Tara

1st Triad

2nd Triad

3rd Triad

Vadha

Punarvasu

Vishakha

Purva Bhadrapad

Mitra

Pushya

Anuradha

Uttara Bhadrapad

Ati Mitra

Ashlesha

Jyeshtha

Revati

Some of these Taras are considered inauspicious. For example as it is evident from the name, Vipat, Pratyari and Vadha Taras are inauspicious for all considerations.

In Match making for the purpose of marriage, 3 points or gunas have been allotted to Tarakoota Milaan. According to Guna Milaan, the Janma Nakshatra of the boy from the girl as well as the girl from the boy is calculated and the resultant number is divided by 9 in both the cases and the remainder is considered as the number of Tara for both the boy and the girl. Moving on, if the Tara of the boy is 3rd, 5th or 7th with respect to birth Nakshatra of the girl, it is considered as malefic or inauspicious Tara and similarly if Tara of the girl is 3rd, 5th or 7th with respect to Janma Nakshatra of the boy, it is considered as the malefic or inauspicious Tara. This way the mutual Tara for both the boy and the girl is calculated and they are compared with each other for the purpose of assigning points or gunas to the combination. If Tara for both the boy and the girl is auspicious then 3 out of 3 points are allotted for Tarakoota Milaan and as the auspiciousness of Tara decreases, the points or gunas also get reduced and when there is presence of both auspicious and inauspicious Taras, a Tara Dosha is said to be formed in Match making. It should be noted here that the Taras of boy and the girl can't be inauspicious at the same time. For example, if Tara of the boy is 3 then Tara for the girl is 6 which makes one auspicious and the other inauspicious Tara and accordingly a Tara Dosha is said to formed in such Match making. If a combination of 0-0, 1-8 or 8-1 is present in Tarakoota Milaan, 3 out of 3 points or gunas are allotted however, 1.5 points or gunas are allotted if one is auspicious and the other inauspicious.

In the example horoscope given in the previous chapter, the Janma Nakshatra of the boy is Uttara Phalguni (12) and of the girl it is Rohini (4). Now, if we count from Uttara Phalguni (12), the Janma Nakshatra of the boy to that of the girl, which is Rohini (4), we will get 20. Further, if we divide 20 by 9, we get 2 as remainder which shows that the Tara is auspicious. Likewise, if we calculate from Rohini, the birth Nakshatra of the girl to that of the boy which is Uttara Phalguni, it comes to be 9, we get 0 i.e 9 as remainder which is auspicious. thus maximum points or gunas i.e 3 will be allotted because both the Taras are auspicious.

Tara Gunank Indicative Table

Boy - Tara

Janma

Sampat

Vipat

Kshem

Pratyari

Saadhak

Vadha

Mitra

Atimitra

Tara No.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Girl - Tara

Janma

1

3

3

1.5

3

1.5

3

1.5

3

3

Sampat

2

3

3

1.5

3

1.5

3

1.5

3

3

Vipat

3

1.5

1.5

0

1.5

0

1.5

0

1.5

1.5

Kshem

4

3

3

1.5

3

1.5

3

1.5

3

3

Pratyari

5

1.5

1.5

0

1.5

0

1.5

0

1.5

1.5

Saadhak

6

3

3

1.5

3

1.5

3

1.5

3

3

Vadha

7

1.5

1.5

0

1.5

0

1.5

0

1.5

1.5

Mitra

8

3

3

1.5

3

1.5

3

1.5

3

3

Atimitra

9

3

3

1.5

3

1.5

3

1.5

3

3

As we discussed, there are 9 Taras divided into 3 triads each triad consisting of 9 Nakshatras. The girl's Janma Nakshatra from the boy's Janma Nakshatra and vice-versa is counted. If the total is more than 9 then it is divided by 9 and the remainder is the number of Tara. In the counting if we get the number of Tara to be 3, 5 or 7 then, it is considered highly inauspicious and 0 point or guna is allotted. The other 6 Taras are considered auspicious in counting if we get the other 6 six taras, full point or guna i.e. 3 point is allotted in match making. Sometimes, it is found that if we count from the boy’s Janma Nakshatra to the girl’s Janma Nakshatra it is inauspicious but when we count from the girl’s Janma Nakshatra, it is auspicious. Under such circumstances, 1.5 points or gunas are allotted in match making.

Note : In counting, we never get inauspicious taras from both sides i.e. in counting from the boy’s Janma Nakshatra to that of the girl’s Janma Nakshatra if it is inauspicious Tara then it will certainly be an auspicious Tara if counted from the girl’s Janma Nakshatra to that of the boy. So, it is certain that in Tara Koota Milaan either 3 or 1.5 point or guna will be allotted. There is no scope for 0 point in any case as there can be no situation when the Taras from both the sides be either Vipat, Pratyari or Vadha or the combination of any of these two.

Taking into account all the permutation and combination, there can be the following combinations only :

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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