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The Story of Mangala or Mars

A cycle of creation coincides with the day of Brahma, the Creator. When the Lord sleeps, there is a phase of Annihilation and total inactivity. Another cycle begins as the Lord wakes and engages Himself in the process of creation. Countless such cycles go on incessantly extending beyond beginning and end.

There was naught else but water before the beginning of the new cycle of Creation. When Lord Brahma got up at the end of His night, He found all existence non-existent. There was no light, no wind and no motion, only a limitless body of water which was the body of Lord Himself. The Lord had engulfed even the Mother-Earth, the support for all life-forms, into His abdomen at the beginning of His slumber. He thought of creating the Universe once again.

From His own body, Brahma the Creator produced Swayambhuva Manu and his consort Shatarupa. He then bade Manu to beget progeny through the sexual process. Lord Brahma had earlier produced His children through mental activity but they could not effectively populate the earth. Manu agreed to do his father’s bidding but needed some land to settle on. He thus requested Brahma, his father, to retrieve the Mother-Earth from the bosom of the immense Ocean.

Lord Brahma concentrated on the import of His son’s request.

“Even while I am engaged in the process of Creation,” He pondered, “Vasundhara, the Mother-Earth, lies somewhere at the bottom of this Ocean. Some means there must be to retrieve Her. What should I do about it?”

Even as Lord Brahma was immersed in deep thought, a tiny youngone of a boar, not larger than the distal phalanx of His thumb, emerged from His nostrils and in no time acquired the size of an elephant, dangling in the empty space. Manu as well as the rishis gathered there were astonished and offered prayers to this manifestation which they considered as a blessing from the Almighty Lord. Soon this Boar attained the dimensions of a huge mountain and started roaring with great force. This was the ‘Varaaha’ or the ‘Boar’ incarnation which the Lord had acquired in order to retrieve the Earth from the bottom of the Ocean.

The mighty Varaaha smelt for the Earth with His snout in all directions. Then, with a heavy thud, He jumped into the water, as if tearing through the very abdomen of the Ocean, creating a terrible sound. He pierced through the endless body of water and found the all-sustaining Earth resting at the bottom of the Ocean. On His jaws He lifted the Earth, even as an elephant adorns his head with a bunch of flowers, and brought Her to the surface.

There He placed her on the surface of water to float like a lotus-leaf. It is said that the serpent-king Shesha-naga supports the Earth from below lest it should tumble over. Lord Varaaha then planted various mountains as well as other geographical features here and there on the surface of the Earth in order to enable Her to sustain life.

The demon-king Hiranyaksha was very powerful. He had attained immense powers through austerities. Intoxicated by his physical might, he tormented the gods who ran helter-skelter in front of him. Looking for a worthy match, he jumped into the Ocean and confronted Varuna, the sea-god. Varuna, however, declined to fight him suggesting that he face Lord Varaaha for an appropriate combat. Hiranyaksha liked the idea and proceeded towards the bottom of the Ocean where Lord Varaaha was engaged in retrieving the Mother-Earth. The demon mocked at the Lord.

“Hey, wild animal, where have you come from?” he roared on seeing Lord Varaaha. “You pig of a godling,” he continued, “you cannot proceed without fighting me.”

Lord Varaaha, however, ignored the demon and brought the Earth to the surface. Having stabilised her on the surface, He engaged the demon in battle and after playfully fighting him He finally killed him with His bare hands.

The Earth, having been established in her orbit, felt relieved and comfortable. In Her immensely beautiful natural form, She approached Lord Varaaha, now in a highly attractive appearance, and sought His physical association. The two together spent one divine year, away from the eyes of the world. They lost all sense of day and night during this period. At the end of one year, Lord Varaaha offered obeisance to Her and parted. By this time, the Earth was pregnant. She gave birth to Mangala and brought the child up with great love. Later, Mangala was given the status of a ‘graha’ or planet by Lord Shiva. Mangala or Mars being the son of the Mother-Earth, is a significator of land, houses, home, soil, earthenware, and even endometrium (the ‘soil’ where the ‘seed’ is sown and progeny results).

Long long ago, Daksha Prajapati, a progenitor of the human race, gave his daughter, Sati, in marriage to Lord Shiva. He, however, soon developed a dislike for his Son-in-law. Once Daksha undertook a grand yajna or sacrifice. Lords Brahma and Vishnu, as well as several exalted rishis, renunciants, gods and celestial beings were invited to the yajna and offered due obeisances and respects. Such a courtesy, however, was not extended to Lord Shiva, who was not even informed about, let alone invited to, the yajna.

Sati, the divine consort of Lord Shiva, saw the Moon-god with his consort Rohini proceeding in a hurry. Through a friend of hers, she came to know that they were going to attend the yajna of Daksha Prajapati. Sati was perplexed.

“My father is conducting a yajna and we have not been informed about it,” she thought. “Even my mother seems to have forgotten me. I should ask Lord Shankara the cause of it.”

She went to Lord Shiva and enquired why He was not inclined to attend the sacrifice being conducted by her father.

The Lord replied in a sweet tone, “Blessed one! Those whom your father considers worthy of respect are already attending the yajna. Dear one!” He continued, “Those who intrude anywhere uninvited suffer humiliation worse
than death.”

Sati was not completely satisfied. She also wanted to find out why her father had not invited her husband, Lord Shiva, the Lord of the gods and the Essence of all yajnas.

“Lord of the three worlds,” she said, “please permit me to go and attend the yajna.”

Lord Shiva was aware of the inevitable future. He permitted Sati to go to her father’s house. When Sati met her father, she enquired why her husband, the Lord of the three worlds, was not invited to the yajna. This infuriated Daksha who spoke thus to Her :

“Dear daughter, you are not really needed here. You may stay here or go away as you please. You have not been invited. Your husband, the so- called Shiva, is an emblem of Amangala (inauspiciousness). He is unclean, unkempt and the lord of the inauspicious spirits. He does not deserve to be invited to a yajna of this stature.”

Sati was deeply hurt at the venom her father had spewed against her beloved husband. Unable to tolerate this humiliation, she jumped into the sacrificial fire and died.

When Shankara got the news of His wife’s death in the sacrificial fire, His wrath knew no bounds. He decided to destroy both Daksha and his yajna. From the forehead of the infuriated Lord trickled a drop of perspiration which immediately transformed into a strange man-like form with innumerable faces and eyes, and with thousands of hands and feet. This dazzling being was Virabhadra, the frightful destroyer of the yajna as well as all that was related to the yajna. Lord Shiva thus spake to him:

“Valiant Virabhadra! Go immediately and destroy the yajna of Daksha.”

Virabhadra proceeded fast to the yajna. A great battle ensued between Virabhadra and his followers on the one hand, and the several gods on the other. Daksha tried to seek the assistance of Lord Vishnu who declined to help saying, “The only way out is to placate Lord Shiva and seek His forgiveness.”

The gods suffered defeat at the hands of Virabhadra. The yajna was destroyed. Daksha himself was beheaded by Virabhadra and his head burnt in the yajna-fire.

Virabhadra finished off all that stood in his way. He pierced through the nether-world and dried off the oceans. Then he readied himself to burn into ashes all the three worlds. At this, Lord Shiva stopped him saying:

“Virabhadra! You have already destroyed the yajna of Daksha Prajapati. Control your urge to destroy the rest of the creation. Bathe now and be a source of peace to all grahas. You will acquire the name Angaraka (‘burning charcoal; an incendiary spark’)”.

