Regarding the crucial decisions of life, the Hindu community has believed in the Vedic astrology since ages, and this also includes choosing one’s soul mate through mPanchang Kundali Matching for Marriage. Vedic Astrology is considered to be an essential tool to predict future events and helps people to make wise and informed decisions in the current date so that they may avoid the adverse circumstances in the near future.
There is a belief in the Hindu community that an expert Vedic astrologer is adept in predicting different facets of life like education, health, marriage, career, relationships, etc. In the below-mentioned article, The focus will be on the way Vedic Astrology can help to choose the right soul mate. Before we learn How Kundali Matching works through Vedic astrology, It is essential that we learn about the past.
Vedic Astrology (Also known as Jyoti or Jyotish) history is very complicated and has various theories. While It is said that Vedic Culture dates back to a minimum of 5000 years, only around 1500 BC, one of the sage Vyasa Krishna Dwaipayana wrote these scriptures called as Vedas in the Sanskrit language. Before this, these scriptures were passed on to one generation to another.
It is also said that Vedas did not originate from the human civilization, but instead, they are Hymns which were learned by the ancient rishis with the help of God. In today’s modern times, Rishis are called as saints or sages. The time when Rishi Vyasa was compiling the Vedas, he segregated them into different parts named as Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda & Atharvaveda. In addition to Vedas were Vedangas, the meaning of the same was Limbs of the Vedas. There were six subjects under Vedangas named as Chandas (Meter), Vyakaran (Grammer), Kalpa (Ritual), Siksa (Phonetics), Jyoti (Astrology) & Nirukta (Etymology).
Rishi Parashar was considered to be highly respected and was a great scholar of Vedic Astrology. Vyasa was his son. Rishi Parashar was given the credit of authoring Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra (BPHS or Brihat Parasara Hora) which is revered as the base of Vedic Astrology. As per the lessons given by Rishi Parashara, different facets of our lives are driven by the position of various planets at the time of our birth.
In ancient times, Janam kundali of a newborn child was prepared as per the time and other detail of the birth noted by the guardian. As the life of the child started to shape up, the parents and guardians became very cautious and took a lot of precautions to refrain from any probable unfortunate incidents predicted in the birth chart or the Janam kundali of the child. At the time of birth of Prince Siddhartha, it was predicted that either he will become a noted spiritual leader or an emperor. It is a well-known fact that Prince Siddhartha became the Buddha.
Matching the Janam Kundali for Marriage
It is a very popular practice to check the Janam kundali of the prospective groom and bride to check the compatibility between the two. This procedure is termed as Kundali Matching and is done using Gun Milan which is further segregated into eight different tests. There are a particular number of points (Gunas) generated by each analysis which are compiled together to compute an overall score.
It is said that the couple is incompatible if the total Gunas are under 18. If this number ranges between 18 to 24, then the match can be accepted though it is an average score. If the range of match is between 25 to 32, then this match is called very good. The range of score of these Gunas over 32 depicts that the bride and groom have similar nature and personality traits.
Though, the score of 32 and above states that the couple is a perfect match, other factors should also be checked to make sure that this relationship is a long term as similar personality traits are not considered to be good.
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Varna- Gun Milan Test 1- Maximum Score- 1 Point
Varna depicts the abilities, basic skills and personality traits of a person. These are further segregated into four segments:-
- Priests (Brahmins)- Vrishchika (Scorpio), Karka (Cancer) and Meena (Pisces).
- Warriors (Kshatriyas)- Simha (Leo), Mesha (Aries) and Dhanu (Sagittarius).
- Merchants (Vaishyas)- Kanya (Virgo) , Vrishabha (Taurus) and Makara (Capricorn).
- Laborers (Shudras)- Tula (Libra), Mithuna (Gemini) and Kumbha (Aquarius).
These segments are in the list as per their ranks (High to low) where Brahmins are assigned the highest grade. To get the points, the Varna of the Groom should be more than that of the bride. For example, if the Groom is Brahmin and bride is Kshatriya, then 1 point will be assigned.
It is said that there are chances of conflicts in the family if Varna does not match.
Vasya- Gun Milan test 2- Maximum score- 2 Points
In historic times, Vasya was implemented to determine the influence of the husband over his wife, but in the current era, re-evaluation has been done for this test. Now, Vasya is considered to be a test of compatible and a dedicated relationship between the couple.
The Zodiac signs are segregated into 5 groups:-
- Human (Manava)- Kanya (Virgo), Mithuna (Gemini), Tula (Libra). First 15 degrees of Kumbha (Aquarius), Dhanu (Sagittarius).
