Kundali Milan (Hindu match-making) is the process of matching the birth chart or Kundli of the girl and the boy. During Kundli’s matching, the bride and groom’s birth charts are analyzed to determine whether they will be compatible as a married couple.
Kundali Milan plays a vital role at the time of Hindu marriage. Marriage is an important aspect of life. Everyone wants a partner for life with whom they can create some beautiful memories and feel happy. This is the area where the actual happiness of the person lies over.
As marriage is an important aspect of our society, people today are interested in finding the perfect life partner. In Hindu dharma, a horoscope or Kundali of both boy and girl is matched to nullify any bad effects after marriage. Also, astrology offers several remedies and solutions to overcome its malefic effects in the case of any Dasha.
How is Kundali Matching done?
Kundali or Birth Chart (Natal Chart) prepared with utmost precision and detailing, reveals some of your life’s deepest truths, from past, present, and future.
Through the birth chart, all the important aspects and traits of the individual can be known. According to Vedic astrology, a person’s nature is formed based on the planetary positions and movements in the horoscope.
Therefore, it is said that after marriage, when the couple stays with each other, the planetary positions and movements can exert influence and affect life as well as the destiny of the partner. So, there is a need to check and calculate if there is a compatibility of planets and stars in both the partners’ horoscope or Kundali.
Major Factors of Kundali Matching
Matchmaking is a long tradition in many cultures and religions. In Vedic Astrology, the concept of Kundli matching for prospective couples based on Janam Patrika is a critical aspect of checking levels of compatibility. The factors which are considered during the Kundali Milan for marriage are:
- Guna Milan
- Manglik Dosha or Mangal Dosha
- The Strength of the Navamsa Chart
8 Gunas (Aspects of Kundali Milan)
The Gun Milan is considered the integral aspect that is taken into consideration while matching the Kundali of a potential couple. There are 8 types of Gunas in Kundali Matching that are analyzed to check a partnership or compatibility. Each Guna holds different numeric points, which add up to a matching score of 36.
A marriage is considered a decent match when 18 or more points match. A total of 27 is considered the most ideal. The higher the score, the higher the compatibility. The defect in compatibility called ‘Dosha’ occurs when the score fails to exceed 18.
In Vedic astrology, there is a process of Kundali Milan called “Ashta Koota Milan,” which signifies the eight aspects of Gunas. “Ashta” means “Eight,” and “Koota” means “Aspects.” The Ashtkoota Chakra is based on the respective birth details of the bride and the groom. The eight Ashta Koot are,
1. Varna/Varan/Jaati Koota
This aspect of Gunas shows the spiritual compatibility of Boy and Girl and their ego levels. Hierarchy levels of quad-categorized Varnas Koots are Brahmins (Highest), Kshatriya, Vaishya, and Shudra (Lowest). For adequate compatibility of to-be life partners, the bride’s varna has to be lower than that of the groom.
2. Vasya/Vashya Koota
It indicates attraction and control in marriage and the power dynamics between couples. A person is classified into 5 types,
- Manav/Nara (human)
- Vanchar (wild animals such as a lion)
- Chatushpad (small four-legged beings such as deer)
- Jalchar (sea or waterborne animals)
- Keeta/Keet (insects)
3. Dina/Tara Koota
It is related to birth star compatibility and destiny. There are 27 birth stars (Nakshatra). 27 Nakshatras include Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika, Rohini, Mrighasira, Ardra, Punarvasu, Pushya, Ashlesha, Magha, Purva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Vishaka, Anuradha, Jyestha, Moola, Purva Shada, Uttarashada, Sharavan, Dhanishta, Shatabisha, Purvabhadra, Uttarabhadra, and Revati.
4. Yoni Koota
It measures the level of emotional intimacy, sexual compatibility, and mutual love between the couple. Yoni Koot is classified into 14 animals: Horse, Elephant, Sheep, Snake, Dog, Cat, Rat, Cow, Buffalo, Tiger, Hare/Deer, Monkey, Lion, and Mongoose. In the case of Yoni Dosh, the couple might miss out on the Bliss of marriage life.
5. Graha Maitri/Rasyadipati Koota
It shows mental compatibility, affection, and natural friendship. It also represents the moon sign of compatibility between couples.
6. Gana Koota
It is related to behavior and temperament. Nakshatras (Birth Star) are divided into three categories.
- Deva (God, indicating Satva Guna)
- Manava (Human, indicating Rajo Guna)
- Rakshasa (Demon, indicating Tamo Guna)
7. Rashi Koota
Rashi matching in the process of Kundali Milan relates to the emotional compatibility between partners. The compatibility score is calculated by comparing the position of planets in a boy’s birth chart with a girl’s birth chart.
If the boy’s moon is placed in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th house from the girl’s moon, it is considered inauspicious causing irritability between life partners, whereas the 7th and 12th houses are considered good for a happy marriage.
In the case of a girl, If the moon is placed in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th houses from the boy’s chart, then it will be auspicious. It will be inauspicious if the moon is placed in 12th from the boy’s chart. This condition is referred to as ‘Bhakut Dosh’.
8. Nadi Koota
Nadi Milan is the final and most important parameter in the Guna Milan during Kundali matching. Nadi is related to health and genes. There are three types of Nadi.
- Aadi (Vata) Nadi
- Madhya (Pitta) Nadi
- Antya (Kapha) Nadi
Mangalik Dosh is an astrological condition that occurs when the planet Mars is placed in certain positions in a person’s horoscope. It is believed to cause difficulties and obstacles in marriage, health, wealth, and other aspects of life.
In Kundali Milan (matching of horoscopes for marital bliss), Mangalik Dosh is considered to be one of the most important factors. If the horoscopes of the bride and groom have Mangalik Dosh, then special astrological remedies are suggested to reduce its effects.
The Navamsa chart is an important factor in Vedic astrology, as it helps to determine the strength of planets. It is a divisional chart that provides insight into the deeper aspects of life such as marriage and relationships. The Navamsa chart is also known as the “D-9” or “Navamsa” chart, and it is derived from the planetary movement and the Lagna point.
These are the major aspect of one’s Kundali (birth chart) that is taken into consideration at the time of Kundli Milan. These different aspects help Vedic Astrologers to find out whether the Kundali of a boy or a girl is compatible or not. Many people in the Hindu community even today follow the methods of Kundali Milan in matchmaking for married life to be successful.
One should keep other factors into consideration while recommending any couple’s Kundali for marriage purposes. For Rashi matching (horoscope matching), other factors like Manglik Doshas, the longevity of the partner, financial standing in the society, emotional stability, etc. are also taken into consideration.
Kundali Matching of the bride and groom will let them know how star alignment influences marital life. Worry not! For your successful marriage and happy life, there are remedies for couples-to-be. A good or expert astrologer can only accurately read and explain the Kundali, learn how to find a good astrologer online.