Mangal Puja or Mars Worship is dedicated to planet Mars. Grah Shanti Mangal Pooja liberates one from debts, poverty and skin problems. Here is a list of things associated with Mangal (Mars).
In Vedic Astrology, Mars is also known as Mangal, Angaraka, and Kuja.
The Mars is a malefic planet. Nature of Mars is fiery. As a god, Mars is
often described with a red body exemplifying the natural color of the
astronomical body in the sky.
Mangal Puja or Worship of Mars
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.
Aim Hmaum Srim Dram Kam Graha Dhi Rajaya Yhaumaya Savah
If one can observe fast on Tuesdays for 21 times, the negative influence
of Mangal can be reduced.
Position of the Mars
Mangal rules over the sidereal signs of Aries and Scorpio. Mars exalts
in Capricorn and falls in the sign of Cancer. Mars is most comfortable
in the 10th House. Mars stays for 1.5 month in each Grah to complete the
cycle in 18 months.
Mangal & Its Significance
Mangal is an indicator of brother and siblings, assertion,
aggressiveness, soldiers and military endeavors, mechanical ability,
engineers and surgeons, commanders and rulers, accidents, violence and
war, ambition, strength, arguments and conflict, passion and desire.
Mars is also acknowledged as the protector of dharma, the sacred path
and purpose in life that each of us follows.