Mars also known as Mangal Grah is considered as son of Earth or you can say Bhoomi Devi. When Earth wasstolen by the demon Hiranyaksha, lying wehlm under the cosmic ocean, Vishnu in his personification as Varaha and brought earth out on his tusks. Then he placed earth in orbit.
He took Bhoomi Devi in his hands and gifted her a red coral as a token of their love. But accidently Bhoomi Devi dropped the coral into the ocean. From the coral a beautiful red child emerged who was named as Lohitanga, which translated as red-limbed body. This child also known as Bhooma, which means Bhomi’s Child.
The child was raised by a saint named as Bharadwaj, who was one of the saptarishi. When child knew about his origin he went to the forest and did penance for a very long period. He pleased Lord Brahma with his devotion and he accorded him the position of a planet in the celestial sky.
There is another belief of the origin of Mangal Graha. It is said that Mangal is son of Lord Shiva and Bhoomi Devi. Once Shiva was meditating at Mount Kailash and three drops of his sweat from his forehead fell on earth. From those drops a child was bord with beautiful infant red color and four arms. Shiva gave this child to his mother Bhoomi Devi and named him as Bhauma.
People who took birth with the influence of Mangal are considered as Mangliks according to Hinduism. It is believed that a marriage between a Manglik and a non – manglik is a disaster. According to people who believe in this superstition, a manglik bride could be the reason of her Husband’s early death. To avoid this bride may be married to a Banana tree or an animal.
And if the groom is suffering from Mangal Dosha then he had to get married with a Sacred Fig tree and people cut it as the reassemble of the cut of Mangal Dosha. Sometimes either bride or groom whom so ever had mangal Dosha also get married to a pot known as kumbha Vivah.