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 पुखराज  (Pukhraj)



The name "Sapphire" comes from the Greek word "sappheiros", meaning blue. However, Yellow Sapphires are named for their radiant golden hues


In Sanskrit, Yellow Sapphire is known as "Pukhraj" or "Pushparag", signifying its association with the color of blooming flowers.

The Radiant Jewel of Jupiter

"पुखराजं पुष्परागं च पीतम् सप्तरजोऽपि च।"

"Yellow Sapphire, the gem of seven rays, shines like the blooming flower."

This verse, found in ancient Indian texts, extols the vibrant beauty of Yellow Sapphire and its association with the auspicious planet Jupiter


Yellow Sapphire, the gem of wisdom and prosperity, is linked with the planet Jupiter (Brihaspati Dev). It symbolizes knowledge, abundance, and benevolent guidance

Color: Vivid yellow to golden

Hardness: 9 on the Mohs scale.
Lustre: Vitreous
Transparency: Transparent to translucent.
Refractive Index: 1.760 - 1.779.


Yellow Sapphire is a variety of Corundum, with its chemical composition being aluminum oxide (Al2O3) with traces of iron and titanium responsible for its yellow color


Common treatments include heat treatment to improve color and clarity, which is widely accepted in the gemstone industry and should be disclosed


The finest Yellow Sapphires come from Sri Lanka, followed by Madagascar and other regions. Sri Lankan Yellow Sapphires are renowned for their intense yellow color and exceptional clarity

Yellow Sapphire, the radiant blessing of Jupiter, is believed to bring wisdom, prosperity, and benevolent guidance into one's life. When worn with reverence and belief, it can illuminate your path to success and abundance, making it a gem of divine significance

Yellow Sapphire

Yellow Sapphires appease Lord Brihaspathi. Those who have a weak Jupiter in their horoscopes and those suffering from the evil effects of Jupiter due to unfavourable Guru dasa and bhukthi will benefit greatly. Yellow Sapphire stone is one of the most widely used gem that help achieve success in career and stability in love-life. It also improves one’s ability to learn and their creative skills.


Sapphire is a precious gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, consisting of aluminium oxide (α-Al2O3) with trace amounts of elements such as iron, titanium, cobalt, lead, chromium, vanadium, magnesium, boron, and silicon. The name sapphire is derived via the Latin sapphirus from the Greek sappheiros (σάπφειρος), which referred to lapis lazuli. It is typically blue, but natural "fancy" sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colours; "parti sapphires" show two or more colours. Red corundum stones also occur but are called rubies rather than sapphires. Pink-coloured corundum may be classified either as ruby or sapphire depending on locale. Commonly, natural sapphires are cut and polished into gemstones and worn in jewellery. They also may be created synthetically in laboratories for industrial or decorative purposes in large crystal boules. Because of the remarkable hardness of sapphires – 9 on the Mohs scale (the third hardest mineral, after diamond at 10 and moissanite at 9.5) – sapphires are also used in some non-ornamental applications, such as infrared optical components, high-durability windows, wristwatch crystals and movement bearings, and very thin electronic wafers, which are used as the insulating substrates of special-purpose solid-state electronics such as integrated circuits and GaN-based blue LEDs. Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the gem of the 45th anniversary. A sapphire jubilee occurs after 65 years

पुष्पराग: समृद्धिरत्नं धनप्रदा च बुद्धिदा। सुप्तपद्मनिभं रत्नं श्रेयसे सदयं व्रजेत्।

Yellow Sapphire: The Gem of Prosperity and Wisdom

According to Indian Astrology or Vedic Astrology, Yellow Sapphire is considered Jupiter's gemstone. Jupiter, known as the Deva Guru or teacher of the Gods, is characterized by compassion, always working for the welfare of all. Brihaspati, as Jupiter is also known, has the ability to transform unfavourable times into favourable ones. Yellow Sapphire induces religious thoughts and actions, fosters unity among separated lovers, ensures marital bliss, and promotes the birth of heirs.


