Manglik or Mangal Dosha and its impact on
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
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
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
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
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.