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Manglik or Mangal Dosha and its impact on marriage

by Anuj Bahl

Mangal Dosha or Manglik Dosha or Kuja Dosha translates to blemish in the chart, caused by Mars.

Mangal or Kuja is the Hindi word for Mars and Dosha is the Hindi word for blemish. Mangal dosha is said to happen when Mars is in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, or 8th house in one's Vedic astrology chart. The same position when counted from Moon, makes a person Chandra Manglik or Chandra Mangal Dosha.

The question arises: Why should there be a Mangal Dosha? What is the quality of this dosha?

The understanding of Mangal (Mars) presents us with an explanation. Mars is a planet of energy. It is the driving planet. It drives both ambition and passion. In its excessive ambition and passion, it can be extremely destructive.

Mars is considered the “Commander in Chief of Army” in Vedic Astrology. It is full of vigor and is ever ready to command. Those under its domain are protected provided they follow its command. In other words, Mars in its full power can give inherent need to control others. It steps on the individual freedom and can force life partners to follow in its footsteps.

Passion, when undisciplined, breeds frustration. Passion suppressed is explosive. Passion, when disciplined, becomes Ambition. Ambition, when undisciplined, gives feelings of failure and depression or anger. Disciplined ambition, through consistent work, is Success.

Most people do not realize the importance of the above paragraphs. Those having a powerful Mars (Mangal), continue to breed frustration and anger, and continue to try and control others rather than controlling themselves. It is either they succeed or they might wreck havoc on others. They become extra competitive and are an easy prey to all kinds of complexes.

They keep on comparing themselves to others and in wake of those, found themselves wanting. This causes an inferiority complex. No egoistic person wants to feel inferior. Therefore, over whom they have some kind of control, they exert their superiority. Such people could be their subordinates at work, children at home or spouse.

In wake of Mangal Dosha, the above problems are enhanced in the area of relationships including marriage. The mismatch of Martian energy can cause huge ego clashes between husband-wife and in other relationships. It can cause major damage to the psyche of the Non-manglik partner. His or her independence of thought and action are put at stake.

It becomes important that both the partners have balance of Martian energy. To have Mars in the same position as one's partner, helps remove Mangal Dosha.

In this way, Vedic Astrology helps avert disastrous marriages and leads people to lead a spiritually, mentally and physically fulfilled married lives.