What is Mangal Dosha?

The planet Mars symbolizes immense courage, energy, willpower and self confidence, ego and quick actions.  It is known as Mangal in Hindi.  The subject plays a vital role in Astrology. The placement of this planet is a decisive factor, majorly a deciding in Matrimony.

As per the Vedic Astrology, The planet Mars is known as Mangal or Kuja in the ancient Sanskrit Language. Mangal  Dosha occurs when Mangal  Graha is found in the 1st, 2nd, 4th 7th, 8th or 12th house.

The 1st house represents the self, one’s body, appearance, general well being.

The 2nd house represents one’s income, speech, general family, married partner’s life span.

The 4th house represents one’s mother, home, happiness or lack of it.

The 7th house represents one’s married partner.

The 8th house represents one’s life span.

The 12th house represents loss, hidden enemies, health of married partner.

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Why is Mangal Dosha so dreaded?

Owing to the different stories we have heard when we were growing up, I remember my grandmother telling such stories, that if a Manglik marries a non-Manglik he/she dies. Thus the Mangal Dosha or Kuja Dosha is very fearsome

People often quote the following verse showing the veracity of the Mangalik Dosha

“Lagne vyaye cha patale jamitre chaasthame kuje,
kanya bhartri vinashaaya bharta kanya vinaashaka”

Public perceptions about Mangal Dosha

There are many stigmas and misconceptions around the person who has Mangal Dosha. About a decade ago people were not so serious about matching of horoscopes of the boy and the girl before marriage. But now the awareness has steeply increased due to many factors, the extreme presence of social media and easy access to internet. Some of them are:

  • Manglik Dosha is very dangerous and it will cause immense misery in married life.
  • Marriage of a Manglik person cannot be delayed.
  • Ill effects of Manglik Dosha do not apply after 28 years of age.

But the charts are different and have a different story to tell for every person. The planets, charts, stars, have different things in store for everyone also depending on the different planetary positions. You can only get proper guidance after consulting our astrology panel experts, here at ReligiousKart.

General remedies for curing Mangal Dosha

Marriage Between two Mangaliks: In order to nullify the effect of Dosha, Two Mangaliks should get married. Extreme situations in marriage can be averted.

Kumbh Vivaah: As are various stories, fables believed. Ritualistically the Mangalik first marries a banana tree, peepal tree or a silver/gold idol of Lord Vishnu. By doing this, it is believed that the negative effect of Mangalik Dosha is nullified.

Fasting: Fasting on Tuesdays is considered to be a very effective remedy.

Chanting Mantras: Chanting of mantras is proved to be very effective. Especially Hanuman Chalisa.

Performing Poojas: Visiting Navagraha temples and performing poojas is believed to ward off the negativity. Visiting Lord Hanuman Temples can also reduce the ill effects of Mangal Dosha.

Offerings: Certain offerings are made such as, lentils, white bread, red silk, red stone as an act of pacification.

Gem Stones: Astrologers advise that Mangaliks should wear a Gold Ring with a Red Coral.

Marriage after 28: It is believed that Mangaliks should get married after the age of 28 because the intensity of the Dosha comes down with age.

However, Owing to the different planetary places and positions found in the horoscopes, it has different meanings and significance. These are some suggested remedies. It may differ from person to person.

The Mangal Dosha can be troublesome and severely affect the married life. The Astrologers at ReligiousKart carefully analyze the horoscopes of both girls and boys for proper guidance.


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