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Natural Red Coral (Lal Moonga ) Gemstone: Properties, Benefits and Healing Powers

Natural Red Coral gemstone or Lal Moonga (Red Moonga), as it is commonly called in India, is a very popularly worn gemstone. The striking Red Coral gemstone is also called Rakta Prabal stone and Pagadam (in Telegu). Moonga in English is called Coral. Unlike other gemstones which are found on Earth crust, this gemstone is found naturally in the dark parts of deep Sea. The Red Moonga gemstone is bushes that are leafless with intermeshed sharp spicules of hard Calcium Carbonate. They are gelatinous marine animals called Polyps, though they appear like colourful underwater plants. Red Corals are organic, natural gemstones which are skeletons of individual Polyps that are deposited together. The Pagadam or Red Coral properties include its characteristic of being tough, durable and its intense Red or Pink colour.

The Red Coral stone is a matte in its natural form but can be polished to a glossy shine and is used widely in making Jewelry. The natural Red Coral gemstone colour ranges from Reddish Pink to Pale Pink to Deep Red and also found in various other colours like Scarlet, Saffron, White, Blue(very rarely), Black. The gemstone measures 3.5 on the Moh scale. The Red Moonga stone benefits include the Astrological benefits and its popular healing properties of physical health and other aspects.

Commonly Red Coral is cut in Oval, Triangle or Capsule-shape for use in Red Coral stone Rings. There is a misconception about Triangle Moonga stone(Triangle Moonga Rings), as people feel that it is not effective in Red Coral Astrological benefits. However, it is not so, as the Triangle Moonga stone benefits are the same as the other shapes of natural Red Coral gemstone, especially the superior Italian Red Coral variety.

Where is Red Coral gemstone found?

The Red Coral Gemstone is found in the reef’s of Italy which is the oldest origin of this gemstone. Italian Red Coral is considered to be of the best and finest quality. Corals are also now found in the reef’s of China and Japan. This gemstone is also found in Algeria, Tunisia, Spain, Italy, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, and India.

History of Red Coral

Considered as an ancient stone, Coral jewellery has been worn for thousands of years. Interestingly, in ancient Egyptians and European burials, Red Coral gemstone Jewellery was used. In India too, during the period (3000 B.C.), locals used Coral ornaments.

Poseidon, one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion, believed that Red Coral was a fortune gemstone. His palace was said to be made out of Coral gemstones. Hephaestus, the Greek God of craft, created his first artwork from Coral. It was used to decorate weapons by the Norwegians.

Red Coral Meaning in Astrology:

In Vedic astrology, Red Coral Gemstone or Lal Moonga is associated with planet Mars. It is believed to nullify malefic effects of Mars or Mangal Graha and is said to please Him. Mars is the God of war, energy, vitality, courage and the commander-in-chief of the assembly of the Nine Planets. The Red colour of Mars is the symbol of blood and perseverance in human life. He is known as "Angarak" and also the “Son of the Earth” due to its proximity to Earth.

Red Coral Astrological Benefits

An individual having poorly placed Mars in the Kundli/Horoscope may face various problems like aggressive and irritable attitude, debt, increase in expenditure, lack of stability, back pain, weakness, impotency, discord and unhappiness in a marital relationship. Health problem related to blood, bones and pregnancy.

Wearing Red Coral jewellery like Ring or Triangle Moonga Ring, Pendant, Bracelet or Armlet helps to alleviate the malefic effects of Mars. To get the maximum positive astrological benefits, consult a qualified Astrologer and buy it from a reputed jeweller or gemstone dealer, to avoid buying coloured Red Coral stone.

Rudra Centre offers untreated and unheated Natural Red Coral Gemstones of different shapes and sizes, which can be made into Moonga (Pagadam) stone Ring designs of your choice by our jeweller. We also have a collection of alluring Red Coral jewellery. We use the best quality Italian Red Coral stone.

Red Coral for which Rashi?

For people of Mesh Rashi (Aries) and Vrischik (Scorpio) Rashi gets some favourable effects of this stone. It can also be worn by Sagittarius, Pisces, Cancer & Leo ascendants/ Rashi. However, consulting the Astrologer before wearing is recommended.

Red Coral Healing Properties and Red Moonga Stone Benefits

The benefits of Red Coral Gemstone have been known for ages and it has been put to a variety of uses. The Romans believed that this gemstone benefits children by healing wounds caused by Snakes and Scorpions. Its advantages are visible if worn by Soldiers, Police Officers, Electricians, Surgeons, Sports Persons/Athletes and workers of the Ordinance factory. Triangle Moonga Stone benefits are useful for enhancing physical strength, energy, vitality, self-confidence, administrative capability and the power of utilizing the rights in social and political spheres. By wearing Red Coral bring value in deals involving buying and selling of land and properties.

Benefits of Natural Red Coral Gemstone:

Wearing the Red Moonga (Pagadam) gemstone possess remarkable healing benefits:

  • This stone benefits the wearer with the quality of perseverance instils courage and the ability to face and solve troublesome issues.
  • Natural Red Coral Gemstone removes obstacles and gives the impetus and fortitude in the face of adversity.
  • Victory over enemies is ensured when the Rakta Prabal is worn.
  • Laziness and procrastination are things of the past when the Triangle Moonga Ring is worn.
  • Wearing this stone brings stability in one’s life, so for those who wish to get married, it is recommended to wear Red Coral for marriage.
  • Those who desire to have children and for those who are having pregnancy-related problems can wear this gemstone.
  • To overcome financial debts, Italian Red Coral benefits.
  • Red coral Gemstone is believed to prevent abortion, fever, piles, impotency, typhus, smallpox etc.
  • It benefits by healing marital discord and establishing a harmonious relationship between married couples.
  • It is said that wearing the natural Red Coral gemstone gives relief in physical issues related to bones and blood. It may heal Knee problems, arthritis, rheumatism, menstrual problem etc.
  • Children seem to get relief from diseases like rickets. Stomach ache etc., by wearing these beads or malas around their necks.

