Doshas and Pariharas

Life is a rollercoaster ride, a stage where we are all artists, and many such connotations have been penned down by numerous wise men of the world. So, everything that happens to us in life happens for a reason, and that is based on karma. At the same time, sometimes challenges come across randomly and makes it even more difficult for an individual to cope with the circumstances.

If you agree with the above, you must be able to relate to it too. Well, everyone does. Although ups and downs are a part of life, sometimes there is extreme turbulence and disturbance that can create a havoc in your life. In such cases an external guidance can help you figure out what’s going on in your life.

A planetary dislocation in the 12 houses of the native’s birth chart, that causes unfavourable situations in life is what it means according to astrology. Your birth date and time is used to calculate and identify the position of the planets during your birth. Based on the birth chart that is prepared, if the malefic planets Rahu, Ketu, Mars and Saturn are placed in a specific house, it can lead to unfavourable conditions that is called dosha. There are many such doshas which affect marriage, relationships, career and overall life. However, astrology also offers you certain remedies to overcome an unfavourable dosha.

Here we have three of the most common doshas.

Manglik dosha : Manglik dosha is one of the most commonly seen dosha in almost 50% of Indians. In Hindu astrology, this dosha is associated with the ruling planet Mars for an Individual. For those who are born with manglik dosha, it is important to perform a puja at the beginning of the year which can bring happiness and prosperity. For them it is a religious journey. Mangliks usually have a lot of marital disturbances which can lead to further disharmony among the entire family. Hence, there are certain remedies that help reduce the effect of the negative energies associated with this planet. One way is to have a match with someone with the same dosha, as the two negative energies can cancel each other.

For single-manglik marriages, the negative effects can be resolved through astrological remedies such as, pujas, wearing gemstones, chanting certain mantras, and charities depending on individual horoscopes. However, other ways also include a ceremony called ‘kumbh vivah’ where the manglik marries a banana or peepal tree, or an Idol of Lord Vishnu.

Kala sarpa dosha: Kala sarpa dosha occurs when the rest of the good planets are sandwiched between Rahu and Ketu, which are actually shadows unlike the other seven planets. They are said to have a shadow form of snakes. This dosha is often associated with misfortunes and obstacles in personal and professional progress. There are 12 types of Kala sarpa doshas:

  1. 1. Anant
  2. 2. Kulik
  3. 3. Vasuki
  4. 4. Shankhapal
  5. 5. Padma
  6. 6. Mahapadma
  7. 7. Takshak
  8. 8. Karkataka
  9. 9. Shankhanaad
  10. 10. Patak
  11. 11. Vishakata
  12. 12. Sheshanag

Kala sarpa dosha in Hindu astrology is usually associated with you or your ancestors harming or killing a snake in a previous birth. A kala sarpa dosha is quite a worry and might experience the following effects.

  • Acrophobia (fear of heights)

  • Problems in childbirth

  • Mental restlessness

  • Chronic health issues

  • Unstable career

  • Financial problems

It is advised that those of you who are born under kala sarpa dosha must perform certain regular remedies such as charity and some Rahu-Ketu fire rituals and some hydration rituals to Shiva which can reduce the affliction of Rahu-Ketu and enhance their boons. Astrological help can be a great source to make things better for those who have kala sarpa dosha.

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