During wedding preparations, you might have come across the term Manglik with reference to the matching of the prospective bride and groom’s horoscopes and you might have wondered what it is all about and what connection does it have with marriage. And why is there so much hype over it? Remember when Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai got married to Abhishek Bachchan in 2007, the media went crazy reporting about Aishwarya’s mangal dosha and how it will be inauspicious for her husband and the Bachchan family. There were predictions that the marriage won’t last and it will negatively impact Abhishek’s career and the name and fame of Bachchans. But it’s 2015 now and none of the predictions proved to be true. The Bachchans are still very much revered in Bollywood and nothing has affected their popularity. Even Abhishek delivered two big hits post his marriage - Guru and Dostana. Most importantly, he and Aishwarya are still going strong. Now, let’s take a look at what it means to be Manglik on astroYogi and why there is much ado about nothing.
What is Mangal dosha or Manglik?
Mangal dosha is caused by the effect that the planet Mangal or Mars has on one’s life. Those who are born under the influence of this planet are called Mangliks. There are 12 astrological houses and you are considered a manglik if Mars is placed in the first, second, fourth, seventh, eighth or twelfth house of the ascendant chart.
What role does it play in marriage?
Mars is considered a negative planet as far as marriage is concerned as it represents war and fire. It is indicative of energy, ego, respect and self-esteem, and those who have mangal dosha are seen as very short-tempered and quarrelsome and this is perhaps why it is said that mangliks tend to have problems adjusting with their partners post marriage. Since Mars is associated with vigour and valour, it tends to make one headstrong and impulsive and these are the attributes that can go against a relationship because it would lead to rifts and discord between the husband and wife due to the partner’s anger issues and uncompromising nature thereby leading to divorce and the untimely death of one’s spouse. In traditional Hindu marriages, a lot of significance is given to matching the horoscopes before finalizing a match and mangal dosha is checked in order to determine the level of compatibility. Having a mangal dosha in one’s kundli is often seen as one of the factors causing delay in marriage as it takes time to find a suitable manglik match. It is generally advised that a manglik should marry after he/she attains the age of 28 as the negative effect of Mars tends to reduce by that age.
It’s not a curse
If you are a manglik, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to lead a happy married life or it would in some way lead to the death of your partner. This is something that a lot of people dread. But that is certainly not the case or the truth as there are other factors also which can be held responsible, for instance, if the partner has early death or Mrityu Yog in his/her horoscope. Usually it is recommended that an alliance between two mangliks is suitable as it nullifies the effect of Mangal dosha but a manglik can also marry a non manglik after taking into account various other factors and examining the placement of Mars in the chart. For instance, if a non manglik person has an exalted Venus or Venus is positioned in its own sign or if it is placed in the 7th house and Jupiter is also in an exalted state or in its own sign, then there is a possibility that your marital life won’t be marred by any troubles. Also, one needs to carefully consider other planetary positions that might cause divorce like Rahu or Ketu.
Remedies for Mangliks
- Here are a few suggestions to minimize the effect of Mangal dosha
- Reciting Hanuman Chalisa on a daily basis can help reduce the ill-effect.
- Visiting temples and seeking blessings of Lord Karthik on Tuesdays will prove to be helpful.
Doing good deeds will not only make you feel happy as you indulge in something meaningful but will also help you receive blessings from the planet Mars. Humanitarian acts can help appease the forces of nature and at the same time, also tend to remove the affliction caused by planets in the chart.