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Mars - Mangal or Kujaa Dosh
[From a file from Jyotish_Remedies Group]

The Kujaa Dosh
We are already familiar that the word 'Kujaa' means the planets Mars [Mangal Graha]. So the term, 'Kuja Dosha' would mean a fault or trouble created by the planet Mars. Though Mars can create many types of problems in a chart, by it's lordship and placement, but Kujaa Dosha actually means the problem created by Mars in respect of marital life. For the present time social structure, it creates problems in relationship as well. Kujaa Dosh is also called 'Maangalik', 'Maangalik Dosh', 'Mangal Dosh', 'Bhaum Dosh', 'being Mangalee' etc.

Kujaa Dosh is formed when Mars sits in specific houses in the chart. So he influences some particular houses by his placement and aspect. There are specific rules to check for Kujaa Dosh while there are other factors which break or weaken this. Kujaa Dosh is said to kill the spouse, but actually it does not happen this way always. Depending on the strength of the Dosh, it creates different scale or kind of problems accordingly.

How This Dosh Occurs
It is generally said that in a chart, irrespective to male or female native, when Mars is found in any of the houses 1, 4, 7, 8, 12 - Kujaa Dosh forms. Some South Indian astrologers also take the 2nd house in addition - while most do not agree to this. Mars in 2nd House can indicate bold or bitter speech, or using slang words etc.

Kujaa Dosh has been given prime importance. In compatibility analysis of two people to be married, Kujaa Dosh is a determinant.
If Mars is in the 7th Hhouse or in the 8th House, Kujaa Dosh results in a female horoscope and
If Mars is in the 7th House in the male horoscope the same Dosh results.
Mars is in the House No 7 from Lagna
Mars is in the House No 1 from Moon

Mars is a planet of battle, war and fight. He is Taamasik in nature and belongs to the caste of warriors - Kshatriya. He in general is fond of fights, battles and is given to anger. That is why, very naturally, when he takes over the marital matters, he likes to put quarrel, fight and 'battle' in marriage, which disturbs marital happiness. Mars is also he planet of over sex drive, too much boldness, and too fierce in nature - all of them are against a peaceful marriage.

The actual reason behind why these houses produce Kujaa Dosh should be understood logically. That is why I am giving house by house explanation -

Mars in the 1st house - Mars is a planet of boldness, and kind of dictator in nature. That is why Mars in ascendant can make a person too bold, aggressive, or too dominating. He might want to be the all in all in his family, while not paying a good attention to what others or his spouse, is saying. He will be easily involved in fights and will express himself rather directly. He might be also of short temper. This causes the major problem.

Mars will also aspects the houses 4 (happiness, family life), 7 (spouse, married life) and 8 (marital tie) and thus create problem in all these areas with ease. He will quickly create fights on unimportant issues.

Mars in the 4th house - The planet of battle is in the house of family life, so battle in family. Mars deprives the native from domestic harmony, there are misunderstandings among the family members. Mars will cast his 4th aspect on the 7th house of spouse and marital life. In 4th house Mars loses his strength for direction and creates more and more trouble in family life.

Mars in the 7th house - There will be clash and unhappiness in married life and this is perhaps the worst of Kujaa Doshas - a direct hit. Mars is a planet of abuse and violation and Mars being in 7th house very possibly can give violation in married life. In a female chart it might give physical or excessive mental torture from the husband. There will be also fight for the dominating power, and there might be lack of harmony in the sexual issues. The sexual and emotional needs of the partners might not match or might have a great difference. Mars might give over sexual desire / sickly sexual desire to the native or to his spouse and create a mess in marital life for this issue. It might give a short tempered wife.

Mars in the 8th house - The 8th house rules marital tie, from the 8th house we see the possibility of death of the spouse. Mars is the planet of accident, operation, assault from weapons and bleeding etc. - all of the things are rules by the 8th house. So being in the 8th house, Mars will be very eager to develop these tendencies. He might cause death of spouse, possibly through accident; operation or any other mishaps. Thus it can indicate an early death of the spouse. 8th house is also a house of hidden issues and immoral acts and Mars here can make the native / spouse be involved in hidden and sinful acts. When they come forward, storm blows in married life.

Mars in the 12th house - 12th house rules all kinds of losses and also the bed pleasure, i.e. sexual enjoyment. Mars here can give a native sickly desires, or illegal unions with other people. Again, Mars will aspect the 7th house with it's 8th aspect.

