In Vedic Astrology, the concept of Kundli Matching or Horoscope Matching is very eminent. Marriage is the sacred bond between two separate entities, bringing them together for a long and healthy marital life. There are different names for matchmaking viz, Kundali Milan, Guna Milan, Horoscope Matching and Compatibility, Lagna Melapak etc. The factors which are considered at the time of marriage are:-
Guna Milan Manglik Dosha Strength of Navamsa ChartGuna Milan
In India, Janam Kundli (also called as Birth Chart or Natal Chart) is taken into consideration for Kundli Matching. Guna Milan is based on the position of Moon in the Natal Charts of bride and groom. In North India, there is a process of Guna Milan, called as, "Ashtakoot Milan", which signifies the eight aspects of Gunas. "Ashta" means "Eight" and "Koota" means "Aspects". The eight Kootas are:
Varna/Varan/Jaati : It shows spiritual compatibility of boy and girl along with their ego levels. It is divided into 4 categories, such as Brahmins (Highest), Kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra (Lowest).
Vasya/Vashya : It shows mutual attraction, control in marriage and also calculates the power equation in between married couples. A person is classified into 5 types, namely Manav/Nara (human), Vanchar (wild animals such as lion), Chatushpad (small animals such as deer), Jalchar (sea animals), Keeta/Keet (insects).
Tara/Dina : It is related to birth star compatibility and destiny. There are 27 birth stars (Nakshatra).
Yoni : It measures the intimacy level, sexual compatibility and mutual love between the couple. Yoni Koot is classified into 14 animals, which are Horse, Elephant, Sheep, Snake, Dog, Cat, Rat, Cow, Buffalo, Tiger, Hare/Deer, Monkey, Lion, Mongoose.
Graha Maitri/Rasyadipati : It shows mental compatibility, affection and natural friendship. It also represents the moon sign compatibility between couples.
Gana : It is related to behaviour and temperament. Birth stars (Nakshatras) are divided into three categories- Deva (God, indicating Satwa Guna), Manava (Human, indicating Rajo Guna) and Rakshasa (Demon, indicating Tamo Guna).
Rashi or Bhakoot : It relates to the emotional compatibility and love between partners. The position of planets in boy's birth chart is compared with the girl's birth chart. If the boy's moon is placed in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th house from girl's moon, then it is considered bad or inauspicious, whereas 7th and 12th houses are considered good. In case of female, If natal chart moon is placed in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th houses from man's chart, then it will be auspicious and inauspicious if placed 12th from man's chart.
Nadi : It is related to health and genes. Stars (Nakshatra) are divided into 3 parts- Aadi (Vata) Nadi, Madhya (Pitta) Nadi and Antya (Kapha) Nadi.
Koota Maximum Points Varna1 Vasya/Vashya2 Tara/Dina3 Yoni4 Grah Maitri/Rasyadipati5 Gana6 Rashi or Bhakoota7 Nadi8 Total36
There are total 36 Guna Milans in Ashtakoota. Let's check below how the scores obtained for above Gunas are effective for marriage purposes.
Importance of Guna MilanObtained Guna PointsPrediction or ResultLess than 18Not recommended for marriage18 to 24Average, Acceptable match and recommended for marriage24 to 32 Very Good, successful marriage 32 to 36 Excellent Match.
Hence the scores obtained in Ashtakoota is seen through the above table. The match obtaining less than 18 will not be considered as an ideal couple and least recommended for marriage.
In conclusion, one should keep another factors also in mind while recommending any couple's horoscopes for marriage purpose. For horoscope matching, other factors like Manglik Doshas, longevity of partner, financial standing in the society, emotional stability etc. are also taken into consideration. Kundli Matching of bride and groom will let them know how stars will influence their marital life and what can be the remedial actions to cure such obstacles.
Kundali Milan or Horoscope matching is done for the only purpose that couple enjoys happy married life. We have a scientific approach on Kundali Milan. Traditionally, in Kundali Milan Astrologers do Gun Milan and Manglik considerations however we do it differently.
Understanding nature or good nature
His /her horoscope should be positive for child birth
Should be of good character and have good personality
Should have fairly good professional career and financial growth