Kuja Dosha / Manglik

1 Oct

Kuja Dosha / Manglik

I have been asked to clarify many misconceptions about ‘Kuja Dosha’ or ‘Manglik’ in a horoscope. Kuja, Angaraka and Mangala are some of the names for Mars and Mars effect being posited in certain houses of horoscope causes Kuja / Angaraka / Mangala Dosha. All over India, astrologers check this Dosha while matching horoscopes for marriage purposes. Especially in North India, they give lot of importance for ‘Manglik’ and many girls remain unmarried for not getting a suitable match.
 Mars is ranked as a malefic and being of Martian nature is associated with aggression and thereby can cause some destruction to the house he is posited in. While this is generally true, it cannot be accepted as bad across the board since Mars can be Yogakaraka for certain Lagnas and therefore  it is unwise to assume that he will do harm to all people.
 The Classical texts state the following regarding Kuja Dosha.
  • Mars posited in 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 & 12 reckoned from Lagna causes Kuja Dosha
  • They also state that these positions be examined reckoned from Moon and Venus.
  • Intensity of Dosha when reckoned from Moon and Venus are equal
  • Intensity of Dosha when reckoned from Lagna is twice that from Moon and Venus.
  • For Males, Mars in 2, 7 & 8 and for Females Mars  in 4, 8 & 12, the Dosha is maximum
  • Dosha for the boy should be greater than the girl.
  • For Cancer and Leo Lagna, Mars is Yogakaraka and hence there is no Kuja Dosha.
  • For Gemini and Virgo Lagna it is 100% Dosha
  • For Taurus and Libra Lagna it is 100% Dosha
  • For Sagittarius and Pisces Lagna it is 50% Dosha
  • For Capricorn and Aquarius Lagna it is 75% Dosha
  • For Aries and Scorpio Lagna it is 25% Dosha
 While assessing the strength of Kuja Dosha we have to see the strength of Mars. For this we see the Shadbala strength and specially Sthana Bala which is important. Generally all planets when they are exalted they are powerful and give full effect. When in Mulatrikona give 75% effect, Own House 50% effect, Friendly House 25% effect and in Adhi Mitra house (Natural friend + temporary friend) give 3/8 effect.
 Note:  If we count Mars position from Lagna, Moon and also Venus, then the whole world population will have Kuja Dosha and therefore I recommend that we stick to Lagna only.

Cancellations /Exceptions

The following are the circumstances when Kuja Dosha gets cancelled.
  • Mars in a Dusthana and in a Bhava Sandi (Cusp)
  • Mars in Own House, Exaltation house, Friend’s house and associated with benefics (Moon, Jupiter and Mercury) or having their aspect.
  • For Gemini and Virgo Lagna Mars in 2nd house
  • For Aries and Scorpio Lagna Mars in 4th house
  • For Capricorn and Aquarius Lagna Mars in 7th house
  • For Sagittarius and Pisces Lagna, Mars in 8th house
  • For  Taurus and Libra Lagna, Mars in 12th house
  • For Cancer and Leo Lagna, there is no Kuja Dosha.
  • Powerful Jupiter and Venus in Lagna or in 7th house
  • Mars in 7th and associated with / aspected by Moon, Jupiter and Mercury
  • Saturn in 1, 4, 7, 8 and 12 from Lagna
  • People born in Ashwini, Mrigashira, Punarvasu, Pushya, Aslesha, Uttar Phalguni, Swati, Anuradha, Purvashadha, Uttarashada, Shravana, Uttarabhadra and Revati do not have Kuja Dosha.

