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How to wear and activate moonga (Red coral) gemstone for Mars

Wearing Moonga, also known as Red Coral, requires careful consideration to maximize its astrological benefits. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to wear this gemstone:

Choosing the Right Moonga

  1. Quality: Select a high-quality, natural, untreated Red Coral. It should be smooth, free from blemishes, and have a rich, deep red color.
  2. Carat Weight: Ideally, the gemstone should weigh at least 5 carats (5 ratti + ). The exact weight can be adjusted based on individual astrological needs, as advised by a professional astrologer.
  3. Shape and Cut: Red Coral is often used in its cabochon form (a smooth, rounded, and polished shape) to retain its natural beauty.

Setting the Gemstone

  1. Metal: Red Coral is typically set in gold for the best astrological benefits. However, it can also be set in silver if advised by an astrologer.
  2. Design: Ensure the setting allows the gemstone to touch your skin directly. This contact is crucial for the stone’s energy to influence you.

Purification and Activation

Before wearing the Red Coral, it is essential to purify and activate it. Here’s how:


  • Soak the gemstone in a mixture of holy water (Ganga Jal) or cow's milk for at least 30 minutes. You can also use a mixture of honey, fresh milk, and holy water.
  • Rinse the gemstone with clean water after soaking


  • Hold the purified gemstone in your right hand.
  • Recite the Mars mantra "Om Angarakaya Namah" 108 times to energize the stone. This should be done on a Tuesday morning during the Mars Hora (the planetary hour of Mars).

Wearing the Gemstone

  1. Day and Time: The best day to wear Red Coral is Tuesday, which is associated with the planet Mars. The optimal time is in the morning, preferably during the Mars Hora.
  2. Finger: Wear the Red Coral ring on the ring finger of your right hand. In some traditions, it can also be worn on the ring finger of the left hand.
  3. Orientation: Ensure the gemstone is set in a way that it touches your skin directly.

After Wearing the Gemstone

  1. Observations: Monitor any changes in your life, health, and well-being after wearing the Red Coral. Positive effects might include increased confidence, vitality, and overall well-being.
  2. Maintenance:
    • Clean the gemstone regularly to keep it free from dust and grime. Use a soft cloth and mild soapy water.
    • Avoid exposing the stone to harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures.
    • Store the ring separately from other jewelry to prevent scratches and damage.

You can buy high quality moonga at affordable prices from Vedic Crystals

Further reading : Wikipedia page , Jansatta , Jagran

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