The dictum is that Mars in 2nd, or 4th, or 7th, or 8th, or 12th are considered as Kujaa Dosh. The same is applicable from the Moon and Venus as well. This is a subject of controversy. This is where, practical study helps. I have studied a lot of charts with Kujaa Dosh where the person remains unmarried or divorced or has become a widow or widower depending upon the position of Mars in 4th or 7th  or 8th. My humble opinion out of practical experience is that even if mars is posited in his own house or in his exalted house it causes afflictions, if posited in 2nd or 4th or 7th or 8th or 12th House. In short a Mars is a Mars, even if posited in the above houses.

Counters of this Dosh
There is no need to be really terrified if Mars is found in the houses 1/4/7/8/12. There are many facts that can counter or even nullify the Dosh. The most popular way to nullify this Dosh is to find a partner or spouse who has the same Dosh. It is believed that if both the partners have this Dosh, then the Dosh is nullified. Experience shows that this is true.

However, there are certain facts in the chart itself that nullify the Dosh.
(1) Lordship is a very important fact here to consider. For the natives of Cancer and Leo, Mars is very benefic being a Yog Kaarak. For natives Aries and Scorpio, for being their Ascendant Lord he will do good, on the other hand for ruling a Duh-Sthaan, he will not be purely benefic. For a Pisces native, he becomes the 9th lord as well as a mild killer (Maarak). However, Mars will undoubtedly produce strong Kujas Doshas to the Ascendants he is a malefic for - Virgo for an example.

(2) According to BV Raman, Kujaa Dosh is nullified in the following conditions -
--If Mars is in the 2nd house in any of the signs of Mercury, i.e., Gemini or Virgo.
--If Mars is in the 4th house in his own sign, i.e., Aries or Scorpio.
--If Mars is in the 7th house in exaltation or debilitation, i.e., Capricorn or Cancer.
--If Mars is in the 8th house in any of the signs of Jupiter, i.e., Sagittarius or Pisces.
--If Mars is in the 12th house in any of the signs of Venus, i.e., Taurus or Libra.
--If Mars is in any house in Aquarius or Leo.

However, some hold the opinion that these conditions though weaken the Dosh, but does not completely nullify. I feel that it might be correct.

(3) The conjunction/aspect of other planets are also very important facts. Jupiter is the most benefic planet in nature and will try to protect the native to it's best. A strong Jupiter can save the native from many of the havocs. Jupiter rules Dharm that is why he can propitiate Mars' anger and aggressiveness to a great extent. That is why a Jupiter, especially if he is strong, joining or aspecting Mars will always fight against this Dosh. A benefic Planet present with Mars in Ascendant does not allow Mars to give the harsh nature too much, the same applies to their Drishtis (aspects) and also about other houses (4/7/8/12) as well.

The presence of Jupiter and/or Venus in the ascendant will work to protect from this Dosh. Moon joining Mars is also said to protect the native.

(4) Mars becomes matured at the age of 28 and that is why some suggest to wait till 28 years and then marry. This Dosh is said to be nullified after the age of 28. However, some do not agree to this point and suggest that this Dosh will remain active even after 28th year of the native, and will create problems especially during the periods of Mars. This seems to be more logical to accept.

(5) Some astrologers also hold the opinion that Mars produces no Dosh in his own sign or in his exaltation sign. On the other hand, some do not agree to this since being in own sign or in exaltation sign does not really make any difference in the nature but makes difference only in strength. I, personally, hold the later view.

It has to be remembered that it is not only Mars that can create problem in married life, but there are a lot other factors which can disturb marital happiness. That is why it will never be good to accuse only to so called Kujaa Dosh for marital disturbance. Other factors can greatly modify this Dosh both positively or negatively. While malefic planets join or aspect Mars, or hits the same houses hit by Mars, it surely worsens the condition. On the other hand benefic planets like Jupiter, Venus or Putra Adhipati / Dharm Adhipati (Lords of 5th and 9th houses) try to protect the things as per their strength.

Praying to Lord Hanumaan with Hanumaan Chaaleesaa and other Hanumaan Mantra protects the native from the evil of planet Mars.
Recitation of Angaarak Ashtottar Shat Naamaavalee (The 108 names of Mars) is also suggested.



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Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 03/26/2013