person to rise high. So while match making, if the present dasha of both boy and girl are favourable and coming dashas are also good then marriage is permissible even if the matching gunas are found to be only 15 and there are probabilities that such marriage will be highly successful.

Nullification of Nadi Dosha

If there is Nadi dosha in the horoscope matching then the 5th house of both boy and girl should be judged. If the condition of 5th house and 5th lord are found to be strong in both the horoscopes then one should not consider Nadi Dosha and its full 8 points should be added in the horoscope matching and then the final judgement should be imparted.

Long life and good Yogas in both the horoscopes

If there are long life and the good yogas like Raj yoga, Gajakesari Yoga, Mahabhagya Yoga & Panchmahapurush Yoga etc. are present in both the horoscopes and the present as well as coming dashas are also very favourable, then even after matching 15 gunas, marriage is permissible and there are possibilities that such marriage will be highly successful.

Note : Always concentrate on the analysis of other party's horoscope while match making. Suppose your son/daughter is marriageable. If his/her planets and dashas are bad then you can't do anything. It will be better to analyse and judge the other party's horoscope. If the horoscope of the other party is good from all perspectives then finalise the marriage at once because his/her life will get a push through the counterpart and his/her life which is entangled in doldrum will be successful.

Final judgement should be made after taking into account the above conditions. If there are 15 matching gunas but one of the following conditions are fulfilled then marriage should certainly be permitted. But the marriage is not permitted under any circumstance if the matching gunas are less than 15. In the same manner, marriage should not be permitted if the Mangal dosha is not getting nullified by any rule because such marriage can prove unlucky and disastrous. However, it has been seen that Mangal dosha normally gets cancelled in own or in partner's horoscope. So, ill effect is hardly there. However Mars in 7th house should be treated cautiously.

Horoscope Matching through computer

In ancient times horoscope matching was done manually and every point was judged with minute details and it consumed many hours. But in today's hi-tech and materialistic world when there are lots of sources and equipments and people don't have much time then most often we don't want to do the match making through our own efforts and take resort to easier sources like computer softwares.

How to reach at the conclusion 13.

Before reaching at any conclusion many other important factors should be taken into account other than Ashtakoota Matching. The most important aspect of any marriage is to spend life together for a long time. So, first of all it should be seen if there is any widow/widower yoga prominent in any of the horoscopes. If it is so then marriage is prohibited in spite of very good Ashtakoota matching points. Besides that the foremost consideration for matching should be the health of both, financial well being, progeny etc.

In previous chapters, you studied about all the components of Ashtakoot used in horoscope matching and also studied in detail about the painful Mangal Dosha. Now the question arise, while matching the horoscope of a boy and the girl for the purpose of marriage, which matters should be taken into account, on which points one should pay more attention and which matters should be given priority? Should the marriage be permitted only on the ground of matching 18 points in Ashtakoot or the other points should also be considered alongwith Mangal Dosha. Unanimous view is, in Ashtakoot Matching if there are less than even 18 gunas but the other components are indicating harmony and equality of thought, in that case even if there are 15 matching points, the marriage may be harmonious, pleasant, good and everlasting.

We will discuss here about the components we should give priority while reaching at the conclusion and if there are less than 18 Matching Gunas then similarity of which points should be given precedence while permitting the marriage. In Ashtakoot Matching Gana, Bhakoota and Nadi are considered to be the most important and in toto they have 21 points. While matching horoscope if the boy and girl don't have similarity and these three components of Ashtakoota are not matching then their resultant matching point will be 15 or less. The Astrologers are unanimous in the view that the marriage should not be permitted if the matching points are less than 18. But it has been experienced if the matching points are even less than 15 and if there are the following similarities in the horoscopes of a boy and a girl then the marriage is very successful and lucky.

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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