Black Friday SALE is LIVE! 15% off on gemstones + exciting offers! Click here to explore

Significance of Rahu and its gemstone Gomed in Indian Vedic Astrology

Published on Apr 07, 2017

Significance of Rahu and its gemstone Gomed in Indian Vedic Astrology

Rahu ratan – ‘Gomedh’ is well-recognized as the blessed spiritual gemstone of coercive planet Rahu since ancient times. Due to its mystical healing abilities, Gomed holds a prized position in Indian Vedic Astrology. Indian Vedic astrology is a trusted ancient concept of beliefs based on the deep analysis of nine planetary bodies and their placement in different houses of the chart during various nakshatras. Since, it is bedecked with rich culture, knowledge and understanding, it’s really tough to find a good reason to deny its relevance even in this modern time. The sacred astrological texts say that each planetary body is assigned with a holy gemstone that can influence the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the individuals in unique ways. Blessed with the positive energies of the ruling planet, these sacred planetary gemstones allow the person to channelize their efforts in right direction and experience positivity in their life. Gomed is the Vedic gemstone known to bring positive influences of malefic planet Rahu.

Coercive nature of Planet Rahu

Amongst the nine planets, seven planets possess physical and visual existence whereas the two ‘Rahu’ and ‘Ketu’ are just considered as imaginary points in the sky. However, they have been given the status of shadow planets considering their strength gained through devious means. This theory is further supported by a very interesting story in Hindu mythology known to very few people.

Personalised Gemstone Consultation

GemPundit has a team of learned astrologer who will guide you in choosing the most suitable astrological gemstones on the basis of your birth-details.

Call Us Request a Call Back

Leave A Comment

Dear Santi,
Thank you for reaching out to us! If you're wearing Gomed for astrological purposes, the ideal size of the gemstone should be 1/10th of the body weight. E.g. if you weigh 60 Kgs then you should wear a 6-carat Gomed stone.
However, if you're wearing Gomed gemstone casually, the size of the gemstone will not matter and you can choose the size of your preference.
Furthermore, you can go through our vast catalog of natural Hessonite (Gomed) gemstones by clicking here.

For any other queries, feel free to contact us at +91 11 4084 4599 or mail us at
We wish you have a great day ahead.
Warm regards,
Team GemPundit.

Team GemPundit

posted on Feb 28,2020
What should be the optimum size of Gomed gem to wear in a ring?

Santi Ram Roy

posted on Feb 20,2020
Recommended Products
Subscribe Newsletter

Subscribe to our Newsletter for special offers, new blog posts and exclusive deals