Posts Tagged ‘Manglik Dosh’
In spite of all the progress that the Indian society is making at large, it is highly saddening to realize that this birth place of Vedic astrology has reached a point of ignorance and blind faith which results in the generation of a large number of myths and misconceptions about the Manglik dosha.
One of the biggest misconceptions about this condition are that marrying someone with this astrological condition leads to the death of either one of the spouses. It is about time that the Indian society chooses to educate itself and break all barriers of superstition and understand what the real implications of planetary movements and positions are with respect to matters of marriage.
The fear of the death of a spouse is largely redundant especially because people tend to generalize the consequence with the presence of the mangal dosh in a horoscope. It is important to understand that the severity of the dosh is highly dependent on the presence of the planet Mars in different houses.
Another common misconception of a ‘double manglik’ is evidently non-existent since there is no such thing. As a matter of fact, if a person with the manglik dosha marries someone with the same condition then it is believed that the ill effects of this astrological condition nullifies itself.
This particular dosha is among the most talked about and feared astrological situations in the Hindu society. And its gravity is multiplied ten-fold because it is believed to have a direct impact on the marriage of a native. There are innumerable numbers of great wedding matches that tend to get rejected everyday because of the presence of this condition in the astrological chart.
There is a lot of confusion and difference in opinion when it comes to the definition of this condition. Different ancient texts, also known as Shastras, will differ in opining over which houses it must be present in to be called a mangal dosh. Additionally, different priests and astrologers will recommend different remedies for the same condition. While some priests suggest that when Mars is placed in the 1st 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th house other believe that it’s existing in the 1st or 2nd house does not define the existence of this dosh.
There have been tremendous arguments over this, since there are different schools of thought that belong to ancient priests and Vedic astrologers such as Parashara and Varahamihira. One cannot ignore the likelihood of these texts and ideologies evolving and being exploited over a period of thousand years where beliefs and definition may have easily been modified to suit the prevailing society. Yet, by large most astrologers universally believe that the 2nd house also defines the dosha and accept all 6 houses.
On the other hand, there are 12 houses in a horoscope and if Mars is present in 6 of them, statistically it means that half the population of the world is born under this condition. This means that there is nothing to fear of this manglik condition and you are bound to find for yourself a suitable life partner with whom you will spend the rest of your life with happily.
According to leading Vedic astrologers, if the planet Mars is situated in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th house in a horoscope and the Ascendant is in the first house, it believed that that the Manglik Dosha is formed in your horoscope.
Why is this Condition Feared?
This condition is believed to cause a hold-up in the marriage of a young bride or groom and is also feared to be the cause of marital problems and sometimes the premature death of a spouse.
Exception to the Rule:
One of the most guaranteed ways to avoid any marital catastrophe is by an affected person marrying someone who has the same condition in their horoscope. Most expert astrologers believe that the effects of this dosha is minimized or even eliminated if both the bride and the groom in question have a Manglik Dosha in their horoscope readings.
Should I be Worried
If your son or daughter is believed to be under this effect, and you are a strong believer of Vedic astrology, one can empathize on why this may be a concern to you as a parent. But given the conditions which determine a Manglik, over 50% of the Indian population is under its effect. This means that there still remains to be a lot of choice for your child if you are considering an arranged marriage. The affects of this dosha automatically reduce after the age of 28. This is especially not a very late age for men to get married.
Additionally, there are a number of chants, prayers and rituals that can be recommended by an expert priest that are believed to reduce the affects of this condition.
How do I find out if my Son or Daughter is Affected?
It isn’t too difficult to find out if your child is under the effect of this condition. Approach a family priest, astrologer or ask relatives for recommendations to one. All your need to do is simply provide them with the details of your child’s birth, and they would be able to create a detailed horoscope.
There are also a number of online astrological tools which will help you determine the same.