Mangal Dosha Remedies

In Vedic astrology, when planet Mars is placed in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th house of a person’s natal chart, it is called Mangal dosha or Manglik dosha. Of the twleve houses, Mars’s presence in any of these six houses causes Mangal dosha and people with this dosha are called Mangliks.

Mars as a planet of War and fight exerts its strong influence on the native with manglik dosh. On a positive note, Mars can also make the native valiant, focused, highly disciplined. If Mars is afflicted, they will be aggressive, arrogant, and temperamental. Presence of mangal dosh in a native’s horoscope, causes many challenges and obstacles in their career, marriage, and life decisions. The effects of Manglik dosha varies based on the placement of Mars in the chart and other planetary alignment. 

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Manglik Dosha Remedies

According to Vedic texts, any dosha either due to poor placement of planets or curses from previous births has remedies and rituals. Similarly, many astrological cures are prescribed to mitigate, neutralise and nullify the negative effects of Manglik Dosha. Mars majorly affects the native’s matrimonial aspects. theseeffects of Mars changes based on the house it is posited in, possible planetary aspects on Mars and dasha periods. Based on the actual magnitude of the dosha, there are remedies to perform both on everyday basis, before and after marriage. Here are the list of general remedies from Vedic Shastras,

The topmost remedy to rectify manglik dosha is to marry another manglik. A person with strong mangal dosha in the chart must marry another manglik; this terminates all the effects of this dosha.


Observe fast on Tuesdays - Mangalwars. This day is presided by planet Mars and appeasing Mars by fasting and worshipping Him is considered a powerful remedy. During this fast, Manglik natives can consume one sattvic meal prepared toor dal (pigeon dal).

Mantra Chanting and Meditation

  • Chanting Navagraha mantra or Mangal Mantra for Mars and Mars Beej mantra on Tuesdays with deep devotion can mitigate Manglik dosh.Mantra - "Om Karaam Kreem Krom Saha Bhaumaye Namah"
  • Chanting Mars Gayathri mantra 108 times during sunrise everyday also works.
  • Recite or meditate on Hanuman Chalisa on thursdays.

Remedial worship, parihara, and Puja in Temples

  • Visting powerful temples dedicated to Mars or worshipping Mars planet in Navagraha sanctum for puja can effectively mitigate dosha effects.
  • Performing Mangal dosha parihara puja at Gokarna Kshetra, Kukke Subramanya temple in Karnataka, Vaitheeswaran temple, Kumbakonam in Tamil nadu and Mangalnath temple, Ujjain, Guwahati, Assam are said to offer instance remedies in mangal dosh.
  • In addition, visiting Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha temples on Thursdays can help.

Offerings and Donations

  • Donating lentils on Tuesdays is considered as an instant remedy for Manglik dosh.
  • Mars, as a war god rules weapons like swords, knives; donate these weapons to an befitting places like a kitchen household in old age homes or orphanages.
  • Mars in human body rules blood. Donating blood once or twice a year is considered as a powerful offering to appease Mars.
  • Mars is associated with colour Red. Donate red colored clothes and items to the needy and poor. Donating red lentils like masoor dhal, red flowers and red colored toys is considered to please Mars.
  • Offer sweets or jaggery to elderly in the temple premises on Tuesdays.
  • Planting saplings of neem, peepal or kisar in the temple premises is also prescribed.


Wear a bright red coral gemstone ring made of gold, copper or brass alloy in the ring finger of the right hand.

Kumbh Vivah and Ghat Vivah

When a Manglik native has a potential non manglik match in a marriage, the negative effects of mangal dosha is neutralised by performing a renowned remedial ritual called Kumbh or Ghat Vivah. In Hindu Vedic Astrology, a Manglik native has to marry a clay pot filled with water in Kumbh Vivah or a peepal/ kisar/ Banana tree in Ghat Vivah to rectify the dosha effects on marital life. The native can also marry an idola of Lord Vishnu. Actually, this remedy is performed to get rid of the widowhood or death yoga from Manglik’s horoscope.

Mangal Dosha Remedies before Marriage

Manglik Dosha affects the marital life of a native due to Mars’s influence on seventh house, the house of marriage and eighth house, the house of longevity and sexual relationship. If Mars is malefic in the dosha it can mess up the marital life or the health of the spouse. Certain remedies are performed prior to the marriage ceremony of the native.

