Mangal or Mars Puja
Mangal Pooja is dedicated to Mars planet. Mangal pooja is very beneficial as it neutralizes the effect of mangal and strengthens the positive influence. The Mangal Graha pooja is recommended to those whose Mars planet is wrongly placed in the horoscope. According to Vedic astrology, Mars is also known as Angaraka and Kuja. Mars is considered to very malefic planet and it is of the fiery nature. The physical appearance is with a red body exemplifying the natural color of astronomical body. Mangal mantra being enchanted on Tuesdays facing towards south praises the Mars planet a lot and Lord Mars bestows its blessings on the devotees. The negative effect of Mangal can be removed by observing fasts on Tuesdays for 21 times. The horoscope signs being ruled by the Mars are Aries and Scorpio. Mars exalts in the sun sign of Capricorn and falls in the sun sign of Cancer. The most comfortable position of Mars is in the 10th house and stays for 1.5 month in each of the Graha to complete cycle in 18 months.
Melefic effect of Mangal or Mars in birth chart
Although on the positive side, the presence of Mars in auspicious places leads to benefits like self-confidence, strong will power, energy and independence, but in terms of negative influence it may result in menstrual problems, infertility, marital discord, violent behavior, loss of property etc. The presence of mars in houses 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th leads to Manglik Dosh in the person which is considered highly inauspicious as it may result in loss of spouse. The Manglik effect in a person normally stays till the age of 28. That is the reason why it is recommended that the marriage of Manglik person should be done after the age of 28 years.
How to do Mangal or Mars Puja
The Mangal Puja is highly recommended to counter the Mangal Dosh in a person. This puja invokes the energy of planet mars to bless the person in a positive way. The mangal puja is done on Tuesdays, in Mars Horas or any auspicious tithi as suggested by astrologers.
Procedure and Significance for Mangal or Mars graha Puja
Mangal is considered to be the indicator of aggressiveness, engineers and surgeons, violence and war, accidents, ambitions, passion and desire, strengths, siblings, commanders and rulers etc. Mars is also considered to be the protector of Dharma and sacred path and wants everyone to follow the sacred path.
Benefits of Mangal or Mars Graha Puja
Mangal pooja benefits those individuals a lot who are mangalik. The pooja removes all the mangal dosha, marriage problems and stress from the life. It also protects from the diseases related to blood, eradicates the problem of loan, helps to win over the enemies and help to get the higher position in the service. All the hurdles in between of success are being removed and the prosperity of the individual is maintained.
Mantra for chanting Mangal or Mars graha
“Dharanigarbha Samphutam Vidut Kanti Samaprabham Kumaram Sakti Hastam Sa Mangalam Pranmam Yaham"
Mangal gaytri Mantra:-
“Aum Angarkaya Vidmahe
Tanno Kujah Prachodayat”