Kundli matching is an ancient practice that has been going on for thousands of years. Despite cultural change and the adoption of modern concepts like permanent marriage or destination marriage, Indians (thanks to our elders’ tendency for emotional blackmailing) have managed to retain the Kundli-matching ritual.
Kundli matching is one of the hundreds of rituals that add glamor to Indian weddings. Kundli matching is the first step that two families take before moving forward with the marriage proposal. This rule especially applies to arranged marriages, of which a large number take place in India. And once the Kundli of the bride and groom match, all the glamor is in the congratulations and one of the most beautiful and exciting periods in a person’s life begins.
What is Kundli matching?
Kundli matching or Kundali matching is the practice of ensuring that two people, who are planning to tie the knot in the future, are compatible with each other. This compatibility is specifically found by comparing the positions of the planets (Navagrahas) at the time of birth of the bride and groom respectively, where the planets are located. This is similar to how the position of the planets affects the characteristics of a person.
The positions of the planets may be possible or impossible. For example, if you decide to match the Kundli of two people; And if Rahu is in a negative position in one’s sign (Rahu Mahadasha), then that particular time is not the best for one’s marriage. Similarly, the kundli matching process can help in finding out whether a girl or a boy is Manglik or not. And if it is either one of them, it helps shed light on how one person’s Manglik will affect another person.
In short, marriage connects two people. Thus, it is important to ensure that the heavenly bodies complement each other, resulting in happiness and harmony between them, and Kundli matching based on name and date of birth can help in this.
What happens in horoscope matching?
Simply put, during horoscope matching, the horoscopes of the would-be bride and the would-be groom are matched. In astrology, this entire system of horoscope matching is called Ashta Koota Matching. When we compare the position of the planets, especially the Moon, in the bride’s horoscope with the groom’s horoscope, as we said, at the time of his birth, where the Moon is currently and where it will be in the future, the results smell wonderful. He comes.
How many qualities should match in the horoscope for marriage?
In the word Ashta Koota Milan, Ashta means eight, and Koota, on the other hand, symbolizes eight categories called Koota or Koota. In Ashta Koota matching, 36 points are considered between the two horoscopes. At least 18 out of 36 numbers must match to go ahead with an astrology-approved marriage. These 36 points are divided into categories.
Obviously, the best match is one where 36 out of 36 guns (Chattis guns) match. However, even if 33 or more qualities match, it is a harmonious pair. An alliance where 25-32 qualities match is considered good and leads to a happy marriage. Meanwhile, anything between 18-24 is considered an average match and the couple will have to work hard to make the alliance successful. And if the score is less than 18, the couple may face major problems in their life, but together.
8 categories or codes
There are eight categories listed under the Ashta Koota matching system. There are some marks in each category. And overall the sum of marks becomes 36 marks. Here are various categories of horoscope matching for marriage.
People have been classified under the Varna system since the later Vedic period. The varna system consists of four castes, namely Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, and Shudra. According to Vedic astrology, for a good couple, the groom’s caste should be one level above the girl’s caste.
Vashya represents power or dominance in Vedic astrology. Vaishya has classified humans into five types – humans, wild animals, small animals, water-borne animals, and insects. If the bride and groom are the same Vaishya then the compatibility score here is two. Zero when they are related to opposites. 1/2 mark for the man and water animal combination and one mark for the rest.
The star indicates birth constellation compatibility. There are approximately 27 birth nakshatras. The bride’s stars are counted from the groom’s stars and the resulting number is divided by nine. Similarly, the groom also gets the result. If both the girl and the boy have the same number then the compatibility is three. Stability is zero if reminders are odd and 1.5 if one of them is odd.
Yoni means sexual compatibility. There are 14 types of it. These are – horse, elephant, sheep, snake, dog, cat, rat, cow, buffalo, tiger, rabbit/deer, monkey, lion, mongoose. If the boy and girl are of the same category of animal, the number is four. In the case of different but friendly animals, three points. If the enemy is an animal then zero.
