Rahu Gemstones in Vedic Astrology | Benefits - Who Should Wear and Who Should Not?


Gemstone for Rahu

Rahu is a shadow planet that gives rise to eclipses. It is an imaginary planet and has no physical shape but it is considered as the planet and very important as it has allotted the status of the planet by the Rishis. Rahu is the son of Viprachitti and Simhika- rakshasa, who is the sister of Bhakt Prahalad [the great bhakta of Lord Vishnu]. Rahu was born on Chaturdasi of Krishna Paksa in the month of Bhadrapada. It reflects shadow for about 18 months in the zodiac. Jupiter is the only planet that can control Rahu, hence Jupiter represents ‘Guru’. Mercury, Saturn and Venus are the friendly planets while the Sun and the Moon are the enemy planets of Rahu. 

A person will attain brightened luck, sharp intellect and honour and fame in the society if Rahu is placed in an auspicious position in the horoscope of the person. But if Rahu is placed negatively in a person’s horoscope, then it can create depression, emotional imbalance and confusion in person. 


Gomed stone also known as Hessonite is the gemstone that is related to Rahu and some astrologers recommend wearing this stone when Rahu is placed negatively in your horoscope. If Rahu is placed in the 7th house in your horoscope, then it can bring bad impacts in your life, so you should wear this stone to remove the negative impact of Rahu. 


Gomed or Hessonite is a gemstone that is primarily related to Rahu and can bring numerous benefits to its wearer. Its colour ranges from light to deep brownish yellow to maroon and its colour resemble the colour of cow’s urine and honey in general. Gomed or Hessonite stone was first mined in Sri Lanka and later in India, Africa, Austria, and Thailand. The best quality gomed or Hessonite comes from Sri Lanka because of its lustre and clarity. 

The more affordable gomed or Hessonite comes from Africa and they also have good clarity and the cheapest gomed or Hessonite gemstones are found in India. The best quality Gomed or Hessonite are dark coloured, transparent and inclusion free. Ceylon or Saloni games are the most popular gomed because of their superior quality and excellent colour saturation.  Wearing Gomed or Hessonite stone can eliminate the negative aura created by the ill-positioned Rahu in your horoscope. 


* Make sure that the weight of the gemstone should be in the ratio of 1:10 with your bodyweight, For example, if your body weight is 70kg then you should wear Gomed or Hessonite stone of 7 carats of weight. 

* For better benefits start wearing the stone on a Saturday evening during Krishna paksha in the sunset. The ring of the stone should be worn on the middle finger of the right hand. 

* The ring or the pendant of the stone should be put in silver metal for great results or as recommended by the astrologers. 

* To activate the Gomed or Hessonite stone, first clean the ring or the pendant of the stone and then chant “Om Rang Rahave Namaha” 108 times.  

WARNING:- Be aware of the duplicate and synthetic Gomed or Hessonite gemstone and try to buy the best quality Gomed or Hessonite only. Never wear Gomed or Hessonite gemstone, when Rahu is in a bad position in your horoscope. Always get detailed information of your planetary position of Rahu in your horoscope from an expert astrologer before start wearing the gemstone. 


According to astrologers, anyone above the age of 25 years can wear the Gomed or Hessonite stone but is highly suggested for those who have a great influence of Rahu in their horoscope. Although every one of any age can wear Gomed or Hessonite gemstone. Because of the position of Rahu and the friction with these planetary positions, Gemini and Aquarius ascendants can wear these stones. It is also suitable for Libra and Taurus ascendants. If Rahu is placed in the 6th, 8th, or 12th house of your horoscope, then you can wear the stone. A person can wear White sapphire and Gomed or Hessonite stone together but only after getting checked the planetary position of your horoscope from an expert astrologer. If you want a calm mind and need relief from depression, anxieties and mental health, you can wear the stone.


Gomed or Hessonite gemstone should not be combined with a pearl, diamond, Panna or Neelam as the combination of these gemstones can act as a harmful aspect of your life. All ascendants can wear this stone only after consideration from an astrologer.                                                                                                                        

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