Red Coral - (Moonga/मूंगा)

Red Coral, commonly known as Moonga/मूंगा in Hindi, is a red colored precious astrological gemstone associated with Aries sun sign. Red Coral (Moonga) has immeasurable benefits including improvement in strength, stamina, confidence and good health.

Red Coral - (Moonga/मूंगा)

Can I wear Red Coral/Moonga ?

The powerful gemstone of the Mars planet, is the birthstone of Aries (Mesh) and Rashi Ratna  for Aries (Mesh) and Scorpio (Vrishchik). The wearer of this gemstone is showered with strength, stamina, confidence and good health. Ascendants of Sagittarius, Pisces, Leo and Cancer can also wear a Red Coral gemstone. Vedic astrology’s detailed analysis as per horoscope ascendance and birth chart are available here at : +91-9784933600

Procedure/Ritual to Wear Red Coral/Moonga :-

Day-Time :- Red Coral(Munga) should be worn on the ring finger of the working hand and It should be worn on Tuesday between 10:30 AM to 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

Metal :- Silver/Gold should be the first choice of metal which should be used for a Red Coral ring or pendant. Copper, Panchdhatu / Ashthdhatu can also be used.

Weight :- Ideally, minimum weight of Moonga which should be worn is calculated according to your body weight. (15 – 18 kgs of body weight denotes 1 carat).

Relax, if you cannot do the Pran pratishtha procedure of the gemstone by yourself, we at MyRatna will do it for you according to the genuine Vedic Scriptures at no cost.

To revitalize the gemstone dip it in salty water for 1 hour in every three months and again wear according to the above mentioned time.


Benefits of Red Coral / Munga Gemstone:-

  • Leadership & Team Management
  • Beneficial in Real Estate Business
  • Stronger Immunity
  • Miraculous Effects of Healing
  • Marriage Purpose

What will I gain by wearing Red Coral ?

According to Hindu Vedic astrology, planet Mars is known as Patron of Land (Bhoomi Karak) which helps the wearer in Real Estate business sector and develops likeliness to own property. It also helps people who are into labourous & physical activity profession like sports, rescue teams etc. Natural Red Coral Gemstone also helps curing aliments related to blood flow such as Hemoglobin, menstrual cycle & blood pressure. It helps in strengthening muscles which relieves pain in joints & muscle.

Price of Red Coral (per carat / per ratti)

  • Red Coral price per carat depends upon Weight (carats/ratti), Treatments and Quality (Cut, Clarity and Color) as well as origin.
  • Natural Red Coral price in India is between rupees 200 per carat to rupees 3000 per carat and above.
  • For Astrological benefits, the quality is dependent mainly upon the sindoori color of the gemstone because it represents Lord Hanuman.
  • While it is absolutely normal and acceptable, as per the current industry standards, to have some minor inclusions(wood grain effect) present in a natural gemstone. 
  • Red Coral stone prices per carat can be converted into Moonga stone price per Ratti by multiplying it by 0.9 (so, Rs 1000/ct = Rs 900/ratti).

NOTE : Prices may vary according to the scope of availability of the rough in nature and market as well as Government Policies.

Red Coral Quality :-

Mainly three things (3C’s) are considered while deciding quality of astrological Red Coral namely Cut and Color.

Cut :- Cut is normally misunderstood as the shape of the gemstone, but it actually refers to the faces on the gemstones surface. These cuts allow the light and colour to pass through and shine to the fullest.

According to the latest technological advancement the Science of Symmetry is followed by MyRatna to harness all the natural benefits of the gemstone.

Colour :- Red Coral comes in range of orange to deep red colour but the most powerful and effective color is sindoori red which is also the best chosen color for a perfect astrological Coral without any spots on it.

Clarity :- Red Coral are opaque. Natural corals can't be free of inclusions(wood grain effect/grooves/pits/striations). 

Red Coral Stone Product Specifications :-

Precious coral or red coral is the common name given to Corallium rubrum and several related species of marine coral. The distinguishing characteristic of precious corals is their durable and intensely colored red or pink skeleton, which is used for making jewellery as well as astrological purpose.

Red Coral Product Properties:-

Chemical composition :- Calcium (CaCO3) along with 3% of Magnesium Carbonate (MgCO3) 

Cause of Color :- Iron and Magnesium

Crystal Habit :-Microcrystalline

Hardness :- 3.5 on Moh’s scale 

Specific Gravity :- 2.6 to 2.7

Refractive Index :- 1.55 (spot)

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1. Best Place to Buy Red Coral?

Main points you should consider to finalize buying place.

Organization should have larger presence across the market. Small dealers will prefer to fool you by selling treated or synthetic Red Coral at the price of a genuine one. Larger organizations care about the brand and avoid unethical practices.

Lab Certification :- Ensure that the certificate provided with the gemstone is from a authentic or government certified lab. The organization should also provide a certificate of a reputed lab of your choice (if required).

Catalogues :- Do check the catalogues available online on different websites to buy Red Coral.

Refund Policy :- Read the refund policy (if any) carefully. Every authentic astrological gemstone purchase should have a refund policy.

2. Which Red Coral Gemstone Should I Buy?

  • Ideally, minimum weight of Moonga which should be worn is calculated according to your body weight. (15 – 18 kgs of body weight denotes 1 carat)
  • Preferably it should be free of spots with orange to deep red in color. 
  • It shouldn't be chemically treated. 
  • Italian Red Corals are considered to be the Best Red Coral Stone for Astrological Purposes.

3. What is the Substitute for Red Coral?

Any gemstone which is used as a substitute of Red Coral is never as astrologically effective as a Red Coral. Bloodstone is widely used as a substitute for Red Coral gemstone.