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Significance of Mars in Horoscope, Remedies and Mangal Mantras

Significance of Mangal in Horoscope and Remedies

According to Astrology, Mars or Mangal is the planet of power, strength, courage and aggression. Astrologically Mars is seen as a cruel planet. By nature Mangal is energetic and lustful, adventurous, wrathful and liberal. Mangal is extremely hot-tempered and very sensitive to any arrogance on part of his devotees. He bestows financial gain and relieves all difficulties, particularly of illness, debt and enemies of his devotees. It is instrumental in the acquisition of landed properties, affluence in work etc. In Vedic Astrology, Mars is also known as Mangal, Angaraka, and Kuja. These names in Sanskrit mean, "auspicious, burning coal, and the fair one".

Mars happens to be natural signification of Stamina, courage, anger, desire, opponents, immovable properties, friends, energy, violence, brother and siblings, accidents, ambition and enemies among other things. Mars also governs blood-related problems, blood pressure, muscles and bone marrow in the body so a malefic influence of the planet is likely to affect the same. Mars plays the role of the protector of Dharma, the sacred path and purpose in life that each of us follows. A strong Mars in the Horoscope give one the energy, will, confidence and independence to carry out our endeavors. Mangal rules over the sidereal signs of Aries and Scorpio. Mars exalts in Capricorn and falls in the sign of Cancer. It is the most comfortable in the 10th House. Mars stays for 1.5 month in each zodiac to complete the cycle in 18 months. The position of Mars is very important in any horoscope.

As a God, Mars is often described with a red body exemplifying the natural color of the astronomical body in the sky. Mangal is also a Kshatriya and sits on a ram. He is a handsome youth having a short stature and four arms, two of which carry a trident and a mace. His build is slender and appearance youthful and his blood-red eyes burn fiercely. In terms of Marriage the position of Mars is of supreme importance as it signifies passion, husband, marital knot, sex etc. Mangal is known for positively or negatively affecting the chances of Marriage. As per astrology, the placement of Mars in the 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th house from ascendant, Moon and Venus results in the Mangalik Dosha. Mangal Dosha leads to delay in marriage, dissatisfaction in married life, incompatible sexual preference, inadequate longevity of spouse, low adjustment potential, lack of satisfaction with own spouse and hence leading to extra marital affairs. The way out for this is to Marry another having a Manglik Kundali as well. However the Manglik or Kuja Dosha can get cancelled under certain circumstances. So before assuming yourself to be a Manglik get your Horoscope examined by a good astrologer.

Mangal Mantras and Remedies

Mangal Mantras and Remedies

Mangal Remedies

Given below are Remedies for pleasing Mangal

  • Worship Lord Shiva.
  • Fasting on 21 Tuesdays
  • Chanting the Hanuman chalisa
  • Chanting the Planetary Mantras of Mars
  • Wearing Coral Gemstone
  • Wearing Three Mukhi or Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha Bead
  • Donate red silks, knives or swords, foods made out of red dhal or red gemstones on Tuesday.
  • To appease Mars, wear coral ring made of Gold or Copper on the Index or Ring finger on any Tuesday and continue to wear it thereafter.
  • Conducting Mangal Puja can also liberate one from debts, poverty and skin problems.

Mangal Mantras - Bija, Navagraha and Gayatri

In order to reduce the Malefic Effects of mangal, the planetary mantras also can be chanted.

Mantras of Mangal

‘Om Ang Angarkaaya Namah’

'Aum Kum Kujaaya Namah'

‘Om Krim Kum Kujaya Namah’

"Om Kraam Kreem Kraum sah Bhaumaya Namah"

“Om Agnirmoordhadivah Kakutpati Prithivya Ayam
Apaang Retaang Si Jinvati Bhoumay Namah”

Navagraha Mangal Mantra

‘Dharanee Garbhsambhootam Vidyutkantisamprabham

Kumaram Shaktihastam Cha Mangalam Pranamamyaham"

Meaning : I offer my obeisances to Mangala, who was born from the womb of Goddess Earth. His brilliant effulgence is like that of lightning, and he appears as a youth carrying a spear in his hand.

