match-making-(3)In Hindu scriptures, marriage has a great place and is considered to be a religious relationship. It is not any ordinary relationship but a spiritual union of two souls. Since it is such an important and sacred union, it is very important to ensure that the mental, physical, intellectual and religious features of the bride and groom are taken into account and matched properly to avoid any confusion or problems in the future.

Marriage matching or match making is a solemn decision taken on behalf of the boy and a girl before they tie the knot to hold and to behold each other for the rest of their lives. The Hindus ensure that the compatibility of this solemn lifelong binding enables the couple to live ‘happily ever after’.

Everyone wishes for successful married life. Parent enquires about family background, education, physical appearance before choosing the bride and groom for their son and daughter, respectively. Between all these criteria, horoscope compatibility should not be ignored. It provides the assurance for happy married life. Name itself denotes the nature of the person falling under these catagriese by matching the kundli of boy and girl.

The science of horoscope believes in the fact that planetary system affects human beings in the same way as magnets attract iron.

Horoscopes Matching requires the service of learned astrologer. The horoscope of an individual is studied for important planets and their positions. This is compared with the other individual’s horoscope and matched for compatibility and complications if any?

Horoscope matching is highly recommended before tying knot. People take help of Astrology’s Method called Ashta Koota Milan. In this system, Moon’s placement plays major role. Moon’s placement in horoscope tells janam rashi and nakshatra and based on these two parameter we conduct 8 tests.

Astrologers divided or classified Moon’s postion in eight categories for match making and prepared eight tests and scored them. These all tests add up to 36 points or guna and a score below 18 is not considered a good match according to traditional astrology.

Ashtakoot Factor Number of Gunas
1. Varna 1
2. Vashya 2
3. Tara 3
4. Yoni 4
5. Graha Maitrai 5
6. Gana 6
7. Bhakoot 7
8. Nadi 8
Total 36

The last three kootas are obviously the last three kootas are obviously very important because they account for more than 50% of the total score of 36. In this article, the emphasis is on Bhakootor Rashikoot which carries 7 points or roughly 20% of the total score. Bhakoot Dosha in matching is\considered a mahadosha along with Nadi and Gana Doshas.

Some people misunderstood kundli matching with only matching gunas but this matching is far more than matching gunas.

Varna – Mental work Compatibility

Divided into 4 catagories Brahmins Kshatriyas, vaishays and shudras.

Vashya—Dominance or Power Compatibility

Vashya Table:

Rashi – Vasiya rasi

There are five types of classification of Rashis/Moon signs.

1. Chatuspada (Quadruped) – Aries, Taurus, latter half of Sagittarius and first half of Capricorn. The quadruped signs are more sensual and earthy by nature.

2. Nara or Manav (Human) – Gemini, Virgo, Libra and first half of Sagittarius. These are human in their feelings and attractions.

3. Jalachara (Living in water) – Cancer, second half of Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, they are more emotional and soft in their behaviour

4. Keeta (Insect) – Scorpio. Insect can hover and not always settle down in a relationship. They want to taste many flowers but may not want to settle down.

5. Vanachara (Wandering in Forests) – Leo.

Tara: Destiny

Yoni-Physical ,sexual and mental compatibility

Yoni Table
Nakshatra – Yoni

1. Ashwini Male Horse
2. Bharani Male Elephant
3. Rohini Male snake(cobra)
4. Thiruvathirai male Dog
5. Poosam Male Goat
6. Aayilyam Male cat
7. Maham Male rat(Mouse)
8. Uthiram Male Ox
9. chithirai Male Tiger
10. Swathi Male buffalo
11. Kettai Male Deer
12. Poorathathi Male Monkey
13. Poorathathi Male Monkey
14. Karthikai Female Goat
15. Mrigashrish Female Elephant
16. Punarpoosam Female cat
17. Pooram Female Tiger
18. Hastham Female Buffalo
19. Visakam Female Tiger
20. Anusham Female Deer
21. Moolam Female Dog
22. Uthiradam Female Cow
23. Thiruvonam Female Monkey
24. Avittam Female Lion
25. Sathayam Female Monkey
26. Uthiratathi Female Cow
27. Revathi Female Elephant

Matching of Lords of Birth Moon Signs                                      Guna Points: 5
Grahamaitri is the friendship between Rashi lords of the Moon signs of the Girl and Boy. It indicates mental qualities and mutual love of the two people. In this kuta the two rashi lords can be friends, enemies or neutral to each other.
Chart below showing who can be friends and who are the foes



