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Traditional Remedial Ratna

Sacred Jewels of Jyotishavidya

AUM kem ketave namah

केतुरत्न keturatna

Ketu Ratna

Vaidurya वैडूर्य

विदूर vidūra

Remedial Jewels for Ketu

Green Chatoyant Chrysoberyl = Cymophane

also called " Cat's Eye"

when the gem has no effect, Seva will help

Who should wear Gomedha and Vaidurya ?

Other quartz can display chatoyancy and may be called 'cat's eye'.

But only the Cymophane Chrysoberyl = Ketu Ratna


Cymophane Chrysoberyl chrysoberyl_cats_eye_streak1.jpg

Cymophane Chrysoberyl


Yellow Chrysoberyl


Madonna Pietra degli Scrovigni

by Marie Spartali Stillman (1884)

Regional names for Ketu-Ratna
  • Arabic: Enulahara bilar

  • Persian: billaur

  • Rajasthani: Billour

  • Bangla: Sootramani

  • English: beryl

wikipedia: Chrysoberyl - cymophane

chatoyancy = bidale-kshana

(biralo-bidale-bilare = English "cat" )

  • Lahasuniya
  • Lehsunya
  • Marjarakshaka
  • Vaidurya Mani
  • Hemvaiduriya
  • Vidooraja
  • Vidalaksha
Milky Way spiral galaxy = Earth's solar-system orbiting around the "very distant" vaidurya galactic central Sun


Vocabulary for Vaidurya = of Vidura

  • Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon -

विदूर vidūra

  • विधुर widower
  • विडूर berillium / beryllium
  • विदुर wise
  • विदूर not caring for
  • विदूर not attainable by
  • विदूर far removed from


  • very remote or distant far distant, far away a great distance

  • far removed from, not attainable by

  • to remove

  • not caring

  • Able to run far away, going far away to become far distant

  • cat's eye jewel

  • come from afar

Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994).

  • Gems and Astrology .

  • Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 121

" The Cat's Eye can be worn

  1. in the little finger

  2. in the ring of Ashta Dhatu or silver

  3. on a Thursday

  4. at midnight

  5. after observing the usual rituals

  6. and reciting the following mantra 108 times: AUM kem ketave namah

The weight of the gem stone should not be less than three carats.

  • The main Cat's Eye belongs to the Chrysoberyl variety.

  • The substitute of Cat's Eye is Tiger's Eye belonging to the Quartz group of gem stones.

  • The latter stones are much cheaper.

Important: Gomedha and Cat* s Eye and their substitutes

For all remedial gemstones, be sure to cleanse the stone energetically with extreme attention to proper mantra.

Flawless gems are expensive and hard to find. Use only a trusted Vedic-trained gemologist.

It might be easiest to start with single gem and combine them as your finances allow.

According to Dr. G.S. Kapoor (1994, p 91)

  • " It is very important for all gem stones that

  • before wearing them they should be kept immersed for sometime in unboiled milk or Ganges water.

  • Afterwards the stones should be worshipped with flowers and incense,

  • and the Mantras of the planets should be recited 108 times."

During [Ketu Mahadasha] - BPL opines
when Ketu's ruler is in kendra, of a gentle encouraging nature

and one would welcome an increase in spiritual clarity accompanied by a decrease in materialistic attachments,

only then would the choice to wear a chatoyant cymophane chrysoberyl Ketu-ratna be recommended to provide non-material insights

Q: I have been wearing a cat's eye to strengthen my Ketu in 7th house. After two very difficult marriages with men who said I was nothing to them, and worth nothing to the public (no-good career, unworthy, uninteresting) I have some to question this cats-eye. It was recommended by a friend who was learning Jyotisha and I rushed out to buy it on his advice but it seems like now he might have been not thinking properly when he advised me.

I know you say that one of the weird effects of Ketu in the seventh house is getting scattered or incoherent advice. Well that seems like now. It was However, a quite pricey stone and I don't want to discard it unless you can recommend a substitute. Ironically it might be malfunctioning but I've come to depend on it (just like those two husbands!)



