Cat's Eye

Stone has come from the striking similarity of its physical appearance with a cat's eye. The stone can be identified with the striking beam of ray passing through its centre that gives it a look of being a Cat eye. The stone is also known by many other names, as Lehsunia, Vaiduria, Cymophane and Chrysoberyl. Abundantly, the cat's eye gemstone is found in honey color, yellowish green and black, however, there are many other shades to the gemstone. This gemstone comes is various colors and black cat's eye stone has similar impact as the other colors.

The prominent sources of cat's eye gemstones are Brazil, Burma, China, and Sri Lanka. The most sought after gem is Kanak Keth cat's eye stone also known as Chrysoberyl, which has a highly visual appealing appearance. Cat's eye stone enhances support, stability, courage, willpower and wisdom, and brings enlightenment towards the path to moksha (liberation). Cat's eye gem is also known for its power to attract sudden wealth and new opportunities. It is a stone for enhancing stability and support in one’s life. Cat's eye stone is a gem is ruled by planet Ketu.

As per Indian mythology, Rahu and Ketu were one together. The 'Shri Bhagwat Puran' mentions that while churning the Kshir Sagar, nectar pitcher was one of the things to come out. This created a clash between gods and demons, hence Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini, the most attractive and charming woman, and started to distribute or feed nectar to both of them. However, demon Rahu noticed that it was Lord Vishnu in the garb of Mohini and He was not being honest in distribution of nectar. Therefore, he (Rahu) sat among gods in the garb of a god. Moon and Sun noticed him sitting with Gods, and they informed Lord Vishnu. He chopped Rahu's head off the neck with his Sudarshan Chakra. However Rahu had drunk the nectar and had become immortal.

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