Recently I became part of a discussion on the utilization of astrological principles in Hindu marriages. In that group of people one of them told me that consulting an astrologer for marriages is prevalent amongst people from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. If the horoscope contained 'Dosham' (दोषं) it had to be matched even more carefully. That person did not know about basics of astrology but the way he was speaking it was easy to assume that he was talking about Mangalik Dosh(a).
Manglik dosha is exaggerated to that extent where people get nothing but confusion or a false belief and the sense of fear converts this simple yoga into a superstition. Interestingly, the opportunists (girl, boy or their parents) use this as a tool to reject marriage proposals in the safest possible manner. This is unfortunate but true.
Mangalik Dosha or Mars placed in second, fourth, seventh, eighth, twelfth or the ascendant is nothing but Mars aspect on the second or seventh house (of course with certain exceptions or 'pariharas'). This shortcut was created by a learned astrologer from southern part of India but probably even he would have never predicted the misuse of Mangalik Dosha in future.
During horoscope matchmaking the first question put before the astrologer is regarding Manglik Dosha. Why don't they ask for Rahu, Saturn, Ketu and Sun? Are they good when they aspect the second or seventh house? In fact Sun (which is not even a pure malefic) in the ascendant can be more dangerous for a happy married life than Mars under certain conditions.
Venus, Jupiter, Moon or Mercury are also secondary planets in general discussions. Why?
For moon one can say that gunas are matched means moon is already considered. To some extent that sounds okay but what about the other planets. Is moon the only planet worth consideration.
""दिल में जगह होनी चाहिए, घर छोटा हो तो भी चलता है" (you should be generous at heart, doesn't matter if you don't have enough space in your room)"
This age old saying is the root cause of all problems. They give stress on matching minds only. While that is an important factor, to survive in this world there are several other things required too.
Financial position, luck factor, health status, career growth, child factor etc. Seventh house, second house are important but aren't the twelfth house, tenth house, sixth house, eighth house, ninth house important for marriage. In a way you can say overall horoscope of both boy and girl should be matched carefully.
Astrology is about overall consideration. The rules are meant to be studied together. That doesn't mean individual rules should not be studied. If someone does not study the rules separately how would you combine them for overall consideration!
Author - Archit
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ज्योतिष सदा से ही मेरा प्रिय विषय रहा है. अपने अभी तक के जीवन में मुझे इस क्षेत्र से जुड़े बहुत से लोगों के विचार जानने का अवसर मिला. सौभाग्यवश ऐसे भी कई लोगों से मिला जिन्हें इस क्षेत्र में विश्वास ही नहीं था. फ्यूचरपॉइंट संस्था (दिल्ली) से भी बहुत कुछ सीखा और अपने पिताजी से तो अभी भी यदा कदा सीखते ही रहता हूँ. ज्योतिष अच्छा तो बहुत है परंतु इसमें भ्रांतियां भी उतनी ही फैली हुई हैं जिस कारण कभी कभी बड़ा दुःख होता है. नौकरी के चलते ज्योतिष में समय देना थोड़ा कठिन हो जाता है अतः ईश्वर की प्रेरणा से अपने विचारों को प्रकट करने के लिए और इनसे किसी का कुछ भी भला हो सके इसी हेतु लेख लिखा करता हूँ.