- Wild (Vanachara)- Simha (Leo).
- Quadruped (Chatushpada)- Vrishabha (Taurus), Mesha (Aries). The first 15 degrees of Capricorn (Makara), The second 15 degrees of Sagittarius (Dhanu).
- Water (Jalachara)- Meena (Pisces), Karka (Cancer). The second 15 degrees of Capricorn (Makara).
- Insect (Keeta)- Scorpio (Vrishchika).
Vasya test has below mentioned 4 rules:-
Jalachara, Chatushpada, and Keeta group are Vasya to the Manava group.
Manava, Chatushpada & Jalachara groups are Vasya to the group of Vanchara.
Chatushpada signs are the symbol of food for Vanchara sign.
Jalachara signs are the symbol of the food for Manava sign.
If the group of both groom and bride is same like, both are Vanchara, then Vasya is termed as good and 2 points are allotted.
If group of 1 person is Vasya to the other, like, If the group of the bride is Manava and the group of the groom is Jalachara then 1 point is assigned.
If a group of one person is food for the other, like, the bride is Chatushpada and the groom is Vanchara then ½ a point is assigned.
If neither of the groom and bride is Vasya to each other then no points are assigned.
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Tara- Gun Milan Test 3- Maximum score- 3
Aspects of health and well being of the bride and groom after marriage is calculated using Tara. The same is determined by comparison of birth stars (Tara) of the couple. The sectors of the ecliptic in which the Moon revolves around the orbit of the earth is called Nakshatra. There are a total of 27 Nakshatras, and their respective names are as per the constellations found in the respective sectors.
The total of 27 Nakshatras are segregated into nine groups of Tara with 3 Nakshatra in each of the nine groups. The names of these nine groups are Sampat Tara, Mitra Tara, Janma or Janam Tara, At Mitra Tara, Vadh Tara, Pratyari Tara, Chhem or Kshem Tara, Sadhak Tara and Vadh Tara.
Points are assigned by calculating from the birth star of the bride to the birth star of the groom and then dividing the same by 9. The same process is repeated from the birth star of the groom to the birth star of the bride. If out of both calculations, the remainder is an even number then the match is considered to be an auspicious match and 3 points are allotted. Also, if only 1 of the remainder is an even number, then 1.5 points are assigned. If both the remainders are odd numbers, then no points are allotted.
Yoni- Gun Milan Test 4- Maximum score- 4
Yoni depicts the sexual and physical capability between the duo. Animals represent Yoni, and there are 14 different animals with two Nakshatras that belong to each animal.
Ram Or Mesha- Pushya, Krittika.
Cow Or Gau- U. Bhadrapada, U. Phalguni.
Lion or Singh- P. Bhadrapada, Dhanishta.
Horse or Ashwa- Shatabhisha, Ashwini.
Mongoose or Nakula- Abhijit, U. Asadha.
Tiger or Vyagraha- Vishakha, Chitra.
Monkey or Vanara- Shravana, P. Asadha.
Deer or Mriga- Jyeshtha, Anuradha.
Buffalo, Mahisha- Swati, Hasta.
Rat or Mushika- P. Phalguni, Magha.
Tom/Cat or Marjarah – Ashlesha, Punarvasu.
Dog or Swah – Moola, Ardra.
Serpent or Sarp- Mrigashira, Rohini
Elephant or Gaja- Revati, Bharani
The expert astrologers of ancient times devised the way these animals behave towards each other and below mentioned five categories were created:-
Swabhava Yoni- Depicts the same animals and this type of marriage is believed to be auspicious. 4 points are allocated.
Friendly Yoni- It is the symbol that animals display friendly demeanor towards each other. 3 Points are allocated.
Neutral Yoni- It displays that the animals have a neutral attitude towards each other. 2 Points are allocated.
Enemy Yoni- It depicts that animals will lock horns with each other and are enemies. 1 Point is allocated.
Sworn enemy Yoni- It depicts that animals are hardcore enemies. No points are allotted.
Graha Maitri- Gun Milan / kundali Matching Test 5- Maximum score- 5
This Graha Maitri test is conducted to determine the robustness of the love between the duo. The same is done by performing the comparison of the sign Lords of the moon in the chart of the groom and the bride. There is a difference in the relationship between the lords and points are allotted as per the friendliness in between them.
The points are given as follows:-
If two lords are friends or are similar then 5 points are allotted.
If one lord is neutral and one is friendly then 4 points are allotted.