Jupiter is depicted as a male, disciplined, obliging, and divine planet. As a colossal, self-illuminating celestial body, Jupiter emits more energy than it receives. Riding a white elephant, the largest mammal on earth, Jupiter holds a scroll of sacred knowledge in one hand and a disc of Vishnu in another, symbolizing the cutting through of illusions. In his third hand, he grasps a conch shell, representing sacred sounds or mantras, and with the fourth hand, he bestows his blessings. Jupiter governs the region between the waist and thighs and influences bodily elements related to fat and mucous


Yellow sapphire is not only a symbol of opulence but also holds profound significance in the realm of spirituality and wisdom. Whether worn for astrological reasons or admired for its radiant yellow hue, yellow sapphire continues to be treasured for the positive energy and abundance it is believed to bring into the lives of those who wear it

Origin Stories in Indian Sanskrit Texts

Yellow sapphire, known as "Pukhraj" in Sanskrit, has a rich history deeply rooted in Indian mythology. According to ancient texts, the origin of yellow sapphire is associated with Brihaspati, the guru or teacher of the gods, and the planet Jupiter (Guru). Hindu mythology suggests that wearing yellow sapphire can invoke the blessings of Jupiter, the planet of wisdom and prosperity. The "Garuda Purana" also mentions the auspicious qualities of yellow sapphire, linking it to the divine and the attainment of knowledge

Meaning of the Name

The term "sapphire" is derived from the Latin word "sapphirus," meaning blue. In Sanskrit, yellow sapphire is called "Pukhraj," a name that signifies its vibrant yellow colour, reminiscent of the sacred hue associated with knowledge, wisdom, and spirituality

Why Wear Yellow Sapphire

 Yellow sapphire is considered a powerful gemstone in Vedic astrology, associated with the planet Jupiter. Wearing this gem is believed to enhance one's wisdom, intellect, and prosperity. It is particularly recommended for individuals seeking spiritual growth, success in education, and financial stability. Yellow sapphire is also thought to bring marital bliss and happiness

How to Wear Yellow Sapphire

To harness the benefits of yellow sapphire, it is typically set in gold and worn as a ring on the index or ring finger of the right hand. Astrologers often suggest wearing it on a Thursday during the waxing moon cycle (Shukla Paksha) to strengthen the influence of Jupiter. For maximum effect, the gemstone should make direct contact with the skin

How to Buy Yellow Sapphire

When purchasing yellow sapphire, factors such as colour, clarity, cut, and carat weight should be considered. A high-quality yellow sapphire exhibits a vivid, uniform yellow colour with good transparency. Inclusions, if present, should not hinder the stone's brilliance. It is advisable to buy yellow sapphire from reputable sources, ensuring they provide certification of authenticity

When to Wear Yellow Sapphire

Yellow sapphire is often recommended for individuals born under the zodiac signs of Sagittarius or Pisces, ruled by Jupiter. It is also suitable for those facing challenges related to education, career, or finance. Wearing yellow sapphire during the Jupiter Mahadasha in one's birth chart is believed to bring favourable outcomes

Different Names of Yellow Sapphire Gemstone

Sanskrit refers to Yellow Sapphire as Pushparaag, and common Indian names include Peetmani, Guru Ratna, Gurupriya, and Pushparaaj. In English, it is known as Yellow Sapphire, while in Persian, it is called Yakoot, and in Urdu, it is referred to as Asphar. This gemstone radiates a captivating bright yellow color, and there is a belief that placing it on a bud can encourage it to blossom into a flower. Another familiar name for Yellow Sapphire is Pukhraj

Mantra - Sacred Chants for Energizing Yellow Sapphire

There are two main mantras to energize Yellow Sapphire:



   ॐ बृहस्पते अति यदर्यो अर्हाद् द्युमद्विभाति क्रतुमज्जनेषु।

    यद्दीदयच्छवस ऋतप्रजात तदस्मासु द्रविणं धेहि चित्रम्।


   “Om Brhaspate Atiyadaryoa  Arhadyum Dwibhati Kratumajjaneshu                         

     Yaddidayacha Vas A Ritprajaat Tadasmaasudravinandhechichitram

     Upyaam Grihitosi Brihaspatye Tveshteyonirbrihaspataye

     Tva Brihaspatye Namah”



  “ॐ ग्रां ग्रीं ग्रौं सः गुरूवे नमः “

  Om Graam Greem Graum Sah Gurve Namah

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