Why is it important to get Kundalis matched before tying the nuptial knot?

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.
  1. Varna
  2. Vashya
  3. Tara or Dina
  4. Yoni
  1. Grah Maitri
  2. Gana
  3. Bhakut
  4. Naadi
Each factor is assigned basic points, which are as following.
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 Kundali Matching or Guna Matching.
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 involved here.

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 and dog.

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.
  1. Dhina- Based on the Star of the prospective bride and groom longevity of the couple is calculated.
  2. Gana- Represents a happy life and considered for general well-being.
  3. Mahendra- It is related to childbirth possibilities.
  4. Sthree Dheerga- It also represents happiness and well-being
  5. Yoni- It is considered for a harmonious and balanced married life.
  6. Rashi- It indicates happiness of and from children.
  7. Rasyadhipathi- This is also about descendants and riches.
  8. Vasya- It is about the love and affection received from the marriage.
  9. Rajju- It important for predicting the longevity of the married life as well as that of the bride and the groom.
  10. 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 the couple.

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, as always

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.