Mangal Gayatri Mantras

Aum Angarkaya vidmahe
bhoomipalaya dhimahi
tanno kujah prachodayat.

Aum Chitri Putrayai Vidmahe

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Loyhe Tangai dhimahi

Tanno Bhooma Prachodayat

To remove the malefic effects of mars the mantras can be chanted using 108 Beads Rudraksha Rosary 11,000 times within 20 days. Also perform Mangal Puja with red flowers and red sandalwood and begin the recitation on a Tuesday during the bright half of the Moon. Presence of 'Mangal yantra' at the place of recitation may help in achieving the desired results faster.

Mangal Mantra Video


ahirchatra on September 21, 2016:

Anamika your topic was a marvel however I would like to discuss with you about other mantras can you please your email or Fb.

Fatiha from Paris on June 20, 2016:

Very good article, thanks

narendra singh on March 27, 2012:


Ana Teixeira from Oporto, Porto, Portugal on January 24, 2012:

I find your hubs very interesting. This one in particular because Mars seems to be my rulling planet. Keep hubbing.. and i'll keep following you! =)

Ravindaran on January 19, 2012:

Thanks the detailed information is what I have been looking for. Hopefully by following the remedies I will solve my problems.

debashree on November 14, 2011:

is chanting mantra of mangal 108 times daily minimise mangalik dosha?

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on November 05, 2011:

The Worship of lord Hanuman and reciting Hanuman Chalisa are Mars Remedies. So there is no harm chanting Hanuman Chalisa.

Mantrapower on November 05, 2011:

hi anamika, i want to know that if there is any difference between chanting mantra of mars for cure of planet mars or one should chant hanuman chalisa because some say that hanuman also reprsents Jupiter ( as Ham sound relates to vishudhi chakra and which is the site for planet jupiter in our body) so basically Hanuman chalisa is for planet jupiter... so i want ur help to clearify everything.

Epari Amaresh on September 11, 2011:

thanks again AKKA[elder sister]

Epari Amaresh on September 11, 2011:

there are languages that have their distictive scripts please keep the mantrams in english only, it reaches us better. I also appraise you for bringing vedic astrology

to all of us.

Ved Vashishtha on July 21, 2011:

Thank you so much for sharing these mantras. You have suggested to wear a red coral. Can I wear it in my left hand's ring finger? Because right hand's index finger and ring fingers are already occupied.

Voyance on July 21, 2011:

sound great. thanks for sharing :)

Lohitaksha on January 18, 2011:

Excellent blog! Can you please provide an mp3 link for the Hanuman Mantra "Om Hanumate rudratmakaya hum phat"? Jai Bajrangbali.

Satyam7 on September 24, 2010:

This is an excellent article. Very well written

Thank you.

God Bless

Sweet on August 07, 2010:

Thak you for inform about kuja dosha

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on July 28, 2010:

Saurabh: You may chant navgraha mantras and gayatri mantra.

Saurabh on July 28, 2010:

Is there one mantra that can be used as a remedy for all 9 planets? Ive heard that chanting "Om Namah Shivaya" nine times can help - is this true?

Ive been advised to buy some gemstones but it is very very expensive for me at the moment.

Rup on February 11, 2010:

Thankyou .. You really did a great job.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on December 22, 2009:

That depends on you. You can go for a water fast and eat only onetime in the night or fruits.Or you can take fasting foods like There are also a variety of fasting snacks prepared during this month like sabudana khichdi, upvas sheera or fruits and juices instead of normal food.

Priti on December 22, 2009:


How does one fast every tuesday.I have ener fasted so was wondering what's the best way i,e abstain from eating completely or only eat certain food.Thank You

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 18, 2009:

Very true. Thanks for the Comment Writer Rider.

Writer Rider on May 18, 2009:

Very interesting stuff. I love astronomy and ufology and they intersect in your religion. Maybe even all.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 18, 2009:

Thanks for the tip. But I have no clue how to use that in HubPages. Hope you can guide me on that too.

khadilkarprakash from India on May 18, 2009:

You can post Sanskrit mantras in devnagari script using baraha ime software. download it freely from ? ??? ?????

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