Horoscope matching also is known as Kundali matching in Sanskrit is a very important step to be taken especially before marriage. In some Hindu scriptures, marriage or union of two people is decided even before birth that is the amount of importance Kundali holds.
Marriage though is considered to be an important moment in a person’s lifetime; it is also one of the most beautiful moments one can experience. It is a wish to have a beautiful wedding for everyone, be it women or men.
People want good life partners and well who doesn’t. They want a good partner to be able to make beautiful memories and be happy after marriage. Other things yes, they do give happiness, but the one received from a happy marriage is totally different, it is wholesome.
This happiness from the marriage element can be predicted somewhat ahead of time. This is when Kundali matching comes to action. With the help of Kundali, it helps in predicting the married life of the bride and the groom.
Kundali matching is done to predict the troubling thing s that may appear in the married couple’s life in the future. It helps to take preventive measures and precautions to maintain a happy and peaceful marriage.
The troublesome things like Doshas, incompatibility, broken marriages, etc might be predicted. With the help of Kundali matching, you get to know remedies for the problems that may arise as well.
Finding the right partner using Kundali matching:
Kundali is of great importance in the Ancient Vedic Astrology and it can be seen pretty much everywhere. A marriage is a union of two people, a sacred bond that happens between two totally different entities that brings them together to lead a happy married life.
Horoscope matching is not just called Kundali matching but also Kundali Milan, Guna Milan, Lagna Melapak, Horoscope matching and compatibility, etc. There are many factors that are considered while proceeding with the rituals of a marriage ceremony but the most important factors are Guna Milan, Manglik Dosha, and strength of the Navamsa chart.
The pre-requisite for preparing a Kundali is a Birth chart or a Natal chart is also known as Janam Kundali in Sanskrit. Guna Milan is done by taking the position of the Moon from the Natal charts of the bride and the groom’s Kundalis into consideration.
Guna Milan in North India is also referred to as Ashtakoot Milan where Ashta means ‘Eight’ and Kootas means ‘Aspects’. These eight aspects or Kootas are stated below –
This koota shows the ego levels present in each of the person in the couple and how compatible they are spiritual. This aspect is divided into four different categories namely; Brahmins (Highest), Kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra (Lowest).
This koota helps in calculating the power equation among the married couples, the mutual attraction between them and the degree of control in the marriage.
For this koota a human being is divided into 5 different types-
Vanchar (Wild animals)
Chatushpad (Small animals)
Jalchar (Water animals)
Tara meaning ‘Stars’ and Dina meaning ‘Days’ and there are 27 birth stars. With the help of this koota, the compatibility of the birth stars of both the partners is checked. Not just compatibility but also destiny is looked up.
This koota helps in knowing the intimacy level between the partners. Also, mutual love and sexual compatibility is checked through. This koota is divided into 14 types of animals-
This koota also represents the compatibility between couples with the help of the moon sign. It also represents the natural friendship, affection , and mental compatibility between the couple.
This koota tells us about the temperament and behavior of the couples with each other. Gana also mean birth stars (Nakshatras) and every human can be any of the three Ganas –
Deva (God; like Satwa Guna)
Manava (Human; like Rajo Guna)
Rakshasa (Demon; like Tamo Guna)
This koota relates to the nurturing and emotional compatibility bet the couple. While comparing the birth chart of the bride and the groom, if the groom’s chart shows the placement of the Moon in either the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th house from the bride’s natal chart, then it is regarded as bad omen.
And if the groom’s chart shows the placement of the Moon in the 7th or the 12th house then it is considered to be uthamam.
On the other hand, if we consider the bride’s natal chart and it happens to show the placement of the Moon in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th house from the groom’s chart then it is considered to be auspicious and if it is placed in the 12th house from the groom’s chart then it is considered to be inauspicious.
This koota is related to genes and the health of the couple. For this koota the stars or Nakshatras are divided into three parts –
Aadi (Vata) Nadi
Madhya (Pitta) Nadi
Antya (Kapha) Nadi
For compatibility each koota that is present as common between the bride and the groom should add up to be at least 18 points i.e. exact half of the total Guna Milan points which is 36.
The number of points allotted to each koota can be shown as-
Graha Maitri/Rasyadipati: 5
All these points sum up to be a total of 36 points. It is necessary that there at least 18 points that sum up after comparing the bride and the groom’s Kundali. It is really beneficial for the couple if there is proper Guna Milan. Hence, Kundali matching is really important and still practiced widely.