Red Coral (Lal moonga ) Gemstone: Properties, Benefits and Healing Powers
Red Coral or Lal moonga is the hard skeleton of small leafless bushes that are composed of intermeshed spicules of hard calcium carbonate. They look like underwater colourful plants but in reality, they are gelatinous marine animals called polyps. Red corals are organic gemstones formed out of skeletons of individual polyps depositing together to make a colony. The remarkable characteristic of precious Red Coral Gemstones is their durable nature and intensely coloured red or pink skeleton, which is commonly used in jewelry making. The red coral stone is a naturally matte but can be polished to a glassy shine. The colour ranges from warm reddish pink, pale pink to deep red. They are also found in other colours like, scarlet, saffron, coral red, pink to vermilion red and white.
History of Red Coral:
Considered as an ancient stone, Coral has been used in jewellery for thousands of years. Interestingly jewellery items made of were first made and used by the ancient Egyptians and European burials. During the period (3000 B.C.), locals of India used coral immensely in making ornaments.
Poseidon, one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion, believed that Red Coral was a fortune gemstone. He resided in a palace, which was created out of Coral gemstones. Even the Greek god of craft Hephaestus created his first artwork from Coral. Currently Red Coral Gemstones are found in Algeria, Tunisia, Spain, Italy, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and India.
In Vedic astrology, Red coral Gemstone is believed to nullify malefic effects of Mars or Mangal Graha and to please him. Mars being the god of war and energy, it is the commander-in-chief of the assembly of the nine planets. His red colour is the symbol of blood and perseverance in human life. He is known as "Angarak" and also the “Son of the earth” due to his nearness to the earth.
Healing Powers, Properties and Benefits of Red Coral Gemstone:
The benefits of Red coral Gemstone have been known for ages and it has been put to a variety of use since then. The Romans believed that Red Coral Stone benefits children in wounds caused by snakes and scorpions. Benefits of Red Coral Gemstones are apparently visible if worn by soldiers, police officers, electricians, surgeons, players and workers of the ordinance factory. It is useful for enhancing physical strength, self-confidence, administrative capability and the power of utilizing the rights in social and political spheres. Benefits of wearing Red Coral bring value in deals involving buying and selling of land and properties.
Benefits of a Good Coral Gemstone:
O The Red Coral Gemstone benefits the wearer with the quality of perseverance, courage, and the ability to face and solve troublesome issues. O It also removes obstacles and gives them courage and fortitude in face of adversity. O It enhances stability in one’s life, so is recommended for those who wish to get married and those who desire to have children. O Red coral Gemstone is believed to prevent abortion, fever, piles, impotency, typhus, smallpox etc. O Children’s seems to get relief from diseases like rickets. Stomach ache etc., by wearing the red coral beads or malas around their necks. O Red coral also gives relief from knee problems, arthritis and rheumatism.
The colouration of Lal Moonga is permanent and 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. It remains to be a popular jewelry gemstone in recent times.
Due to its softness and opacity, red coral beads are cut in different shapes like oval, cushion and in capsule shape. As round or oval beads, they are used in making of 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. Popularly 5-6 carats sized gemstones are used in rings.
Red coral rings and bracelets for men and women are made as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy to give beneficial results and enhance positive effects, to its wearer. Red coral also helps people gain stability in career/marital life and have more strength and courage to face challenges.
Physical Qualities of a Good Coral Gemstone:
O Vibrant red or orange colour O Regular shape and even surface O Even colour tone O 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 pendent, 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 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 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 Red Coral 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 tuning them to their natural state.
Muladhara means 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 is essential to enjoy good health and happiness which translates to overall abundance and wellbeing in every spheres 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 guilt’s.
When or Which Day To Wear:
It 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.
Care & Cleaning
Clean with a soft polishing cloth and plain water. Rinse with mild solution of soap and water. Avoid using commercial jewellery cleaner as they can damage the gemstone. Do not soak. Avoid sudden temperature changes.
Who Can Wear Red Coral:
O If you are lacking enough courage to face your fears and the ability to solve the problem with concrete solution, you may wear this stone O Best for those who face delays in marriages
Method / procedure of wearing:
O 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.
Dear Neeta-ji, Thank you for your friendly and efficient service. My purchase was a gift for my husband who was delighted with the coral mala, cassette and the salagrama silas. it was particularly appropriate as he has just started to study the Pushti Marg. With best wishes, Rosemary
I have been wearing the Java Siddh bracelet, and an 8-mukhi Nepal (with a large, ancient bead of red coral) on neck. I keep my 11-mukhi Nepal at puja altar in oil. With some 5 and 6 mukhi beads. Now I have ordered a 15 and 16 mukhi (Java)...is this smooth to add to my neck mala with the 8? I was recommended to wear Dhyan Yog Mala, but am waiting, as my brother wishes to obtain the merit of purchasing this and Siddh Mala for me. Not even 30-40 days, and already I can sense subtle and overt changes in energies within & surrounding me.!!!! Reserving comments which convey all elements & de
Thank you! Hi, Neeta ji, Namaste and thank you for the fast, quick and impeccable service as my order arrived this morning. My red coral ring was made 100% the way I wanted you to make it and it is VERY beautiful. The coral is flawless, deep red and elegant and I loved all the nice gifts. Thank you again for your services to the devotees of Lord Shiva. Best, Amit R. Patel
Namaskar. Thank you very much for your prescription of the coral and cat\\\'s eye combo. As I had mentioned, there was some initial irritation, but later on everything smoothened out. Significantly, you had said that these are powerful gemstones for success and achievement and also for working against adverse forces and this has been proved over the last month in many ways. In fact, success seems to have become a habit for me, adding further to my self confidence. All these after wearing the coral and cat\\\'s eye combo. Thank you again. Regards Biswajit