Mangal is the Navgraha worshipped on Tuesday. The popular belief is that by praying to Mangal one can get rid of poverty. Mangal Graha is worshipped for curing illness related to skin and eyes. Some devotees observe a fast for 21 consecutive Tuesdays.
Devotees wear red color clothes on the day. Red flowers and Masoor dal are offered to Mangal Grah at Navgraha Temples.
Those undertaking a fast on Tuesday offer wheat, red clothes or jaggery to poor and needy.
The mantra that is chanted on the day is – Om Ang Angarkaya Namaha
Those praying to Mangal also offer prayers to Shiva and Hanuman.
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