Mangal dosha is a commonly found dosha. This dosha is also called Kuja dosha or Bhauma dosha. This dosha occurs when the placement of Mars in the horoscope is in certain houses that cause malefic influences. People, in whose natal chart Mars is placed inauspiciously, are called Mangliks.
Mangal dosha occurs when Mars is placed in the – ascendant, the second, fourth, seventh, eighth or twelfth house of the horoscope. To ascertain this dosha, some of the ancient Rishis (learned men) of India also checked the Chandra Kundli or the Lunar horoscope.
People of both sexes can be Manglik. If a boy having Mangal dosha is married to a girl having Mangal dosha then the malefic affects are nullified leading to prosperity and a happy married life.