Kundli matching is considered very important before marriage, by most Hindu families. Many of the youngsters have to adhere to this age old tradition, because it has been a mandate for generations. But what is the logic behind Kundli matching and why is it so important? Read on to understand the logic behind this age old tradition.
Kundli matching basically matches different personal aspects of the bride and groom to make sure that they can get along well and lead a happy married life. Expert Vedic astrologers would consider many aspects for Kundli matching, they will also analyze the horoscope of bride and the groom separately. But the most important aspect of kundli matching is the matching of the ‘AshtKootas’. Here eight aspects of the two horoscopes are matched. Each ‘Koota’ accounts to similar traits or aspects of one person and eight Kootas are found in one’s birth chart. Different aspects contribute to make a Koota and these are called ‘Gunas’. The number of Gunas associated with a Koota differs because different factors deserves different weightage when it comes to analyzing a couple’s compatibility.
A couple is found to be compatible in Kundli matching only when 18 of the total 36 Gunas match. If 33 to 36 Gunas match then the couple is found to be an excellent match, 25 to 32 means they are a good match, 18 to 24 means they are a decent match and below 18 means they will not be compatible. Now the logic behind this matching is the relevance of each Kootas to one’s personality. The below mentioned are the various Kootas, the attributes and the gunas associated with them.
a) Varna- representing ego development (1 Gunas)
b) Vashya- for mutual attraction (2 Gunas)
c) Tara- for health and well-being (3 Gunas)
d) Yoni- for biological compatibility (4 Gunas)
e) Graha Maitri-for Intellectual and spiritual level- (5 Gunas)
f) Gan- for temperament-(6 Gunas),
g) Bhakut-for family welfare (7Gunas),
h) Nadi- for appearance and health (8 Gunas)