Museum of Natural Wonders

Sacred Vedic Pearls

Natural Oyster Pearl

In ancient Oriental and European histories we know that the “Pearl” they referred to was 100% natural pearl, because cultured-pearls were not known until recently. But at the present time practically everyone (except a learned gemologist) now thinks that the hollow “cultured pearl” pearl-imitations are the real thing. This is mass ignorance, and should be addressed by all cultured persons who care about the true nature of things.

Natural pearls are 100% ‘pearl’ or nacre. It is thought that natural pearls form under  a set of accidental conditions when a microscopic intruder or grain of sand enters an oyster (mollusk) and settles inside the shell. The oyster, being irritated by the intruder, secretes the pearl substance called nacre to cover the irritant. This process is repeated for many years, thus producing a real pearl which may (or may not) be found by man. For a natural pearl to form with a nice round or oval shape, and be free of any flaws, is actually a real-life “miracle.”  The odds of a perfect natural pearl are 1 in a million.

Deity: Sri Chandra • mounted in gold – Origin: Bahrain – Value: RARE – Vidhi: Monday evening – Mantra japa – Om som somaya namah (11 times)

Naga Mani

Pictured above is a very rare sight, an ‘Ichadhari’ Naga Mani or Cobra Pearl. PLEASE NOTE: The author, Richard Shaw Brown, has seen and held this above pictured Sri Naga Mani, and, YES, it does glow in the dark. It belongs to a wealthy Sri Lankan Family.  “Pearls from the cobra’s hood are perfectly round, like fish pearls, and they radiate a natural effulgence. By repeated washing, a snake pearl becomes as lustrous as a polished sword blade. Anyone possessing such a naga-mani attains piety, rare good fortune, and eventually becomes illustrious as a leader of men, complete with a great collection of all precious gems.” “Upon acquiring such a snake pearl, the owner should have the rite of installation performed by a priest who is learned in religious formalities. After hearing from the owner how the pearl was obtained and conducting the benedictory ritual, the priest should formally install the jewel inside the owner’s house. On such an auspicious occasion, the sky becomes filled with dark and heavy rain clouds, thunder, and flashing lightning, such as exhibited at the time of universal dissolution. A man in possession of such a snake pearl will never be troubled by snakes, demonic beings, diseases, or disturbances in any form.”—Sri Suta Goswami – Sri Garuda Puranam: 69

Varaha Moti – Boar’s Head Pearl (half inch long)

Kala Venu Moti – Black Bamboo Pearl (half inch wide)

Narikela Moti – Coconut Pearl (with navel) – half inch tall

Venu Moti – Bamboo Stem Pearl (half inch wide)

Chandra ManiNatural Oyster Pearl
Naga ManiSnake Head Pearl
Gaja ManiElephant Head Pearl
Matsya ManiFish Head Pearl
Varaha ManiWild Boar Head Pearl
Vriksha ManiTree Trunk Pearl
Akash ManiSky Pearl
Shanka ManiConch Shell Pearl
Venu ManiBamboo Stem Pearl
Naga Mani


Snake and other pearls and fossils are acquired mostly in the Indonesian-Malaysian areas. They are discovered in caves, jungles, sacred places, and construction sites where the natives dig and find fossilized remains of snakes, animals, plants, trees, etc., that contain the PEARLS. Chemistry testing on some samples which we conducted with the head of the GIA Research Lab in Bangkok, showed them to be mostly silica, just like petrified wood. But they were not able to be proved scientifically because there is no existing standard. 

Reference to these special pearls is given in Sri Garuda Puranam. Click here for this information