Mars is a fiery planet and it is loaded with energy. When Mars is functionally benefic in a horoscope, this energy may be used for various constructive purposes. It is like we can use fire to cook food, to warm ourselves, to run our industries and to do many other things.
However, when Mars is functionally malefic in a horoscope, the same fire becomes destructive like forest fire which can burn anything and everything that comes within its reach. Malefic Mars can cause various types of problems for the native under its influence and some of these problems are related to marriage; when Mars forms Manglik Dosh in a horoscope.
Manglik Dosh is among the most feared defects mentioned in Vedic astrology. Many people reject marriage alliances, merely because of presumed Manglik Dosh. According to its prevalent definition, if Mars is placed in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th house of a horoscope, Manglik Dosh is formed in such horoscope. This defect is associated with delay in marriage, troubled marriages, disputes, separations, divorces, widowhood and many other disturbing events.
Though there are no doubts that a planet like Mars is actually capable of doing all this and even more; the question is ‘does it do such things so often’? Let’s find out the answer to this question as well as to a number of other questions associated with this defect.