Ruby, also known as Padamarag or Manikya is the gemstone of Sun. It is the chosen stone of leaders, kings and priests for its ability to guide and help make wise decisions. This gemstone should be worn in the ring finger on a Sunday.
Ruby is the first one of Navaratna, Nine Gemstones as per Hindu Astrology.
It is believed that Ruby removes financial troubles, imparts prosperity, name and fame among the public. It is especially beneficial to those who aspire to have high position in office.
Ruby is also considered a remedy for health problems like BP, diabetes, piles, jaundice, cholera and problems with heart, brain and the eyes. It rules over bones, headaches, indigestion, fevers and colic.
Ruby is recommended for people having the solar sign Virgo. Some times they are also used in combination with diamonds. The weight should be preferably 3 to 5 carat and it is worn on the ring finger on Sunday.
It should always be used in consultation with a good astrologer or gem therapist and after proper worship is done to the gemstone as per rituals.
Ruby is called with different names in different languages. It is known a s Padmaraga in Sanskrit, Rugal in Urdu, Manikya in Hindi, Manik in Marathi, and Yakrit in Persian.