Virabhadra immediately became pacified. Soon he took birth as Mangala from the Mother-Earth and, with the blessings of Lord Shiva, acquired the status of a graha.

The word ‘Mangala’ literally means ‘auspicious’. Mars, however, also represents the fury of Virabhadra. The disposition of Mars in a horoscope is an important factor to be considered while matching horoscopes for matrimonial purposes. ¦

Mars in Astrology
Physical attributes : Fierce red eyes, short stature, tough and youthful
body, generous disposition, shining, short and curly hair, fickle but valorous
nature, a naturally malefic (Tamasika) inclination, eagerness to hurt, easy
excitability, bilious disposition, red robes.
Nature : A natural malefic.
Gender : Masculine.
Cast : Kshatriya.
Direction : South.
Place : Place of fire.
Directional strength : Tenth house of the horoscope.
Own Sign : Mesha (Aries) and Vrishchika (Scorpio).
Exaltation : Makara (Capricorn) 28°
Mooltrikona : Mesha 0° to 12°
Debilitation : Karka (Cancer) 28°.
Friends : Sun, Moon, Jupiter
Enemies : Mercury
Neutral : Venus, Saturn
Significations : Courage, valour, aggressiveness, physical strength, arrogance, combat, administrative ability, capacity to punish, risky ventures, leadership, fame, dominance, cruelty, adultery, surgery, commander of an army, non-vegetarian food, fire, earthenware, siblings, red colour, home, land, soil, poison, marrow, bile, muscles, accidents, surgical operations, injuries, burns, head injuries, cuts and wounds, biliary disease.


Lord Mangal Dev

Once when Lord Shiva was engrossed in ‘deep meditation’ upon his abode Mount Kailash, three drops of perspiration originated from his forehead fell down on the earth. From those drops manifested a very beautiful infant, who was of reddish complexion and who had four arms.

The child was handed over to the earth goddess, Bhumi for upbringing by Lord Shiva. The child was named Bhaum as he was nurtured and brought up by Bhumi.

When Bhaum grew up, he went to Kashi and did a tremendous penance to please lord Shiva. Lord Shiva blessed him by granting him ‘Mangala loka’, which was superior even to the ‘Shukra loka’.


Kuja (Mars/Mangala)
At some point or other in our life, we all have heard about Kuja or Mars or Mangal. It is the most prominently heard Vedic astrology word, especially while talking about bride and groom. So basically what does this mean? The word which is mentioned the most in astrology, do you know everything about it?

Kuja Mangal
The Sun is the ruling planet and is for the fathers. Similarly, the Moon is for the mothers. Mars is a fiery red planet which is the ruling planet for brothers. Kuja is the giver of good, power, strength, and courage which determines our ability to violent actions in life. Mars also gives confidence, independence, and energy needed to implement plans in life. Without Mars/Kuja we would be lost in our passions without the ability to achieve them. It brings determination in life.

About Lord Kuja
Kuja means ‘burning coal’ or a ‘fair person’. Lord Kuja is actually identified as Lord Kartikeya – the God of War, the son of Shiva. He is believed to have been born from the sweat of Shiva. Lord Kuja is dressed in red, has a red body with four hands born of Earth, carries a Trident, a Mace and a Spear in his hands, and his crown is adorned with precious coral.

As the mythological story goes, Lord Kartikeya was born with 6 heads. He released the Devas from the oppression of the invincible demon Taraka which depicts the qualities of power, strength, and courage of Kuja. Because of this reason, Kuja is also known as the protector of Dharma and the purpose of life.

There is also another notion which defines Kuja as the son of Earth. Ku means Earth and Jha stands for birth. Thus, the ‘son of the Earth’. Also, Lord Kuja is brought up by 6 Kritika stars and is fed by 6-star mothers which result in the 6 heads or faces of Lord Kuja. Because of this reason he is also called ‘Shanmuka’.

The story of Kuja
Kuja – Mars
Kuja – Mars
As per the mythology, it is a story of an old woman who used to observe fast every Tuesday. She had a son named Mangaliya. The Mangal deity assumed the disguise of a Brahmin and came to the old lady’s house. He said to the old lady that he is hungry and shall prepare his own food but the ground needs to be plastered with cow-dung. The woman replied that since it was Tuesday she cannot plaster the ground with cow dung. But she offered to sprinkle the water so that the Brahmin can cook food on that.

The Brahmin refused, saying that he can only prepare food on the cow-dung plastered surface. While the woman said that she can anything else except that. on that, the Brahmin said to the old woman that she calls her son and make him lie upside down so that he can cook on her son’s back. After some thought, the old woman agreed to this and called her son. The Brahmin then lit the furnace on the boy’s back and cooked the food. Once he was done he asked the old lady to call her son to taste the auspicious food. The woman in grief told the Brahmin to cut with his jokes when he knows that the son must be dead by now. The Brahmin still insisted to call her son. When the old woman called her son, he came running. After that, the Brahmin told the old woman that her fast was successful. Her mind was so full of devotion that she may be happy ever. Then the Brahmin disappeared.

Religious beliefs towards Kuja/Mars

Mars- Kuja
Planet Mars is worshipped in many forms in India. In South India, the Mars planet is worshipped as ‘Muruga’ or ‘Murugan’. Principally, Lord Murugan is shown carrying a spear and Vel in his hands and is considered to be very generous in granting boons while protecting his devotees with fierce dedication. Murugan is also identified as the Skanda or the 6 headed son of Lord Shiva. The constellation of 6 nursing mother stars is called Krittika in Sanskrit, so Murugan is widely known as Kartikeya.

In Bengal, people worship Mars as Kartikeya, the brother of Lord Ganesha. All over India, the deity has many other names like ‘Kumaraswamy’, ‘Subramanya’, ‘Velayudham’, or ‘Vadievel’. The peacock is the favorite mount of Lord Skanda or Kartikeya.

In the Hindu language, planet Mars is known as the ‘Mangal Grah’. According to Hindu belief, the ‘Mangal Grah Yantra’ brings peace and happiness in the house and drives away fear. So majority Hindu houses have a ‘Mangal Grah Yantra’ in their puja ghar.

Kuja Characteristics
Kuja is a warrior God and makes its natives aggressive. Natives with Mangal are seen to have the following characteristics like courage, patience, bravery, good leadership abilities, self-confidence, physical strength, violence, anger, impulsive nature, and insensitivity. They are also argumentative, short-tempered, lovers of guns, weapons, and explosives. It also gives them great mechanical and technical abilities and makes them good designers, builders, engineers, and surgeons.

Though it affects differently to people belonging to different rashis.

Mars and the Zodiac Signs
When Kuja conjoins positively with other planets in someone’s horoscope, it can benefit the native’s life a lot. It gives abundant energy, great immunity, and very good health. But when it is positioned inappropriately, it can have an adverse effect on native’s health.

