Mangal (Mars) Puja is dedicated to Planet Mars. Mangal is one of the nine planets. He is also known by the name of Kuja and angaraka. Mangal is the planet of power, courage, strength and aggression. Astrologically, Mars (Mangal) is seen as a cruel planet.
Mangal or Manglik Dosha is a defect that occurs owing to the wrong placement of the planets mars. If Mangal (Mars) is placed in a specific place in your horoscope, then it may trouble a person during the important phase of his/her life. It also brings various hurdles in the married life, which eventually gives way to bigger problems. However, in most cases there is a delay in marriage. Mangal (Mars) or Kuja puja is very beneficial and useful since it strengthens and increases the positive influence and neutralizes the negative effects of Mangal. Performing the Mangal puja liberates one from poverty, debt and skin problems. Performing a Mangal (Mars) Puja would help you minimize the negative effects of the Mangal (Mars) Dosha. This Puja is recommended to those having malefic mars or wrongly placed as per the horoscope.
This puja is performed to reduce the malefic effect of planet Mangal (Mars). This Homam is also recommended for happy married life, and protection from demonic effects.