According to the Indian astrology quartz
crystal is called Sphatik. The name Sphatik comes from German word "Quartz",
which is also called Slavic origin - Czech miners called it krem. Some of people
say about the name arises from Saxon word "Querkluftertz" which means cross-vein
ore. This Crystal is from the Greek word krystallos means ice. Some of the
believer says that rock crystal was formed from ice.
According to the Australian native mythology Sphatik is known as magical
substance "maban". A Roman naturalist, Pliny the Elder supposed that Sphatik was
permanently frozen ice quartz which was originated near glaciers in the Alps and
large crystals. They were formed into spheres to cool the hands.
The Hindu Scripter believes that during "Ramayan Kaal lord Ram and Lord Laxman
Sat on Sphatik rock. They make Shivalinga of Sphatik which is measured to be
best. Worshiping of a Shivalinga Sphatik is considered to have same effect as
worshiping the "Jyotirlings". Sphatik carry prosperity, happiness and
satisfaction to that house where it is worshipped.