The Truth about being Born a Manglik

The Truth about being Born a Manglik

Did your priest scare your parents about your Mangal Dosha? Are your parents finding a tree for you before finding a bride? See, ‘horologically’ you have been declared a Manglik!

We are sure that many youngsters had not heard the term ‘Manglik’ before Aishwarya Rai’s marriage to Abhishek Bachchan. The tabloids and channels went abusing back then with the news that Aishwarya (reportedly a Manglik), had symbolically married a peepal tree, before tying the knot with Abhishek. All this was an astrological solution to void the bad luck of being Manglik.

Regardless of whether Aishwarya married a tree or not back then, there has always been a hype surrounding those brides who are Mangilk. So, here is the truth, you need to know about being born a Mangle.

Did you say ‘Manglik’?

First and foremost, there has never been any research and scientific evidence to say that unmatched Manglik couples are going to be less happy than the matched ones.

Having said that, one has to recall that astrology is based on the shastras, which have been passed from generation to generation through traditions. Many Hindus believe that if you are born under the Manglik star or the Mangal Dosha, there will be severe problems in your married life. In fact, many Hindu priests say that you could have a divorce or even worse, your spouse could die after marriage.

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What is Manglik?

According to Vedic astronomy, a person is a Manglik or has active Mangal Dosha in his or her horoscope, if the planet Mars is placed in either 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th house of their lunar chart. These different houses represent different aspects of life, such as satisfaction and mental peace (4th), marriage (7th), and long life (8th).

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Mangal Dosha is linked with the planet Mars. Mars represents self-esteem, temperament, ego, and struggle. This is an aggressive planet. If placed in specific areas of the birth chart (kundali), you could be aggressive and violent and that could potentially lead to marital discord. That is how the Manglik theory came into existence.

Those who believe in Mangal Dosha believe that the compatibility between the prospective bride and groom is slightly married because of the Manglik effect. Whether you are a Manglik or not, is determined by your zodiac. Your horoscope is based upon the date, year, time and place of your birth.

Manglik Myths

With so much significance given to whether the prospective bride or groom is a Manglik or not, there are quite a few false beliefs as well. Here are some of the common ones:

1) Born on Tuesday? You are definitely a Manglik!

Many people misunderstand that if you were born on a Mangalvaar (Tuesday), or a day ruled by planet Mars, you are a Manglik. However, astrologically this is not correct.

2) A Manglik should marry a Manglik only!

There is no science or logical reasoning behind this so-called ‘famous’ belief. This is just like Ram Gopal Verma’s Sholay remake, Aag – Illogical and baseless!

3) Marry a tree and then your husband

The priests usually tell you to do this because all the alleged problems related to being a Manglik are linked to the first marriage only. So, when you marry your groom, it is actually your second marriage without the alleged problems in your first marriage.

4) Either your husband or his close relative will die

This is another belief that is totally untrue. Neither your husband nor anybody close to him will die just because you are ‘supposedly’ Manglik.

5) The marriage will end in a divorce

The success of your marriage depends upon you and your partner’s compatibility and understanding. Your being a Manglik is not going to determine your marriage’s longevity.

Our Conclusion – If being ‘Manglik‘ is true then why is it restricted to Hindus only?

Well, is it not shocking that Mangal Dosha applies only to Hindus? Astrology is something that is based upon the relationship between celestial phenomena and events in the human world. So, if this term exists in astrology then it should be predominant in all the religions and sections of society. However, it is not so! It is simply restricted to one religion only.

Hence, it is clear that the word Manglik appears more connected to a religion than astrology.

While Hindu priests may suggest different ways to ward off any evil associated with the Mangal Dosha remember, that marriage is about love and understanding of two persons. Many marriages have failed even after all the hormonal matching rituals and astrological precautions. Meanwhile, a lot of marriages have survived and continue to survive, without the partners even matching their horoscopes.