In this article we present what Manglik Dosha is and the effects it can bring to our lives, especially in marriage. Read on to find out what it is about and what you can do to fix it.

Manglik Dosha: Mars

Mars is a red planet and the red shading symbolizes animosity, anger, and virility. Mars rules temperance, certainty, enthusiasm, assurance, aspiration, and comfort. It urges us to face challenges and be our best. Affirmation and a challenging, fearless nature satisfy this planet.

Mars, the god of war, is the leader of Aries. In astrology, Mars is the planet of vitality, activity, and desire. It is the sense of survival, and can be seen as the “remaining” creature nature of man. Mars in the ascendant makes a man look young. It controls enthusiasm and shows a strong and wild sex drive.

Mars plays a very important role in India regarding marriage because before arranging marriages, the parents have the astral charts of the possible couple made, fearing the effect of this planet on their union since according to the belief its position will determine if such marriage will be happy or will end in disgrace.

Manglik Dosha

What is Manglik Dosha?

As we indicated earlier, Mars is a planet that represents energy and drive. When Mars influences positions that represent our emotions, family life, partners and love, they give a negative result, and this negative influence is called Manglik Dosha.

Manglik Dosha occurs when Mars is located in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th house from the Ascendant, but also from the Moon.

Its results give an argumentative tendency, excessive independence, recklessness and even aggressiveness to our relationships.


It cannot only bring trouble in married life, but also create disruptions in marriages. If it is not resolved, it can change the life of marriage to a conflict zone, and both husband and wife can experience horrible problems, even death. In addition to this, opposite effects can also be observed in education, the beginning of the profession, business, among others.

Couple, jealousy, possessiveness and acting as if one is over the other are caused by the position of Mars in certain houses or “areas” of a birth chart. In addition, if Mars is negatively affected by the sign it is in or by some other planet, it can also cause explosive fights and even violence.

What is a Manglik?

A person with Manglik Dosha is called Manglik and must necessarily relate to another person who is also Manglik in order to lessen the effect of Mars and achieve success in love life.

How do I know if I or my partner is Manglik?

You must first turn to an expert, who will make an astral chart to determine if Mars is in it and in which house it is exactly.

Effects of Manglik Dosha in houses

1st House

People born with Manglik (Mangal) dosha in the first house will be affected in the relationship with their husband or wife. Both will get into conflicts that often lead to physical assaults and violence in families.

2nd House

Mars in the second house brings many problems to the person’s family life. Both personal and professional life are seriously disrupted.

4th House IV

Mars in the fourth house produces adverse results in professional life. Often, the person will have to change jobs. The end result will not be satisfactory. The person may also experience financial problems.

7th House

Mars in the 7th house makes a person often very irritable and short-tempered. His or her high energy will result in aggressive behaviour. There may be many fights in the family and with the partner.

8th House

Mars in the 8th house means that the person will be very lazy. He or she will be careless and reckless when it comes to handling finances, and in most cases, he or she will end up losing assets.

Manglik Dosha: Solutions to eliminate its effect

Donate clothing or other gifts to ironworkers. On Tuesdays, donate sharp objects such as knives, food, wheat bread, red clothing, and red stones.

Have a partner who was also born Manglik.

Offer sustenance to winged and poor creatures on Tuesdays.

In tradition, there is a procedure called Kumbh Vivah (symbolic marriage with a clay pot) to avoid bad luck in marriage.

Fast on the first Tuesday of each month during the First Quarter Moon (Shukla Paksha). During fasting, the ideal is to eat only pigeon pea, also known as pea beans. On Tuesdays, sing the Mangal Graha Shanti mantra.

Sing the Gayatri mantra 108 times every day.

Hanuman Chalisa at least once a day.

Sing “Om Shree Hanumate Namah” 108 times sitting in front of the statue or image of Hanuman (the monkey god) or in a Hanuman temple every day.

Visit Hanuman Temple on Tuesdays and offer sweets and offerings.

Further Recommendations

The red coral gemstone is controlled through planet Mars. Red coral reduces the impact of Mangalik Dosha and brings concordance between a partners and improves the relationship. It controls recklessness and anger.

There is a belief that negative consequences for a single Manglik marriage can be resolved if the Manglik first performs a ceremony called Vivah kumbh, in which the Manglik “marries” a banana tree, a peepal tree, or  silver or gold idols of the Hindu god Vishnu.

The bad effects of Mangal Dosh can be reduced with the help of astrological remedies which generally include the application of Pooja, Mantras, gemstones and charities. These remedies are different for different people depending on their horoscopes.