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Manglik dosh is undoubtedly the most feared concept of Vedic Jyotish when it comes to marriage and married life of the native and the formation of Manglik dosh in a horoscope can create serious or very serious problems in the married life of the native suffering from this dosh. According to the prevalent definition of Manglik dosh, it is said that if Mars is placed in any one of the houses 1, 2, 4, 7, 8 or 12 of a horoscope, Manglik dosh is formed in such horoscope which can pose various kinds of troubles in the marriage and married life of the native suffering from this dosh. The actual formation of Manglik dosh however requires additional conditions to be met in a horoscope and these conditions as well as the malefic effects of Manglik dosh formed in a horoscope have been discussed in details through many articles published in this section of the website. Some astrologers believe that going to Trayambakeshwar temple of Lord Shiva in Nasik or Ujjain and performing a short pooja there can rectify this dosh but when Manglik dosh is actually formed in a horoscope, many different kinds of astrological remedies may be required to rectify or pacify this dosh in the horoscope and though these remedies may be different from horoscope to horoscope but generally a Manglik Dosh nivaran pooja which is also called Mangal dosh nivaran puja is one remedy which is suitable in most of the cases of this dosh. In today’s article, we will discuss about some of the important steps involved in Manglik dosh nivaran pooja.
The most important step in performing any kind of pooja to rectify any dosh in a horoscope is to perform the chant of a Mantra specified to reduce the strength of that dosh and this chant amounts to a number of 125,000 in most of the cases. Manglik dosh is a defect which is formed due to malefic Mars in a horoscope, so accordingly we will need to pacify Mars by means of pooja so that the malefic effects of Mars may be reduced in the horoscope which reduces the strength of Manglik dosh in the horoscope. Hence a Manglik dosh nivaran puja should include a chant of 125,000 Mars veda mantra which serves as Manglik dosh nivaran mantra for the sake for this pooja, and rest of the procedure is built around this chant. To start with Manglik dosh nivaran puja, a specific day is chosen for the start and completion of this pooja which is decided according to the horoscope of the native. At the day of starting of this puja, a Sankalpam or resolution is taken by the Pandits which are usually 5 to 7 in number. In this Sankalpam, the head Pandit or the main Pandit takes an oath in front of Lord Shiva that he and his other assistant Pandits are going to perform a chant of 125,000 Manglik dosh nivaran mantras for a specific person who is the native and whose name, his father’s name and his family surname is also mentioned in Sankalpam. The names of the Pandits doing this chant are also mentioned, the days taken to complete this chant are also mentioned which are generally 5 to 7 days for this pooja, and the specific wishes required by the native as a result of this pooja are also mentioned and this is the first step which starts a Manglik dosh nivaran puja. The specific benefic results asked by Pandits on behalf of the native in this case are to rectify the ill effects of Manglik dosh in the horoscope of the native and to bless the native with a happy and prosperous married life.
After this, all the Pandits start chanting Manglik dosh nivaran mantra on daily basis for about 8 to 10 hours a day and in such a way that they are able to complete the total chant of 125,000 mantras till the decided day of completion of this pooja. The pundits keep on chanting the Manglik dosh nivaran mantra on daily basis till the day of the completion and they complete the committed chant of mantras on that day. After completion of chant of Manglik dosh nivaran mantra, the completion ceremony is arranged for the puja which can take about 2-3 hours if done with proper procedure. A puja for lord Shiva, goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha and other members of Shiva family is performed first and many kinds of offerings like flowers, fruits, sweets, milk, curd, honey, desi ghee, sugar and many other things are offered to these gods and goddesses and the completion of the resolution or Sankalpam taken by the pandits is repeated and it is conveyed to the gods by pandits that they have completed the chant of 125,000 Manglik dosh nivaran mantra in the time promised by them and in the manner promised by them at the day of start and it is also mentioned that all this chant and pooja has been done on behalf of their client whose name and other details are again mentioned and it is then preyed that their client should be blessed with the good results of this Manglik dosh nivaran puja since he has followed all the procedures for this pooja and he has got this puja performed through pandits in order to rectify the Manglik dosh present in his horoscope. It should be noted here that this pooja performed at the day of completion of Manglik dosh nivaran puja follows specific procedures and accordingly this pooja and procedure can differ for different kind of doshas. Things related to Mars are then donated and a Sankalmpam is again made by the main pandit which says that they have done this specific pooja to rectify Manglik dosh present in the horoscope of the native and that the native has also donated a variety of goods in order to pacify the malefic effects of Mars in his horoscope and accordingly the gods and planet Mars who is also denoted as a semi god, should bless the native with the results desired by him.
