Kundali Milan (Hindu match-making) is basically the process of matching the astrological birth chart of the prospective bride and the groom. It is said that if both the “kundali” and horoscopes match with each other, considering all the relevant doshas and yogas, the couple will have a happy and prosperous married life.
Kundli Milan plays a vital role at the time of marriage. Hindu Scriptures consider marriage as a holy union planned even before taking birth. Marriage is also one of the most beautiful moments in one’s life. Everyone wants a good spouse with whom s/he 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 very much interested in finding the perfect life partner. In Hindu dharma, horoscope or Kundali of both boy and girl are matched in order to nullify any bad effects after marriage. Also, in the case of any Dasha, astrology offers several remedies and solutions to overcome its malefic effects.
How is Kundali Matching done?
It is known and believed that a birth chart if prepared with utmost precision and detailing, can reveal some of the greatest and deepest truths of the individual’s life (past, present, and future).
It is 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 on the basis of the planetary positions and movements in the horoscope.
Therefore, it is said that after marriage when the couple would stay 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
In Vedic Astrology, the concept of Kundli matching is very eminent. 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
- The strength of the Navamsa Chart
8 Gunas (Aspects of Kundali Milan)
The Guna is considered to be the most essential parameter that is taken into consideration while matching the Kundali of a potential couple. There are a total of 8 Gunas that are analyzed to check a partnership or compatibility. Each guna holds different numeric points which add up to a total of 36. A marriage is considered ideal when 18 or more points match. A total of 27 is considered the most ideal. The higher the score, the higher is the compatibility.
In Vedic astrology, there is a process of Kundali Milan, called, “Ashtakoot Milan“, which signifies the eight aspects of Gunas. “Ashta” means “Eight” and “Koota” means “Aspects”. The eight Kootas are:
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 a lion), Chatushpad (small animals such as deer), Jalchar (sea animals), Keeta/Keet (insects).
It is related to birth star compatibility and destiny. There are 27 birth stars (Nakshatra).
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, and Mongoose.
5. Graha Maitri/Rasyadipati
It shows mental compatibility, affection and natural friendship. It also represents the moon sign compatibility between couples.
It is related to behavior and temperament. Nakshatras (Birth Star) are divided into three categories- Deva (God, indicating Satwa Guna), Manava (Human, indicating Rajo Guna) and Rakshasa (Demon, indicating Tamo Guna).
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 the case of a 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.
It is related to health and genes. Nakshatra (stars) are divided into 3 parts – Aadi (Vata) Nadi, Madhya (Pitta) Nadi and Antya (Kapha) Nadi.
These are the major aspect of one’s Kundali (birth-chart) that is taken into consideration at the time of Kundali Milan. These different aspects help Vedic Astrologer 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 a marriage to be successful.