What is Mangal Dosha

Mangal Dosh is an unfavorable position of the planet Mars in your horoscope. In this article, we talk about what causes this dosha in your horoscope and how it can affect your life, marriage, and the longevity of spouse to a certain extent.

What is Mangal Dosha


What is Mangal Dosha?

Mangal Dosha, also known as Kuja Dosha occurs when a person is under the negative effect of Mars, which is regarded a malefic planet in Vedic Astrology. In a birth chart, there are 12 houses. If Mars is placed in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, or 12th house from Ascendant, then the person is said to have Mangal Dosha and is called a Manglik. In Indian Astrology, Mangal Dosha is considered as the foremost component to be judged at the time of kundli milaan or Horoscope matching. One of the most formidable outcomes associated with Mangal Dosha is its influence on the longevity of spouse and the conjugal relationship.

However, the outcome of Mangal Dosha is not always dreadful. There are certain planetary positions and combinations that mitigate the effect automatically. Mangal Dosha is also considered with respect to Mars’ position from Moon and Venus in houses mentioned above. Mars’ placement from Moon and Venus is given due importance in Vedic Astrology because moon indicates the mental state and emotions of a person while Venus signifies marital union. In addition, there are certain remedial measures than can be taken to dilute the effect. Here is detailed analysis of how Mangal Dosha affects a person’s connubial life and some ways to deal with it.

  1. Mars in Ascendant

The ascendant signifies native’s health, personality and physical strength. Those having Mars in Ascendant or ‘lagna’ are likely to endure mental illusions and may have health issues. They can be violent in their actions, lack politeness, and generally travel a lot to the farther places. Mars from Ascendant aspects 4th, 7th, and 8th houses, which causes unhappiness, separation, and risk to life respectively.

  1. Mars in 2nd House

2nd house signifies wealth, and relationship with relatives. Mars’ position in 2nd house makes a person inimical to relatives and causes separation from the spouse. Mars aspects 5th, 8th, and 9th houses when positioned in 2nd house, which casts negative effect on children of the Manglik.

  1. Mars in 4th House

Mars when posited in 4th House aspects 7th, 10th, and 11th houses, affecting the ease of life. Mars aspect on the 7th House (House of life partner and marital bliss) may cause disturbance in conjugal life although Mars in 4th House does not suggest risk to partner’s life.

  1. Mars in 7th House

7th House is the house of life partner and marital life. Mars placement in this house causes serious harm to the marital union including separation, weak reproductive system, sexual diseases, and even death. From 7th House, Mars aspects the houses of profession, the ascendant and immediate family, thus affecting close relationships, health of the couple, and accumulated wealth.

  1. Mars in 8th House.

8th House represents longevity, spiritual liberation, healing and inheritance. Mars when placed in this house negates the positive aspects of this house and swallows happiness. It causes mental stress, health issues, low income etc. If Mars is placed in 8th house in the natal chart of a woman, it is referred to as Mangalya Sthan. This adversely affects the longevity of the spouse.

  1. Mars in 12th House

If Mars is placed in 12th House, it may result in enmity with friends and martial unhappiness due to immoral practices, which may also affect your social image. The person may also lose wealth because of over-indulgence. In this house, Mars aspects the 3rd, 6th and 7th houses resulting in loss of creativity, valor, disputes in marital relationship and genital diseases.

If both the partners are Mangliks, the effect automatically disperses. Having Mangal Dosha does not mean you should say no to every non-Manglik proposal. Also, there are several ways out there to negate and reduce the influence of Mars over a relationship. These are available in the form of Astrological Remedies.