Marriage Dosha

We know that 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th and 12th houses are associated with Marriage. 2nd house represents Family, 4th represents peace at home, 5th progeny, 7th spouse, 8th longevity of spouse and 12th sexual pleasure.

If any of these houses are afflicted by Malefic Planets such as Saturn, Mars, Sun and Rahu/Ketu or placement of inimical Planets such as Sun and Venus, Sun and Saturn, then it forms Marriage Dosha.

The presence of Marriage Dosha in a horoscope will cause delay in marriage, delay in child birth, problem in marital life, separation, divorce, 2nd marriage and death of spouse.

Kalathra Dosha and Manglik Dosha are the two Dosha that affect marriage.

Kalathra Dosha : A horoscope is said to have Kalathra Dosha when

  1. Venus or Venus and Mars in conjunction are placed in 7th house
  2. Malefics such as Saturn, Sun, Rahu are placed in 7th house
  3. Badhakathipathi or Marakathipathi are placed in 7th house
  4. 7th house Lord is combust or debilitated or placed in 6th, 8th or 12th house
  5. 7th house Lord is associated with 6th, 8th or 12th house Lord
  6. 2nd house Lord is placed in 6th, 8th or 12th house in conjunction with Malefics
  7. Retrograde planet is posited in 2nd house or aspects 2nd house Lord is debilitated
  8. Saturn, Mars or Rahu/Ketu are placed in 4th house
  9. Sun, Saturn, Mars, Rahu/Ketu are placed in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th house
  10. 2nd and 7th house Lords in conjunction with Venus are placed in evil houses
  11. Sun and Venus in conjunction are placed in 2nd, 5th, 7th or 9th house
  12. Venus or 7th house Lord is placed in Virgo Sign
  13. Moon is placed either Capricorn or Aquarius, or Saturn is placed in Cancer
  14. Moon and Saturn are in conjunction or aspect mutually
  15. Malefics are placed on either side of 7th house or its Lord or Venus

All the houses, for the purpose of Kalathra Dosha, should be considered with respect to Ascendant, Venus and Moon because all the three plays a major role in marriage.

The chart below shows Kalathra Dosha. In this horoscope,

1) The 2nd and 7th house Lord Venus, who is also natural Kalathrakaraka (responsible for marriage), is debilitated and placed in the 6th house as well

2) Sun, Mercury and Mars aspect 2nd house. Sun is Malefic. Mercury is the 3rd and 6th house Lord which is functionally Malefic. Mars is the 8th house Lord and Malefic. With stressed aspect of multiple Malefics, the 2nd house is completely afflicted

3) "Karako Bhava Nasthi". Jupiter is placed in 5th house which represents Progeny and Jupiter is responsible for offspring. So, placement of Jupiter in 5th house afflicts the 5th house

4) The 4th house Lord Moon is in conjunct with Ketu, Moon gets the aspect of Mars and 4th house gets the aspect of Saturn

5) 12th house gets the aspect of Saturn and debilitated Venus which afflicts 12th house

6) 7th house from Moon (Sagittarius) is afflicted with the placement of Rahu and 7th house from Venus (Pisces) is also afflicted as Saturn and debilitated Venus aspects

With 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 12th house from Ascendant, and also 7th house from Moon and Venus afflicted, the native is not married till date Dec'19. The Betrothal function of the was crashed 2 years ago. The native lives in a small village where most of the people get married between the age of 21 to 23 and the native age is 28 as of Dec'19.

Manglik Dosha : A horoscope is said to have Manglik Dosha when Mars is placed 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th house.

Certain houses are exempted from Manglik Dosha.

  • Aries and Scorpio because Mars rules these houses
  • Sagittarius and Pisces because Mars gets transformed into benefic in Jupiter's house
  • Cancer and Leo because Mars is Yogakaraka Planet for Cancer and Leo
  • Capricorn and Aquarius because Saturn being Malefic and inimical to Mars, it will fight back the evil effect of Mars
  • But, there are different school of thoughts on the exemption. Some says only point 1 and 2 above are exempted, some says all the four points are valid.

    The Manglik Dosha can lead to separation of couples temporarily or leads to divorce during the Dasha/Bhukthi period and when the Transit Saturn aspect falls on Mars because Mars is a separator.

    The Manglik Dosha can cause the sudden death of the Spouse when it is placed in 8th house because 8th house signifies Longevity of spouse.

    The chart below shows Manglik Dosha with Mars posited in the 4th house. The native is a divorcee. With 5th house afflicted, native does not have any kids as well. With 11th house afflicted, the native will not get second marriage as well, even though debilitated Jupiter aspects 11th house.

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