You might have seen and heard stories of many celebrity marriages where either the groom or bride married a peepal tree before actually marrying their partner. This is a popular remedy to nullify the dosha called ‘Ghat Vivah’ (घट विवाह) or Kumbh Vivah. This remedial marriage ritual is known to remove widowhood from a manglik’s life. When the girl or the bride is manglik, she will be marrying a peepal tree or banana tree or an idol of Lord Vishnu or a clay pot filled with holy water like Ganga Jal or temple theertha as her groom. This is considered as the first marriage of the bride.

After the remedy ritual, a tiny branch of the tree is chopped or the idol of Lord Vishnu idol is floated in a river, or the matki pot is broken based on the chosen method. The marriage where the girl marries the non manglik boy is treated as a second marriage or remarriage. In the natal chart, remarriages are analysed using 9th house. In this scenario, Mars in houses- 1, 4, 7, 8, or 12  will not have any influence on the house of marriage and house of death.

Another known remedy to mitigate manglik dosha in a girl native is by using coral gemstone; this remedial ritual is done during Kanyadhaan (कन्यादान) ceremony of the marriage. Two coral gemstones approximately of same dimensions are used in this remedy. During kanyadaan, these two corals gems are placed inside the right palm of the bride. Her father or a paternal relative, in case of absence of the father is asked to pour water on her right hand washing these corals, while she holds one in her hand and lets the second coral drop into a vessel.

The first gemstone is worn as an ornament, like a ring or pendant, throughout her life. This remedy saves her possible misfortunes of mangal dosh. The second gemstone is offered to a temple or discarded in a waterbody.  In the future, if the gemstone is lost or misplaced, it must be bought and borrowed from her parents or paternal side without repeating the ritual.

In case if the boy is Manglik, same marriage (विवाह) ritual is performed by the manglik boy. Instead of peepal tree, kikar tree or a kikar tree branch is used in this remedy. The manglik boy marries this tree or a clay pot and this is treated as his first marriage. Post marital ceremony, the kikar branch or the clay pot dropped in flowing water streams.

Mangal Dosha Remedies after Marriage

Even after performing major remedies before marriage, it is important to worship Mars and do simple rituals to avoid possible effects of Mangal dosha on the marital life. These simple techniques can ease the strong impact of Mars on the couple granting conjugal bliss and joy.

  • Once in a year perform a special pujas like “Mangal Homa’ or “Mangal shanti puja” at your home.
  • Pray to the Divine couples Lord Shiva and Parvati, Lord Vishnu and Mahalakshmi, on Tuesdays.
  • Offer sweets or jaggery along with Red flowers like Hibiscus, roses to Lord Ganesha on Angarki Chaturthi tithis (Chaturthi that falls on Tuesdays)
  • Feed grains to birds, food to dogs, and greens to cows as frequently as possible.
  • Fast on tuesdays and worship Mars- Angarakan with oleander flowers.
  • Buy red colored silk for a deity or donate red clothes to a lady on Friday.
  • Keep elephant teeth or ivory in the your puja room along with six faced rudraksha.

Manglik Remedies House based:

Manglik Dosha Remedies in 1st House

  • Chant “Om Gan Ganpathaye Namah” for 108 times as the first thing in the morning after waking up.
  • Avoid lies or evading rules and regulations at workplace.
  • Do not indulge in negative thoughts about self.

Manglik Dosha Remedies 2nd House

  • Performing remedies to strengthening planet Moon who rules second house can effectively mitigate Mars’s influence.
  • Worship Lord Mangal and Lord Chandra on full moon days. Observe fasting and chant Mangala stotra
  • Keep a statue of deer in your house
  • Donate red colored clothes, red sandalwood powder or red coral.

Manglik Dosha Remedies 4th House

  • Donate generously to physically challenged people. Helping them or contributing to their wellbeing in the community can aid in reducing Mar’s impact.
  • Keep a small piece of silver metal like a coin in your wallet.
  • Worship and offer milk to a banyan tree on Tuesdays.

Manglik Dosha Remedies 7th House

  • Offer sincere prayers to Mangal Yantra installed in your puja room.
  • Wear Coral gemstone ring.
  • Observe fast on Tuesdays to appease Mars and donate sweets to children.
  • Help and be supportive to the women in your life- mother, daughter, sisters, sister-in-law, and female friends.
  • Feed birds and animals regularly.
  • Chant Hanuman Chalisa, offer orange vermillion and betel leaf garland to Lord Hanuman on Thursdays.
  • Signing up for eye donation is known to greatly mitigate Mars effects.