Budhan(Mercury)Sun, VenusMars, Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu, KethuMoonJupiterSun, Moon, MarsSaturn, Rahu, KethuMercury, vanusSaturnmarcury, Venus, Rahu, KethuJupiterSun, Moon, marsRahu, KethuSaturn, VenusMercury, JupiterSun, Moon, Mars

Planet Friends Equal Enemy
Surya(Sun) Moon, Mars, Jupiter Sun, Mercury Venus, Staturn, Rahu, Kethu
Chandra(Moon) Sun, Mercury Mars, Jupiter,Moon, Saturn Rahu, Kethu
Sevvai(Mars) Sun, Moon, Jupiter Venus, Saturn Mercury, Ragu, Kethu
Budhan(Mercury) Sun, Venus Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu, Kethu Moon
Jupiter Sun, Moon, Mars Saturn, Rahu, Kethu Mercury, vanus
Venus Marcury, Saturn, Rahu, kethu Mars, Jupiter Ssun, mars
Saturn marcury, Venus, Rahu, Kethu Jupiter Sun, Moon, mars
Rahu, Kethu Saturn, Venus Mercury, Jupiter Sun, Moon, Mars

Gana- Nature
Subdivides into three categories

  • Dev gana
  • Manushya Gana
  • Rakshas gana

Name itself denotes the nature of the person falling under these catagries

SNo Deva Ganam Manusha Ganam Rakshash Ganam
1 Ashwini Bharani Karthikai
2 Marigashrish Rohini Aayilyam
3 Punarpoosam Thiruvathirai Maham

Bhakoot– emotional compatibility/Love
Nadi- Health
Divided into three

  1. Adi
  2. Madhya
  3. Antya

To see the marriage compatibility between the girl and the boy, agreement should also be taken in mind.


Varna Brahmin (M) Kshatriya (M) Vaishya (M) Shudra (M)
Brahmin (F) 1 0 0 0
Kshatriya (F) 1 1 0 0
Vaishya (F) 1 1 1 0
Shudra (F) 1 1 1 1

1 point shows excellent compatibility, mutual respect and understanding between the partners.


Vashya Chatus (M) nara (M) Jala (M) Bana (M) keeta (M)
Chatushpada (F) 2 1 1 0 1
Manushya (F) 1 2 1/2 0 1
Jalachara (F) 1 1/2 2 1 1
Vanachara (F) 0 0 1 2 0
keeta (F) 1 0 1 0 2

If the signs of Partners are compatible, the Vashya koota gets 2 points. When there’s an incompatibility and the score is 1. If the vashya is consumable then the score obtained is ½, if the vashya are mutual opponents then the score obtained is 0. A couple’s conjugal accord is determined through vashya.

Tara Koot (3 Point)

Through this parameter of Kundali Milan, couple’s well being, love & affection, health and longevity are seen. In this, boy’s birth star is counted from girl’s birth star and thus obtained figure is divided by 9. If remainder is even number then it is understood auspicious compatibility. Likewise, girl’s birth star is counted from boy’s birth star and thus obtained figure is divided by 9. If remainder is even number then it is understood auspicious compatibility. And, this parameter will grant 3 points. If even number is obtain in one case and odd number in other case then only 1.5 score will be added. If in both case only odd number comes, it generates 0 score.

Through positional distance of birth star of partners, it is also assessed that how much both are beneficial to each other. For this, concept of triad of stars, namely Janam, Sampat, Vipat etc is applied. There are 9 nakshatras that make up each triad. Here compatibility points are generated on the basis of calculations with reference to these nakshatra groups in the horoscope. 3 point indicates that couple will enjoy good health and will auspicious for each other. 1.5 points indicates less quality mentioned in case of 3 point. 0 point shows challenges in the fields indicated by Tara.


Classification of Yoni on the basis of Nakshatra
Yoni Nakshatra
Ashwa Ashwini, Shatbheesha
Gaja Bharanu, Revati
Mesh Pushya, Kritika
Sarpa Rohini, Mrigsheera
Shwan Mool, Arda
Marjara Ashlesha, Purnavasu
Mushaka Magha, Purvaphalguni
Gau Uttara Phalguni, Uttara Bhadrapad
Mahisha Swati, Hasta
Vyagrah Vishakha, Chitra
Mriga Jyeshtha, Anuradha

Swabhava Yoni
Swabhava Yoni indicates that the boy and the girl both belong to same Yoni. Such marriage is considered to be auspicious.

