Coral also known as Praval or Moonga is the gemstone of the planet Mars. The planet Mars rules the signs of Aries and Scorpio in the horoscope and bestows courage and initiative in the individual. It is worn on a Tuesday on the middle or ring finger.
Red Coral is the third one of Navaratna, Nine Gemstones as per Hindu Astrology.
Red corals are the most popular among corals and are formed by colouring white corals. Also natural corals with a combination of red and orange colour are found. Pink and red coral are used in jewellary and golden coral is very rare to find.
Red coral is beneficial in aiding good physical and mental health. It is also known to instill vigour and vitality in the individual. Red coral reduces the negative effects of the planet Mars and it bestows monetary gains, socials status and success in new ventures for the person.
Red coral also helps in overcoming laziness, lack of confidence and lack of mental peace. Apart from this, red coral gemstone is also helpful in curing bronchitis, blood infections, erratic blood circulation, fatigue, muscle cramps, back pain, chest congestion and fever.
It is to be worn on the middle or ring finger of the right hand as prescribed by the astrologer or gem theraphist. Before wearing the gemstone, proper worship should be offered to them according to rituals which will bring lots of benefits to the wearer.