According to Vedic astrology dosha is a condition that has errors, un-favourable or not good situations. The word doshas is taken from the Sanskrit language. Doshas occur because of the un-favourable position of the planets in the twelve houses of your birth chart. Now to identify the position of the planets your date and time of birth is essential. Based on these information the birth chart is prepared which can tell the position of planet when you were born. If the malefic planets like Saturn, Rahu, and Mars etc are positioned in certain specific houses then they affect your good part of the horoscope which ultimately creates Vedic astrological doshas. Maximum percentage of doshas is caused by the planet Mars. It creates 100% dosha in one’s horoscope. Apart from this other planets like Sun, Saturn and Rahu also lead to doshas in Vedic astrology. Saturn is responsible for 76% of the doshas, Sun for 52% and Rahu for 24% of the vedic astrology doshas.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF DOSHA IN VEDIC ASTROLOGY
According to Vedic astrology Manglik dosha occurs when the position of planet Mars is in 1, 4, 7, 8, 12, house. So if the planet Mars is present in any of these five houses it is going to cause Manglik dosha or Kuja dosha. Some astrologers also study the dosha if the Mars is placed in 2nd house. More than 50% of the people have this dosha in their birth chart. The biggest misunderstanding regarding Manglik dosha in vedic astrology is the death of the spouse if one hurts from Manglik dosha. It does not occur in every case. This occurs when other bad combinations of the planets are also there in your chart. Manglik doshas in Vedic astrology is not there if Mars is present in its own house. Even if your 9th house has strong benefice planet then the effect of Mars located in 7th and 8th house are negated.
Though our ancient Vedic astrology does not mention Kalsarpa dosha yet it is to be afraid by all. Kaalsarpa dosha, means, kal is death and sarpa is snake. Kalsarpa dosha in Indian astrology happens when all the planets are to one side of Rahu and Ketu. The strength of Kalsarpa dosha upsurges when all the planets come within the arc from Rahu to ketu. Bad luck and obstacles in the progress are the results of Kalsarpa dosha. There are 12 types of Kalsarpa doshas which are Anant, Kulik, Vasuki, Shankhapal, Padma, Mahapadma, Takshak, Karkataka, Shankhanaad, Patak, Vishakata and Sheshanag. These Vedic astrology doshas are named after the name of the snakes.
Nadi dosha occurs when people with similar nadi get married. Nadi is one of the eight features that are considered while examination your compatibility matches with your partner. The facts assigned to nadi are 8 which are the maximum. Your children will be weak if you have nadi dosh in your horoscope. So it must be taken seriously.
SHRAPIT DOSHA OR SHRAPIT YOGA
Shrapit means the one who has been cursed. Shrapit dosha occurs when both Saturn and Rahu are present in the same house in your horoscope. It happens because of the wrong deeds that you have done in your past life. Because of Shrapit doshas in your chart you will not get the good result even if your present birth chart is viewing good combinations of the planets. Unlike Kalsarpa dosha there is no roots of Shrapit yoga in ancient astrology. When Rahu and Saturn come together are called Nagmani that is considered good. Person with this combination will have lots of black money.
If our ancestors have done something bad then we can suffer from Pitra dosha or Paitrik dosha. It is because of the position of Saturn and Rahu that pitra dosha in the category of Indian astrology doshas occur. Sun according to Vedic astrology is the father and Moon is the mother whereas Rahu and Saturn are the enemies of these two. So if Sun,Moon, Rahu and Saturn are in same house then pitra dosha occurs. You will not progress of anything because of this dosha.
KARTIK JANM DOSHA
According to Hindu mythology Kartik month starts in Mid-October and ends in Mid-November. Sun is measured weak during this time so it can affect you and your family in the form of kartik janma dosha. Sun signifies health, father, senior citizens, name and fame. A person born during this period will surely have the kartik janma dosha.
Though meaning of doshas is same but type of Vedic astrology doshas are different. It is a high time you should consult an expert astrologer so that he can tell you the type of doshas in your birth chart. You can then ask for the remedies and perform the pujas to finish the Indian astrology doshas.