Mangal Dosha

Whenever Mars is situated in 1, 4, 7, 8 or 12 th house of a natal chart or lunar chart (Moon chart) or navmansha horoscope it is called as 'Manglik dosha', Kuja Dosha, Bhom Dosha or Angaraka Dosha in Vedic Astrology. Manglik Dosh is present at the time of birth.

In Match making most famous and vicious problem is Mangal Dosh. In reality, it is not Mangal Dosh but it is called sumanglik dosha , it means problem in auspicious events of marriage life. It means that problem in something auspicious or good. In other words, stoppage in something auspicious or good work is known as Mangal Dosh. This dosh is known as very big problem in married life.

The Importance of Mars in Mangalik Dosha

Mars is the planet of action and capacity to project emotion. A strong and positive Mars is necessary to give us the energy, independence, will and self-confidence to carry out our endeavors. Without this we will have no real interest, passion or motivation to carry out anything to an end and accomplish its objective. But when it is not in good position the same aggression brings about competition, argument and conflict which, if unchecked can lead to domination, violence, injury and disaster. Mars is a planet that represents fire. It causes a dosha in the chart because it tends to burn the relationship between a husband and wife; causing rift, tensions and in some cases death of one spouse.

Effects of Manglik Dosha

This dosha affects both married and unmarried people . Manglik dosh can cause following things:

1.     Delay, cheating, hurdles and obstacles in getting married.
2.     Difficultues in marital life (mutual disputes, allegations and counter allegations)
3.     Continous fight between couple.
4.     Divorce
5.     Death of spouse
6.     Miscarriages
7.     After marriage physical, mental or financial hardship for one of the partners or both the partners.
8.     If Dosha is pronounced, one of the partners may remain ill or there may be untimely death of either one or both the partners.

A person having the "Manglik Dosh" in his or her horoscope can only get married with a person having the same Dosh or in other words a Manglik should only marry a Manglik.

Mangalik Dosha in Relation to Planets

*     Mangalik Dosha is considered from the Ascendant as it signifies everything about self.
*     Mangalik Dosha is considered from the Moon as it signifies heart, emotions.
*     Mangalik Dosha is considered from Venus as it signifies marriage, spouse, and bed pleasures.

Mangalik Dosha in Relation to Houses

1st House signifies self, in general personality of the person and placement/aspect of Mars on this house can lead to problems in certain cases. Being placed in the 1st house it will aspect 4th house (house & vehicle e.g. accident due to fire, chemicals, electricity etc), 7th house (the Marital Life, spouse & business in partnership ) and 8th house (death, sudden monetary gains etc) hence can be a source of concern in some horoscopes.

4th House signifies Domestic happiness, family and material comforts among other things and placement/aspect of Mars on this house can lead to problems related to these significations in certain cases. Being placed in the 4th house it will aspect 7th house, 10th house (career, fame, father, sleep etc... hence there is a possibility of frequent changes/disturbances in the career, sleep disorder, issues with father or even early death of father etc) and 11th house (gains, elevation of spouse, the monetary gains in life.) hence can be a source of concern in some horoscopes.

7th House signifies spouse, marriage, married life among other things and placement/ aspect of Mars on this house can lead to problems related to these significations in certain cases. Being placed in the 7th house it will aspect 10th house, 1st house and 2nd house (the wealth of the person, family of the person ) hence can be a source of concern in some horoscopes.

8th House signifies Longevity, Mangalya (marital bond) in females among other things and placement/aspect of Mars on this house can lead to problems related to these significations in certain cases. Being placed in the 8th house it will aspect 11th house, 2nd house and 3rd house (inclination, courage, vigour, brothers & sisters, the verbal communication skills, voice of the person, achievements), hence can be a source of concern in some horoscopes.

12th House signifies all kind of expenditure, bed comforts, sexual enjoyment etc and placement/aspect of Mars on this house can lead to problems related to these significations in certain cases. Being placed in the 12th house it will aspect 3rd house, 6th house (debts, disease, competition, thefts due to servants, maternal uncle etc) and 7th house, hence can be a source of concern in some horoscopes.

The Nature of Mangalik Dosha

It is believed that Mangalik dosha is mild if it is from the Ascendant. This affliction is stronger from the Moon and strongest from Venus. Mars placement in 1st, 4th and 12th house indicates mild Dosha. Mars placement in 7th or 8th house results in greater Dosha.

Neutralization of Mangalik Dosha

The effects of the Mangalik Dosha are neutralized in various ways. But here we can mention a few Vedic Astrology Principles.

If Mangalik Dosha is found in both the male and the female horoscope the effects of the dosha are neutralized.

If Jupiter aspects or conjoins Mars, the effects of the dosha are neutralized.

If Mars and Rahu are placed together in the horoscope, the effects of the dosha are neutralized.

If Mars is placed in his own house or in exaltation, the effects of the dosha are neutralized.

If Mars is placed in 7th house and ascendant lord happens to be Saturn the effects of the dosha are neutralized.

If Mars is placed in 8th house and ascendant lord happens to be Venus the effects of the dosha are neutralized.

If Mars is placed in 8th house with Jupiter as 8th lord the effects of the dosha are neutralized.

If Mars is placed in 12th house with Venus as 12th lord the effects of the dosha are neutralized. Retrograde mars decreases the intensity of dosha.

A weak mars (e.g. combust, situated near rashi sandhi) loses ability to cause dosha.

Remedies

*    Kumbha Vivah or Ghata Vivaha (means marriage with a pot and breaking it after that.) or Vishnu Vivah and Ashwatha Vivah ( marriage with peepal or banana tree and cutting the tree after that.)

*    Keep Kesariya Ganapati (orange coloured idol of Lord Ganesha) in worship room and worship daily

*    Worship Lord Hanuman by reciting Hanuman Chalisa daily

*    Mahamrityunjaya paath (recitation of Mahamrityunjaya mantra)

*    Feed birds with something sweet

*     Keep ivory (Haathi Daant) at home

*    Worship banyan tree with milk mixed with something sweet

*     If the Mangalik Dosha is pronounced then the Mangala Chandika Strotra should be recited daily for 21 times for 108 consecutive days

*    Fast on Tuesday.

It is advisable to consult some good Vedic astroler in order to assess the level of dosha and maleficity. It is important to know the level of mangal dosha in order to come up with the right remedies.