Kuja Dosha and it’s Effects

Hidden Factor Behind Couple’s Fight – Kuja Dosha or Manglik Dosha

In Vedic Astrology, it is called Mangal dosha, Sumangalik dosha, Angaraka dosha, Bhom dosha. Dosha means unfavorable effect or that which can cause problems. Kuja is planet Mars. Placement of planet Mars in an inauspicious manner in a natal chart results in this condition.

When planet Mars is placed in the 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th houses from the ascendant /lagna or Moon or Venus, then it is called Kuja Dosha.

Story of Kuja

  • The Brahma Vaivarta Purana says that Kuja is the son of the earth.”Ku” means earth and “jha” means birth.
  • He is born out of a coral, left behind in the ocean, as a token of togetherness by Lord Vishnu and Mother Earth or bhoodevi. Hence he is called Bhauma.
  • He is red in color.
  • Lord Subramanya/muruga is the presiding deity of this planet.


Characteristics of Planet Mars or Kuja

  • Planet Mars symbolizes immense courage, energy, will power, and self confidence.
  • Negatively, it causes aggression, irritation, anger, volatile temper, argument, conflict, competition, domination, violence, injury and disaster.
  • The dynamic energy of this planet has to be channelized positively; otherwise it leads to adverse effects.

How to find out whether one has Kuja Dosha?

  • Study of one`s chart or horoscope would reveal the placement of Planet Mars in the horoscope.
  • The planet`s effect on the 7th house of Marriage is studied.
  • If Mars is present in its own house or the 1st house, then the dosha does not happen.
  • Position of this planet would help one know, whether one suffers from this dosha or not.


Houses Significations Effects of Kuja Dosha
2nd house Family and happiness Harsh speech, misunderstanding among partners.
4th house Childhood and its experiences Aggression, disturbed domestic life, frequent quarrels.
7th house Marriage and Partner Differences with spouse
8th house Welfare of the spouse Early death of spouse, accidents, problems with in-laws.
12th house Conjugal happiness between couples Animosity and distrust in marriage. Daily life becomes very difficult.

Impact of Kuja Dosha on Marriage

  • Kuja Dosha is taken into consideration during the time of marriage.
  • Compatibility of charts are to be studied and positioning of Mars in one`s chart is analyzed keenly for success of a marriage.
  • When Mars affects the 7th house of marriage in a malefic manner, then the husband and wife have serious problems, like constant fighting and discord in family life.
  • This dosha leads to an abusive marriage, in terms of verbal, physical and emotional attacks, if proper remedies are not performed in the due time
  • The native would be victimized in the course of marriage, must endure hardships meted out by the spouse, and ultimately it would lead to separation, divorce for no fault of the native.

Ways to Overcome Kuja Dosha

  • For a person with this dosha, it is usually advisable to enter into marriage after the age of 28, when the intensity of the dosha comes down.
  • In many cases, if both partners have kuja dosha, then it is advisable to marry as it is said to negate and balance the negative energies of this planet.
  • It is believed that those who had in previous lifetimes ill treated their life partners would incur this dosha. Chanting of Hanuman Chalisa is the best remedy for this dosha.
  • Fasting on Tuesdays and offering prayers to Planet Mars would help reduce the intensity of the dosha.


  1. what remedy for christians for Kuja dosha and Shani dasha

  2. Dear Rocky, Thank you for your query.
    We will revert to you soon.

  3. how to know whether the dosha is present or absent after doing certain things to remove kuju dosha

  4. Dear Sunil, Please note that the Kuja Dosha cannot be removed however we can perform remedies to nullify the effect of the Dosha. Click Here to register with our website and get a free Prasna Astrology Question. For more information please contact support@astroved.com

  5. for Muslims ?

  6. Dear Nazeer, Astrology is Science based so religion doesn’t matter.This is for everyone.

  7. Im in love with a Kuja dosha girl(Hindu). we dont want to break our relation ship can you please advice what problems we need to face if we married

  8. Dear Rafi, Generally Kuja (Mars) Dosha creates disturbances in marital life. Misunderstanding and obstacles are seen in the relationship. Some scriptures supports that separation is also possible in some cases. But we cannot get on any conclusion without analyzing both the birth charts.

