Saptaratna Pancaratna Triratna
Throughout the Orient, especially in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and
Burma (all ancient gemstone producers), special importance has always
been given to certain combination gemstone talismans. the most well-known
of these are the NAVA-RATNA (9 gems), SAPTA-RATNA (7 gems), PANCHA-RATNA
(5 gems), and the TRI-RATNA (3 gems).
For countless centuries, the cultures of India and South-East Asia have
revered the beautiful 9 gem talisman known as "Navaratna". Combining the
gemstones representing each of the nine planets in sidereal astrology,
the navaratna is esteemed by ancient tradition as a bringer of good fortune
through its favorable influence on the planetary energies. The most well-known
design places a ruby, representing the sun, in the center encircled by
the other 8 planetary gemstones, diamond for Venus, pearl for Moon, coral
for Mars, hessonite for Rahu (the moon's ascending node), blue sapphire
for Saturn, cat's-eye for Ketu (the moon's descending node), yellow sapphire
for Jupiter and emerald for Mercury.
The following stotra may recited before using the nine gem talisman:
"Om brahma murari, tripuranta-kari,
bhanu, shasi, bhoomi-suto, buddhas-ca,
gurus-ca, shukra, shani, rahu, ketavah,
kurvantu sarve mama su prabhatam"
"I invoke the Supreme Deity who is creator, maintainer, and destroyer
of the universe, and the deities presiding over the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury,
Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and the shadow planets Rahu and Ketu - May they
bestow their benediction upon me."
The seven jewels talisman, combines the gems which correspond to the
planets ruling the seven days of the week. Every day of the week is governed
over by a specific planet. In many languages the days are named directly
after the planet that rules over them. In English we must simply examine
the Anglo-Saxon origin of the names of the days to see the correspondence.
Sunday (Sun), Monday (Moon), and Saturday (Saturn) still remain intact.
In practically every other language from Hindi to Thai from Sanskrit to
French the weekdays are directly named after their ruling planet. The
Sapta-ratna should be used as 7 different rings or pendants to be worn
successively on each corresponding day of the week. This practice is still
popular in India, especially among astrologers, royal families and wealthy
The Collection pictured above belongs to a private collector...it is seven
planetary rings set in an exotic wooden box with a solid gold name plate
using solid gold screws. The plate says, "Sri Sapta Ratna."
We can custom make special collections of flawless gems such as pictured
above anytime on request. Price (investment) is up to YOU!
Panca Ratna Talismans
(five jewels) combines the gemstones which represent a balance of the
five (5) material elements recognized throughout Asia, i.e., EARTH (Bhumi),
WATER (Jala), FIRE (Agni), AIR (Vayu) & SPACE (Akasha). Thus earth
is represented by the influence of the planet Mercury in emerald or other
natural green gems, water by the influence of the Moon in natural pearl
or moonstone, fire by the influence of the Sun in ruby or other natural
red gems, air by the influence of the planet Jupiter in yellow sapphire
or other natural yellow gems, and space by the influence of the planet
Venus in diamond or other natural colorless gems.
A talisman believed to balance the 3 constituents of one's material body,
crudely translated as marrow, mucus and air. These are represented by
the 3 primary cosmic colors in nature -- red, yellow and blue, or ruby,
red coral and yellow sapphire.
In conclusion, we must again point out that gemstones selected for astrological
and talismanic use should be flawless (eye clean), as defective stones
are considered a source of misfortune. According to Vedic authority, the
qualities of fire (color) and water (clarity) are the most important factors
in choosing gems which are pure transmitters of benign planetary influence.
Ancient Astrological Gemstones & Talismans
index, Astral Gemstone Talismans