Tara Koota falls third in the Ashtakoota Milan system of Vedic Astrological match-making. ‘Tara’ means Birth Star, and Tara Koota is calculated to assess compatibility of the Birth Stars of the natives for Kundli Matching before marriage.
Tara Koota takes into account the Janam Nakshatras of the natives to analyse the health, and relationship compatibility and success of the partners after their marriage. There are 27 Nakshatras which Vedic Astrology divides into 9 categories of birth stars, namely-
- Janama Tara, which is used to assess the longevity of the couple. It is considered to have a benefic effect.
- Sampath Tara, to assess wealth and prosperity that the couple may gain. It is considered to have a benefic effect.
- Vibath/ Vipat Tara, to assess the possibility of difficulties or problems the couple might face. It is considered to have a malefic effect.
- Kshema/Chhem Tara, to assess prosperity.It is considered to have a benefic effect.
- Prathiyak/ Pratiyari Tara, to assess possibility of obstacles the couple might be prone to. It is considered to have a malefic effect.
- Sathaka Tara, to assess success.It is considered to have a benefic effect.
- Vadhai/ Vadh Tara, to assess sufferings or any hardships the couple may be prone to. It is considered to have a malefic effect.
- Maithra/Mitra Tara, to assess complementary nature of the natives.It is considered to have a benefic effect.
- Parama Maithra/ Ati-Mitra Tara, to assess success of the compatibility of the natives. It is considered to have a benefic effect.
Tara Koota is calculated by counting the Nakshatra of the bride to the Nakshatra of the groom, and the remainder divided by 9 to get the answer-points. The maximum points for a category is 3.
If the remainder is an even number, then the matching is considered auspicious and 3 points are given, while if the remainder is an odd number, then the matching is considered inauspicious and 0 points are given. If only one remainder(either bride’s or groom’s) is even, then 1.5 points are given.
The points table is as follows-
Tara Koota matching is important to analyse the success and destiny of the marriage of the two natives. For a long lasting and trouble-free marriage, a good Tara Koota score is considered auspicious and is, thus, recommended. A bad Tara Koota score in Kundli Matching is considered inauspicious, and may give root to problems in the marital relationship.
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