The residents of Srinagar are resorting to wearing stones to beat the stress and turn the planetary movement in their favour to improve their fortunes.
They feel that the best way to deal with stress is to use stones as these stone manage to influence the planetary movements of planets, to impact lives.
The people here perceive stones to be a stress buster, which also aids them in over coming their problems like late-marriage and failure in business. The stone users swear by the positive impact it has had on their lives.
"I have used the stone myself. Once, I wore the stone, after 15 - 20 days, I became absolutely fit. Earlier, I used to be tense all the time. Since I wore this stone, I have been all right," said Feroze Ahmad, a customer.
The people are using these stones in the shape of rings, bracelets and necklaces to give it a fashionable look.
The shopkeepers involved in the stone trade say that the largest group using these stones is the youth.
"The situation in Kashmir has been very stressful for the past 20 years. It is for this reason the people here are very disturbed. So the people come to us with their problems and we give these stones to them," said Arif Ahmad, a stone shopkeeper.
The shopkeepers also say that the market for stones was huge in India,but the Kashmir stone market has not flourished.However, the trend is changing.