What is Manglik Dosha?
Manglik Dosha or Mangal Dosha is an astrological condition, which people generally fear. Mangal, also known by the names Kuja, Chevvai, etc. refers to Mars, the mighty planet, that is held as malefic by nature. ‘Dosh’ or ‘Dosha’ is an affliction. Manglik Dosha or Kuja Dosha thus denotes the adverse effects of the planet Mars. This happens due to the inauspicious positioning of Mars at the time of the birth of an individual and is reflected in his or her natal chart.
This affliction assumes special significance while looking for marriage alliances and in the matching of horoscopes of the prospective bride and groom. It is widely believed that in case one of them is afflicted with Manglik Dosha, their marital life would not be harmonious.
When does Manglik Dosha happen?
A person is said to be afflicted with Manglik Dosha and is simply termed a Manglik, when planet Mars is found transiting his or her 1st House, that is, the Lagna or Ascendant, the 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, or the 12th House, with the counts taken from the Ascendant, in the horoscope. It is also said that the same condition applies even when Mars is placed in any of those Houses, as counted from the Moon or Venus, in the birth chart.
What Manglik Dosha means?
Manglik Dosha casts a shadow on the marital life of a person. There may not be peace in the family. Strains may develop in the marital relationship and this may, at times, lead to separation or even the death of the life partner.
Thus, this condition is generally regarded as adverse. But still, the structure of a horoscope and the placement of other planets in it may decide the scope and intensity of this affliction. For instance, in case Mars is in conjunction or is aspected by the beneficial planet Jupiter, the adverse effects of the Dosha may become less. But when such conjunction or aspect happens with malefic planets like the Sun, Saturn, Rahu or Ketu, the effects may become all the more severe.
The effects of Manglik Dosha
While Manglik Dosha or Kuja Dosha is a Mars-affliction, its results may differ depending on the placement of that planet in different Houses of the horoscope, as specified earlier.
Here, let us get to know about those effects in some detail.
The 1st House represents the self, and so, when the fiery planet Mars is placed here, it can make the person aggressive, short-tempered and even violent. This can spell the doom of the marriage itself. Also, as per astrology, Mars aspects, that is, casts its glance on the 4th, 7th, and the 8th Houses of a horoscope counted from the House he is placed. Thus, when Mars is in the 1st House, he aspects the 4th House which is regarded as the Sukha Sthan, the House that denotes comforts and the benefits of marriage. When this happens, the marriage may end in separation. The 7th House is Kalathra Sthan, the House of marriage and marital life. When Mars aspects this all-important House, that can affect the spouse in many ways and simply destroy a marriage. When Mars aspects the 8th House, the Ayur Sthan, the House of longevity, it can cause the spouse’s death, possibly in an accident.
The 2nd House is Kutumb Sthan, which denotes family. When Mars is placed in this House, the native may get married late or may not get married at all; thus, affecting the family growth. Also, from this position, Mars aspects the 5th House, the Putra Sthan, the House of love, romance and children, and it affects all these vital aspects of married life. Mars also aspects the 8th House and this may result in the untimely death of the spouse.
Mars in the 4th House of Sukha Sthan can prove damaging for the marriage and can result even in divorce. Further, Mars aspecting the 7th House of marriage can harm a marital bond in many ways. Mars also aspects the 11th House, Labha Sthan, denoting fulfillment of desires, and this can make the native unfaithful to the spouse and adulterous.
Mars in the 7th House of marriage can make both the spouses belligerent and may lead to their separation. This may also make the spouse disease-prone, and at times even result in his or her death. Further, from here, Mars aspects the 1st House, and this can make the person aggressive and crave for extreme sexual pleasures. This may also lead the individual towards extra-marital affairs and destroy the husband-wife relationship. As Mars aspects the 2nd House denoting the family too, the family growth or prosperity may not be there. It is also possible that the marriage itself gets delayed or does not take place.
Ayur Sthan, the 8th House, stands for the long life of the spouse, as also accidents. So, when Mars remains in this House, there are chances for the spouse dying a premature death, and that too, in fire or mishaps. As Mars aspects the 11th and the 2nd Houses, the marriage may not remain fruitful or may run into rough weather, as seen already.
The 12th House is Viraya Sthan, denoting losses, among other things. When Mars is placed in this House, the native may remain extremely passionate with intense sexual feelings and may have many immoral liaisons. The person is likely to contract sexual diseases too. If the malefic planet Saturn too aspects Mars in this House, then the individual may be required to undergo an operation, related to a sexual organ. Further, Mars aspecting the 7th House of marriage may not also prove beneficial for the marriage.
It can thus be seen that a Manglik Dosha does affect a person in various degrees, and the extent depends principally on the placement of Mars in his or her horoscope.