It is often said that opposites attract, but does it
hold any substance when those opposites are human beings? What happens
next when there are tremors in the paradise? Life is not always a bed
of roses! Astrological predictions are just not about future forecasts.
Horoscopes also indicate nature, preferences, social communication skills
and behaviour pattern of a person. In Indian society, marriages are expected
to last forever. Kundali matchmaking of a prospective bride and groom
is the only option to ensure their compatibility. Once they get married,
their horoscopes also have a combined impact on their future and lifestyle
for the rest of their lifetimes. .
The pattern of Kundali matchmaking in north and east
India is almost same. However, some portions are little different in
south India. Following are eight main factors commonly used and checked
while Kundali matchmaking in south and north India.
Tara or Dina
Each factor is assigned basic points, which are as
Varna is 1 point, Vashya is 2 points, Dina is 3 points,
Yoni is 4 points,, Graha Maitri is 5 points, Gana is 6 points, Bhakut
is 7 points and Naadi holds the maximum 8 points. The summation of all
these points is 36.
On these parameters, the Kundali of the two interested
parties are matched and the result of that calculations is called Guna
Out of total 36 points, 18 is 50% and considered average, and 28 is considered
to be satisfactory. Minimum 18 points are needed for matching the Kundli.
When the prospective bride and the groom have the same
Naadi, it is called as Naadi Dosha. For example, when both of them have
Madhya Naadi, the Naadi Dosha will make them encounter problems related
to childbirth. The possibility of childbirth will be negligible in such
a case. This has a direct connection with blood groups of the couple
It is a matter of deep study to find out why only these
factors were considered while calculating the compatibility. However,
their validity cannot be questioned. For example, if the girl is born
with Swan Yoni (Swan = Dog) and if the boy is born with Manjar Yoni (Manjar
= cat), the boy (cat) would be strongly dominated by the girl (dog).
This can be predicted considering the basic characteristics of the cat
All over India, for Kundali matchmaking Mangal Dosha
is seriously taken into account. While Shani Dosha is not seriously considered
by all astrologers. Rashi(Moon signs) should match properly and results
should also be considered while Kundali matchmaking. Lagna (Ascendant)
is also equally important for Kundali matchmaking.
In south India, following ten points are considered
while Kundali matchmaking.
Dhina- Based on the Star of the prospective bride
and groom longevity of the couple is calculated.
Gana- Represents a happy life and considered for
Mahendra- It is related to childbirth possibilities.
Sthree Dheerga- It also represents happiness and
Yoni- It is considered for a harmonious and balanced
Rashi- It indicates happiness of and from children.
Rasyadhipathi- This is also about descendants and
Vasya- It is about the love and affection received
from the marriage.
Rajju- It important for predicting the longevity
of the married life as well as that of the bride and the groom.
Vedhai- The matrimonial life is considered to be
free from all evil forces if the Vedhai is nil.
Kundli matchmaking and calculations of Guna are widely
accepted practices in India. People know how much Guna are required to
form an alliance. Ganesha has observed that some astrologers strictly
follow the orthodox method of Kundali matchmaking. However, Ganesha effectively
implements western astrological concepts while Kundali matchmaking. This
method is known as ‘Composite Charts’. Ganesha believes that along with
traditional old concepts, composite charts for Kundali matchmaking also
play a major role in building a successful matrimony.
Composite charts is a method of super-imposing one
chart on another. For example, the groom’s Lagna is Libra and bride’s
Lagna is Capricorn, the matrimonial alliance should not be formed as
both of them are in square of each other, otherwise they will often have
ideological differences and conflicts. On the other hand, if the groom
has Libra ascendant and the bride has Aquarius ascendant, they will have
a harmonious life together as both Libra and Aquarius being the signs
ruled by the same element– air.
In another situation, where the groom is a businessman
and bride’s Rahu or Shani is strongly affecting groom’s third house or
Karma Bhuvan Lord, the groom will endure losses in business after marriage.
For mutual physical attraction, the Venus of the groom
as well as of the bride should be in a agreeable aspect. If they are
in trine, it would be good and if in square, stress is indicated in love
life. Similarly, Saptam Bhuvan Lords of both the charts should be in
good relation (by aspect) for general happiness and strong bond between
There is a long list of such combinations for compatibility
check, which may take a while to get popular amongst other Indian astrologers
for Kundali matchmaking. Ganesha firmly believes that along with old
principles, if composite charts are read effectively, Kundali matchmaking
would be more accurate and reliable.
Importance of Mahurat
It is not only about Kundali matchmaking of the bride
and the groom. The Mahurat (exact time) chosen to tie the knot for the
holy matrimony also strongly influences the of married life. If planetary
movements are not desirable or badly influence the Lagna or seventh house
of Mahurat or even if Chandra is badly influenced at the time of marriage,
the happiness is dampened. Moon should not be passing through constellation
of Paap Graha or at least should not be in Rashi in which strong Paap
Grahas- Shani, Rahu and Ketu are transiting. Mahurat is given due importance
all over India.
Kundali matchmaking can be highly useful when all the
calculations are done considering all the factors. Kundali matchmaking
along with proper interpretations of the report is necessary for the
predictions to be accurate. It reduces or avoids the impact of a major
blow in the matrimonial life. Kundali matchmaking being a very common
phenomenon of Indian culture, is probably one of the core reasons for
long matrimonial lives of Indian, as it checks the compatibility quotient
of the couples. It is misconception that Kundali matchmaking is required
only for arrange marriages. It is equally essential for love marriage
also. It predicts longevity of the relationship considering the factors
which cannot be observed when people are in love. With the passage of
time, Kundali matchmaking in the cases of love marriages are also desired,
specially by the parents of the prospective bride and the groom.
Years back, Shakespeare had said something very sensible,
Marriage is a matter of more worth
Than to be dealt in by attorneyship
For what is wedlock forced but a hell
An age of discord and continual strife?
Whereas the contrary bringeth bliss,
And is a pattern of Celestial peace.