This is the second article in the series about “Marriage Astrology”
In this article, we will discuss one of the important parameters in marriage compatibility “Kuja dosha” or “Mangal dosh”. Planet Mars is also known as Kuja. Mars is a fierce and warrior planet, known as Senapati or Commander in chief. Mars is the planet of energy, aggressiveness, strength, and courage. A well-placed Mars gives courage, confidence, and determination in life. Whereas if it is malefic in a chart it makes one uncultured, rash, and rude in behavior. Another name for Kuja is Mangal, which is the synonym for auspiciousness. Mars, if well placed will give good rajayogas and success in life. Mars represents surgeons, law and order, mechanical engineers, all kinds of defense services, land, and real estate. It causes accidents, disputes, wounds, and burns. Mars also represents brother/siblings of a native. Mars is an active and impulsive planet, it makes one react easily without thinking adequately. When anger predominates, one cannot think clearly which results in bad decision making.
Mangal dosha as per scriptures and famous astrologers:
In Brihat Parashara Hora Shashtra by Sage Parashara, mentioned that if Mars is present in the 1st house, 4th house,7th house, 8th house, or 12th house the person would lose his/her spouse (dosha is formed).
As per Deva Keralam, if Mars is present in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, or 12th house the person will lose his/her spouse (Kuja dosha is formed).
Few scholars like Dr.B.V.Raman et all have considered the 2nd house Mars also as dosha. As 2nd house represents the family as well as maraka bhava of the person. Through its 4th aspect, it affects the 5th house of progeny. Mars aspects 8th house with the 7th aspect affects the longevity of marriage as well as spouse.
Kuja Dosha or Mangal Dosha is formed:
Misconception of Kuja Dosha/Manglik Dosha:
Unfortunately, so much importance is given to Kuja dosha many marriages are delayed or even denied in search of suitable Kuja dosha nullifying matches. It is a cause for a lot of anxiety, stress to the parents. Moreso, the point where Kuja dosha needs to be seen from all the three Birth chart, Moon chart and Venus chart, this rule encompasses more than 75% of the human population, which makes us all Mangaliks/Kuja dosha. Hence, rationally thinking this dosha cannot be taken seriously. To add fuel to the fire, we find many astrologers analyse superficially and jump to the conclusions, each one differs from the other. Parents of marriageable age children run from one astrologer to another. It is accepted that kuja dosha should not be ignored, but they're also exist many canceling factors where Kuja dosha gets nullified, this fact is being completely overlooked at the present times.
Kuja dosha gets cancelled in an individual’s chart if:
If there is no cancellation of Kuja dosha in one’s chart, then marrying a person with Kuja dosha will nullify and will give longevity to the marriage.
Kuja Dosha effects based on the placement of Mars:
Effects of Kuja dosha person married to non-Kuja dosha person are:
Hence, when two people would like to get into a matrimonial relationship, proper analysis for the position of Mars in both their charts needs to be seen. Kuja dosha should not be taken as a symbol of marital disaster. There are other malefic planets like Sani, Rahu, etc, whose placement will create equal or more havoc. For marriage compatibility, analysis of both boy and the girl chart should be done as a whole and all the parameters need to be properly studied before arriving at a decision. Experienced Astrologers can guide well and will suggest remedies to reduce the impact of Kuja dosha in married life.
Remedies for Kuja Dosha: