In the Zodiac Mangal Graha is the action planet. The ruling planet of blood, bone marrow and muscles in our body, the Planet Mars or Mangal Graha imparts dire effects if positioned unfavorably in the birth chart. The Mangal Graha Japa is performed to appease this planet and gain his favor. He is the horoscope lord of Aries and Scorpio, exalted with Capricorn and debilitated with cancer. The lord Sun, Moon and Jupiter are all considered friendly to him. Mangal Graha is the lord of three nakshatras: Mrigashirsha, Chitra and Dhanista.
Religious Significance of the Mangal(Mars) Graha Japa
Many Doshas like Kuja Dosha and Angarakha Dosha emerge from the adverse positioning of planet Mars. The Mangal Graha Japa is effective in reducing the ill impact of these Doshas.
Kuja dosha, Angaraka dosha is another name of Mangal dosha. If the Mangal Graha is in any of the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th houses then it causes doshas and the person called Manglik. This planet directs over the bone marrow, muscles and blood. If Mangal dosha presents in the persons horoscope causes effects like blood clotting and many problems related to blood.
All the bad effects of the Mangal Graha Dosha can overcome by performing Mangal Graha Japa. Japa can be performed by invoking the lord Mangal(Mars). Chanting of mantras to please the planet and the Japa is performed as per Shastras to get rid of all problems due to this doshas.
When Mangal Graha Japa Can be Performed
Tuesday or any other day according to the birth chart is suitable for this Japa. If the Mangal Graha is in any of the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th houses then it causes doshas and the person called Manglik at that time one can perform Mangal Graha Japa.
All the members of the family can take part in this Japa according to their age group. The planet or Graha will give its effect corresponding to their horoscope positions, where the planet is individual or in a combination, and the same thing has to be taken into consideration while performing Japa for an individual or a group. The variation for each individual is determined as per their horoscope position or the nature of work for which the Japa can be performed.
Mangal Graha Ring/Gem Stone
The Gemstone of Mangal Graha is red coral or Moonga, one must wear a red coral ring on Tuesday in the ring finger, people with doshas should not wear red coral.
Advantages of Performing the Mangal Graha Japa
- It prevents serious misfortunes.
- Safeguards from blood-related diseases and blood loss.
- Brings material and spiritual development by getting rid of the malefic effects of the planet.
- Negative results are rescinded by the positive results of this Mangal Graha Japa.
Mangal Graha Japa FAQ's
What is Mangal Graha puja?
Whenever Mangal Graha is in the wrong position on one’s horoscope, which means Mangal Graha located in the 1st, 4th, 8th, or 12th houses, at that time the Mangal Graha puja is required. And when the Mangal Graha is in a debilitated state in one’s birth chart, this puja is required.
Is Mars Malefic?
Yes, Generally, Mars and Saturn both are malefic planets. Compared to Saturn Mars has fewer malefic effects.
Which house is good for Mangal Graha?
The planet Mars is a natural malefic planet. If it is in Lagna, the 4th house and 7th house are considered as good. If Mars is in Lagna it will give courage, well built, good attitude, and hot constitution. When it occupies the 4th and 7th houses, it will create Mangal dosha.
What happens when Mars is weak?
In anyone’s horoscope who has a malefic influence of Mars, that person may be suffering from a big debt. If the planet Mars is weak, debilitated, or afflicted by other malefic planets, then the person only keeps planning, but the person has insufficient ability to take action for the same.
What happens if mars are strong?
In anyone’s horoscope, if Mars is strong, he will bestow stamina, determination, courage, energetic. If Mars is in a good position in one's birth chart, it makes so fortunate to be able to lead others and denotes success in all its categories. He will show his full effects between the 27- 32 ages.
Mangal Graha is considered as a commander of all nine planets. He is the lord of Mesha (Aries) Rasi, Scorpio, Capricorn, and cancer. Sun and moon are friendly planets of Mangal Graha. This Graha deals with self-confidence, physical energy, tranquility mind, impulsiveness, and it is associated with gemstone, color, and metal.
Sankalpam( The Testimony of The Vedic Vidhi)
The word Sankalpam indicates the Vedic astrology of Panchang, place, time, day, Tithi, Nakshatra, Yogam, and Karanam. These are recited to the three trinities of Bhrama, Vishnu, and Shiva. The Vedic Vidhi recites for the current Vedic year and the Vedic name of the subcontinent and other significant elements. At the end of the Sankalpa needs family members Name, Gotra, Zodiac sign, Birth star to recite as a part of the puja and to get the blessings from the Lord Maha Ganapati, Navagrahas, family deity (kula devata), Grama devata and Ishta devata (favorite god one’s choice). So the first procedure is to invoke blessings from the deity.
The Ganapati puja is considered as an auspicious for all the ceremonies while starting the puja. By doing Ganapathi puja, will get free from obstacles, hurdles in life. It acquires materialistic, spirituality in life.
16 common offerings to the Deity during worship
Dhyana – Meditating
Aavaahana – Inviting the deity into the altar.
Asana – Giving a seat to the deity
Paadya – Washing the deity’s feet with pure water.
Arghya – to wash hands and mouth.
Aachamana – Offering drinking water to the Deity.
Snaana – Bath the deity idol with turmeric water, milk, curd, sugar, water.
Vasthra – Offering Clothes to the deity
Yagnopaveetha – Offering the thread to wear from his right shoulder
Gandha – apply sandalwood paste(mixed with water) on the forehead and shoulders to the deity
Pushpa – Offering fresh flowers while chanting the deity’s names.
Dhoop – Spreading fragrance to the altar.
Deepa –offering a Diya to illuminate the surrounding decorated deity.
Naivedya – offering food to the deity.
Taambula – Offering betel nut and leaves with fruits.
Harathi - offering Harathi by lighting camphor
The word of Punya Vachanam gives clarity of the clean ritual by invoking the blessings from the Lord Varuna (the lord of water) along with sacred rivers of the country namely Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu, and Cavery. The tirtha mantras are recited where the Punya Vachanam is performed, and their all the five elements are,
Jal - water
Vayu - air
Prithvi - earth
Agni - fire
Akasha - sky or space
By the chanting of Vedic mantras related to Lord Varuna, the place will be purified, where the positive energy is being retained in the pot and Punyavachana can be performed.
- Navagrahas are nine planets, and each planet governs a specific element (five elements) in the life cycle, so the certain specified planetary combinations in the horoscope give both malefic effects and good effects.
- The beneficial effects are taken into consideration of the particular planet individually and also in their combination. Generally to rectify or to neutralize the evil effect of the planets Navagraha puja can be performed along with Navagraha mantras.
- To remove the malefic effects of the planets this Navagraha puja can be performed. During this puja one will get blessings from Adidevata (subordinate lord of the planet), ‘Prathana Devata’ (main deity of the planet).
The Kalasa puja can be done with the help of a copper vessel. Place the Kalasa, fill it with water, a coin and nine types of grains. In red cloth, one can tie the coconut. Then, coconut is placed on the top of Kalasa with mango leaves. By doing this procedure Kalasa puja can be finished.
Navarathri puja is celebrated across India according, to the Hindu lunar month of Ashvina or Ashvin and it generally falls September - October. The Navaratri means nine nights of the period, is considered to be an auspicious day. The goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati are the worshipers during the Navaratri.
Durga - Goddess is the symbol of courage and strength.
Lakshmi - Goddess is the symbol of wealth and luxury.
Saraswati - Goddess is the symbol of education and Vedic knowledge.
The first three days Goddess Parvathi Devi is worshiped, next three days puja for goddess Lakshmi, and another Three days for goddess Saraswati.
Purohit does puja to the Deity with Ashotathara(108) names of particular God or Goddess. Before performing ashtotaram he does Archana with Tithi, devotee name, birth star, Gothram, and also with family member names for the welfare of the entire family. Purohit offers coconut, incense stick, Banana, Flower to God and Goddess to get blessings.
After performing the puja, Purohit offers Naivedya to God and completes the Shodashopachara Puja.
The Naivedyam which is offered to God is called Prasadam and is distributed to the devotees. In Hindu, culture Prasadam has given more importance, as it flourishes the life full of prosperity and well being. People who are unable to go temple can also have prasadam to get the benefits of puja.
Maha Mangal Aarti
The Astavedha Seva has done along with the Vedic chants. The camphor aarti, flowers, and Akshatha will be offered.
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