Who all are Manglik?
In astrology, Mangal Dosha is an astrological combination that occurs if Mars(Mangal) is in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, or 12th house of the ascendant chart. A person born in the presence of this condition is termed a manglik.
Did you say ‘Manglik’?
First and foremost, there has never been any research and scientific proof to say that unmatched Manglik couples are going to be less happy than the matched ones.
Having said that, one has to remember 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 serious problems in your married life. In fact, many Hindu priests say that you could have a divorce or even worse, your husband could die after marriage.
With so much importance 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 most common ones:
1) Born on Tuesday? You are definitely a Manglik!
Many people misconstrue 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 true.
2) A Manglik should marry a Manglik only!
There is no science or rational 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 aManglik are attached to the first marriage only. So, when you marry your groom, it is actually your second marriage without the supposed problems in your first marriage.
4) Either your husband or his close relative will die
This is another belief that is completely untrue. Neither your husband nor anyone 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 on you and your partner’s compatibility and understanding. Your being a Manglik is not going to determine your marriage’s longevity.