The truth about being born as a 'Manglik'

The truth about being born as a 'Manglik'

Some people may have gone through anguish in life-related to Mangal Dosh. Followed by the priests who must have frightened your family in regard to your Mangal Dosha. After your family is convinced about the hidden truth, these complicated rituals start — 'hire a tree', before you make it to the wedding ceremony. In mere astrological terms, you were born as a Manglik. 

A whole bunch of millennials is not even aware of the cultural word 'Manglik' until Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan tied the knot in an exceptionally ritualistic ceremony. Before the duo exchanged rings, the 'Hum Dil De Chuke' actress (born as a Manglik) had been insisting to marry a peepal tree. She further did marry a tree. The news went haywire and caused a growing concern among Manglik born natives.

However, the actress was persuaded to follow Hindu-born traditions.  All this was done as a remedy to subside bad luck. There has been a lot of build-ups revolving around Indian brides born as Manglik.  

The most threatening word in Hinduism culture 'Manglik!

There is no present proof or existing research that suggests natives with unpaired Manglik will see fewer stars in their marriage as opposed to the well-paired ones. 

The Indian astrology sheds light on shastras. It has soared from generation to generation over traditional terms. However, there is a strong belief that those born under the clutches of Manglik or mangal dosha are bound to experience major hardships in their marriage. In regard to this narrative, many priests warn of couples divorcing or losing husbands in terrible accidents.

What is Manglik?

Vedic astrology indicates the native is said to be a Manglik or hold mangal dosha in their horoscopes only when mars' position is 1,2,4,7,8,12th house of the lunar calendar. These specific houses symbolize various facets of life — contentment, long life (8), marriage (7), mental health's peace (4)

According to Vedic astrology, 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 contentment and mental peace (4th), marriage (7th), and long life (8th).

Mangal Dosha

Mangal Dosha has been attributed to planet Mars. It symbolizes ego, self-esteem, mood, and various unexpected battles of life. Mars is deemed as an antagonistic planet. Once mars are positioned in particular areas of Janam kundali, you could happen to be contentious and detrimental. These negative developments underlying your personality could pave away towards marital disharmony. The theory of Manglik came into the picture.  People who imbibe strong faith in mangal dosha, suggestive of compatibility between the future spouses remain tarnished due to the Manglik effects. The truth lies in your horoscope. 

The myths about Manglik

We bust famous myths related to the expected meanings of a Manglik. These are majorly focused on future spouses. 

Was Tuesday born? Congratulations you are declared as a Manglik!

Many have a deep misconception if a native is born on a Mangalvaar (Tuesday), or a day controlled by Mars, they are considered as a 'Manglik'. However, in the literal meaning of astrology, this narrative is known to be only myth.  

A Manglik must tie a knot with a Manglik

This narrative has been said to be truly illogical. A couple of b-town movies show beliefs that have no rational reasoning behind it. And to conclude, a Manglik must marry a Manglik is just another Indianized myth. 

Tie a knot with a tree before exchanging 'wedding vows' with a man

Hindu pandits are famous for persuading natives born as Manglik to marry a tree first in order to exchange rings with a man. This is regarded as the second marriage between the duo without any whatsoever problems arising in the first marriage itself.  This ritual is done to ensure no conflicts will grow after marriage. 

Husband or relative will die

This narrative doesn't make sense at all and nor is it true. Neither of them will die, whether or not you are born as a Manglik. 

Ring the bells of divorce 

One is born as a 'Manglik' and does not define the success of their marriage or the longevity of one. One of the successful ingredients to ruin a marriage is compatibility and understanding between the couple.

Manglik is restricted only to natives born as Hindus? 

Hinduism traditions are punched by abundances of superstitions and grandma's nostalgic tales. Astrology is followed by a strong belief by the Hindus. The word 'Manglik' follows a deep-rooted connection in one religion - 'Hinduism'. While researchers are yet to find out whether or not, Manglik has a connection with astrology.  

However, priests are highly suggestive of remedies in order to prevent any ill attributed to mangal dosha. Marriages are beautiful only when two people make it an effort to last till eternity. There had been a couple of marriages that failed in spite of matching horoscopes, while some really did wonders after failed matches. 

It is not a necessity to believe in everything your religion tells you to do, some may work while some may miserably fail. After all, we are humans with the power given to us in order to change our faith. And not everyone is born as they are, with U-turns and hurdles, natives born with a particular destiny may change with a blink of an eye. You? Just believe in yourself!