Analysis of Mars positions

Mars in 1st House
Mars is the embodiment of aggression and courage. This is a good position for both male and female. However in the context of marriage, the male may turn too violent and physical if Mars is spoilt by other malefics. For females, in today’s context this is required so that they can face the world boldly. But this quality may not be liked by some traditional families looking for a bride.
Mars in 2nd House
Second house represents ‘Speech’ and Mars in 2nd make one to be caustic and aggressive in their speech. In olden days when we had joint family concept the elders wanted a bride who is soft spoken and pliable to carry on with the family traditions. Therefore they disliked or did not want somebody to question elders thereby terming this as powerful Dosha. People, both male and female with this placement are curt and terse in their speech.
 Mars in 4th House
Fourth house represents family happiness and Mars here may cause some disturbance. Unless Mars is thoroughly spoilt, no serious damage will happen. Day to day disharmony and quarrels are common in every household and too much need not be read into this placement.
 Mars in 5th House
For a female, this is a serious placement and is to be studied deeply.  Fifth house is the house of progeny and child bearing ability of the lady. Association with Saturn may delay issues. Other malefics like Ketu can cause miscarriage / abortions. Serious afflictions may deny progeny. This placement in male chart also gives us a clue about progeny.
 Mars in 7th House
7th house represents marriage and partner. Mars presence here can cause some serious damage to the relationship. Do not blindly predict divorce / separation unless Mars is thoroughly afflicted. The couple may live separately for various other reasons and deep study is required before predicting adverse effect.
 Mars in 8th House
8th house is the house of Longevity and for spouse it is the ‘Mangalya Sthana’ This is a serious placement of Mars and you have to very careful in analyzing the chart considering all other aspects. Do not be hasty in coming to a conclusion. 8th house can also mean late marriage and need not necessarily affect longevity.
 Mars in 12th House
12th house represents bed comforts. Mars in 12th may cause some disharmony in this regard. This is not a placement to be worried about if there are benefic aspects on 12th house.
1. Do not always think Mars as a harbinger of unhappiness.
2. Mars represents courage, vitality and acts as impetus / catalyst for many activities. Remember he is the Karaka for Blood. Without raising your BP, you can never excel in any activity.
3. He may boost the activities of the house in which he is posited. For e.g. 12th house; he may boost bed activities.
4. Please study Navamsha chart also before coming to any conclusion. Bad placement in Rashi can get modified by good position in Navamsha.
5. Blanket painting of Mars as ‘Separator of Marriage’ is wrong and please devote more time and effort to study Mars deeply.

Pariharas / Remedies for Kuja Dosha

  • Marry off the boy with Kuja Dosha with a girl with similar Dosha. This gets nullified.
  • The deities who represent Mars are Subramanya, Karthikeya, Kumaraswamy or Skanda. Worshipping these deities every Tuesday will bring relief.
  • When Mars is in 8th house and to protect the Mangalya of the girl, especially in South India, the bride is married to a tree like Plantain tree (in some cases Pipal Tree). After the marriage is solemnized, the tree is chopped off signifying the death of husband thereby Dosha gets nullified. She will be ready for actual marriage.
  • In serious cases, Maha Mrityunjaya Homa / Navagraha Homa / Ayushya Homa may be required at the appropriate time.
  • Legend has that Savitri fought with Lord Yama and got her husband back to life. Therefore people believe that girls should perform Savitri Vrata regularly to protect their husband’s longevity.
  • Some people recommend wearing gems like Red Coral (Moonga). But I feel that by wearing these, you are strengthening Mars and his effect on those houses may increase manifold. As far as possible do not wear any of these.
  • Worshipping the Gods Bhairava or Narasimha alongside Subramanya can help relieve the distress. 


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25 Responses to “Kuja Dosha / Manglik”

  1. Jay Bala October 2, 2013 at 05:41 #

    Thank you for a nice article on Kuja Dosha. Look forward to more such articles.

    • Niranjana Devi October 2, 2013 at 07:16 #

      Thank u for your information on kuja dosha..Please give the articles on Importance of shukra related to marriage n placed in various houses…

  2. Inbah October 2, 2013 at 12:01 #

    Good article, clear and precise. Need clarification. Mars, yogakara in 8th house expected by jupiter & venus. Also, exchange with 5th house with saturn. No kuja dosa, can I wear coral because mars is yogakara for canser lagna! Thank you very much sir.

  3. Manju October 2, 2013 at 12:52 #

    Very good article sir,

  4. Gs Sukumar October 4, 2013 at 16:45 #

    Respected sir,

    Namaskarams, really an excellent and knowledgeable article on Kuja Dosha.We are missing you a lot in classes this year.

    G S Sukumar, Pragna 2, BJS

  5. Puneet Kumar Sharma October 29, 2013 at 13:31 #

    Hello Sir,
    I have few questions about mangal dosha.
    In my first house-lagna has three planates.
    Its virgo lagan with ( mars,moon and venus )
    some astrologer are saying that I am manglik but some are saying I am not and i have to marry with non-manglik girl.
    After asked from my side that how u can say I am not manglik then those astrologers said, because of moon and venus. Both are exist with mars in lagan and if u r manglik and moon is present in kender then you r not manglik, n in my case moon and venus placed with mars in lagan so I am not maglik.

    So Sir please let me know who is saying correct because my age is 29 and now its time for my marriage but I am not sure to get manglik or non-manglik girl..


    • Jyothishi October 29, 2013 at 19:36 #

      Mars conjunct with benefics like Jupiter or Venus or Moon or Mercury cancels Manglik Dosha.

      Therefore you are not a Manglik. Proceed with your marriage as per traditions in your family.