Aries – Natives born with Mars in Aries are impulsive, full of energy and go-getters. They have anger which flares-up quickly but does not last for too long. They make fast decisions, trust their instincts and are simple. They cannot deliberate too much, are unpredictable, lose their enthusiasm quickly and often become rude because of their short temper and impulsiveness.
Taurus – Mangal in Taurus makes the natives goal oriented but they are not known for their speed. They are calm, easy going people and have a tremendous temper. But they do not fly off the handle as easily as others. They are driven by security, strength, and stability. They never alter their pace for anyone and are often frustrating. They are also powerfully sensual.
Gemini – Mars in Gemini is a little unfocused. The natives are easily bored, need frequent changes, possess a passion for words, are energetic, fidgety, restless, adaptable to change and multi-tasking.
Cancer – The natives born with Mars in Cancer are passive-aggressive. They resist change, are shy, insecure, slow, protective, dependable and peaceful.
Leo – Mars in Leo gives the natives a drive for significance. The natives need a significant meaning to their life and are very passionate. They enjoy risk-taking, are reasonable, well-defined, powerful, very sensual, idealistic, short-tempered and self-righteous.
Virgo – These natives are goal-oriented, practical, can handle many tasks at once, over-critical, non-aggressive, restless, and energetic. Although they can be a little scattered at times. when the natives are nervous and fidgety, it is a sign that Mars is either too little or too much in the Virgo native.
Libra – Mangal in Libra makes the natives reflect about things before they act. They are not decisive, they procrastinate a lot, and love peace. But they tend to have a sneaky behavior and are excellent at conflict management.
Scorpio – Mars in Scorpio natives love challenges. They have superb willpower, make formidable opponents, rely on their intuition heavily, have strong sexual stamina, cannot compromise, live for personal satisfaction, have low self-esteem and are provocative.
Sagittarius – Mangal in Scorpio natives feel like running when angry. They are adventurous, restless, cannot complete what they start, are fun-loving, a little blunt in their approach, hard to understand, and moralistic.
Capricorn – Capricorn natives with Mars come across as subdued and controlled people. They have low-key energy and high goal orientation and focus. Basically achievers with well-defined ambition, cool-headed and have great control over themselves. They detest waste, have strong desires, are self-indulgent, hard-working and responsible.
Aquarius – Mangal in Aquarius natives are difficult to understand, have an original view of the world, proudly independent, progressive, obstinate, rebellious, clever, love their freedom, a little detached and have a superiority complex.
Pisces – Pisces natives with Mars have a mild-temper, are guilty about their anger, go with the flow, moody, have creative expression style, and have fluctuating energy levels.
Kuja Diseases
Kuja Mars Mangal
Cuts and bruises
Mental disturbances
Diseases of lungs, liver, eyes, nose, and stomach
Kuja Dosh in Natal Horoscope
In Hindu society, Kuja Dosh or Mangal is the biggest fear when it comes to marriage. When Kuja is placed in the 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th house of the natal chart, it is said to have Kuja dosh in the natal horoscope. It is more related to perception than actual fear as this combination is applicable to half the population.

In other words, Kuja Dosh is just an unnecessary scare.

Kuja Mangal
A prayer to planet Mars frees one from poverty, illness, and debts. Visiting the temple of Lord Hanuman or Subramanya or Narasimha every Tuesday is believed to be beneficial.


Manglik (Mangal Dosha/ Kuja Dosha)
Another one of the dreaded blemish in a horoscope which is overtly emphasized by the astrological press, especially in India – Mangal dosha or Kuja Dosha.

Mangal = Kuja = Mars

Dosha = blemish or negative combination

The phobia behind Manglik?

The rumor goes that a Manglik person will be devoid of marital happiness in life. Either the marriage/ partnership ends due to a tragedy/ accident/ injury involving the native himself/ herself or involving the spouse or both.

Also the marriage is full of fighting, misunderstanding and lack of happiness till it lasts. Divorce/ separation (temporary or permanent) result

Accordingly, a very negative dosha to have in a horoscope and it limits the marital bliss a person might enjoy in their life unless they marry another Manglik, in which case the blemish gets neutralized to a large extent.

Definition of a ‘Manglik’-

When Mars resides in house – 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th in a horoscope, Mangal dosha exists. An individual with a Mangal dosha is called a Manglik.

One might also consider the position of Mars from the Moon and the above locations from Moon rashi will indicate a Manglik dosha as well.

Please Note – Some schools of thoughts interchange 1st and 2nd. Meaning they consider a Manglik dosha for 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th house placements of Mars.

Putting some Rationality into the ‘Dosha’ and its implications

Mars will exist in the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th houses of a horoscope for 5/12 people on earth. This means just a little below half of the people, or 42% to be precise, are Manglik. This is just when considering from the Lagna. If you consider from the Moon independently, then many of the 58% who are not Manglik from the Lagna can now be Manglik from the Moon and hence more than half of people on earth will be Manglik in that regards.

Take a pause and a deep breath and think rationally. Is it possible that half or more people on earth suffer from an astrological blemish that ruins their marriage in one way or another?

Unlikely isnt it? Hence rationality itself dictates that such a generalized Yoga can never be responsible for damaging fully or in part the marital bliss of any couple.

So Is it completely a made up fable with no reality to it?

Kuja dosha being completely useless in predictive astrology would also be a sweeping and incorrect statement. The idea behind Mangal dosha is due to the following factors-

a) Mars is a generic malefic planet which is fierce, aggressive, energetic, full of anger and ego and is impatient by nature

b) Mars also signifies violence, anger, injury, battles/ wars, litigation etc. in its negative context

c) a & b above go completely contradictory to partnerships or marriages which are based on compromise, patience and sacrifice

d) Mars has a full (100%) aspect in houses 4th, 7th and 8th from itself

e) Since the 7th house represents marriage, spouse and partnerships, when Mars affects the 7th house, negative events related to the 7th house can be anticipated due to its impatient, violent and egoistic characteristics affecting the house of compromise, sacrifice and long term commitments

f) When Mars is in 1st, 4th, 7th or 12th, it aspects the 7th house with a 100% aspect. As for the 8th house, being 2nd to 7th, it signifies the family of the spouse and the longevity of the spouse. Hence Mars in 8th is detrimental for the health and longevity of the spouse

Having defined the meaning and logic behind this ‘blemish’ lets recall that no Yoga – good or bad, exists in isolation and the other planets and their aspects will change this scenario to a large extent. Further if Mars itself is in good dignity, the blemish will not exist in the first place.

Important pointers for Manglik dosha

1) When Mars occupies the signs of – Aries, Scorpio, Cancer or Capricorn and in a Kendra house ( 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th) it loses most of its venom and becomes a benefic

2) In the above situation no manglik dosha exists even when Mars is in the 1st, 4th or 7th house

3) When Mars is conjunct or closely aspected by Jupiter, Manglik dosha does not exist

4) Mars in its own signs or exalted in D-9 (navamsa) also defuncts a potential Manglik dosha in the main rashi chart

5) Most important to understand is the complete aspects on the 7th bhaav (please refer to the Bhaav aspects – a complete picture for details). The more beneficial aspect the 7th house has, the better will be results related to marriage/ partnerships and spouse

6) By the same token as #5 above, the dignity and placement of the 7th lord is vital. Even if malefics reside in 7th house, if the lord of 7th is strong in dignity and has good aspects, it will be able to protect the significations of its house and in such a case the 7th house significations will not suffer as much

7) Generally when 2 or more of the ‘generic’ malefics affect the 7th house – Rahu, ketu, saturn, mars & Sun, then the gravity of the negative situation is intensified more than any one planet alone affecting the 7th bhav. Again any of the above planets when in good dignity (example own sign or exalted sign) will not damage the significations of the 7th bhaav

8) Another important point is distance from Bhaav madhya or most effective point of the 7th bhaav. As an example say ascendant is 23 degrees rising. Hence 23 degrees in each bhaav becomes more sensitive to any planet or aspects. Now if Mars sits exact on 23 degrees in the 7th bhaav, it is affecting the 7th house very strongly (good or bad as per dignity of mars and other aspects on it). However, in such a case, if Mars is at say 3 degrees in the 7th sign. Technically now this Mars has gone into the 6th bhaav and not affecting the 7th bhaav in any sifnificant manner. Thus degree wise ‘residential strength’ of planets is very vital to observe for accurate analysis

9) Mars when strong in Vimsopaka bala and/ or Vaiseshikamsa will give beneficial results as opposed to bad (please refer to the Vimsopaka bala and Vaiseshikamsa articles in the advanced topics section if you are unaware about the same)

10) Likewise when BAV bindus of Mars in ashtakvarga scheme is 5 or more in any sign, its results will tend to be very positive there. If Mars is situated in the 7th bhav but with 6 BAV score, it can never hamper marriage or the spouse generally as it receives support from most planets in that sign

11) Even when Mars is negative in a horoscope, at age 28 Mars matures in a horoscope. Thus, after age 28 the negative effects of Mars start to come down (in the logical sense a person tends to become more patient and compromising) and hence Manglik dosha loses is potency after the 28th age of a native’s life

12) A good idea is always to check the dignity of the karaka of a life’s aspect as well. In this case, since marriage and marital bliss are being analyzed, Venus as a karaka (significator) is also to be checked. A strong and well placed Venus will tend to counteract many a negative aspects on the 7th house caused by Mars or other planets in the horoscope.

13) When Mars owns a trine (1,5 or 9) house, then it is a functionally benefic planet for the horoscope and as such, will tend to cause less harm than otherwise


Conclusion – Analyze the horoscope as a whole, like always, before predicting anything related to marriage or spouse of an individual. Manglik dosha exists by basic definition, but as per the rest of the horoscope and the dignity of mars itself, dignity of 7th house and 7th house lord from lagna and Moon will dictate the eventual outcome of a horoscope and one should not read too much into the mere existence of Manglik dosha in a horoscope.


Tuesday, the second day of the week, is associated to the planet of fire and force – Mars. From the Hindi name of this very planet i.e. Mangal comes the Hindi name of Tuesday—Mangalwaar.

People tend to wear red coloured clothes and donate red coloured items on Tuesdays, as the colour red is associated with Mars – the Red Planet.

Here are some of the Astrological associations of this planet and day –

Colours of the day: Red, maroon, brown.
Number represented : 9
Direction: South
Gemstone: Red Coral (Munga)
Metal: Copper
Representative Deity: Lord Hanuman and Lord Kartikeya (Skanda)

Mars, as the planet is generally referred to, is also known as Mangal or Kuja or Angaraka; more elaborately called Bhoomiputra Mangal in Hindi, meaning the one born out of Mother Earth’s womb. Astronomically, Mars is known as the Red planet, because of its colour and surface appearance, lent by the excess of iron oxide in its terrain. Astrology too holds Mars as an out-rightly fiery, red planet, which is known to rule the first and the eighth Signs of the Zodiac – Aries and Scorpio.

Mythology has it that Mars is the God of War and the Commander-in-chief of the Celestial Army, and thus, is a pure warrior at heart. Here are some of the qualities associated with this planet –

physical activity and sports, athletic ability, stamina
direct, frank and candid approach
fearlessness, bravery and boldness
anger, forcefulness and aggression
dictatorial, dominant stance
combativeness, querulousness and pushiness
impulsiveness, hastiness and rashness
masculinity, youth, energy and vigour
excitement, spontaneity and speed
passion, agility, drive and fire
Mars is the epicentre of raw energy and stamina of the universe. It stands for high-octane action and action of all sorts. Mars’ function is more to act than to react!

It is the one who gives you the required push to achieve and do something; like throwing away your laziness to get up from bed in the morning or putting in that run to get the bus to office in the morning or sprinting hard to win that race in a sports event, all such activities where aggression, agility and physical effort is required are represented by Mars.

Mars is absolute masculinity and vigour, driving people to achieve their desires and to put their thoughts or plans into action. It is generally said that in this world of cut-throat competition, a strong, well placed Mars in one’s Natal Horoscope can prove to be a wonderful asset.

Mars, in general, represents and is known to manifest sporting activities, the Armed forces, defence and security personnel, Police forces, commanders, soldiers, combatants, surgeons, engineers, real-estate agents, land-brokers, bodyguards, chefs/cooks, brothers, younger siblings, fortresses, ammunition, weapons and the arms-storage, rooms, battle tanks, sports vehicles, blood and blood vessels, volcanoes, gun-powder, disputes, quarrels, destruction, violence, tumult, turbulence, unrest, clashes, spices, proteins, soil, red marble, proteins, agriculture, farm houses amongst various other things.

If Mars is well-placed in a person’s Birth-Chart, the native is likely to be highly courageous—a person of pioneering spirit and initiative, adventurous, passionate, independent, short-tempered, forceful, domineering, a lover of sports and games, competitive, spontaneous and a possessor of various other enviable qualities, which will enable him to achieve his ambitions and goals in life.

Mars also plays a very important role in the marriage of a person. A person with Mars in the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th Houses is said to have Kuja Dosha or Mangal Dosha, which makes him/her a Manglik. Are you a Manglik? Find out with GaneshaSpeaks’ free Mangal Dosha Report.

Mars, a relatively fast moving planet, transits in each Sign for approximately 45 days, and gets exalted in the Zodiac Signs Capricorn, while Aries is his Moolatrikona sthana/place and Scorpio is his own house or Swakshetra. Mars possesses Agni-tatva or the Fire Element.

An ill-placed Mars in one’s Kundli or Natal Horoscope may give adverse results such as frequent accidents or injuries, quarrels and misunderstandings with near and dear ones, over-excitement, over-exhaustion or extreme fatigue, mishaps due to fire, etc. But, there are ways to deal with these problems, as Astrology has the Nivaarans or Remedial solutions to every problem of the Human World.

Here are a few tips, you may follow to tame an angry Mars –
1) Visit Lord Hanuman’s temple on Tuesdays. Wear red clothes during prayer time on Tuesdays.
2) Recite the Hanuman Chalisa and also Bajranga Bann stotra.
3) Offer Red Hibiscus flowers and dry dates (Khaarek) to Lord Hanuman.
4) Offer water to a Peepal tree on Tuesdays.
5) Distribute fire-works or fire-crackers and brown-coloured sweets to poor children during festival time.
6) Donate clothes to poor youths.
7) Donate articles of copper to the needy.

Ganesha wishes well for everyone
Om Gan Ganeshay Namah…
Om Han Hanumante Namah…
Om Angarkay Namah…
Om Subrahmanyaaya Namah…


Mangal Mantra: Meaning, Significance, and Benefits
Red colored Mars or mangal, as referred to in Hindu mythology and astrology is the 4th planet from the sun. The nearest outer planet from the earth, it is also the 7th largest planet in the solar system. Also called the red planet because of its red-orange appearance, its colour is very well fitting of its possessing characteristics. When it comes to the subject of Astrology, planet Mangal has been the most compelling celestial being due to its unbeatable vigour and high dominion upon the horoscope charts of mortal beings.

