Daiva Vivah

In this type of marriage girl's father used to give away his daughter in marriage to a priest in the form of 'Dakshina' who performed a yajna for him.

Arsha Vivah

In this type of marriage if a boy wished to marry a girl, he had to pay some cows and money to the father of girl. Cows were given for performing yajna and money was given to meet the expenses of marriage. However, it was not considered as the price of the girl.

Prajapatya Vivah

According to this type of marriage, a man willing to marry a girl had to make a time bound agreement with the girl's father expressing his earnest desire to marry his daughter with sole purpose of producing children and bringing them up so that he could get himself relieved of the debt of Prajapati, lord Brahma.

Asur Vivah

It was like buying a girl because father of the girl used to accept money for giving away his daughter in marriage. This type of marriage has always been condemned.

Gandharva Vivah

This marriage was like the love at first sight as the boy and the girl got attracted towards each other and solemnised this relationship to marriage. This marriage was like love marriage of modern day where the acceptance or consent of parents is not essential.

Rakshasa Vivah

Abduction of a girl against her own wish and without the permission of her parents and then marrying her was known as Rakshasha Vivah. This type of marriage was highly condemned.

Paishach Vivah

According to this, an innocent girl was lured for marriage, kidnapped or otherwise forced to marry which was regarded the worst form of marriage. No religious ceremony was required in such cases.

Purpose of Kundali Milaan

Match making is done in order to find out the nature, mental disposition, marital bliss, happiness and liking of both the boy and the girl. If both the counterparts are found to

be having similarity in nature, mentality and taste fall in love with each other. If there is no similarity in their nature and liking, the dispute, fighting, difference and hatred are bound to arise between both of them. Ultimately their conjugal life becomes hellish and more often than not separation, divorce, court cases etc. take place. The most important aspects which should be taken into account before the compliance of marriage are the following :

Compatible Nature

It is quite essential to check the similarity in nature between the prospective girl and boy. Unless and until they have similarity in nature, attitude, outlook and taste, it is difficult to spend life together and take care of their offsprings and other family members.

Financial Condition

Besides, the similarity in nature, another important aspect of life is financial well being. Since, our society is male dominated since the inception of civilization, so financial well being of the boy is to be checked essentially as the girl is supposed to be dependent on her husband. Though in modern era, the notion has changed a bit since both male and female are equally educated and are similar in status now. In many cases, both the partners are earning and are financially well off. Inspite of this, it is a tradition in Indian society to judge the financial state of the boy. However, where both the partners are working, the financial capabilities of both the partners can be checked astrologically.

Conjugal Bliss

The God has created the people of two different sexes in the form of male and female to enjoy their lives, bear children and fulfil other social and familial responsibilities taking care of each other. So, the main purpose of marriage is to enjoy the conjugal life peacefully and happily. Ashtakoota Milaan clearly indicates about the amount of compatibility between the boy and girl who are willing to get married. The match making clearly suggests whether both should tie the knot or should search other compatible partners.


Health is the most important factor in deciding the fate of marriage. Horoscope clearly tells about the physical well being of the person at present or in future. Unless and until the health is in perfect shape, conjugal life can't be enjoyed. So, it is essential to match the horoscope before finalising the marriage.

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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