Vedic Astrology in Indian Gemstone Jewelry: Remedy for Manghal - Mars

Gemstones and jewelry based on Indian Vedic astrology is a great way to balance the effects of Manghal. The Vedic interpretation of Mars is quite different than that of Western Astrology. Vedic Astrology describes Mars as a malefic of the first degree ruling everything from violence to accidents and sudden unexpected deaths. Mars can be ruthless and extremely cruel in the way he returns karma. Propitiating him with a gemstone to reduce his effect is highly recommended. However, caution must be used as will be discussed below. Below you will learn some of the general information on Mars followed by a discuss on a specific gemstone remedy.


In Indian Astrology the Mars association with battle and war is well known and has been a common affiliation since the earliest parts of human history. Mars has a very angry temperament and is quick to violence and cruel in its execution. Mars is known to strike down those who are arrogant and refuse to approach him with proper humility.

Mars is considered to rule blood, muscles and the bone marrow. He has a special affiliation with disease and his worship has been known to cure illness. Debt is another area of his influence and those who seek relief are advised to worship him with humility.

The Mars native is lustful, resourceful, energetic, adventurous, wrathful, inconstant and overflowing with power and strength. Mars bestows an excess of vitality making the native very resistant to illness and obstacles of all type.

The Monkey, Jackal and Ram are all considered affiliated with Mars as are certain birds such as the Chicken, Vultures and most of the birds of prey such as the Hawk and Eagle. Red Lentils are known to be the food associated with Mars and it is not surprising that Ancient Rome celebrated certain holy days by eating such food.


Aara, Vakra, Maheeja, Rudhira, Rakta, Angaraka, Krudradrik, Mangal, Mangala, Manghal. Manghal is the most common name used in Vedic literature. Legend has it that he was born near Ujjayini on the banks of the Kshipra river in India.


Mars represents boldness and bravery and as such he is naturally affiliated with soldiers and other martial elements. In fact, the name "martial" is derived from him. Mars also represents land, brothers and sisters, chemists, fire, anger and surgery. Mars is known for a long and abiding anger that never ceases.

Drought and fire is commonly his realm of influence and there is reason to believe that the moniker "King of Beasts" was first applied to him. There is also some evidence that sacrifice in ancient times was especially linked to the worship of Mars. Comets also seem to be representative of Mars in most traditional literature. There is also some connection to the Pleiades, which was called Kartikeya in Vedic times.


In Indian Astrology Mars is usually associated with the gods Skanda and Kartikeya. An ancient legend of his birth from Shiva's wrath designates him as Virabhadra.

The direction South is considered ruled by Mars with little exception.

Mars is considered a Deva by affiliation.

The year of maturity for Mars is 28 years.

The signs Aries and Scorpio are considered under the rule of Mars while his fall is in the sign Cancer.

Most sources agree that Mars is a malefic of first order behind only Saturn.

Mars rules Tuesday and the month of March.

Red is the color associated with Mars and Brass is his metal.

The planets Sun, Moon and Jupiter are all considered friendly toward Mars while his enemy is Mercury. Venus and Saturn are neutral.

Fire is considered the primary element of Mars. However, there is a great deal of affiliation with the Earth in most classic texts.

Mars is considered to have a Pitta constitution for purposes of Ayurvedic medicine.


Fire, chemistry, disasters, drought, dryness, bleeding, accidents, violence, ambition, pride, rebellion, aggression, all things military, war, brothers, determination, resolve, resiliency, stubbornness, chivalry, competition, enemies, courage, daring, passion, impulsiveness, engineers, intolerance, lack of patience, manliness, males in general, work, land, self confidence, insubordination, muscles, strength, disease, productivity, police, army, rescues, comets, homicide, sacrifice, murder.


Wearing the gemstone of Mars should be considered carefully because of his association with accidents and other potential afflictions. In most cases a gem will help alleviate this but there are exceptions.

Overall wearing a gemstone remedy for Mars provides one with energy and motivation and gives one courage to act. However, if someone who already has anger issues pursues such a remedy it can easily lead to even more outbursts and possibly violence.

The traditional gemstone for Mars is Red Coral which should be set in a Brass pendant or ring. There are alternative stones, which have been known to work. These additional stones are: Pink Coral, Red Agate and Jasper.

A gemstones and jewelry remedy based on the Vedic system for Mars can influence ulcers and other conditions of excess heat or dryness. It can also help to alleviate accidents, legal problems, conflicts, difficulties with siblings, lack of courage, anger, irritability, haste, foolhardiness, inconstancy, lack of drive, obsession and impotence.


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By Geoffrey Levens
2007-01-14 06:42:36

For wearing red coral to reduce effects of Mars, should the coral be worn touching the skin? Or can it just be worn in any sort of mounting? Thank you Geoffrey

By Yogesh
2007-04-06 18:47:28

Can Moonga be used to correct a badly placed mars?

By Rani
2007-05-17 11:16:38

Yes, Moonga is used to take away Mangal or Mars.

By Lil Saka
2007-09-06 07:32:30

Where are legit places to buy flawless red coral at a good cost?

By S. Das
2007-09-25 07:09:18

What is the correct procedure for sanctification/purification of a red coral ring before wearing, for alleviation of mars related problems? Thanks.

By Jefferson- H
2007-10-20 11:59:59

My birth is 25th March 1983, and I am an Aries. currently I am using a copper ring in ring finger with 7 above weight red coral. Will it prove to be lucky for me in wealth and marriage and in my profession? I am a business student and bachelor.

2007-11-01 19:06:08

I have red coral in gold touching my skin. I wear it on my left hand; the ring was cut during my operation, and since then I have not fixed the ring as the gold smith said it may crack while rejoining the ring. What is the best remedy? Should I get a new coral, or can it be worn without negative influences?

By hemendra p.
2007-11-03 14:56:20

Respected Guruji, please advise me on how to wear the Mangal ring. Does the corner or the triangle go towards my nail? Does the corner of the triangle go towards my wrist? Please instruct me. Thank you sincerely, Hemendra.

By archana
2008-09-08 17:49:00

Pranaam Guruji. I'm wearing red coral in gold ring in my left hand. The coral is triangular. I want to know how will I be benefited by wearing it. I am really worried about my career, education and married life.

By Mariam
2009-01-22 20:57:57

Dear Guruji, my birthday is Sept. 22, 1966 @ 9:30 p.m., is coral or ruby good for me, I have neck and back problems and very less energy to do things, can you please advise. Also, on which finger and hand to wear. Thanks and appreciate your help.

By Astro Visakha
2009-04-25 20:14:17

Wear Red Coral at least 5 1/4 rathi in Gold on right hand ring finger on Tuesdays in proper Hora after chanting Mars beeja mantras 7000 times to purify and energize the ring. Worship Lord Hanuman before wearing and also regularly, if possible. But one should get his or her horoscope thoroughly checked up for knowing the placement of Mars, before thinking of wearing Red coral. As Mars has directional strength in South the tip of the triangle of red coral should point downwards towards wrist.

By Amit
2009-05-04 19:39:51

What ritual or what is the procedure before wearing a red coral?

By Neha
2009-09-25 19:17:14

I'm a diabetic and I found on net that diabetics should wear red coral and yellow sapphire. My DOB is 19/02/1982. I was born at 1:05am. Shall I wear these stones and in which finger?

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