Mangal or Mars is a masculine planet associated with masculinity and manly traits. It expresses the toughest shades of masculine attributes like strength of body, dominating attitude, assertiveness, bravery, valour, belief in self and full of energy. Mangal or planet Mars, one of the Navgrahas (nine planets) is understood to be Goddess Bhuma (Earth) and Lord Varaha’s son. For the unversed, the Earth (Bhuma) is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Varaha is the third avatar of Lord Vishnu.

A prayer to this planet is said to free one from debts, poverty and illness afflicting the skin. This graha bestows property and conveyance .Tuesdays are intended for the worship of Mangal who loves the chanting of Sama Veda. If one observes the fast on Tuesday for 21 times, the unlucky influence of Tuesday (Mangal) can be removed. The legend that depicts the influence of the worship of MANGAL goes as follows, and is narrated whenever a worship or offering is made to the deity:

An old woman used to observe fast on every Tuesday and chanted Mangal Mantras to appease the Lord Mangal. Her son was named Mangaliya. Lord Mangal desired to test the piety of this old woman. He arrived at her home in the disguise of a Brahmin. He asked her “I am hungry and I shall prepare my own food but you must plaster the ground with cow-dung.” The woman then explained to him that since it was a Tuesday; she does not plaster cow-dung on that day. Instead she offered to sprinkle water so the Brahmin could prepare his food. The Brahmin insisted on only cooking on a cow-dung plastered surface. The woman refused and said that she could do anything else except cow-dung plaster. The Brahmin said, “Let your son lie upside down, I shall cook on his back.”

After some thought, the woman agreed to this bound by her Dharma and called her son. The disguised Brahmin lit the furnace on his back and cooked his food. After cooking, the Brahmin asked the woman to call her son so that he could take the auspicious food. The woman, in grief, told him to not make such cruel jokes and since after cooking on his back, he would not have survived. The Brahmin explained and insisted that she call the son. When the woman called, the son came running. The Brahmin said, “Old woman, your fast is successful. With kindness, your mind is also full of devotion and faith. May you be ever happy.” The deity (Mangal) in disguise disappeared. This story explains the benefits of Mangal worship and chanting.

Mangal Mantra
Mangal Mantra: How do they help
Lord Mangal is known by many names such as Angaraka (the one who emits radiance like the colour red) Raktavarna (the one whose skin is red like blood), Bhauma, Lohitanga and Kuja. The colour red is associated with him, and hence, people donate red colored items on Tuesdays. Appeasing him helps one take the full benefit of the Mangal positions in their chart as well as fix the unfavourable ones. Angaraka is portrayed with four hands, carrying a trident, mace, lotus and a spear. Wearing red clothes, he often rides on a ram/goat.

The masculine energy of Mars shows the projection of our vital energy and emotion, and it indicates our passion, motivation, and determination. A strong Mars will indicate these qualities of vitality, power, endurance, drive, courage etc. Also when Mars is well placed, it provides confidence, strong will power, insight and discrimination. However an ill placed Mars can cause violence, control, domination, or injury, accident, anger, war, criticism, delayed marriages, relationship struggles etc.

How to Recite Mangal Mantra
Do your recitations on a Tuesday for most advantages. Start by taking a bath and wearing fresh and washed clothes.
Sit yourself in a lotus position and have you Jaapa Mala with you for the chanting of your Mangal Mantra.
Now chant the Mangal Mantra 108 times which is also one full round of the Jaap Maala.
You must repeat the above process for at least 11 days. If you are doing the Mantra for a specific reason, ensure to do the Mantra for as long as your wish is granted. Generally it takes at least 21 days for any wish to be granted by Mangal Graha.
Donating things and doing charity on Tuesdays will help you get a better effect of the Mantra. Donate red things for example copper utensils, red lentils, jaggery and mounds.
You can also fast on Tuesdays for yielding the maximum benefits of the Mangal Mantra. An appeased Lord Mangal will help you in your life and will remove your hurdles.
Important Mangal Mantras
1. Mangal Beej Mantra
Beej Mantras also understood as Vedic Seed Mantras and are the core mantras or sounds endowed with exuberant spiritual powers. They are popularly called the audible seed version of all the Deities majorly in Hinduism. Beejas compose part of several mantra chants and hence they are almost like the batteries of mantras. It is believed that when chanted with concentration Beej mantras can fulfil the desires of the devotees and act like a protective shield surrounding them.

The Mangal Beej Mantra is:
|| ॐ क्राम क्रीम सः भौमाय नमः ||

Om Kraam Kreem Kraum Sahah Bhaumaay Namah

Meaning – I bow down with reverence to Bhauma (another name for Lord Mangal as the Son of Bhuma).

Benefits of chanting Mangal Beej Mantra
If you feel your life is absolutely out of goals or you feel as if you have no passion towards achieving anything in life, this is the Mantra you should chant and worship upon.
If you feel a lack of energy and often find yourself becoming lazy this Mangal Mantra as per astrology will help you find confidence and liveliness.
When the planet Mangal is responsible is displeased, he is not going to bless you with the energy you want or deserve. In order to please him, you can chant the Mangal Beej Mantra.
Mangal Beej Mantra chanters become efficiently strong in Mathematics, since this planet influences Maths.
This Mangal Mantra can improve the relationship between siblings. If you have issues going on between you and your brother, or sister, you can have them settled by chanting the Mangal Beej Mantra.
Best time to recite the Rudra mantra Early morning
Number of times to chant this mantra 108 times for 11 or 21 days
Who can recite the Rudra mantra? Anyone
Chant this mantra facing Mangal Yantra
2. Rinmochan Mangal Mantra
Also, if you are unable to pay your debts or loaded with debts, chanting Rinmochan Mangal Stotra can do wonders. It has been taken from the Skanda Purana and is dedicated to both Lord Mangal and The Monkey Lord Sri Hanuman. It is used for getting rid of debts and loans. If you are a person who loses control of their temper easily and gets annoyed you might understand the ill effects it brings in professional and personal lives. When you regularly recite the Rinmochan Mangal mantra, it will help you gain control of your temper and emotions.

The Rinmochan Mangal Mantra is:
ॐ अंग अंगरकाय नमः ||

Om An Angarkaya Namah

Meaning – I bow down in reverence to Angarkaya, the one whose skin is red and another name for Lord Mangal.

Benefits of chanting Rinmochan Mangal Mantra
Rinmochan Mangal Mantra is very helpful for gaining repayment for loans.
If you have given someone money that you find is not coming back to you even when needed, chanting this mantra will help you gain it back.
When under heavy debt, this Mangal Mantra will help you free yourself from the clutches of heavy loans.
If you are ever in a situation where you feel like you are losing control or you have no control over your surroundings, chanting this Mangal Mantra will bring you great benefits and control.
Best time to recite the Rudra mantra Early morning
Number of times to chant this mantra 108 times for 11 or 21 days
Who can recite the Rudra mantra? Anyone
Chant this mantra facing Mangal Yantra
3. Mangal Mantra
This Mantra helps in the enhancement of the power of Mars. It is meant to increase physical strength and power. If you wish to enhance your sporting abilities or are practising certain forms of martial arts. This Mantra will be very beneficial to you. It will absolutely elevate your psychomotor skills and make you feel some form of power coursing through you. It is also used to achieve influence over other people and helps in becoming more assertive in professional life.