Friend Yoni
Friendly Yoni indicates harmonious relationships between the couple.

Neutral Yoni
If both bride and groom both belong to neutral yoni then the married life is likely to be average.

Opposite Yoni
If bride and groom are placed in the opposite Yoni, then the marriage is not considered auspicious.

Enemy Yoni
If the bride and groom have enemy Yoni, then they should not marry each other because this relationship may create problems in the married life.

Points for Yoni Milan
Yoni milan, Yoni Dosha or Yoni Koot have been allocated 4 points.

  1. When both groom and bride have same Yoni then result will be 4
  2. When groom and bride have friendly Yoni then result will be 3.
  3. When groom and bride have neutral Yoni then result will be 2.
  4. When groom and bride have opposite Yoni then result will be 1.
  5. When groom and bride have enemy Yoni then result will be 0.

Yoni milan is traditionally used to match the horoscope of bride and groom for the purpose of marriage.. People with neutral Yoni are similar in nature. It is seen that they have similar values and interests also.

To get the score for the Grahamaitri kuta, the birth Sign lords of the Moon in the natal chart of boy and girl are considered and compared with each other

Grahamaitri Kutas/Points
S.No. Her and His Rasi Lords Relationship No. Of Kutas/Points
1 If both are mutual friends 5
2 If both have same lord 5
3 If one is friendly and the other neutral 4
4 If both are neutral 3
5 If one is friend and the other enemy 1
6 If one is neutral and the other enemy 1/2
7 If both are mutual enemies 0
8 If the Rasis are 7th from each other Grahamaitri is automatically considered to be present and the points earned are full

The Gana calculation logic of Maitreya can be seen in the table below.

Bride ↓ Groom
Deva Manushya Rakshasa
Deva 6 6 0
Manushya 5 6 0
Rakshasa 1 0 6

Bha / Rashi Koot (7 points)

This parameter of Kundali Milan shows emotional compatibility to nurture the marriage relationship. This koota shows general family welfare and family growth, by the way of health and progeny, financial and professional status. To assess the Rashi Koota, the relative position of Boy’s Moon and Girl’s Moon in the horoscopes is checked. If Moon in both horoscopes happens to be in 2/12, 6/8, or 5/9 axis, compatibility in this aspect of married life is not taken good. In this case0 point is assigned. On contrary, 7 points are given that shows excellent result in this sphere. In the both horoscopes it worthy to note for true emotional compatibility that Moon of the girls should be ahead of the boy’s. so that husband can understand the emotional need of her wife..

Nadi Koota(8 points)

This parameter of Kundali Milan showsoutwardspiritual, physique, internal metabolism and hereditary factors i.e. genes. It is most important factor of Ashta Koota and carries maximum point i.e. 8. There are three nadi viz, Aadi, Antya and Madhya Nadi. While doing horoscope compatibility check, it seen that both partner’s nadi are same or different. It different, it is well and good. If these are same, it is not recommendable to marry.

In the olden days Rishis or knowledgeable men laid down several rules for public welfare with the help of their divine vision and knowledge. They did extensive investigation and research and came up with a series of guidelines that we need to follow to enjoy a happy and successful life. When we follow the instructions given to us by such enlightened men, we are bound to enter a life of prosperity and happiness and one of the best ways to lead a happy life is by having a life partner who is compatible with you in many ways. To get such a life partner we need to ensure that our horoscope matches with each other. Some of the important guidelines gives to us by the Rishi in terms of finding a suitable life partner are –

  • If the sign occupied by 7th lord of groom’s horoscope is the moon sign of bride, then marriage becomes successful.
  • If the rashi of the female is the exaltation sign of 7th lord of male’s horoscope it is a very auspicious yoga for the married life. It ensures that both the husband and wife will be compatible with each other.
  • If the rashi of bride is the debilitation sign of 7th lord of groom, they married life will be happy.
  • Married life will also be successful if the sign occupied by Venus of male is the rashi of the female.
  • Another way of achieving marital bliss is when the sign occupying 7th house in male’s chart is the rashi of the female.
  • You will have a good married life if the sign occupied by langa lord is the Rashi of Female.
  • Married life remains perfectly good if the 7th sign from the Rashi of Male is lagna of the Female.
  • One will have a successful marriage if the lagna of the female is the sign occupied by planet aspecting 7th from Rashi of Male.

So if we follow some of these simple instructions we are bound to have a long and everlasting happy marriage and love relationship.