Red Coral

 Name and Identification

– Common Name: Red Coral

– Scientific Name: Corallium rubrum

– Names in Various Languages: 

  – Hindi: मूँगा (Moonga)

  – Tamil: பவளம் (Pavalam)

  – Kannada: ಪಗಡ (Pagada)

  – Telugu: పగడము (Pagadamu)

 Physical Characteristics

– Color and Appearance: Ranges from deep red to pinkish-red, known for its vibrant color and glossy surface.

– Hardness and Durability: Soft, with a hardness of around 3-4 on the Mohs scale.

– Unique Features: Organic origin; formed from the skeletal remains of coral polyps.

– Geological Formation: Found in deep sea coral reefs.

– Major Sourcing Locations: Japanese and Italian corals are highly valued for their quality.

– Historical and Cultural Significance: Used in jewelry and ornamentation for centuries; symbol of protection and auspiciousness in many cultures.

Origin and Sourcing

 Astrological Significance

– Associated Graha: Mars (Mangal)

– Recommended Astrological Conditions for Wearing: Often recommended for Aries (Mesha) and Scorpio (Vrishchika).

– Cultural and Mythological References: Associated with courage, strength, and the ability to overcome obstacles.

Believed Health Benefits: Said to boost energy, improve blood circulation, and enhance mental clarity.

– Emotional and Spiritual Benefits: Believed to provide emotional strength, ward off depression, and instill confidence.

– Traditional Uses: Used as a protective talisman and in traditional medicine.

 Therapeutic and Healing Properties

Red Coral