Manglik dosha also known as Mangal dosha, with many other variations is one of the doshas
that influence your horoscope drastically. In South India it is also known as Chevvai or Sevvai
In the North it is referred to as Mangal Dosha as the planet Mars is called Mangal, and in the
South it is called Chevvai dosha as the planet Mars is called Chevvai.
In vedic astrology, some planets like Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, the sun, are known to be very malefic
in nature, even the planet Mars is considered to be one of the most cruel planets.
But if you go through the troubles thrown by the Mangal dosha then you also tend to become a
very down to earth person.
Manglik Dosha and what it means:
The planet Mars is due to which the Manglik Dosha appears in a person’s kundali. The planet
Mars is considered to be a very aggressive planet, and tends to hold the position of the
commander in chief in the celestial cabinet.
The presence of the planet Mars in the first house, second house (South Indian astrology),
fourth house, seventh house, eighth house or the twelfth house starting from the ascendant or
lagna, then it can be said that the person might suffer from Manglik dosha.
The presence of Manglik Dosha can be seen with the help of the Venus chart, the lagna chart as
well as the moon sign chart.
While matching horoscope it is very important to consider the parameter of manglik dosha as it
can cause many problems if avoided. If it is well checked during the horoscope matching of the
couple, then right measures can be taken in order for the couple to have a happy married life.
Types of Manglik dosha:
Low Mangal Dosha: If the planet Mars is present in the first house, second house, fourth house,
seventh house, eighth house or the twelfth house in any one of the three charts namely the
Venus chart, Natal chart or the Moon chart, then it is known to be a low Mangal dosha.
It is also known as Partial Mangal dosha. Some astrologers state that the effect of Mangal
dosha subsides once the individual turns 28.
High Mangal Dosha: If the planet Mars is present in the above mentioned houses especially in
all the three charts Venus, Natal as well as the Moon chart, then it is known to be a high Mangal
dosha. The presence of this dosha might cause many hardships in an individual’s life.
Effects caused by Mangal dosha:
The presence of the planet Mars in each house has a significant meaning. If it is present in the
first house it means that it will cause troubles and conflicts in your marital life.
If the planet Mars is present in the second house it means that it may cause issues to the family
and eventually harm the marriage life as well.
In the fourth house it will cause problems in the professional aspect of your life. The presence
of the planet Mars in the seventh house results in increasing the dominant factor within the
individual leading to the friction in the relationship.
If it is present in the eighth house it means that there might be a loss of assets from the
maternal side. And if it is present in the twelfth house it might harm your mental health
eventually affecting the family life as well.
Remedies for Mangal dosha:
In order to lessen the effects of Mangal dosha it is advised that on every Tuesday’s, lord
Hanuman should be worshipped.
Another extensively practiced remedy is the Kumbh Vivah. If either of the partner has Manga
Dosha in his / her kundali then they are expected to marry a peepal tree first in order to rule
out any ill effects of the planet Mars.
By doing so, all the negative energy that the planet Mars would be holding over the person will
The other remedies to nullify the negative influence of the planet Mars are worshipping lord
Vishnu, performing the Mangal Shanti Puja in a temple, considering the advice of an astrologer
and wearing the appropriate gemstones and many other ways.