  9. Is i married to banana tree or peepal tree…then I am able to marry a person who doesn’t have kuja dosha…then it will be remove from me…

  10. Dear Greeshma, Some scriptures are supportive for the statement which you made. However Kumbh Vivah is also suggested for the same.

  11. I loved a person who doesn’t have kuja dosha….but I have kuja dosha….pls that me how I can remove this kuja dosha…I want to marry whom I loved one will u tell for me pariharam…pls

  12. Dear Mahitha,
    You can perform Kumbh Vivah/Puja, Mangal Homa is also suggested in your case.

  13. my date of birth 17 09 1988 mars is 1st planet i have kuja dosha or not

  14. Dear Vinay,
    Please note that you haven’t provided your time of birth and place of birth. Without these details it is not possible to generate your birth chart and make any predictions.

  15. I have khuja dosha in 12th house I’m in love with a girl she doesn’t have any problem we were facing so many troubles in our relationship we don’t want to break it and we have strong desire of getting married please help me….

  16. Dear Bharath,
    You can proceed if you have strong desire because Kuja Dosha could be nullified with various kind of Vedic and Tantric Remedies. You can perform Mars Fire Ritual or you can perform Kumbh Vivah before your marriage. Chanting Mars Mantra “Om Kraam Kreen Kroum Sah: Bhoumaya Namaha:’ for 7000 times in 40 days would also prove to be highly beneficial. Apart from all this, Whether your upcoming partner also have the same dosha or not? If both of you have the dosha then naturally it get cancelled, else perform the given remedies to get rid from this affliction.

  17. I have kuja dosha. Now i want to marry a person with out kuja dosha then what i do for this removing of kuja dosha

  18. Dear Krishna Rai,
    There are several rituals and remedies can be done. You can perform Mars Fire Ritual or you can perform Kumbh Vivah before your marriage. Chanting Mars Mantra “Om Kraam Kreen Kroum Sah: Bhoumaya Namaha:’ for 7000 times in 40 days would also prove to be highly beneficial.

  19. in female chart mars is in 7th house, while in male chart mars is in 7th house from moon, as well in 8th house from venus. does the kuja dosh balances? . pl. clarify.

  20. Dear B V Subba Rao,
    Yes, both are afflicted from Mars dosha and if in both of birth cart Mars affliction is present then it balance the marital life. Thanks.

  21. My DOB 25.06.1985 @ 3.30 pm, may i know in which house i have kuja ? & wat are the remedies to be followed for nullifying the same???

  22. Dear Pankaja,
    As per your given birth details, you are free from Mars (Kuja Dosha) affliction. The Planet Mars is placed in 9th house and conjoins along with Mercury and the Sun, Gemini Sign. It shows that you does not have Mangalik Dosha. Thanks & God Bless.

  23. Sir/madem I have khuj dosha .. Previously I have married.. But disturbed and diversd . no w I have ready to another marriage… My date of birth is 01.03.1983na life I mean marriage life ela untundi . plz giv detail’s madam

  24. Dear Vetagiri,
    You are suppose to provide the place and time of birth as well. Just with the help of date/month and year of birth we cannot predict this kind of circumstances. Thanks & God Bless

  25. D.O.B of my daughter is 10/08/1987, Time -5.40 Pm at New Delhi. I am confused whether she is manglkik or NOT?
    Some one told that she is Manglik. mars is placed at 7th House in Cancer sign alongwith Sun, Ven & Mer.
    I am searching a groom (boy) for her.
    Whether she can be married to a non-manglik boy ?
    with kind regards- P.C.Joshi from New Delhi

  26. Dear Pramod,
    Your daughter is Mangalik because the planet Mars has occupied the 7th house, which is called relationship and marriage house. The Planet Mars is debilitated in marriage house. You should search a Mangalik boy for her. This will add positive substances in her personal life. Thanks and God Bless.

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