Ruby mines are found in Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Tanzania and South India.
Ruby is also known as Manik in India and is Red or Pinkish in colour. It is a precious gemstone and can be equal to the price of a Diamond. It is used to enhance the powers of the Planet Sun (Surya). It mainly emits Red cosmic rays. The Sun is the supreme power of the Solar system. The Red cosmic rays are heat-producing, as they are of the Element of Fire. They instigate cosmic fire in the human body which is necessary for our sight to function, it aids in digestion. Ruby is said to give good health, high position, name, fame, vigour, virtue, warmth and the capacity to command. Historically, it has been symbolic of love and passion.