Marriage is very important Sanskar (occasion) in which a boy and a girl get married with each other and starts their married life socially and enter into Grahast Jeevan. Before marriage most of the families consult an Astrologer for Match-Making of the Horoscopes of the boy and the Girl.
The Vedic system of Astrology has in it an age old traditional Horoscope Matching or Kundli Matching system in which Gunas are matched on the basis of Janama Nakshatra of the Boy and Girl and points are given for various descriptions. These descriptions are eight in number.
1.Varna (Mental Compatibility): 1 point
It shows the basic potential of a person and the person’s inherent skills and abilities. This also includes the personal egos of both partners and compatibility between their egos. For best adjustment, the difference of Varna between the two should be minimal.
2.Vashya (Dominant Compatibility): 2 points
Vashya means ones control or domination over the other. It reflects who will be the more dominant partner between the two prospective partners.The purpose of check is to avoid any chances of confrontation between the two.
3.Tara (Intensity of Relatiomship Compatibility): 3 points
It indicates the health, well-being and compatibility of the partners after marriage and is done on the basis of Janam Nakshatra of both.
4.Yoni (Physical & Sexual compatibility): 4 points
It shows sexual and biological compatibility between the two. It also shows mutual love and sexual inclinations of the partners.
5.Graha-Maitri (Psychological Disposition Compatinbility): 5 points
It is used to assess the nature and temperament of both. It also shows one’s attitude, objective, and intellectual level. It shows progeny prospects, mental qualities and mutual affection between them.
6.Gana (Compatibility of Nature): 6 points
It is used to compare the general traits of ones behavior which is determined by an individual nature and indicates the compatibility of temperament and mutual daily behavior, for happiness and prosperity in their lives.
7.Bhakoot (Mutual Compatibility): 7 points
This is a crucial test to check overall prosperity in the growth of family, family welfare and economic prosperity after marriage.
8.Nadi (Compatibility between Life Forces): 8 points
It is the most important in Matching as it has maximum number of points. Nadi or pulse is the central point and indicator of nervous energy on which an individual health and nature depends. This test also measures the genetic compatibility between the couple to produce healthy progeny after marriage.
Each of these factors has its own significance and have their own number of points. These all combine together to make up 36 points or GUNAS.
If a couple scores has less than 18 then the match is not considered a good match according to traditional Astrology. If the score is between 18 – 24, then the match is acceptable (Average). If the score is between 25 – 32, then the match is very good (Above Average). If the score is above 32 then technically the match is excellent but a lot of other factors have to be checked out.
Below are the points which should be kept in mind before Match Making:
1. Longevity of both, Boy & Girl from their respective Horoscopes
2. Strength of the horoscope on marriage point of view
3. Manglik Dosha Matching
4. Analysis of coming Dashas of both
5. Dasha Sandhi and Transit
6. Matching of married life (7th Houses) in both Horoscopes
7. Match Making of significant planet of Marriage
8. Prosperity and other related Matching
9. Matching of malefic planets which affectes marital houses in Horoscope
10. Progeny and soundness of mind.
After matching horoscopes. a couple can spent their married life happily with prosperity. If horoscope is not matched properly then they can be unhappy, divorce may be happen, child may not be born or life partner may be dead. So Match Making is very important for any marriage.