There are a number of beliefs in Vedic Astrology and Hindu Mythology that have a direct effect on the lives of people. One of the most intriguing concepts is the Kundali Doshas or the defects in one’s stars. In Vedic astrology, Mangal Dosha is considered to be an unfavorable defect that can significantly affect someone’s married life. According to it, a union of two people, one with Mangal Dosha (Mangalik) and the other not under Mangala Dosha (Non-Mangalik) can prove to be disastrous for the latter, sometimes even fatal.
What exactly does it mean to have a Mangalik Dosha? How does one even get it? And how to get rid of it before getting married to your future spouse in a manner that it will not have adverse effects on your marriage? Here is a quick guide that will answer all your questions concerning Mangal Dosha.
What is Mangal Dosha?
A person born under the influence of the Mars (Mangal in Hindu Mythology) is believed to have Mangal Dosha in his stars. A person with such intangible ‘defect’ is said to be a Mangalik. It is believed that the nature of Mars is often aggressive, thus directly influencing the person’s nature as well. Therefore, an afflicted person may have to go through separation from his/her non-Mangalik spouse. If Mangal sits in the 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th house of the person’s Kundali, the effects can be fatal for his/her non-Mangalik spouse as well. Therefore, it is advisable for a Mangalik to marry another Mangalik, thus nullifying the effects.
For a Mangalik to marry another Non-Mangalik, there are specific steps that are required to be followed, to transfer the ill-effects of the Mangal Dosha on to something else, thus reducing its impact on the person’s marriage life or partner. This mostly includes getting the Dosha afflicted person married to either a plant like Sacred Fig (Peepal) or Banana, an animal like a dog, or an inanimate object like a clay pot or the statue of God Vishnu.
What this does is that it takes away the ill effects of the Dosha and diverts it onto another mock “groom,” thus freeing the afflicted Mangalik of the Dosha. The next marriage to a human is then released of the ill effects as well, leaving room for a happy and prosperous married life.
Astrological Remedies for Alleviating Mangal Dosha
There are ways in which the effect of a Dosha can be brought down in a person’s life so that they can live a happier and scot-free life. Here are a few tips that one can follow to reduce the ill effects of Mangal Dosha before marriage.
- A Mangalik must observe fast on Tuesdays, and eat only Toor Daal, and drink only Fruit Juice or Milk. When the Dosha is a little too severe, the fast then extends from sunrise to sunrise, followed by eating the same food as mentioned above.
- Wear Red Coral on a copper ring to reduce the effect.
- Place an activated Mangal Yantra in your temple and perform prayer regularly.
- Offer sweet Gud (Jaggery) and red flowers to Lord Ganesha every day.
- Make a habit of visiting the temple of Lord Hanuman on Tuesdays.
- Feed Birds and small animals with grains and sweets.
- Donate red clothes, sweets, jaggery, etc. with an open heart on Tuesdays.
- Special Poojas can be held for the protection from Mangal Dosha like “Mangal Kavacham” and “Mangal Upasana.”
- If your health permits, donate blood once in 3 months, especially on Tuesdays.
Mangal Dosha is not an event in life that can be taken lightly. A defect like that can cause a lot of disruption in a person’s married life and the life of their spouse and children. For detailed information and personal guide, meet the expert on astrology for marriage and children, Pandit Pawan Kaushik, and find your way out of the hardships of the natal defect.