Hessonite/ Gomed/ गोमेद रत्न

This is a Gem of Rahu (Dragon’s Head) Rahu gives mental tensions- unnecessary worries and strained relationships. Wearing its gem gives one mental peace and freedom from worries. Rahu is said to give professional excellence and demolishes the enemies’ power by its strong force.

Gaya Gomed

Orissa Gomed

African Gomed

Ceylonese Gomed

The shadow planet Rahu is supposed to be responsible for all sorts of delays or very late fulfillment of ambitions.

Hessonite stone or Gomedh can help in achieving speedy success in less time than expected. Hessonite or Gomedh also improves dealing with people and protects its wearer from sudden misfortunes.

This is normally reddish-chocolate in color. Hessonite gemstone or Gomedh is cold in nature.

It cures diseases caused by the affliction of Rahu and Saturn. It also increases appetite, vitality, confers good health, wealth and happiness, and all round prosperity. It is said to be the best gem to avert stomach ailments, disaster, insanity, and evil spirits.

It should be used in silver on Saturday on 2nd finger of right hand. The weight should be 6, 11, 13 grams.


Its name comes from Greek ‘esson’ meaning ‘inferior’, since these gemstones are supposed to be less valuable. Hessonite or Gomedh is a Gem of the Garnet family.

Magnets can pull these Gems, which is a very special phenomenon, as magnets otherwise pull only certain metals. Chemically, it is known as Grossular (3CaO.Al2O3.3SiO2).

It is found in a number of colors like green and pink but generally, it is orange-brown. It has a hardness of 7.25 on the Moh’s Scale, specific gravity is 3.65 and Refractive Index is 1.74.


It is available in abundance. It is found in India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Australia, Tanzania, South Africa, Burma, Mexico, Russia, Italy, Kenya, Canada, U.S.A, and Malaysia.

In India, it is found in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, and Bihar. Gaya mines in Bihar are the biggest source of this gem. Recently, very good quality of this Gem has been found in Orissa.


This Gem contains inclusions which look like scattered islands or flat bubbles. The color is like honey shining under a ray of light.

The inside, when viewed under magnification looks like a thick sticky liquid and certain areas look out of shape with lesser transparency.


It’s very important before wearing any gemstone we should know it’s methods and the importance of every stone.

Wash it with water, Fresh Milk and chanting Mantra “Om Raam Rahve Namaha.

Wednesday & Saturday are the most preferable day to wear this gemstone. The best time to wear a hessonite or Gomed ring is two hours after the sunset.

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