Cintamani

Cintamani (Saffordite) - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

There comes a time in one’s life when everything seems to meet a dead-end and nothing seems to work out. At such depressing times, you need something that not only helps you get back in track but also makes life pleasant and fulfilling. One such stone that is often considered to be sacred and is so rare that very few people have seen it is the Cintamani stone. Some believe that it is a mythical stone whose reference can be found in religious scriptures while others believe in its existence. Irrespective of what people believe the essence and magnitude of the stone cannot be diminished. The fact that references of Cintamani can be found in both Hindu and Buddhist literature points towards the fact that it is a gemstone that has been highly valued and respected. 

The most common reference about Cintamani is that it is a gift to Earth from the skies. In fact, evidence proves that the Cintamani stone came from the Sirius star system some millions of years ago. It happened during a Galactic superwave when a planet that was orbiting Sirius A exploded and flew in all directions. Some of these fragments reached Earth after traveling through interstellar space. The stone is so rare that throughout history and mythology only a handful of people have been known to possess it. Great men, gods, and goddesses have adorned themselves with the Cintamani, elevating the mythical nature of the stone. 
 
Many believe that everything related to Cintamani is an only legend and there is no concrete fact to prove the existence of the stone. However, descriptions of Cintamani show its similarity to other well-known gemstones such as moldavite. Cintamani is believed to be a green-colored stone that fell from the skies. Moldavite too is a similar-colored stone that was formed as a result of meteoric impacts. Since there wasn’t any understanding about meteors in ancient times, meteoric impacts were probably viewed as mystical events. This could be the case with Cintamani and its constant relation with mysticism.

Where is Cintamani found?

No one knows for sure where they can find the Cintamani stone. However having said so, there is a largely held belief that the gemstone may be found in the Philippines. Yet another school of thought believes that Bali’s Kintamani mountain range is named after this particular Cintamani gemstone. It should be noted that Indonesia isn’t far from the Philippines. 

Healing Properties

There are essentially two aspects of Cintamani that one must understand. One is its physical attribute and the other is its healing attributes. Any physical description of the stone directs towards the fact that it is an ordinary stone that is green in color and is trapezohedron in shape. But it is its mythical powers that are much more attractive and compelling.

It is believed that if one owns a Cintamani, he will reach a higher state of being – a place where he will be above all. There have been ample comparisons between Cintamani, Philosopher’s Stone and the Holy Grail just for this reason. In fact, there have been many theories that state that these three things are one and the same. It is believed that whoever has possessed even a small portion of Cintamani has ruled the world, attained an almost immortal state.

Cintamani Facts

  • Cintamani is called a wish full-filling stone
  • References of Cintamani have been found in Hindu and Buddhist scriptures
  • Cintamani is considered to be one of the four relics of Buddhism. Buddhists believe that Cintamani is usually held in possession of a Bodhisattva or a divine being known for his compassion, power, and wisdom. Buddhists also believe that Avalokiteshvara and Ksitigarbha also hold Cintamani close. The Dharani hymn of Cintamani is believed to help a person attain the wisdom of Buddha. 
  • References of Cintamani have been found in Tibetan Buddhism as well. 
  • In Hinduism, Cintamani is closely associated with God Vishnu ad Ganesha. 
  • There are many depictions in Hindu scriptures that indicate that Naga kings have possessed the Cintamani stone. 
  • Mention of Cintamani is found in the Vishnu Purana and Yoga Vasistha. 
  • Cintamani is believed to be green in color. 

Metaphysical Properties

At such depressing times, you need something that not only helps you get back in track but also makes life pleasant and fulfilling. One such stone that is often considered to be sacred and is so rare that very few people have seen it is the Cintamani stone. Some believe that it is a mythical stone whose reference can be found in religious scriptures while others believe in its existence. Irrespective of what people believe the essence and magnitude of the stone cannot be diminished.

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Cintamani Color

Cintamani is believed to be a green-colored stone that fell from the skies.

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  • hannah
    Jun 6, 2019, 9:58:47 PM

    The facts and figures of this stone are very interesting!

  • stroup
    Aug 10, 2019, 12:51:06 AM

    Very fine quality stone...like it so much.

  • irish
    Sep 24, 2019, 2:52:07 AM

    The healing properties of this stone are just a miracle.

  • Lillian
    Dec 1, 2019, 10:14:32 PM

    Cintamani is really a beneficial gemstone in many ways, I buy it from gemexi after reading all its benefits from their article and now I love to wear this jewelry.

  • Riched Edward
    Sep 29, 2020, 6:40:19 AM

    Loved this stone, very effective and good quality stone.

  • caroline fichaud
    Mar 27, 2021, 10:58:19 PM

    bonjour je suis du Québec et j'aimerais me procurer une pierre Cintamani svp merci

    Gemexi
    Mar 31, 2021, 12:15:38 PM

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  • Robert
    Jul 23, 2021, 8:39:21 AM

    My girlfriend is absolutely going to love this! The design is perfect for her, it looks really cute, and it's not too big so the size is great!

    Gemexi
    Jul 26, 2021, 5:46:15 AM

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  • HinduPoojaRituals
    Dec 21, 2021, 8:18:57 AM

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    Gemexi
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  • Jack Goh
    Jan 4, 2022, 3:21:27 AM

    Yes, I have large pieces from various origin and sources but basically they are functionally same. Happy with them. You feel it's somewhat different from other stones or minerals. Enjoy yours.!

    Gemexi
    Jan 4, 2022, 3:38:47 AM

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  • Heinna
    Jan 27, 2022, 8:43:00 AM

    I have ordered a Cintamani jewelry ring, which came very pretty, well finished and on time delivered.

    Gemexi
    Jan 29, 2022, 11:17:38 AM

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  • Fumio
    Jan 28, 2022, 9:56:43 AM

    Cintamani is a beautiful stone. Gemexi has a great collection of Cintamani silver jewelry. The best part I like about this stone is the fantastic healing properties. Thank you, Gemexi, for this beautiful jewelry.

    Gemexi
    Jan 29, 2022, 11:04:59 AM

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