      • Puneet Kumar Sharma October 30, 2013 at 12:14 #

        Thank you so much sir 🙂

      • Susmita Ray February 3, 2014 at 10:28 #

        namaskar sir,
        I read your article, I have lots of doubt,
        I showed my birth kundali to an astrologer previously my birth lagna was kanya but later I came to know from him it was mina and I was born on 1st august 1988 at 9.16pm at bhubaneswar(Odisha), I am confused he said i am severly manglik, chances of seperation after marriage is there, i am really scared of my marraige life, am unmarried but I am in love a person named Sudhakar Hanumanthu born on 1st october 1987 at 7.10am ,Palasa(A.P). We both matched our horoscope near an astrologer but his response was heart breaking.Kindly help me out sir.
        Thank you

        • Jyothishi February 3, 2014 at 19:31 #

          Please opt for a paid consultation. I will give advice.



  6. chandan December 28, 2013 at 12:55 #

    Dear Sir,

    Really a good article. i am chandan . Please let me know am i a manglilk or not. As my DOB 29.07.1988 & 11.46pm.vellore,tamilnadu. Mars positioned in my chart at 12. My lagna aries, Rasi – capricorn.

    If manglik. Dont mistake i am in love for past 5 years. But now both family is keenly looking after this astrology. Some astrologer saying i am not a manglik & some saying i am a manglik. Some even saying i am manglik but i can marry her as in her chart saturn ragu,ketu are in good position( lagna,4,7)and dosha will get cancelled. Her DOB 14.06.1993.5.50pm.vellore. Looking for your reply.

    • Jyothishi December 30, 2013 at 19:57 #

      Your are born in Purvashadha Nakshatra and hence is not a Manglik.


  7. krishnan January 4, 2014 at 18:20 #

    Dear Sir,

    As said in the “Cancellations /Exceptions” if Mars in 7th and associated with / aspected by Moon, Jupiter and Mercury, person is not a manglik.

    For Lagna: Pisces with Mars & Mercury in 7th house; is the person still a manglik and marry a manglik match only.

    DoB:15/09/1989 & 07:49 PM Ranipet tamilnadu;

    This is creating the confusion as manglik or not-manglik
    Please help & guide me through this


    • Jyothishi January 5, 2014 at 21:40 #

      In any case for people born in Pisces Lagna, Mars contribution is only 50% dosha. Exalted Mercury with Mars in 7th house nullifies this dosha.
      Technically your are not ‘Manglik’….where is the confusion?


      • Susmita Ray February 3, 2014 at 10:33 #

        I wanted to know whether i am manglik or not
        name: Susmita Ray
        DOB: 01/08/1988
        Time 9.16pm

        • Jyothishi February 3, 2014 at 19:19 #

          Since you are born in Uttarabhadra Nakshatra, you are not Manglik.


  8. Jayanth February 8, 2014 at 15:13 #

    Dear Sir,

    This is Jayanth and my date of birth is 18/may/1987 time is 9:25Pm
    Please let me know weather i have Kuja dosha in my horoscope.
    If exists then give me remedies on that


    • Jyothishi February 10, 2014 at 11:42 #

      I have explained how to know if you are a Manglik,
      exceptions and remedies therein. Please devote some time to do it yourself than asking me to do your job.


      • Jayanth February 10, 2014 at 21:05 #

        hi sir,
        sorry for inconvenience. some astrologers are telling im manglik but im born in shravana nakshatra and having Saturn in 12th position in lagana chart. According to the above exceptions my manglik dosha is cancelled. But most of them are telling im manglik please clarify sir.

        • Jyothishi February 10, 2014 at 21:24 #

          If my article says that dosha is cancelled, you are not Manglik.


  9. Bhavani February 10, 2014 at 16:18 #

    Hello Sir,

    Really its very good & usefull article. Please let me know am i a manglilk or not.
    name: Bhavani
    DOB: 16/05/1987
    Time 9.00pm

    Some astrologer said i have strong kuja dosha its very rare kundali, but when searched in net “no kuja dosha”.
    Since 2 years my family members are searching guy for me. but horoscope is not matching. please help me sir.

    Thanks & Regards,

    • Jyothishi February 10, 2014 at 19:27 #

      Dear Bhavani,

      Suggest you opt for a paid consultancy and I will be able to help you out.

      Take care


  10. Manish March 1, 2014 at 07:32 #

    Hello sir, I was born in karka lagna and mangal is exalted in 7th hose how will this effect my married life. Can I marry a non manglik girl ? (dob :1 oct 1986 at 2.05 am in mumbai.) .thanks!

    • Jyothishi March 1, 2014 at 16:27 #

      Don’t you read the article before commenting?
      You would have got answers if you had done so!!
      Please do not waste my time.

      Opt for a paid service!!


  11. Jyothishi March 3, 2014 at 18:57 #

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