This is a gemstone of the Sun. Hence it should be worn on Sunday. The time before 8 a.m. in the morning on any Sunday specially within one hour of sunrise (hora of sun) during the brighter phase is the most auspicious moment for wearing ruby. At this moment, ruby must be given a bath in Panchamrit or raw milk. Thereafter wash it with holy water. Now put it before the Sun yantra or the idol of your tutelary deity in the place of your worship. Carry out usual worship rituals and recite the hymn of Sun 7,000 or 108 times. Then with full faith and devotion, wear the ruby-containing ring on the ring finger of your right hand. Ruby is especially beneficial if worn in gold or even five metals (panch dhatu). Ruby remains effective for up to 4 years from the day of wearing it.
HYMNS OF THE SUN
1) OM HRAM HREEM HRAUM SURYAY NAMAH |
2) OM SURYAY NAMAH |
3) OM JAPAKUSUMASANKASHAM KASHPEYAM MAHADYUTIM TAMOARI SARV PAPADHNAM PRANATOASMI DIVAKARAM |
If a learned Brahmin carries out the whole ritual and he is given proper donations, the effect of the gem increases manifold due to the blessings of the Brahmin.