Mangal Dosha 12.
Mangal Dosha is the most feared phenomenon in Indian Astrology. The consideration of Mangal Dosha is made while matching the horoscopes of the boy and the girl for the marriage purpose. If there is Mangal Dosha in any of the two horoscopes then the marriage is not permissible in general. However the learned astrologers should take into account whether it is getting cancelled by any means or not thereafter they should give their final verdict. In most of the occasions Mangal dosha gets cancelled.
The Indian culture divides our life into 16 sanskaras which starts even before birth and ends with death, the last sanskara being the Antim Sanskara i.e. cremation. Out of these 16 sanskaras, marriage is the most important sanskara essential to continue the creation. After marriage, the couple enter into Grihastha Ashram which is the pivot on which rest all our social institutions and customs. The couple not only perform their duties towards family but also pay attention to social responsibility, pay social debts and keep the wheels of society moving. The married life is not only upholding individual interests but on it also lies the burden of raising a worthy next generation. All this is implicit in our familiar structure.
Therefore, marriage in Indian customs is not a physical or social contract alone but a sanctified event. It is witnessed by the Panch Mahabhuta, Nine Planets, Thirty Three Koti Devtas and is blessed by lord Saptapadi through the chanting of Vedic Mantras. So solemnised, it is said that the marriage unites the girl and the boy for seven births, both vowing to help each other and share alike the joys and sorrows together. The marriage being the most important aspect of life, the parents of girl and the boy settle the marriages of their respective daughters and sons paying utmost precaution so that the union could last forever bringing forth the peace, happiness and prosperity in the family. For the union, they seek the advise of a learned astrologer or Pundit who matches and verifies the horoscopes of both the girl and the boy from multiple angles to check the compatibility and ever lasting union. Out of the many aspects including Ashtakoota Milaan, one important consideration where the attention is
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paid is Mangal or Kuja Dosha which if present in the horoscope of girl or the boy induce its blemishes on the married life of the couple in various ways.
लग्ने व्यये च पाताले जामित्रे चाष्टमे कुजे।
स्त्री भर्तुर्विनाशंच भर्ता च स्त्री विनाशनम्।।
The placement of Mars in lagna, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th house in the horoscope of the girl or the boy is called the Mangal or Kuja Dosha and is considered as detrimental to the other in respect of family and conjugal happiness.
Normally, these houses should be considered from lagna but many classical texts suggest that these houses should be considered from Moon and Venus as well. If such a condition manifests in the horoscope of any individual, it is advised that he/she should get married with a partner who also has the same dosha. Different scholars have opined in different way regarding the adverse effects of Manglik Dosha. The general opinion based on the classical principles is that the marriage of a manglik with a non-manglik person will cause disastrous results and may prove fatal to the stability of marriage and quite detrimental to the spouse.
Effect of Mars in various houses
Mars is considered to be an evil planet in general and wherever it is posited or the houses which receive its aspect get blemished and destroy the signification of these houses abruptly.
If Mars is placed in lagna, it affects health and personality, its aspect on 4th house i.e. Sukhsthana destroys peace and happiness while its aspect on 7th house creates problem in marriage and married life. Its aspect on 8th house adversely affects the longevity.
Mars in the 4th house spoils the family happiness and as a consequence causes separation between the husband and wife because from here it aspects the 7th house also which is 4th from 4th and 11th house which is 12th from 12th house.
Effect of Mars on 7th house and lagna is already discussed. It will create disturbance in the marital matters related to these houses.