When the combination in the horoscope are not favorable for marriage and indicate problems to health or longevity of the couple, then Ark Vivah puja is suggested. During this the bride is first married to an Ark Tree and then with the groom to take away bad effects due to doshas in the horoscope.
This puja is done to get a happy marriage life if someone is affected by mangal dosh.
Kumbh vivah is a combination of two words kumbh which means a pot and vivah means marriage.
Manglik dosh is a kind of error in horoscope which affects after the wedding only and show its true effects after the marriage.
This puja is done at mangalnath temple in Trimbakeshwar.
The highest degree of this Manglik dosh is formed when mars is placed in ascendant or the seventh house. These two placements form two most severe manglik 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 ketu’s placement in the houses mentioned above also forms partial Manglik dosh.
Why Mars causes this 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 Mangalik dosha. Marriage is considered as one of the most auspicious ceremony. In hindi the word Manglik denotes auspiciousness. Hence a manglik dosha makes the even inauspicious or causes problems in this event.
What are the effects of Manglik Dosha ? The most common effect of Manglik dosha is - Delay in Marriage.
Manglik dosha causes the marriage to be solemnized as late as at the age of 34 years, 38 years and even in 40s.
Apart from this if a manglik boy/girl is married to a non-manglik spouse then the event of death or severe accidents have been witnessed by many couples which lead to death, permanent disability of the non-manglik spouse.