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Remedies for Manglik Dosha

By Kshitij Sharma, July 9, 2014

This post is a compendium of remedies advised for manglik dosha elsewhere in the website. There are tons of questions around this hence the need to consolidate it in one place and add my thoughts and analysis around it.

Recap: Manglik Dosha is caused due to position of Mars (mangal) in certain houses in the horoscope that is said to have an impact on married life and family before and after the marriage. This dosha needs to be negated with matching the horoscope with someone of similar nature in a hope that two negatives come together and make it a positive life. I have explained it in another post on dosha samyam here – Horoscope Incompatibility & Remedies that we need to necessarily look at all the factors in the horoscope chart including overlapping Vimshottari Dasha in order to arrive at the right horoscope compatibility. Still, I get questions about the way forward if there is such a dosha in the chart, so this post is to answer these questions and to quench the curiosity.

Manglik dosha is caused in a jamna kundali when:

  1. Mars in Bhava 2: The is anger/aggression associated with family life due to Mars’ location in 2nd house along with drishti on 8th house, making it a maraka for spouse or the institution of marriage causing break in marriage. If the Mars is in sign of Gemini (Taurus Lagna) and Virgo (Simha/Leo ascendant) here, there is no manglik dosha.
  2. Mars in Bhava 4: The person is devoid of emotions and hence a problem. In the sign of Aries and Scorpio, an exception exist and there is no dosha.
  3. 12th house Mars: Dosha exists, but in the signs of Taurus and Libra, there is no manglik dosha.
  4. 7th house Mars: Affecting both 7th as well as 2nd, this causes dosha, except for Cancer or Capricorn signs in 7th house and Mars is located there.
  5. 8th House Mars: 8th and 2nd are affected here. This causes dosha, except for Sagittarius or Pisces signs in 8th house and Mars is located there.

Look up Manglik dosha both from Lagna and Moon. The Vedic astrology software in this site calculate this dosha only from Lagna. If the dosha exists both from Moon and Lagna, then it comes become more effective. If it exists only from one of the Ascendant or Moon, then it is considered weak. You would frequently come across this term anshik manglik dosha (आंशिक मांगलिक दोष) in  many sites claiming to be experts.

The exceptions are applicable because Mars is lord of Ascendant, 4th, 5th, 7th houses that are related to self, emotions, children and house of marriage in the horoscope. As you can see, there are many exceptions to the simple rule of this dosha. If Mars gets exalted or gets Neechabhanga, then the results are good too. That is exactly what is happening with rule (4) above.

If you believe you are in this situation and still want to go ahead with it, there are few of methods:

  • Kumbh Vivaha and Vishnu Vivah for prospective brides, and
  • Ashwatha Vivah for prospective grooms.

I am witness to ashwatha vivah once, however in the context of Manglik  Dosha, but more generic dosha samyam in the horoscope. Some time back this procedure was made famous due to alleged manglik dosha in the horoscope of Ashwarya Rai Bachchan. These are said to be effective only if done before the actual wedding. These must be treated like proper wedding ceremonies in the right muhurat etc.. After the wedding the kumbha is to be broken and the pipal or the banana tree needs to be left in a temple after the necessary send off of the bride..  These methods, however, are not very well described in any of the classical texts. Though a reference is found in Muhurta Chintamani, there are many prior rituals associated with it. Please talk to a professional astrologer before venturing on this path.

Some of the Do-It-Yourself remedies are available throughout the internet and books. Listed here are some logical ones that can be derived from classical texts.

Some of the ones that requires quite a bit of caution (and your horoscope _must_be_ checked for it)

  • Wearing a munga (red coral, that is the base stone for Mars) – please do not wear it if Mars is a malefic planet in your horoscope. In that case, some other planet has to be strengthened to balance the malefic nature of Mars. It may be Jupiter to balance and control Mars. It may be Venus (again depending on the janma kundali). It is neutral towards Mars but signifies opposite qualities.