If both lords behave neutrally then 3 points are allotted.
If one of the lord views other as an enemy even if it is friendly then 1 point is allotted.
If one of the lord views other as an enemy even if it is neutral then a ½ point is allotted.
If both the lords view each other as an enemy then no points are allotted.
Gana- Gun Milan Test 6- Maximum Score – 6
Gana is used to find the temperament of an individual. This nakshatra is segregated into below mentioned three groups:-
Devine or Devata- Pushyami, Swati, Ashwini, Sravanam, Punarvasu, Mrigashira, Hasta, Revati, Anuradh
Human or Manushya- Aardra, Uttara Bhadrapada, Uttara Phalguni, Uttaraashadha, Bharani, Purva Phalguni, Poorvaashadha, Rohini, Purva Bhadrapada.
Demon or Rakshasa- Magha, Shatabhisha, Jyeshtha, Chitra, Kritika, Dhanista, Moola, Vishaka, Aaslesha
The description of these temperaments are as follows:-
Devine or Devata- Spiritual, Charitable, Displays non materialistic nature and piety.
Human or Manushya- Even balance between materialistic and spiritual nature.
Demon or Rakshasa- Self will, dominating and less spiritual and more materialistic.
Temperaments of the groom and bride are compared and as per their compatibility, points are given.
Bhakoot- Gun Milan / Kundali Matching test- 7- Maximum score- 7
Bhakoot test is also called a Rashikoot test, and the same is used to determine and verify the welfare, overall health & prosperity of family after the wedding. It is said that Bhakoot Dosha may have an adverse effect on the intimate relations between the couple and may delay the pregnancy. The maximum score is seven making it the 2nd most critical test which is believed to make the couple anxious. Bhakoot Dosha is based upon the difference or the counting of a number from the Rashi of the groom to the Rashi of the bride and vice versa.
Given below is the probable combination of the distance:-
1/7, 1/1, 4/10, 6/8,2/12, 3/11, 5/9
These combinations are segregated into 2 groups, inauspicious and auspicious
Inauspicious (Demon Bhakoot or Dushta Bhakoot) 5/9, 2/12, 6/8
Auspicious- (Sad Bhakoot) 3/11, 1/7, 1/1, 4/10
Now, if the combination is 3/11, 1/1, 4/10, 1/7 then 7 points are awarded. If the combination is 5/9, 2/12, 6/8 then it forms the Bhakoot Dosha and no points are awarded.
Nadi- Gun Milan Test-8 Maximum Score- 8
To check the generic compatibility between the groom and the bride, Nadi test is conducted. This test ensures that the couple is capable of reproducing healthy kids. As per the Indian tradition, the critical reason for getting married is to procreate and grow the family lineage. As a reproduction of babies is considered to be the primary purpose of marriage, the Nadi test gives maximum 8 point score which is the highest of the Gun Milan tests.
For the Nadi test, the Nakshatra is once again divided into 3 below mentioned segments:-
Vata or Adi- Moola, Punarvasu, Ashwini, Purva Bhadrapada, Jyeshtha, Hasta, Uttara Phalguni, Aardra, Shatabhisha.
Pitta or Madhya- Pushyami, Chitra, Uttara Bhadrapada, Bharani, Mrigashira, Anuradha, Poorvaashadha, Pushyami, Uttara Bhadrapada, Dhanistha, Purva Phalguni.
Kapha or Antya- Aaslesha, Revati, Vishakha, Kritika, Shravani, Swati, Magha, Rohini, Uttaraashadha.
There is a straightforward rule of this test that the Groom and the bride should not have the same Nadi. Couple having different Nadis are awarded 8 points. Couples having the same Nadi are believed to reproduce unhealthy babies, and hence no points are awarded.
Exceptions to the Gun Milan / Kundali Matching
Each test has certain exceptions which can be considered. For example, while conducting the Nadi test if both man and woman are born with the same Rashi but have a different nakshatra and groom’s nakshatra is before that of the bride then it is considered to be an exception to Nadi dosh.
Another example is when there is a Bhakoot Dosha, it can be eradicated when the lord of signs are friendly with each other.
When there are no exceptions found, specific remedies may be followed to reduce or eradicate the ill effects of the dosha. One of the most prominent examples of remedy to reduce Nadi dosh is chanting the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra.
If you have been facing a problem because of the Gun Milan result, then you are advised to talk to a qualified astrologer. They may help to reduce the ill effects of numerous Gun Milan issues and give you appropriate remedies for the same.