This Mangal Mantra is:
धरणीगर्भसम्भुतम विद्युत्कांति सम्प्रभम् |

कुमाराम शक्तिहस्तम् च तम मंगलम प्रणाम्यम्ः |

ॐ मंगलाय नमः ||

Dharaniigarbhasambhutam vidyutkanti samaprabham

Kumaaram shaktihastam ca tam mangalam pranamaamyaham

Om mangalaaya namah

Meaning – I am paying tribute to the omnipotent Mars by bending down in front of the great lord, who is the most auspicious icon of paradise, supporting and reinforcing all the creatures of almighty. He is glittering over the universe and spreading around the delightful beams of love and adorning the land with the twinkles of affection. He possesses the supreme power of paradise and exert potency in his hands. Om, I bow down to Mars with reverence.

Benefits of chanting Mangal Mantra
This Mantra enhances physical power.
If you are working on making yourself more physically competent and confident, chanting of this Mangal Mantra will yield great benefits to you.
It also helps gain expertise in martial arts. With it, It will help you have more courage and bravery.
If you are easily scared or are timid by nature, recitation of this Mangal Mantra will give you more strength to battle out challenges.
Best time to recite the Rudra mantra Early morning
Number of times to chant this mantra 108 times for 11 or 21 days
Who can recite the Rudra mantra? Anyone
Chant this mantra facing Mangal Yantra
Overall Benefits of Mangal Mantras
The recitation of Mangal mantra appeases the valorous Lord Mangal and helps in many ways:

Mangal Dosh can be removed or mitigated in the horoscope, when you recite the Mangal mantras.
The person reciting the Mangal mantra gets happiness, and the recitation of the mantra removes obstacles from one’s life.
Mangal Mantra with its vigilance and valour liberates one from poverty, debt, and skin diseases.
Reciting the Mangal Mantras blesses one with courage, energy, and pride.
Mangal Mantra removes anger, lies, jealousy and blesses one with bravery.
It helps you find the purpose of your life and also grants you power and strength to achieve that goal.
To achieve the aims in life you must have passion. This is where Mars comes in as the planet of vigour and strength.
Mangal Mantra in Vedic astrology helps in getting success in professions related to fire, energy, metals, initiative, weapons, construction, soldiers, police, medical, engineers and sports. It is ideal for you if you are in one of the mentioned fields.
It helps in achieving influence over other people. If you are being side lined by people or are unable to face them head on, chanting the Mangal Mantras regularly will help you with this situation.

Mangal (Mars)

Mars, also known as Mangal is the second smallest planet in the solar system. Mars is renowned for being the most aggressive, violent, and hottest planet in Jyotish (Vedic astrology). Mars is Fire and Blood. Even modern astronomers refer to it as the red planet due to its appearance, which signifies heat, violence, and aggression. The Sanskrit term “Mangal” has two meanings – “auspicious” and “pale or dull colored.” Despite being a malefic planet, Mangal is considered both auspicious and essential for survival and cherishing life. Its importance is emphasized in Vedic traditions, such as the use of the “Mangal sutra,” a sacred thread worn in Indian marriages that symbolizes the rule/formula of Mars.

The kumkum applied by Hindus on their forehead represents protection and strength, and is associated with Mars.

Hindu Deity
Lord Mangal on a Goat
Lord Mangal
Lord Mangal, the creator deity of the planet Mars, is considered both protective and violent. His actions are swift and decisive. According to Purana, Lord Mangal is the son of Bhumi Devi, also known as Bhu Devi, the goddess of the Earth. Bhumi Devi is characterized as beautiful, benevolent, kind, protective, and opportunistic, with a committed and dutiful nature. She takes care of the earth and all its inhabitants, with the help of the other grahas. The different qualities of Bhumi Devi can be observed all over the Earth.

As the son of Bhumi Devi, Mangal inherited some of her qualities. This implies that the planet Mars was created out of the Earth, although science has not yet proven this claim. However, it is clear that the planet Mars shares many similar conditions with Earth, which is why the possibility of life on Mars is a topic of great interest to modern scientists.

Adi Devata (Presiding Deity)
Mangal is associated with Lord Kartikeya, aka Murugan, who is a protective warrior God wielding a spear. Purana says that, Lord Shiva created Kartikeya to vanquish the asuras and restore righteousness (dharma) on Earth. Mangal embodies similar qualities as its presiding deity.

Significations (karakas)
Mars’ main signification is land and real estate. It is also associated with the inner fire that drives us to achieve our goals. It symbolizes masculinity and has a strong influence on younger siblings (especially males), male friends, protectors, defense forces (police and military), engineers, technicians, and sportsmen. Physically, Mars is associated with energy, male sex drive, intense passion, patriotism, competitiveness, tradition, blood, bone marrow, muscles, kumkum (sindoor), sharp objects, surgery, cuts and bruises, machinery, physics, electrical and electronic systems, technology, anger, hatred, physical education, and physical actions.

Individuals with a strong influence of Mars in their chart tend to be protective and territorial of their surroundings. They tend to be physically and mentally active, but their actions speak louder than their words. Their perspective is often technical in nature and may be quite different from that of Jupiter. They thrive on challenges and competition, much like a young adult. Mars is the warrior, the planet of young blood. Mars is all about the present situations, similar to the qualities of Mercury.

Mars is a masculine planet and it reaches maturity around the age of 28. This is when individuals with a strong Mars influence learn to channel their energy and aggression more effectively. In numerology, the numbers 9 and 21 are significant for Mars.

Its a tamassic graha

Its exalted in Capricorn and debilitated in Cancer

It Rules the signs Aries and Scorpio

Gets directional strength in the South (10th house)

Ruling direction is South

Friends with Sun, Moon and Jupiter

Enmity with Mercury and Saturn

Mars loves physical activities, technical tasks, challenges and competitions

Associated colours are red and pale red

Presiding deity is Lord Murugan

Mangal represents Earth (land) and the associated body part is nose

Exaltation and Debilitation of Mangal
Mangal attains exaltation in Capricorn, the battleground where Mars is powerful. To better understand this phenomena lets imagine Mars in Capricorn and analyze it as the 1st house.

Mars is always physically charged, no matter the time of day. He finds fulfillment through regular physical activities. He craves new challenges and objectives, completing them with great fervor before moving on to the next. His determination is unwavering, and he will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. He particularly enjoys physical challenges and competitions with great passion. He is a fast learner, especially when it comes to acquiring physical skills such as tool-making, machine repair, bodybuilding, and martial arts. The latest weapons, tools, and technological advancements fascinate him. Mars is also fiercely patriotic and territorial, and he has a knack for fixing things. He is an independent, strong individual who also values partnership. If Mars is committed to something, he will give his life to protect and nurture it.

The qualities of Mars that were mentioned earlier point towards Capricorn being its most powerful domain. Capricorn governs the knee, the most powerful body part, and it allows Mars to be fully active. Mars can master various skills from here, which is evident from its 3rd house Pisces since Pisces represents the universe. The independent and strong nature of Mars is reflected in the 4th house Aries. Additionally, his eagerness towards challenges and competition (6th house Gemini) indicates his boldness. Lastly, Mars’s willingness to sacrifice his life for his committed one can be seen in the 10th house Libra.

On the other hand, Mars is debilitated in the sign of Cancer, which slows down his natural energy and makes him feel frustrated. It’s like trying to make a fast-paced action hero like James Bond sit and listen to his enemy, which never works. In this position, Mars can only master limited skills (3rd house Virgo), and is forced to give importance to others’ opinions (4th house Libra). He is forced to fight against law and order (6th house Sagittarius), which is against his nature.

Mars finds it difficult to express his natural qualities and impulses in the sign of Cancer, which can make him feel frustrated and limited in his abilities.

