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.