In the astrological science, Yellow Sapphire is known as the king of all yellow color stones. It is known as ‘Pukhraj’ in Sanskrit which means Gem of Yellow Color. In the scriptures, it is mentioned that the royal seats of the great kings, gods and demons are encrusted mostly with yellow sapphires.
Just like Diamond, Ruby, Emerald and the like, Yellow Sapphire Stone is one of the most stunningly precious gemstones. In the gemstone world, all the sapphires are made of corundum. Common colour is blue but other prominent colours include yellow, white, green, pink orange and purple. Even there are red sapphires too but technically most or all of the gemmologists around the globe call them Rubies only.
What makes the yellow sapphire own yellow colour? The main cause behind yellow tint in this gemstone is the presence of Titanium. Countries that have natural sources of yellow sapphire are eastern Australia, China Sri, Lanka, Madagascar, East Africa, Thailand and North America.
In the astrological science, Yellow Sapphire is known as the king of all yellow color stones. It is known as ‘Pukhraj’ in Sanskrit which means Gem of Yellow Color. In the scriptures, it is mentioned that the royal seats of the great kings, gods and demons are encrusted mostly with yellow sapphires. Yellow Sapphires are today considered as the supreme gemstone amongst the nine precious gemstones: Diamond, Ruby, Emerald, Blue Sapphire, Pearl, Hessonite, and Cats Eye.
Yellow Sapphire is associated with Jupiter being the largest planet in the solar system. A person whose Jupiter is weak or malefic should wear this gem. Jupiter is regarded as the planet that controls creativity, intelligence, spirituality, and growth. It is said to balance the inner self and outer strength of the body. It should be worn in gold on the index finger of your right hand. The auspicious day to wear this stone is Thursday. It is to be kept in honey and holy waters (Gangajal) for 6-8 minutes before wearing.
Why to wear? Benefits of Yellow Sapphire?
Yellow Sapphire is best for marriage purposes and harmony among the family members. This stone stands for knowledge, wisdom, virtue, opulence, fairness, education, devotion to the elders and God, distant travel, truthfulness, and charity. If one wishes to gain any of these aspects of life, they must wear Yellow Sapphire only after consulting an expert.
Sapphires are striking stones. If you cannot afford a yellow diamond, the king of all yellow gemstones, a yellow sapphire serves as the best alternative. Those who seek to move into a new direction, to look for financial opportunities or to start new ventures should wear yellow sapphire.
How To Wear Yellow Sapphire/Pukhraj?
Always keep in mind that a minimum weight of a yellow sapphire stone should be 3.25 Carats (6 Ratti). After you bring home your stone, you may want to purify it as it may contain impurities. For purification you may dip it pure cow milk. If the cow milk is not available, the holy waters of River Ganga or Gangajal would do it good. You may dip it for half an hour. Some keep it overnight and wear it next day. One should keep it for at least 15-20 minutes. Note the following points.
Best way is to wear it as a ring (gold or silver) in a way that a part of the stone touches your skin.
Wear it on Thursday between 5 am and 8 am. Its ruling planet is Jupiter (Guru) therefore Guruwar (Thursday) is the most auspicious day.
On that day, sit on a mat (preferably yellow colour) with your yellow sapphire ring dipped or drenched in the cow milk or Gangajal.
After taking out the ring from milk, keep it over yellow color Jupiter-drawn cloth.
Next is offering of incense sticks and yellow flowers to it with the 105 chants or recital of this Vedic mantra: “Om Brim Brahaspataye Namah.” OR “Om Brim Brahaspataye Namah Om.”
After this procedure, you can now wear the ring on your index finger or first finger of the right hand. Regular cleansing through DIY kit or a professional gemologist would make it last long.