Natural Red Coral Jewelry

The colouration of Lal Moonga is attractive and permanent. The glossiness can be maintained for long, hence they are harvested for decorative use. Red Coral Jewelry has remained in vogue since the ancient Egyptian and prehistoric European times. Moonga stone is a popular gemstone with people all over the world for wearing jewellery such as Red Coral Necklaces, pendants, Rings and Bracelets.

Due to its softness and opacity, Natural Red Coral gemstones are cut in different shapes like Oval, Cushion, Triangle and in Capsule-shape. As round or oval beads, they are used in the making of Red Coral Necklaces and bracelets. It is suggested that Red Coral Gemstone be studded in copper metal. However, on request, we do make Gold and Silver rings for people. You can choose from various Moonga Stone Ring designs available with us. Red Coral Rings and Bracelets for men and women are made as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) to give beneficial results and enhance positive effects, to its wearer.

How much Ratti Red Coral to wear?

Popularly 5-6 carats(Rattis) sized gemstones are used in Red Coral Rings. However, the Astrologer can suggest, after studying the birth chart the exact Ratti of Pagadam stone to wear.

Physical Qualities of a Good Coral Gemstone:

  • Vibrant Red, Pink or Orange colour
  • Regular shape and even surface
  • Uniform colour tone
  • Free of dents, holes, or perforations

Wearing Red Coral Gemstone with Rudraksha

Wearing a combination of Gemstone and Rudraksha is the best way to make the most of it. Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy® (RRST®) devised by Neeta Singhal makes the use of both Red Coral gemstone and Rudraksha beads. It is a holistic healing therapy that uses the curative and healing properties of Rudraksha and Gemstones to balance and energize chakras. In RRST we deal only with natural and un-treated gemstones. The reason Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy is widely acclaimed by many is that it works on chakras, the very basis of life and is a holistic therapy that heals from deep within with absolutely no side effects. In RRST setting of a gemstone, as a ring or as a pendant, the bhasm made of the planetary herb is kept inside one tube and the metal that improves the planetary effects is kept in another tube. In the case of Red Coral, Khadira Bhasm and metal Copper are used to attract the cosmic power of Mars. The gemstone is then energized with its precise seed mantra on a specific day to empower it to eliminate all the malefic effects of the planet and reinforce its beneficial effects. Thus the gemstone becomes a powerful talisman suitable to be worn by any person irrespective of his birth chart.

Recommending a Gemstone based on RRST

During the consultation, the blocked chakras that are causing the mental, emotional and physical issues are identified and limiting beliefs are addressed. Chakras become imbalanced when your thoughts and attitudes tend towards fears and negativity when facing challenging situations in life. Blocked Chakras manifest emotional disorders and physical ailments. It is only after blocked Chakras are balanced and activated that you can transform your life of suffering, obstacles, and confusions into love, success, and happiness. As per the chakra status and concerns of the client, a suitable combination of Gemstone and Rudraksha bead is recommended. As per the cosmic colour they emit, the gemstones work on specific chakras. So natural Red Coral gemstone works on Muladhara Chakra and the RRST Consultant identifies the correct finger position for drawing maximum energy from the stone. Rudraksha and Gems are powerful agents of energy and work on releasing the negative energy stored in the form of stress in the blocked chakras, thereby activating them and turning them to their natural state.


Muladhara means the foundation of birth and is ruled by element Earth. It is situated near the tail bone. This chakra relates to our connection to the earth, emotional/mental health, material reality, survival, physical strength and vitality. It governs the spine, pelvis, rectum, legs, bones, feet and the entire skeletal system. This chakra helps us with stability and survival in society by achieving a stable position, work, food, money, shelter and makes sure that our basic needs of the family are met. Materialism expresses itself through Muladhara and the way we use this energy determines whether we become dependent on material life or use them for our spiritual development.

A balanced Muladhara Chakra makes you fearless by nature and also makes you safe and secure. Hence proper functioning of all the chakras ensures appropriate energy flow to all body parts including our vital organs. Thus chakra cleansing and balancing are essential to enjoy good health and happiness which translates to overall abundance and wellbeing in every sphere of life. The purpose of Muladhara Chakra is to make you get established in your being, feel cherished, precious and special and live a life free of fears and guilts. Hence, the Red Coral gemstone works great to balance the Root Chakra.

Who Should Wear Red Coral:

For people lacking enough courage to face fears and the ability to solve the problem with a concrete solution, may wear this stone.

Best for those who face delays in marriages, Red Coral for marriage is recommended.People going through financial debts, natural Red Coral gemstone benefits.

Care & Cleaning

Clean natural Red Coral gemstone with a soft polishing cloth and plain water. Rinse with a mild solution of soap and water. Avoid using commercial jewellery cleaner as they can damage the gemstone. Do not soak. Avoid sudden temperature changes.

How to Wear Triangle Red Coral: Red Coral (Pagadam) Stone Wearing finger

The Red Coral should be energized before wearing. At Rudra Centre, all the gemstones are pre-energized as per Vedic rituals and can be worn immediately, on the suggested specific right/left-hand finger.Red Moonga stone can be worn on Tuesday in the morning after bath. If need be, one may additionally chant the seed mantra “LAM” 108 times before wearing.

Which Finger to Wear Red Coral for Ladies?

To know the exact finger and the exact or the correct wearing instructions it is best to consult either our experts or your astrologer. It is not recommended to wear any gemstone without correct recommendation and correct wearing instructions.

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