Gemstones & Their Regional Names

Gemstones & Their Regional Names

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Gemstones have been used as the remedy since the ancient times, across varied cultures. Over the course of centuries, Several Regional and colloquial names have been developed for all these astrological gemstones. Lesser information about the regional names can leave you clueless while purchasing the Gemstone.

Any Addition or editing to the name should not leave us confused. Very often self-created or less-known names are exploited to confuse people. With such names, it becomes hard to find the Gemstone in the Market and finally, we are forced to buy from the Astrologer himself, as he is the only one who knows his self-created coded names. The Fact remains that there is only nine planetary Gemstone as per Vedic astrology. Any regional or colloquial name refers to one of these nine planetary stones only.

It is always advisable to ask the English Name of the Astrological Gemstone.

Below are some names which are common alternate names of the Gemstones.

GEMSTONE NAME REGIONAL NAMES
YELLOW SAPPHIRE PUKHRAJ, POKHRAJ, KANAK PUSHYARAGAM, PEET PUKHRAJ, PUSHKARAJ
BLUE SAPPHIRE NEELAM, INDRANEEL, INDRONEEL, NILAM, NEELOM, INDRANEELAM
RED CORAL MOONGA, PRABAL, PROBOL,PAGADAM, POVALE, PRAVALA
PEARL MOTI, MUKTA, SHWET MUKTA
OPAL SHUKRMANI, DUDHIYA RATNA
EMERALD PANNA, ZAMRUD
RUBY MANIK, MANIKYA, RABI. KEMPU, KISUGALLU, CHUNI, PADMARAGAMANI, PADMARAGA, ARUNOPALA, YAQOOT
CATS EYE LEHSUNIYA, BILLORE, VAIDOORYAM
HESSONITE GARNET GOMEDH, GOMED, GOMEDHAK, GOMETHAKAM
DIAMOND HEERA, MANGLIK DIAMOND

3 Comments

  • Safak Saiyed 27/07/2018 at 5:19 am

    Nice articles…Gemstones are often named after words from other languages. There are many gemstones named after Latin or Greek root words. Thanks for sharing…

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  • Olivia Benette 24/08/2018 at 9:03 am

    I like their common alternates names of the Gemstones

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  • JP 31/08/2018 at 10:22 am

    There is also a beautiful collection of gemstones

    Reply

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