It takes into account the zodiac compatibility based on the zodiac lord. If God blesses you, then five points. Four Ganas for one friend and one neutral. And if God is the enemy then zero Ganas.
There are three Ganas in astrology; Gods, humans, and demons. When the boy and girl belong to the same gana then the number is eight. One point for the pair of Dev and Rakshas and zero for the pair of Human and Rakshas.
This category reflects the love that two people will share. This category takes into account the exact position of the Moon in the horoscope of the bride and groom. If the groom’s moon position is 7 and 12 then it is a good match. If 2,3,4,5,6, then the match is bad. The bride’s lunar position 2,3,4,5,6,7 is considered good. The 12th position is considered worse than the groom’s position.
Kuta River is related to the health of the bride and groom. The three nadis in astrology are Vata, Pitta, and Kappa. If the pulse of the bride and groom is the same then they get zero points and if not then they get eight points.
When it comes to horoscope matching services in India, Ashta Koota matching is the basic system, but there are other systems like Mahendra Koota, Dirgh Koota, Veda Koota, and Raju Koota.
What will happen if the Kundli do not match?
Nowadays, amidst the increasing influence of Western culture, many couples do not consider Kundli matching as an obscure ritual. However, it is also true that many such couples are perfectly capable of working things out between themselves, even if their stars are not good for them. Nevertheless, we still cannot ignore the increasing number of divorce cases in India, which is often a result of a lack of compatibility between couples.
Logically speaking, people have a misconception regarding horoscope matching. Many of them feel that their parents may get worried because of horoscope matching (and not getting the result), yet the process of their marriage, etc. will continue. However, this is not so. If two people really like each other then no mismatch in the horoscope can stop them from getting married. But horoscope matching and uncovering the doshas can potentially provide solutions to reduce the harmful effects of the doshas.
Vedic astrology is pure science and just like science, with time and process, finds solutions to the world’s problems, In the same way, astrology experts have well-stated solutions for various defects encountered during Kundli matching.
For example, in the case of ‘Yoni Dosha’ in horoscope matching, our expert Vedic astrologer recommends specific puja to reduce its effects. Furthermore, one can also check whether the lords ruling the bride and groom in the zodiac signs are friendly. If so, the Yoni Dosha automatically subsides to some extent.
Similarly, there are other doshas like ‘Nadi’ or ‘Bhakut Dosha’ whose presence can lead to problems like accidents, job loss, relationship troubles, health ailments, pregnancy, delivery-related problems, etc. A couple suffering from ‘Nadi’ or ‘Bhakuta Dosha’ is generally advised to wear the gemstone as per their zodiac sign and chant the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra a specific number of times to reduce the inauspicious effects.
Then Mangal Dosh, which occurs when the Mars of the bride or groom is not in a favorable position, can also be treated. Mangal Dosh can be cured by following measures like reciting Hanuman Chalisa, keeping fast, Kumbh Vivah, etc.
All the doshas in one’s horoscope are linked in some way or the other to your past life and karma. So the remedies and pujas suggested by astrologers will be there to improve your karma.
Can’t find Kundli, should I get married?
In the end, it all depends on how you can make things work between you and the other person, whether the Kundli match or not. Obviously, you can and should marry the person you feel happiest with, whether it’s an arranged marriage or a love marriage. But still, you should not look at horoscope matching as something that can trouble your relationship.
Astrology is a science so it provides understanding and solutions to your problems. This was and never will be against that beautiful feeling of love. On the other hand, it only serves to increase that feeling between two people. You can call Kundli matching an old-school ritual, but still, it can allow you to make the most accurate predictions.
Kundli matching is a practice deeply rooted in Indian culture, but it is important to keep an open mind when considering it. While Kundli can give an idea of compatibility, it is equally important to consider factors such as personal compatibility, communication, understanding, and respect. Seeking a talk to Astrologers, working on personal development, and exploring counseling options can help deal with any problems arising from the Kundli.