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Why it is perfectly fine to wear Pauna Ratti?

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Ratti is the Traditional Indian Measurement unit for measuring the Weight of a Gemstone. Ratti referred to the nominal weight of each ‘Ratti Seed’. Ratti Seeds are also called Gunja Seeds in Hindi and Abrus Precatorius in Latin. Jequirity Bean or Rosary Pea are the common name of the seeds in English.

How were the Weights Measured using Ratti Seeds?

In the earlier times, The Weight was approximated using Weighing Balance. The number of ratti seeds on one weighing pan provided the approximate weight of the gemstone kept on the counter-balancing pan.
Weighing was purely hit-and-trial practice, Putting the seeds one by one until the pan is almost balanced. Ofcourse, Getting an exact equal weight (A Whole Number) had a meagre probability.

Observing and Guessing from the balance of pans, If the Gemstone weight is in little excess, it is roughly called Sawa Ratti . Heavier by almost half seed weight then the weight was called Saadhe ratti.

If Weight is almost half more than whole number than it is called Saadhe Ratti. If the weight feels like just a little less than one more seed then it was considered Pauna.

It was all approximation because the Weighing Balance only gave relative idea about weight when weighed against the Ratti Seeds. That is why Sawa & Saadhe were more often used interchangeably also. It is definitely very difficult to guess whether the weight is one quarter more or two quarter more.

Why this Practice of Avoiding Pauna Started?

In Earlier Times the weight of gemstone was measured in weighing Balance. The Unit for measure was used as Ratti. The Ratti System is based on rough estimation of Weight. Weight was often rounded off to the nearest whole number.

For Example, if the Weight of gemstone is in excess of 5 Ratti, The Customer was still charged for 5 Ratti.

But if the Weight is little less than 6 ratti, which was called Paune-Paanch ratti, the Customer would still be charged for 6 Ratti. For a Customer the previous situation seemed more favourable. And hence there started a trend of avoiding Pauna Ratti weight.

Should you avoid Pauna Weight for Astrological Gemstones?

In the Current Scenario, Weight Measurements are Accurate and customer is charged for the Exact weight. Therefore the concept of Pauna is obsolete. The Reason to avoid Pauna was due to lack of means to weigh accurately. Now Since We can get accurate Weight and as we pay for exact Weight, it does not hold good in current times.

The Pauna Weight is still avoided as part of a Primitive trend. However the trend started due to inability to weigh accurately during old times. This is no more an issue now. Following this Trend in current times is meaningless.
In the times when we practice Research-Based astrology, We must get rid of such obsolete myths.

How you Calculate Exact Ratti of a Gemstone?

The Weights are measured in Milligram or Carats. You need to then calculate the Ratti using the Conversions given below:

1 Carat = 1.11 Ratti

1 Milligram = 0.0055 Ratti

1 Ratti = 182 mg

1 Ratti = 0.91 Carat

Keynotes

Original Vedic Astrology does not mention the Role of Weight.

  • Weight should be decided by the Wearer as per Convenience which may depend on Desi, Kaal & Paatra.
  • Current Lifestyle may not allow one to wear big Sized Gemstones.
  • But it should be ensured that the Gemstone should touch the Skin constantly after worn.
  • Sawa, Saadhe and Pauna are insignificant.
  • The Power of Gemstone is determined by its quality.
  • Only a Gemstone which is blessed itself with fineness can have the aura to give the desired Benefits.

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