Manglik Dosha Remedies 8th House

  • Offer sincere prayers to Mangal Yantra installed in your puja room.
  • Wear Coral gemstone ring made of gold or copper.
  • Sponsor education to a child of a single mother.
  • Offer bread to dogs or sweets like jaggery to cows on Tuesdays.
  • Worship Lord Ganesha on Sankata Chaturthi especially Angarki Chaturthis. Offer red colored flowers to the lord and smash 11 coconuts.
  • Donate blood twice a year.

Manglik Dosha Remedies 12th House

  • Consume Honey as first thing for the day.
  • Donate money or extend physical support for people with developmental disabilities or syndrome like down’s syndrome, autism or Muscular Dystrophy.
  • Strictly adhere to the rules or ethics both at workplace and in personal life since Mars in twelfth house indicates loss of dignity and respect from the society.
  • Worship Mars and Goddess Durga on Tuesdays. Light a sesame oil lamp for Durga and chant Mangal Chandika stotram.

Low Mangal Dosha Remedies

If Mars is placed in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, or 12th houses in a horoscope, it is considered as a mild version of manglik dosha. The native faces only a modest influence of Mars and most arenas of life go smooth and unaffected. If you are a manglik with low mangal dosha, these remedies are to be followed both before and after marriage to elevate your life and to keep the Mars’ influence under tab.

  • Chant Mangal Gayathri and Hanuman Chalisa on Tuesdays
  • Feed birds, cows and dogs often.
  • Worship Lord Ganesha everyday and chant ‘Om Gum Ganapathaye Namah’.
  • As a thumb rule, worship Lord Ganesha and Mars on Angarki Chaturthi.
  • Offer lamp, jaggery and red flowers to Mars in the Navagraha sanctum.
  • Observe fast on Tuesdays .
  • Chant Mangal Chandika Shloka and worship Goddess Durga with red flowers on Fridays.
  • Maintain cordial relationship with your mother, sisters and female cousins.

High Manglik Dosha Remedies

When Mars is posited in the 7th or 8th house in a native’s horoscope it is said to be an intense form of Manglik Dosha. Since seventh and eighth houses are connected with marriage and marital partner, Mars’s aspect on these houses can pose severe challenges in marital life. These remedies can be followed both before and after marriage including Ghat vivah for diminishing the negative effects of Mars,

  • Regularly using silver utensils for food. Drink and eat in silver utensils
  • Commit to a 45day worship of Lord Hanuman. Everyday, place a dot of Sindhoor or vermillion on Hanuman’s tail. Continue the dots along the tail for 45 days and on the last day, perform a sincere puja, observe fast and donate sweets. Hanuman’s blessings remove the negative impact of high Mangal Dosha.
  • Devotedly reading holy scriptures like Angarka stotram, Bhoom Mangal stotram and Mangal Chandika Shloka on Tuesdays.
  • Worship Kesariya Ganapathy- an orange colored statue of Lord Ganesha. Mars is ruled by Lord Ganesha, when Ganesha idol made in hues of Mars’ is worshipped by a manglik native it works as a powerful remedy.
  • Offer Kum Kum or sindoor (vermilion) to Goddess Durga and Lord Hanuman on Tuesdays.
  • Plant a Neem tree in the south side of your house. Watering the plant and caring for it is said to reduce the negative effects.
  • Worship a banyan tree, sprinkle some milk on the aerial roots of the tree. This is a simple yet powerful remedy to appease Mars.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most powerful mantra to reduce Mars’s malefic effects?

Mantras- Om Gum Ganpathaye Nama and Om Karaam Kreem Krom Saha Bhaumaye Namah are considered powerful remedies for manglik dosha

Does the remedies really help us escape the bad effects of Manglik Dosha?

Remedies help mitigate the negative effect of the dosha by appeasing Mars, the Karaka of the dosha.

Should we continue remedies even after the marriage?

Yes, we should. if you are manglik, performing some simple worship remedies can help get rid of many challenges in marital life.

Where can I perform Manglik dosha puja?

The remedial puja can be performed at Gokarna Kshetra, Kukke Subramanya temple in Karnataka, Vaitheeswaran temple, Kumbakonam in Tamil nadu and Mangalnath temple, Ujjain, Guwahati, Assam

Other than Mars, which other Gods can i pray for dosha remedies?

We can worship Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman as part of remedies. Their divine blessings can effectively control the impact of the dosha.

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