According to Astrology Mars or Mangal is the planet of power, strength, courage and aggression. Astrologically Mars is seen as a cruel planet. 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 1st,
4th, 7th, 8th or 12th house from ascendant, Moon and Venus results in the Mangalik Dosha. Mangal Dosha leads to delay in marriage, dissatisfactions 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.
MangalNath Mandir Paisar Ujjain
A marvelous shrine located far away from the flurry of the city life, offers an unimaginable sense of tranquility to the tourists. The temple is situated at the place where the first meridian is said to pass the earth and so this place was a renowned spot for a clear view of the planet and consequently it turned to be an apt place for astronomical studies. Mangalnath Temple is a highly revered shrine situated in Ujjain District, Madhya Pradesh. According to Matsya Purana, Mangalnath is considered to be the birth place of Mars. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva. Mangalnath Temple which looks upon a vast expanses of the Shipra River, offers an indescribable sense of peace to the tourists. It is situated at the place where the first meridian is said to pass the earth. In ancient times, the place Mangalnath was famous for a clear view of the planet and hence is a suitable place for astronomical studies.
Mangalnath Temple is situated away from the hustle and bustle of Ujjain and can be reached through a winding road. Ujjain Junction railway station is the nearest railhead. Lord Mangal (Mars) is one of the nine planets or navagrahas. He is also known by the names Angaraka and Kuja. According to Vedic mythology, Lord Mangal is born of Sarva and Vikesi (Earth goddess). He is associated with strength, valor, and courage. Lord Mangal is the protector of dharma (righteousness), and the purpose of life.
Mangal Puja is performed to appease the planet Mars. Mangal Puja is very useful & beneficial, since it strengthens and increases the positive influence and neutralizes the negative effects of Mangal. Mangal Puja is recommended for those having malefic Mars or wrongly placed Mars as per the horoscope. Chanting of the following mantra on Tuesdays facing south helps to get the blessings of Mangal.
Ujjain is also known as Ujain, Ujjayini, Avanti, Avantikapuri, is an ancient city of Malwa region in central India, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. Today it’s a part of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative centre of Ujjain District and Ujjain Division. In ancient times the city was called Ujjayini. As mentioned in the Mahabharata epic, Ujjayini was the capital of the Avanti Kingdom, and has been the Prime Meridian for Hindu geographers since the 4th century BC. Ujjain is one of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) of the Hindus, and the Kumbh Mela religious festival is held there every 12 years. It is also home to Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines to the god Shiva and is also the place where Lord Krishna got education with Balarama and Sudama from Maharshi Sandipani.