Note: The concept of exaltation and debilitation presented here is the result of extensive observational research and contemplation over the years.


The Planet Mars in Astrology
Planet mangal astrologyIf Sun is the ruling planet for fathers, and the Moon is for mothers; a dry, masculine, fiery, red planet ‘Mars’ is ruling planet (Karka) for brothers in Astrology. Varied cultural people have various faiths towards ‘Mars’. Planet Mars gives both beneficial and adverse impact by seeing its affiliations with other planets. ‘Planet Mars’ or ‘Mangal Grah’ is of the important planets of the solar system comprised with temperate and frosty zones. Space discovers conceive that ‘Mars’ is the fourth planet with a mean distance of approximately 141 million from the Sun and it is red in color. Comparatively to other planets, it is nearer to the earth. Planet Mars also revolves around the Sun like earth, but at a different velocity. It completes its journey round the Sun in 687 days. The diameter of Mars is near about 4,200 miles, and it is smaller than the earth.

Religious notions towards ‘Mars’
Different people across the Globe have different opinion towards planet Mars. In India, numerous devotees conceive it as one of the admired deities. Mars is lord ‘Muruga’ or ‘Murugan’ among Tamil Hindus. Bengal people accredit this lord with other name ‘Kartikey’- son of Goddess Gouri and God Shiva, and brother of God Ganesha. In all over India, especially in south part of this county, people enunciate this lord with other names- ‘Subramanya’, ‘Kumarswamy’, ‘Velayudham’, or ‘Vadievel’. Planet Mars is ‘Mangal Grah’ for Hindu People. And, Hindu devotee believes that keeping ‘Mangal Grah yantra’ at their pooja ghar (worship place) in home is fortunate to bring happiness and peace and to dispel fear in life. Buddhist and Roman people also have shown faith towards God Mars. In fact, Mars was held in high prestige and admiration in Roman Empire. He is also said to be the God of force, energy, dispute, destruction and war. In Bible, Mars is symbolized by the Devil. Further, Planet Mars envisages supreme power in celestial armies.

Impact of planet ‘Mars’ in one’s life
Planet Mars rules the zodiac signs Aries and Scorpio. Astrologists say, Mars signify energy, both constructive and destructive, depending upon its position, aspects and location in the horoscope. People born with Mars as ruling planet possess some amazing characteristics. They are ambitions and independent, adventures, and unique in their nature. Beneficial Mars in horoscope always offers fine qualities like endurance, self-confidence, strength, courage, great organizing ability, independent spirit, and strong determination power. Conversely, if Mars is afflicted and weak in horoscope, it can show some negative impact for the native. Due to its affliction, native will be aggressive, short-tempered, harsh, violent and fond of drink. They don’t like doing small things, and big achievements are always their targets. It is believed that many leaders, pioneers, worriers, and explorers are the infant of Mars. People born with Mars as ruling planet also possess special physical features. They are bestowed with white complexion with shade of reddish glow in face, tall, muscular, round-eyes and their waist will be narrow. The native will get opportunity to work in military department due to influence of planet Mars. It is also conceived that the planet Mars also rules over profession of chemist, dentist, surgeons, barbers, butchers, and vocations allied to steel and iron like smith’s Industry, factory, coral dealings etc.

Mars conjoining with different planets express different meaning
When the planet Mars conjoins with other planets in a good aspect in one’s horoscope, it beneficially molds the native’s life. For illustration, Mars in a good aspect with Sun offers native a good health and abundant energy and enough immunity to fight with adverse diseases. On the contrary, inappropriate positions of both the planets with each other can adversely effect on one’s health.

Mars forming fine contact with planet Moon that the native will be very genuine, kind, ambitious, strong and enthusiastic. Strong constitution and nice appearance is bestowed by Mars. On the other hand, if Mars badly conjoins with planet Moon, it can make native so impulsive and reckless

Good contact between Mars and Mercury gives vivacity, dynamism, and boldness. But, bad aspects can turn the native a scoundrel and fraud man.

A good aspect from Mars and Venus offers the native a cool, calm and harmonious nature. But the bad aspect between them reveals the opposite outcome. One can be the lavish, unmindful and extravagant due to their unfavorable positions to each other.

If Saturn and Mars form good aspects, it is very advantageous to one’s life. It makes one courageous, patient, active, energetic and enthusiast. But, their unfavorable affiliation will give very negative outcome. It makes the native out of control, harsh, and furious.

Appropriate affiliation of Mars with Neptune makes one religious, and gives chances of long or abroad journey. And contrast contact between them can make him fanatic in religion. His mind can enforce him to commit suicide by taking poison or he can plug toxic in other’s life.

Moreover, everything in the Universe has pros and cons, obviously, planetary positions itself shows both positive and negative influence depending their placements and connection with other planets.


Mangal Grah Shanti Puja: About Mangal Grah, Mantras, Benefits and Puja Vidhi
Mangal Grah Shanti Puja is a Vedic ritual that is often performed to nullify or reduce the adverse effects of the fierce planet Mars (Mangal). People having a malefic positioning of Mars in the horoscope may develop Mangal Dosh and face a lot of obstacles and hindrances in their path to success. In such a situation, this puja is really helpful to reduce the painful impact of the Dosha. Mangal Shanti Puja is very helpful for the resolution of any problems related to the planet Mars such as Mangal Mahadasha, Antardasha, etc, in general.

About Mangal Grah
Mars or Mangal is a red-coloured powerful planet which is also considered to be very fiery and masculine in nature. As per Hindu mythological stories, Mangal is the son of Mother Earth and Varaha. Mangal Grah is also known as the God of war. The planet Mars plays a significant role in one’s horoscope and any ill effect of the planet immediately impacts one’s married life. This planet can protect devotees from any kind of impending danger and can also cause problems in the lives of the devotees, depending on its position in one’s horoscope. Natives under the control of Mars are often short-tempered and carry a sense of rage in their minds.

Know the Benefits of Mangalvar Vrat here

What is the Effect of Mangal Grah?
Having a strong Mars in the Horoscope is very favourable for the native. The person will have all good skills and personality traits such as positivity, management skills, enthusiasm, courage, mental strength, focus etc. Such a person also faces very fortunate events in life such as timely marriage, great career, financial stability, good progeny etc. However, a weak Mars brings in a lot of malefic effects for a person and he/she suffers from a lot of pain and trouble. The person becomes very aggressive in nature and even indulges in self-harm or self-destruction due to rage.

Mars is generally the Lord of the zodiac signs Aries and Scorpio. In most cases, Mars is malefic and produces a negative impact but in some instances, it helps the devotees in curing certain chronic illnesses, mainly diseases related to the blood. Good positioning of the Mangal Grah in the horoscope helps the native in buying good property and becoming successful in business. Mars becomes very strong and gives positive results when it is placed in the 10th house of the horoscope of the devotee. Mars can also bring in auspicious results for the descendants of Leo and Cancer too.

Mangal Grah Shanti Puja Benefits
Brings Peace and Happiness to Life
Mars is known to be a fierce planet. Due to the negative impact of Mars in the Horoscope, Devotees face Debt issues, Problems in Workplace and Financial instability. They always remain angry and aggressive. Conducting Mangal Grah Shanti Puja helps in reducing the fierceness of the planet Mars, thus bringing peace and happiness to life.

