Introduction 1

The main purpose of matchmaking is to find a compatible match for a boy or vice-versa. In Indian traditional astrology match making is done taking into account the eight important inherent qualities in every human being. In matching if most of the components of these eight qualities are found to be suitable for each other then the marriage is advised.

It is conceived that Astrology is the amalgamation of both science as well as arts and the potent traits of both the faculties are inherent and manifest themselves. In the calculative part of Astrology manifestation of scientific wisdom becomes the core while in the interpretation of different phenomena artistic calibre comes into play. It is essential to take resort to mathematical calculations and analysis before astrological predictions but it is also true that prediction also requires intuitive faculty. It is found that neither the predictions based on elaborate calculations alone nor based on the cursory look at the Rashi chart result in any fruitful predictions. A composite approach is somewhat essential to make a successful prediction regarding any aspect of life including marriage.

In traditional Hindu Astrology, for matching of the horoscopes of girl and boy, the Rashi and nakshatra in which the Moon is placed in both the horoscopes are given the prime importance. The readymade tables of Guna matching given in all the Panchangas (Almanacs) and many books are used as ready reckoner for match making. As we know that there are total 36 gunas in Ashtakoot Milaan. If the Gunas are more than 18 out of 36, then the match is said to be okay. If 30 or more gunas match it is said that the matching is perfect and it is predicted that such relationship is highly compatible which bestow peace, happiness and prosperity in abundance.

In most parts of our country Kundali Milaan is done on the basis of Ashtakoota Guna matching system to check the compatibility between the prospective girl and boy. In Ashtakoota there are eight components derived from the horoscope of each individual. These are Varna, Vashya, Tara, Yoni, Grah Maitri, Gana, Bhakoota and

Horoscope Matching

Horoscope Matching

Today “Horoscope matching” has become the indispensable part of Hindu marriage. But it has not been mentioned in any old Jataka scripture of Astrology. However, it has been described in the Muhurta scriptures of the same. In Ramayan, marriage of Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna has been described elaborately. But, in this great epic also Horoscope matching has not been mentioned. Likewise, in Mahabharata, too, it has not been cited. Therefore, it can be said that Horoscope matching in Astrology was not in practice a few centuries ago. But, the community accepted and made it an indispensable part keeping its usefulness in view.

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