Manglik Dosha – the wrath of Mars

Amish Thakur

Mars, the fourth planet of the Sun. Also recognized as the ‘Red Planet’. Derives its reputation from the Roman God of War, and has been ruling the charts of Indian Astronomy, as a sinfully strong influence to those born with its presence in their horoscope (Manglik dosha). Dosha can be daunting. Hence, try out the following.

  • While elders whisper stories of bad luck in marriage. Often leading to the demise of the partner or raging temperament issues that might lead to divorce. Science explains the influence of Mars as a prime reason behind specific traits of profound courage, fearlessness, a strong sense of purpose, and uncontrollable mood swings leading to anger outbursts. 

The Union of Two Mangliks

Owing to the dominant traits of heroism, anger and strong will power of Mangliks. The mirror of logic reflects a happier married life for two individuals with mutual participation of Mangal Graha in their birth charts. They are both gifted with an innate sense of determination and bravery to make it through the turbulence of life.

 Kumbh Vivah, Vishnu Vivah or Ashwatha Vivah

“Love”, they say, has the power to conquer all the demons of the world. However, to simmer down the wrath of the planets, learned priests and preachers of our religion follow a set of marriage traditions. When only one of the two lovers has a strong presence of Mars in his/her birth chart. The tradition widely recognized as “Kumbh Vivah”. It witnesses a pre-marriage procedure of conducting a complete wedding ceremony, between the individual with Mangal Dosha and a clay pot. 

The Dance of the Planets

The first astrological sign in the zodiac, Aries. Ruled by planet Mars does wonders to eradicate bad luck from the life of a Manglik.

  • Astrologers claim, that a horoscope with a first house of Aries with Mars homed in on it, decreases the damaging effects of the Red Planet.

Reciting Hanuman Chalisa

Pawan Putra (son of the wind God) Hanuman ji, is recognised as a deity of Mars. A paragon of bravery, devotion, and undisputed strength. As a result, he is widely recognised and worshiped as Bajrang Bali.

Sankatt Se Hanumaan Chhudave, Man Kram Bachan Dhyaan Jo Laave’. These lines of Hanuman Chalisa signify the promise of freeing us of difficulties. When the devotee remembers the Lord with all his Mind. The belief alone has assisted devotees in mustering courage to surpass the toughest challenges of life, showered upon them for generations.

Mars and Tuesdays

Elaborately referred to, as the Bhoomiputra Mangal in Hindi, Mars is considered to be the planet born out of mother Earth’s womb. Tuesday, the second day of the week, was named after Mars as Mangalwaar,  and is believed to be deeply associated with the Planet of War.

Special Puja’s for Manglik Dosha Nivaran

Astrologers suggest fasting and offering prayers through chanting of Mangal Mantra, or the Angaraka Astottara Shata Namavali (108 names of Mars). To appease the God of War. As a result undo the hapless effects of the planet.

Various other worship practises suggested by priests for Mangal Dosh Nivaran:

Mangla Gauri Puja

Widely observed within women before marriage, Mangla Gauri Vrat or Puja. It is a fasting ritual that assures a long and prosperous marriage life. On every Tuesday’s of the month of Shraavan. While the fast of Mangla Gauri, an incarnation of Parvati, is popular among women of our country.

Katyayani Puja

Henceforth, To offer a remedial measure to the strong presence of Mars in a kundali, priests often suggest worshiping Maa Katyayani, (6th manifestation of Nav Durga). To drive away the blues of prolonged delay in marriage.

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