The cats-eye chatoyant cymophane chrysoberylKetu-ratna is suitable only for those who wish to dissolve their attachment to the material world and its psychically imprisoning forms.

The cats-eye chatoyant cymophane chrysoberyl Ketu-ratna is suitable only for those who wish to dissolve their attachment to the material world and its psychically imprisoning forms. would be wandering monks, itinerant magicians, fakirs, sadhu, career meditators, those undertaking sanyas, and others who felt completed with worldly attachments and were committed to living like a rolling stone.

If you remain interested in behaviors of the material world and its forms such as kinship, contracts, financial activities, social governance, and law courts, then it would be prudent to remove the cats-eye chatoyant cymophane chrysoberyl Ketu-ratna and instead wear only the blue sapphire set in platinum or potentially set in steel. The Neelamani (dark blue sapphire) is recommended due to your Tula indriya-lagna and Kumbha-Chandra.

Wishing you and your family every happiness, healing from sorrow, guidance by inner light, and success in all of life's endeavors,


Barbara Pijan Lama, Jyotishavidya


An assortment of opinions about Rahu-Ketu, their results and their associations

Quotation from Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology . Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 118-120


Rahu and Ketu are shadowy planets and are not lords of any signs of the zodiac.

[according to R-K lord]

According to Dr. B. V. Raman (vide 'Hindu Predictive Astrology'),"Rahu and Ketu are aprakash Graha or lustreless planets and they give the results of the lords of the houses they occupy" . Therefore, if Rahu or Ketu occupies a house the lord of which is an auspicious planet in a birth chart and is well placed in it, Rahu or Ketu will give good results of that planet.[gem...]

[according to house 3-6-11]

In spite of the fact that Rahu and Ketu do not own any signs, they have been treated as full-fledged planets by almost all of our ancient authorities (except Varaha Mihir) and they have held that Rahu and Ketu act differently in different houses of the horoscopes. According to Phaladeepika, Rahu and Ketu being first class malefics give adverse effects in all houses except the 3rd, 6th and 11th houses. The favourable effects in these three houses have been described as: Rahu in the 3rd, 6th and 11th makes the native honoured, wealthy and long-lived.

  • Ketu in the 3rd makes the native long-lived, strong, wealthy and renowned.

  • In the 6th, Ketu makes the native generous, full of praiseworthy qualities, firm, famous and conqueror of enemies.

  • In the 11th Ketu gives the native wealth, good qualities, all sorts of luxuries and comforts and success in all his ventures.


According to Brihat Parashara Hora (translation by Pt. Sita Ram Jha) Rahu is exalted in Taurus and Ketu is exalted in Scorpionis.

  • Therefore, if an exalted Rahu or Ketu is posited in a quadrant or trine

  • and its dispositor Venus or Mars is an auspicious planet for the concerned birth chart

  • and if well disposed,

  • Rahu and Ketu will give very beneficial results.

  • [gem...]

According to Laghu Parashariand Uttara Kalamrit, Rahu and Ketu function as Yogakaraka s in a birth chart [...]

[ Laghu Parashari ] According to Dewan Ram Chandra, the famous and learned translator and comment commentator of 'Laghu Parashari', this sloka should be [understood to mean]

  • if Rahu or Ketu is posited in a trine with the lord of a quadrant,

  • or in a quadrant with the lord of a trine,

  • they become Yogakaraka.

[ Uttara Kalamrit]

  • if Rahu and Ketu occupy dual signs

  • and if in these signs Rahu or Ketu are conjoined with lords of quadrant or trine houses,

  • the native will, during the Dasha periods of Rahu and Ketu, get wealth, power etc.

This means

  • if the two nodes (Rahu and Ketu) and the lord of a trine are posited in 9th or 10th,

  • or if one of them is in the 9th and the other in the 10th or vice versa.

  • the yoga will cause prosperity to the native .

  • Even a conjunction of either of these with the lord of a quadrant will prove beneficial.

  • In the above circumstances, the Dashas of these two nodes as well as joined with them will prove happy.

If there be a planet who is inauspicious associated with either of the nodes, then the sub-period of the yoga-producing-planet will be adverse."


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