Some of lal kitab remedies are as follows. These may seem very superficial, but have a deeper meaning if you were to understand the true meaning behind these totakas:

  • Feed bananas to monkeys. This is symbolic – sweets to Lord Hanuman. It is supposed to have the same effect as Hanuman Chalisa and Sundar Kand. Lets stick with worshipping Lord Hanuman though.
  • Distribute sweets in temple
  • Distribute sweets to others

The meaning is crystal clear – मीठा बांटो, मीठा बोलो … अपनी भाषा पर संयम बहुत जरूरी है. Since Mars affects 2nd house in a kundali from three of these positions, the fiery streak passed on to the speech is one of the major effects seen due to effect to Manglik Dosha. I do not understand the rationale behind other totakas like keeping ivory in the house and hence would not recommend it.

The one remedy that works: Understand fully well and become aware how your speech and thought process affects the other person in your life. Make it habit to constantly avoid confrontation and solve issues. If this is done properly, more than half of manglik dosha effects will go away. This takes patience and practice, but is the only DIY remedy that you need .


  • Comment by Dimple on August 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Mera name dimple hai n m janna chahti hu kya m manglik hu??
    Birth date is 5sept 1991, tym 09:20, place bathinda(punjab)

  • Comment by pawan malhotra on November 14, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Mera naam kundli ke hissab se chandra prakash hai D-O-B-20-06-1987 time 7.10 Pm hai.
    Birth Place bharatpur rajasthan hai. mere kundli me manglik dosh hai.
    abhi mere vivha ki baat chal rahi hai per kundli dmatching me bahut doubt ho raha hai
    ladki ka naam:- yashika hai (as per kundli) D-O-B 15-10-1988 time 4.30 p.m birth place delhi hai.

    kya aap muzhe bata sakte hai ki vivha ka yog banta hai ya nahi

  • Comment by Abhishek parmar on April 7, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Hi Abhishek parmar date of birth 22/10/1985 time 22:00 hamirpur, himachal. I am residing in mumbai. struggling hard in film industry as an actor. makar moon sign. dhanistha nakashtra. I am going through jupiter mahadasha.from tommorrow onwards jupiter will become progessive. will it would be beneficial for me. I am chanting guru mantra and watering peepal tree from last 4 months. please provide me some remedy. thank u jai mata di!!

  • Comment by mandeep kaur on April 20, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Mera naam mandeep kaur h or mera d.o.b 10-04-1992h or tym 9.40 am or m janna chati hu ki m manglik hu ya ni.agar hu to solution pls forward.fsdt response.or ye b janna chati hu ki mera viah kb tk hoga

  • Comment by Swati Maurya on November 15, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I am in relationship from last 20 months but my partner is anshik manglik nd i am nt manglik can we do marriage in future? His d.o.b. is 16/10/1997& time is 3:15a.m.
    Mine is 07/03/1999 & 1:25 a.m.

  • Comment by Sagar on December 13, 2015 at 2:43 am

    I am in relationship with a girl but she is anshik manglik but i am not manglik. can we do marriage in future?
    Her d.o.b. is 03/10/1988 & time is 15:15 p.m.
    Mine is 12/01/1990 & 05:34 p.m.

  • Comment by Sagar on December 13, 2015 at 2:46 am

    Ignore previous comment..plzreply soon

    I am in relationship with a girl but she is anshik manglik but i am not manglik. can we do marriage in future?
    Her d.o.b. is 03/10/1988 & time is 05:34 p.m.
    Mine is 12/01/1990 & 03:15 p.m

  • Comment by doly on January 19, 2016 at 12:02 am

    mera name doly hai mai maglik hu meri d o p _ 1_3 _88 time _4:27 mai apne vivah ke bare me janna chati hu ki mera vivha kab hoga or maglik dosh ka upaye

  • Comment by Priyanka singh on March 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Meri date of birth 23-09-1981,shaam 5.45 pm . Main yeh janna chachti hu ki Kya main manglik hu.aur meri shadi kab tak hogi.

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