The name Manglik dosha means a Dosha or a defect caused by the effect of planet Mars. This Dosha is found in the kundli or Birth Chart of the Native. A comparative analysis of the Birth Chart, the Moon Chart & the Navamsha is done to conclude whether a person is Manglik or not. Manglik Dosha is also known as Kuja dosh.
Kuja Dosha is formed when Mars is placed in the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th, 12th house from the ascendant (lagna), Chandra lagna (moon sign) in lagna horoscope, Chandra horoscope or navmansha horoscope. The highest degree of this dosh is formed when mars is placed in ascendant or the seventh house. These two placements form two most severe dosh out of which placement in seventh is the most severe of all. Next in severity in decreasing order come the mars in eighth house, then forth and then twelfth house. In addition to mars, Sun, Saturn, Rahu and ketuâ€™s placement in the houses mentioned above also forms partial Manglik dosh.
Mars is considered the most malific planet as far as marriage of a person is considered. Mars is a fierce planet and its placement in certain houses results in Kuja dosha. Marriage is considered as one of the most auspicious ceremony. In hindi the word Manglik denotes auspiciousness. Hence a dosha makes the even inauspicious or causes problems in this event.