Manglik dosha, a reality or a myth, and remedies.
What is Manglik Dosha?
Mangal dosha or Manglik dosha is one of the most over-hyped Vedic astrological instances amongst Indian society. It is one of the most important criteria before proceeding with a marriage. So much so that even the matrimony advertisers have created a special column for Manglik grooms and brides. It is capable to leave the parents with many sleepless nights. So first, let us understand what is Manglik Dosha and why such huge effect?
Mangal dosha is also known as Kuja dosh and Angaraka dosha. According to Vedic astrology, Mangal dosha is an astrological situation wherein Mars (Mangal) lands in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, or 12th house of a person’s horoscope chart. A person born is called Manglik, if Mangal or Mars reside in any one of previously mentioned astrological houses. Also, there are two types of Mangal dosha.
Characteristics of Mangal Dosha:
Ill-effects of Mangal Dosha according to the respective house:
Mangal dosha as described earlier plays a significant role in one’s marriage. Especially if the person is a Manglik; it is advisable that a Manglik boy should only marry a Manglik girl to avoid problems in marital life. Mangal dosha can have adverse effects on a marriage. However, the ill-effects of Mangal dosha depends on various other factors as well. For instance, if one of the person has Mars or Mangal in the ‘Lagna’, Second, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth or the Twelfth House and the other has Saturn or Rahu / Ketu in the ‘Lagna’, Second, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth or the Twelfth House, then too, the effects are cancelled. Also, Mangliks are categorised into two different sections:
The science of Vedic astrology also provides us with various remedies to negate the repercussions of Manglik Dosha. The ceremonies and mantras must be followed diligently to lead a better life. Here is a list of few remedies.
The first and the simplest remedy is to marry another Manglik person, rather than a Non-Manglik one.
It is advised by astrologers to wear a certified red coral gemstone on a Tuesday, which is believed to ward-off the negative effects of Mangal or Mars.
Fasting on Tuesdays is also believed to cure considerable number of bad effects.
Mangliks are advised to chant the ‘Nav graha mantra’ to pacify the wrongly positioned Mangal in one’s horoscope.
Visiting Navgraha temples, especially on a Tuesday is recommended to help ease the negative effects of Mangal dosha. It is also suggested to offer prayers to Lord Hanuman on Tuesday and illuminate a ghee lamp along with vermillion to appease him.
It is one of the most significant remedies in Vedic astrology for Manglik people. In this remedy, a Manglik is married to a tree to ward-off ill-effects of Mangal dosha before marriage.
It is also believed that Mangliks should try and get married after the age of 28 as it helps to lower the effects of Manglik dosha.
These remedies will help the Manglik person lessen the effects of Manglik dosha. Also, if in a certain marriage one person is Manglik and other one is Non-Manglik, these remedies will minimize the bad effects on the Non-Manglik person. In this way, a Manglik can easily marry a Non-Manglik person.
As we know astrology is a science which depends on the celestial movements of stars and planets. Therefore, it is bound to affect everything in nature. However, Manglik dosha is mainly connected to religion rather than astrology and is popular amongst Hindus. There is truth in the ill-effects of Manglik dosha. However, certain under educated astrologers have created more fuss about it in order to gain financial benefits. Although, this is un-ethical and practices by a handful of astrologers. It is however, quite prevalent amongst Hindus and taken very seriously. Read more to know about the various myths that keep doing the rounds amongst people.
1. Myth: Born on Tuesday
Many people misinterpret that a person born on Tuesday becomes automatically Manglik, wich is absolutely false.
2. Myth: The marriage will end in a divorce.
A marriage is definitely influenced by celestial movements. However, what truly makes a marriage work is the compatibility among two people. Therefore, it’s wrong to believe that Mangliks cannot have happy and successful marital lives.
3. Myth: You can be a double, triple or quadrant Manglik.
There are no such things to distinguish Mangliks in Vedic astrology. There are only two kinds. Anshik (slightly) Manglik and Sampuurn (completely) Manglik.
4. Myth: A manglik should not marry a non-manglik person
It is absolutely false, with so many remedies any manglik can marry another non-manglik person. And, also have a happy and prosperous life.