Bhakoot Koota, also known as Rasi Gana, is the 7th test in the Ashtakoota Milan system of Kundli Matching. It helps assess the health and wealth of the partners after marriage. Bhakoot Koota is the second most important test in Kundli Matching as it holds the second highest score points in the Ashtakoota Milan System.
According to Vedic Astrology, there are 12 Signs, namely; Mesha, Vrishabha, Mithuna, Karka, Simha, Kanya, Tula, Vrischika, Dhanu, Makar, Kumbha, and Meena which are considered for Kundli Matching under Bhakoot Koota.
In Bakoot Koota matching, points are allocated based on the the zodiac sign of the bride and groom. Below mentioned table shows the points allocated for each type of match:
The maximum points to score Bhakoot Koota is 7 points. If the lords of both the partners belong to the same sign, then 7 points are given to the couple.
1/1, 1/7, 2/12, 3/11, 4/10, 5/9, and 6/8 are the entire set of combinations possible under Bhakoot Koota in Kundli Mqtching. These combinations of the Rashis can be categorised as either auspicious or inauspicious. The auspicious combinations include- 1/1, 1/7, 3/11, and 4/10, while the inauspicious combinations include 2/12. 5/9, and 6/8.
The match is considered most suitable and auspicious in Kundli Matching when both partners belong to the sign or of different signs with the same ruling planet, as this shows high compatibility. As shown in the above mentioned table some matches score 0 points, it is called Bhakoot Dosha.
Bhakoot Dosha can have 3 effects on the marital relationship of the partners- Dwirdwadash Bhakoot Dosha, or 2/12 position of Rashis, Nav Pancham Bhakoot Dosha, or 9/5 position of Rashis, and Mrityu Shadashtaka Bhakoot Dosha, 6/8 position of Rashis.
Bhakoot Dosha is considered bad as it bring issues like major health problems (caused by Shadashtaka Bhakoot Dosha), financial problems (caused by Dwirdwadash Bhakoot Dosha), and even problems with pregnancies (caused by Nav Pancham Bhakoot Dosha) in the relationship. Career or financial troubles could force partners to live separately, which could in turn lead to separation or divorce.
However, Bhakoot Dosha is not considered or can be cancelled if- the Rashi lords of the signs of the partners to be married are the same or if the Rashi lords are mutual friends, or if the Navamsha of the partners is friendly.
A high Bhakoot Koota score indicates a good match which helps the couple avoid health, financial and conception related problems in their marriage, while a poor score could give root to these problems.