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.