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Navratna Gomedh for Nakshatras Ardra, Swati and Shatbhisha – Gemstone Hessonite or Gomedhakam

Gomedh or Hessonite is the Navratna that is associated with Ardra, Swati and Shatbhisha Nakshatras. The Gemstone is known Gomedhikam or Gomedha. The Nakshatras Ardra is also known as Tiruvathirai. Swati is also referred as Choti and Shatbhisha is known as Chathayam. By wearning the Gemstone people born in these birth stars can avoid delay in success. The birthstone also helps in fulfilling desires and it also helps in career. Gomedha is associated with Navgraha Rahu. The navratna is also worn for good health and success. It is also worn as a solution to problems created by Rahu and Shani in one’s horoscope. Wearing the navratna is also believed to fulfill the romantic endeavors of Ardra, Swati and Shatbhisha Nakshatras. It is also worn to avoid unexpected financial troubles.

Kusha Amavasya - Kushotpadini Amavasya - Darbiamavas

Kusha Amavasya is observed in Kashmir on the no moon day in the month of Bhadra (August – September). Kusha Amavasya 2023 date is September 14. It is also known as Darbiamavas and Kushotpadini Amavasya. The day is of great importance to the Kashmiri Hindu community. In some years, the Amavasi is observed in the no moon day in Shravan Month (July – August) – the previous month. The day is dedicated to dead ancestors, parents and relatives. Shradh or Tarpan are performed on river banks and in sacred spots that perform Pind Daan. This Amavasya is also known as Darbi Amavas. As rituals on the day are associated Darbha Grass used in pujas. Kusha is another name for Darbha Grass.