9 Gems The Indians (Telugu People/Andra Pradesh People) Should Know of

9 Gems the Telugu People/Andra Pradesh People Should Know of 



At least the Telugu speaking folk i.e., the people of the Indian states of Andra pradesh and Telangana should note that there exist atleast nine principle gems. Lord Balaji, Venkateshwara's Venkatesh Prappati verse 9, bears their names.
नित्यानमद्विधि शिवादि किरीटकोटि
प्रत्युप्त दीप्त नवरत्नमहः प्ररोहैः ।
नीराजनाविधि मुदार मुपादधानौ
श्रीवेङ्कटेश चरणौ शरणं प्रपद्ये ॥ 9 ॥
Lord Venkatesa, Your lotus feet receive the best form of deeparadhanam, worship with lamp wherein the lamp is not the ghee and wick lamp that people in general use but rather lamp of the crown-tops of Brahma, Siva and others demi-gods (and the gems themselves are the alight wicks), who constantly offer obeisances at Your feet. I seek refuge at these transcendental feet.

Srinivasa Gadyam also offers us an insight as to what gems Lord Balaji adorns ( of course, to beautify not Himself but rather the gems themselves.)

माणिक्य वज्र वैढूर्य गोमेधिक पुष्यराग पद्मरागेन्द्र नील प्रवालमौक्तिक स्फटिक हेम रत्नखचित
Ruby, diamond, chrysoberyl, orange garnet, yellow sapphire, padmaraga (red sapphire), blue sapphire, red coral, pearl, quartz, along with gold