Increases Energy and Enthusiasm
Most often we start a particular work at full pace but then lack the enthusiasm to complete it after some time. Conducting this puja helps a person to relax his/her mind and increases one’s energy and enthusiasm which brings in the required desire and focus to complete the work.

Eliminates the Malefic Effects of Mars
If the planet Mars is positioned wrongly in one’s horoscope, then that person faces a lot of trouble and difficulties in life. Conducting a Mangal Grah Shanti Puja helps in warding off evil eyes and negative forces from one’s home and helps the person get rid of the malefic effects of Mars from the horoscope.

Helps Solving Marriage Issues
People having Mangal Dosh in their horoscope face a lot of trouble in their existing marriage such as differences of opinions, arguments, etc. Some others also face issues like delays in marriage. Performing this puja helps the devotees to overcome such obstacles in life.

Faster Recovery in Health Matters
It is often believed that a heavy Mangal Dosh in the horoscope leads to a lot of diseases and ailments in the lives of people. In that case, conducting a Mangal Grah Shanti Puja definitely helps in reducing both the physical and mental pain.

Success in Service or Business
Performing Mangal Grah Shanti Puja helps the devotees to receive promotions in their job or earn good profits in their businesses. Most of the devotees are known to climb the ladder of success after performing this puja.

Special Puja Samagri for Manga Grah Shanti Puja
Red cloth, Red Flower, Red Sandalwood, Kusha, Desi Ghee, Nagarmotha, Lentil, Groundnut, Cedar, Wheat, Saffron, Oil Lamp, Incense Sticks, Sweets and Fruits

Mangal Grah Shanti Puja Vidhi
Get up early in the morning, take a holy bath and wear fresh clothes, preferably red clothes since the colour red is dedicated to the planet Mars.
Clean the puja space and sprinkle some Gangajal in the same place. You can also choose to decorate the space with flowers and lights.
Install the picture of Lord Mangal on a small podium and offer flowers, oil lamps, incense sticks, Bhog containing sweets, fruits, kheer etc.
Do Tilak of the Lord by applying red sandalwood paste.
Worship the Lord with full devotion. You can perform the puja yourself or get it done by a learned Pandit.
Chant the Mantras is related to Lord Mangal during the puja since it’s considered very auspicious.
Conclude the Puja by doing Aarti and distributing the Prasad among the family members.
It’s very important to donate food and clothes to the poor and needy people for this puja to be complete and fruitful.
Mangal Grah Shanti Mantra
|| Om Kram Krim Krom Sah Bhaumay Namah ||

मंगल मंत्र: ओम क्रां क्रीं क्रौं स: भौमाय नम: ।

|| Dharani-garbha-sambhutam vidyut kanti-samaprabha Kumaram shakti-hastam ca mangalam pranamamy aham ||

मंगल मंत्र: धरणी-गर्भ-संभुतं विदुत कान्ति-समप्रभा कुमारम् शक्ती-हस्तम् च मंगलम् प्रणमामि अहम्

|| Om dharanigarbhasambhutam vidyutkantisamprabham ||

|| Kumaram shaktihastam tam mangalam pranamamyham ||

‘ॐ धरणीगर्भसंभूतं विद्युतकान्तिसमप्रभम।

कुमारं शक्तिहस्तं तं मंगलं प्रणमाम्यहम।।’

Tantric Mantra of Mars

|| Om kra kri kraon kraun: Bhaumay namah ||

मंगल ग्रह का तांत्रिक मंत्र

‘ॐ क्रां क्रीं क्रौं स: भौमाय नम:’

Favorites of Lord Mars or Mangal , Lucky things for the natives having strong influence of Mars or Mangal in Astrology
Favorite Color of Mars – Red
The planet Mars is called as a red planet on account of his aggression

Lucky Day – Tuesday
The planet rules this day in a week.

Gemstone for Mars– Red Coral
blessings of deity of planet Mars resides in the red coral gem

Favorite Deity of Mars – Lord Hanuman
The planet Mars adores the supreme paradisiacal image of valor and strength

Favorite Direction of Mars – South
The planet has assigned the South direction for his governance.

Favorite Metal of Mars – Copper
Copper appears similar to the celestial appearance of the planet.

21 Names of Mangal Dev – For Relief Chant 21 names of Mars
If you are having trouble in horoscope of related to Mangal or Mars in Kundali or horoscope, then chant the 21 names of Mangal Dev. It is considered highly meritorious. The person finds relief to all mars related troubles in horoscope. The names should be chanted on Tuesday morning and evening.

21 Names of Mangal Dev
ॐ मंगलाय नमः
ॐ भूमि पुत्राय नमः
ॐ ऋण हर्त्रे नमः
ॐ धन प्रदाय नमः
ॐ स्थिर आसनाय नमः
ॐ महा कायाय नमः
ॐ सर्व कामार्थ साधकाय नमः
ॐ लोहिताय नमः
ॐ लोहिताक्षाय नमः
ॐ साम गानाम कृपा करे नमः
ॐ धरात्मजाय नमः
ॐ भुजाय नमः
ॐ भौमाय नमः
ॐ भुमिजाय नमः
ॐ भूमि नन्दनाय नमः
ॐ अंगारकाय नमः
ॐ यमाय नमः
ॐ सर्व रोग प्रहाराकाय नमः
ॐ वृष्टि कर्ते नमः
ॐ वृष्टि हराते नमः
ॐ सर्व कामा फल प्रदाय नमः

About Mangal Dosha
North Indian astrologers don’t consider second house while evaluating Mangal Dosha while South Indian astrologers don’t consider first house while evaluating Mangal Dosha in a birth horoscope. However, there is consensus that both houses should be considered while evaluating Mangal Dosha and Drik Panchang considers first as well as second house while evaluating Mangal Dosha.

Many Kundalis have Mangal Dosha but in most of them Dosha is cancelled due to various combinations of Mars and other planets including state and house position of Mars and other planets in the horoscope.

If Mangal Dosha is present then all combinations which nullify it should be looked into. There are many rules which cancel Mangal Dosha. Drik Panchang considers the most widely accepted rules which cancel Mangal Dosha.

Mangal Dosha Results

House No
Planets Position
Dosha %
Only Mars afflicting the house
Delay in Marriage
Acrimony in Marriage life
Only Mars afflicting the house
Delay in Marriage
Acrimony in Marriage life
Only Mars afflicting the house
Delay in Marriage
Acrimony in Marriage life
Only Mars afflicting the house
Delay in Marriage
Acrimony in Marriage life
Only Mars afflicting the house
Delay and Obstacles in Marriage
Painful Marriage life
Chances of Separation
Only Mars afflicting the house
Delay and Obstacles in Marriage
Painful Marriage life
Chances of Separation
12, 1, 2, 4
Mars + Any one planet out of Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Sun (either with Mars or in a separate house)
Delay and Obstacles in Marriage
Painful Marriage life
Chances of Separation
12, 1, 2, 4
Mars + Any two planets out of Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Sun (either with Mars or in separate houses)
Too much Delay in Marriage
Painful Marriage life
End of Marriage life within 8 years
7, 8
12, 1, 2, 4
Mars in 7 or 8 + Any one planet out of Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Sun (either with Mars or in a separate house)
Too much Delay in Marriage
Painful Marriage life
End of Marriage life within 8 years
7, 8
12, 1, 2, 4
Mars in 7 or 8 + Any two or more planets out of Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Sun (either with Mars or in separate houses)
Too much Delay in Marriage
Painful Marriage life
End of Marriage life within 8 years