labs.
Benefits of Wearing Neelam Stone
Devotee doing Shanipooja, must first take the posture and then must offer water to the feet of Lord Shani. The water offered to Lord Shani must be drunken by the devotee. Then water is offered for the bath of god and black clothes are being offered to Lord Shani. Offerings are made to Lord Shani made up of camphor or incense. Diyas in sesame seeds are being lit in front of the Lord. Prayer or mantra is being enchanted in the devotion to Lord Shani. Doantion of black til or rice is being made to needy people. Fast is also being kept by many people and is broke after sunset by taking rice mixed with black urad dal. Black til can also be used to break fast.
Om Thryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim PushtiVardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanath Mrithyor Mooshiyamamrith.
Chanting of “Eka sloka Navagraha Stotram”
Donation ( Daanam)
During Shani dasha period try to do donation of the following at a temple or to poor people:
Black cloth, Gingely Oil,Blanket,Iron Articles,Black Cow,Buffallo,Black Gram (Urudh Dal)
Provide “Anna Danam” (free food) on Saturdays to Orphanage or Beggars.
Shani Temple Darshan
Visiting Navagraha temple and doing shani pooja on Saturday is one of the most commonly suggested remedy during Shani Dasha.If possible visit the following famous and powerful shani temples :
Shani Shingnapur ( in Maharashtra for North India) Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple ( in Kerala for South India )
Nothing is complete with out the prayer for Lord Shiva.Shiva when pleased through prayers can protect you from Graha Dosha.Read my post on Lord Shiva here.
Make it a point to recite this short shani mantra for 108 times every day.If not having time, atleast do 8 times daily to tide through this testing period in life.
Neelanjana Samabhasam Raviputhram Yamagrajam Chaya Marthanda Sambhootham Tham Namamy Shanaishyaram.
Hanuman Chalisa for Shani Nivaran
Hanuman is supposed to be “Chiran jeevi” or the one with infinite life on earth.While he was on his way to Lanka to find Seetha Devi , he has seen “Navagrahas” being captured and tied together by Ravana.Navagrahas knew that only Anjaneya has the power to release them from the clutches of evil king Ravana.They worshipped Hanuman and requested him to free them from lanka.Hanuman immediately realised the presence of Shani bhagavan amongst the Navagrahas and asked him “If i release you , you will look at me and i will be under your spell for 7.5 years”.For this Shani replied that he will not do that and even spare those who worship Anjaneya from the ill effects of shani dasha.So recite “Hanuman Chalisa” on Tuesday,Thursday&Saturday.If not possible on all 3 days atleast on Tuesday.Visit Hanuman temple on every Saturday during your Shani Dasha period.
It is imperative that a blue sapphire or neelam be worn after consultation. Before asking you to wear a blue sapphire or neelam the person recommending it to you will also ask you to test it. Let us discuss how neelam can be tested before actually wearing it.
A neelam stone can be worn in ear rings, a finger ring or even as a pendant in a chain. We have already discussed how to recognize a genuine neelam and the points to watch out for while buying a neelam.
Wearing a blue sapphire protects against danger, travel problems, terror, thieves, accidents.
It can cause financial fortunes to change for the better, help with a person's career, and make the wearer rich. It can free one of mental anxiety.
It helps make one detached, and protects against envy. It can be worn for good luck and for protection against evil spirits.
Neelam stone's are found in India, Burma, Ceylon, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Brazil and Africa. From the gemstone mines, the raw crystals are first taken to the cutting-centres where they are turned into sparkling gemstones by skilled hands.
The most valuable are genuine Kashmir stones. Burmese sapphires are valued almost as highly, and then come the sapphires from Ceylon. The possibility of the gemstone's having undergone some treatment or other is also a factor in determining the price,
The fact that this magnificent gemstone also comes in a large number of other colours was known for a long time almost only to insiders. In the trade, sapphires which are not blue are referred to as 'fancies'.
The presence of small amounts of other elements, especially iron and chrome, are responsible for the colouring, turning a crystal that was basically white into a blue, red, yellow, pink or greenish sapphire. However, this does not mean that every corundum is also a sapphire.
Thus the blue of the sapphire has become a colour which fits in with everything that is constant and reliable. That is one of the reasons why women in many countries wish for a sapphire ring on their engagement. The sapphire symbolises loyalty, but at the same time it gives expression to people's love and longing.
Neelam Weight available 2.25 rati to 11.25 rati.