When mars is
located in any of the houses shown in the horoscope, the horoscope is said
to have "Mangal Dosh". i.e. if mars is in first house, fourth,
seventh, eighth or twelfth house person is having "Mangal Dosh".
is it considered as a drawback during marriage?
mars affects the 4th, 7th & 8th house from
the house in which it is placed. This is called "Mangal Drushti".
mars is a planet which is representative of
fire, electricity, chemicals, weapons, aggression, high energy, blood,
fight, accident etc... Let's see what are the repercussions of mars located
in these houses. Whichever house it is located or has its drushti,
effects of Mangal are experienced in the aspects of life represented by that
1) 1st house: if mars is placed in
the 1st house it will affect 4th, 7th & 8th house in addition to 1st.
1st house represents the personality of the person, hence person may be very
short tempered. 4th house represents the house, vehicles of the
person, hence there is a possibility of problems associated with house &
vehicle e.g. accident due to fire, chemicals, electricity etc...7th house
represents the Marital Life, spouse & business in partnership, hence there
is a possibility of turbulent married life, spouse may be of very hot
tempered nature, loss in partnership etc... 8th house represents death,
sudden monetary gains etc... hence there is a possibility of fatal accident
to the person. Of course these are very broad guidelines. Many
other angles need to be studied like the overall quality of the horoscope,
power of the planets, aspects of the planets etc...
2) 4th House: If it is placed in the
4th house it will affect 7th, 10th & 11th house in addition to 4th house. We
have seen effects on 4th & 7th house. 10th house represents career,
father, sleep etc... hence there is a possibility of frequent
changes/disturbances in the career, sleep disorder, issues with father or
even early death of father etc... 11th house indicates the monetary gains in
life, hence there is a possibility of losses due to accidents, theft etc...
3) 7th House: mars in 7th house
affects 10th, 1st & 2nd house in addition to 7th. 2nd house is the
house that gives the idea about the wealth of the person. It indicates
the family of the person & it is also the 8th house from 7th house
indicating death of the married life/business in partnership. Hence mars
drushti on this house can create issues among the family members, there is a
less harmony among the members due to short tempered & aggressive behaviors.
So also there are chances of loss of money.
4) 8th House: It affects 11th, 2nd &
3rd house. 3rd house represents brothers & sisters of a person, the
verbal communication skills, voice of the person, achievements of the
person. Hence mars might create tensions among siblings, person may
be very rude & arrogant in speaking, might hurt others quite often & may
suffer more failures than successes.
5) 12th House: mars in 12th house
affects 3rd, 6th & 7th house. 12th house indicates the spending nature
of the person. Hence person may be of over spending nature. 6th
house indicates diseases, thefts due to servants, maternal uncle
etc...person is likely to have diseases caused due to acidity, hyper
tension, blood diseases etc...
Thus you will observer that if the mars is
troublesome in these houses which affect the married life substantially.
Hence horoscope with Mangal Dosh is treated unsuitable.
What precaution is to be taken while checking the position of the mars in
- First & foremost the horoscope MUST be "Bhavachalit
Kundali" & not the genaral Lagna Kundali.
- It is advisable to consult an expert
Astrologer in taking decision in case of Mangal Dosh.
Under what circumstances the "Mangal Dosh" is not considered "Dosh"?
- If mars is "Neech" i.e. in Cancer
- If mars is in the enemy house i.e. in
Gemini or Virgo,
- If mars is "Astangat" extinguished
i.e. near Sun.
- If mars is in Aries in 1st house
- If mars is in Scorpion in 4th house
- If mars is in Capricorn in 7th house
- If mars is in Leo in 8th house
- If mars is in Sagittarius in 12th house.
circumstances mars is treated as Mild?
If mars is receiving drushti from any
"Shubh" planet i.e. Jupiter, Venus, Moon & Mercury, it is treated to be a
What situations in the horoscope of the spouse is treated as matching with
the horoscope having "Mangal Dosh"?
If the horoscope of the spouse has any of the
following star positions, it is complementary to the person having "Mangal
Dosh" & hence the two can be considered to be match for each other.
- If Saturn is in 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th
- If Saturn is affecting 7th house with "
3rd or 10th Drushti" i.e. if Saturn is in 5th or 10th house.
- If Powerful Jupiter (In Cancer,
Sagittarius, Pisces or Vargottam, Uchcha Navamansh or swanavamansh
etc...), or Powerful Venus (in Pisces, Taurus or Libra or Vargottam,
Uchcha Navamansh, Svanavamansh etc...) is placed in 1st house,
- If 7th house is affected by Jupiter's 5th
or 9th drushti i.e. Jupiter is placed in 3rd or 11th house.
- If Rahu or Ketu is located in 1st or 7th