After completion of this puja, the blessings are taken from the gods and goddesses and then the final ceremony of Havana is started which is the final and a very important ceremony as this is a ceremony through which a direct connection between the native and Mars is established with the help of pandits. After starting the Havana and after doing the necessary formalities, the chant of Manglik dosh nivaran mantra is again started and this time with the completion of each mantra, a sound of Swaaha or Swaha is chanted by the pandits and upon the chant of this sound of Swaha or Swaaha, certain specific things which form the constituents of Pooja Samagri and which can vary from puja to pooja are offered in a specific way to the holy fire which has been lit to perform the Havana for Manglik dosh nivaran puja. This process is repeated again and again and each time the pandits chant the sound of Swaaha or Swaha or Swaham, pooja samagri is offered to the holy fire of Havana in a specific way. Once the specific chant of Manglik dosh nivaran mantra fixed for the Havana is completed, some other important mantras are chanted which may differ from puja to puja and here again the pooja samagri is offered to the holy fire of Havana at the sound of Swaha or Swaaha at the completion of each mantra. A dry coconut is finally filled with certain specific things which may again be different for different pujas and this coconut is then placed in the holy fire of Havana as the final offering and with the chant of some specific mantras and the desired result is again preyed by the pandits on behalf of the native. The client or the native is then asked to complete 1, 3 or 7 circles around the Havana kund where each one of these circular movement is called a Pradakshina or a Parikarama and upon the completion of this Parikarma the Manglik dosh pooja is completed. And though a Manglik dosh nivaran puja includes many other steps and procedures than the ones mentioned above, but the above mentioned steps are the most important steps of a Manglik dosh nivaran pooja and they should be done and executed by expert and established pandits. Missing some of the important procedures or not doing them properly can reduce the desired effects of the puja and the native may not get the proper benefic effect from his Manglik dosh nivaran pooja.
There are some precautions which should be observed by the native during the running time of his Manglik Dosh Nivaran Pooja otherwise he may not get proper results from such Manglik Dosh Nivaran Puja. From the time of start of a Manglik Dosh Nivaran Puja till the time of completion of this pooja, the native for whom this pooja is being performed should abstain from eating non vegetarian food of all kind including fish and egg, he should stay away from liquors and alcohols of all kinds and he should also stay away from smoking for all this time. Apart from this the native should also not make sexual contacts with any female including his own wife and in case of unmarried natives they should stay away from their girlfriends as long as the Manglik Dosh Nivaran Puja is going on. The native should also not engage in any kinds of bad conducts of violence, hatred or any other kinds of conducts which are considered immoral during the running time of Manglik Dosh Nivaran Puja. The native should try to connect himself to Manglik Dosh Nivaran Pooja on daily basis which he can do by praying to Lord Shiva daily after taking bath and repeating the Sankalpam that the main Pandit had made on his behalf at the start of this pooja. The native should address Lord Shiva and say with his words or with his mind that he is getting a Manglik Dosh Nivaran Pooja performed with a chant of 125,000 Veda Mantras of Jupiter and this pooja is being performed at such and such place by a specific number of Pandits and that he is following all the procedures and precautions with complete dedication and devotion and that Lord Shiva and god Mars should bless him with the best possible results for this pooja.
It should be noted here that a Manglik Dosh Nivaran Puja can be done in the presence of the native as well as in the absence of the native and in case the native is unable to be personally present at the place of Manglik Dosh Nivaran Puja, this pooja is conducted with the help of native’s photograph or Picture in which the native should be alone and no one else should be present in the picture and this picture should be as recent as possible. In this case, the main Pandit will take the sankalp for Manglik Dosh Nivaran Pooja on behalf of the native in the presence of his photograph or picture. The name of native’s father and the surname of his family is spoken in the sankalpam and it is also mentioned by the main Pandit that this native is unable to attend to this pooja by means of his personal presence and hence a specific Pandit whose name and surname is mentioned, will be performing all the rituals to be performed by the native on behalf of the native. It should be noted here that this Pandit is one of the Pandits who are going to do a chant of 125,000 Guru Veda mantra for the native. This way the rituals to be performed by the native at the starting day and completion day of Manglik Dosh Nivaran Puja are performed by the chosen Pandit and it is conveyed by him on both of these days that he is performing these rituals on behalf of the native whose photograph is always kept present during the puja and it is used as a symbol of the native. For example, if the chosen Pandit is supposed to offer flower to Lord Shiva, he will first touch his hand carrying the flowers with the picture of the native and then he will offer those flowers to Lord Shiva and all other rituals are also performed likewise. It is important to note here that even if the native is personally not present for his Manglik Dosh Nivaran Puja, he is strictly supposed to practice all the necessary and above mentioned precautions for his Manglik Dosh Nivaran Puja, in whichever part of the world he may be present during the running time of such Manglik Dosh Nivaran Pooja. The native should also keep on repeating his Sankalpam for Manglik Dosh Nivaran Puja on daily basis as mentioned above and he should ask for the best results of this pooja.
Getting a Manglik dosh nivaran pooja performed along with the other necessary astrological remedies certainly helps reducing the malefic effects of Manglik dosh formed in a horoscope, to a great extent. Other astrological remedies like Mantras, yantras, gemstones and some charities etc. may be required in addition to Manglik dosh nivaran pooja in order to effectively rectify Manglik dosh present in a horoscope.