It is said that marriages are made in heaven and solemnized on earth. The horoscope or Janam Kundli has a significant role in marriages among Indians especially the Hindus. The natal chart or the Kundli represents the positions of the planets and other celestial bodies at the time of birth and their influence upon the individual at various stages of their life.
Every event in our life is influenced by the positions of these celestial bodies. Horoscopes are important in predicting the future and major events in the life of an individual, which includes education, career, wealth, marriage, profession, etc. Couple Horoscope plays an important role while fixing alliances and checking the compatibility of the couple.
Compatible horoscopes mean that the couple would lead a healthy, happy and prosperous married life and thereby go on to produce virtuous off springs who would carry on the legacy of their familial heritage.
Importance of Kundli matching
Kundli matching is one of the essential parts while fixing marriages in India which has been practised for ages. Astrology has provided a sound base in proving that matching and understanding the horoscope compatibility is essential before a couple enters their marital life, irrespective of arranged or love marriages. Arranged marriages witness disturbances which may be due to various reasons which could have been wrongly analysed or at times ignored by the partners while fixing the alliances. Let us understand more as to why a horoscope compatibility check is considered important before fixing a marriage.
Checking the compatibility of prospective partners
The success of a marriage depends on the compatibility of the couple and the strong bond between them. Certain rashis have good compatibility while some do not. It is therefore suggested that only the matching rashis come together to form a relationship and help to thrive the relationship. Astrologers analyse the kundli to see if
- the personality traits of the prospective bride and groom to ensure that both match and complement their traits and temperaments.
- the longevity of the relationship matches
- the relationship will be successful and happy
- there are malefic effects from planetary bodies and suggests remedies to overcome such malefic effects.
- the couple are compatible
Compatibility is the most important aspect of a happy married life. According to the tenets of Vedic astrology, while checking the compatibility of prospective couples, astrologers match 36 different gunas and the higher the number of gunas the happier their marital life. The horoscope compatibility checks for the mental and physical compatibility of the prospective couples and these include matching the attitudes, temperaments, and behaviour of the prospective partners. Physical attraction is also analysed to understand whether the relationship would have a sufficient level of desirability to help the relationship to succeed.
Checking the financial stability in marital life
Financial stability is essential as it influences the happiness and prosperity of marriage. Financial instability could lead to differences and affect the relationship between couples and family members. Kundli analysis helps to identify this aspect and also suggest remedies and solutions to enhance the financial stability in the lives of the bride and the groom. The horoscope compatibility check analyses the planetary movements and their influences on the couple’s horoscope to ensure that they do not pose hindrances in the career growth and progress of the partners. The seventh guna or the Bhakoot is an indicator of this effect.
Checking for progeny in marital life
Horoscope compatibility checking also includes checking for possibilities of progeny in the marital life of potential partners. The birth charts are analysed for the possibility and viability of childbirth. The horoscopes are matched to analyse and predict the health and happiness of the offsprings to be born to the prospective couples. Nadi, the eight guna, in the horoscope is an indicator of childbirth and also a predictor of any potential complications arising around childbirth. A happy and healthy marital life also includes the health and wellness of their progeny and this is extremely important to sustain the relationship and compatibility. For this very reason, it is imperative to have a horoscope match done before marriage to ensure a happy married life.
Check for doshas or planetary effects in horoscopes
The planetary positions in the horoscope of the prospective bride and groom influence their birth chart and also would indicate some doshas such as Mangal dosha, Shani dosha or Chandra Dosha. These doshas could impact the marital life and lead to problems in marriage. The malefic effects of these doshas could even turn out to be fatal not just to the natives but also to the potential partners. Horoscope compatibility checks for these doshas and deduces their compatibility prospects and suggest remedies to nullify the malefic effects of these doshas with the help of rituals and pujas.
Check for the necessity of special rituals to pacify/nullify the malefic effects of planets
Often at times, certain alliances may require special rituals to pacify/nullify the doshas or malefic effects of planets. We have often heard about celebrities conducting some special rituals to eliminate the Mangal dosha effect and ensure the longevity of the marital life as well as the life of their partners. Yet in some cases, like the recent one where Bill Gates and Melinda Gates announced their decision to separate after 27 years of marriage made us wonder what went wrong after all these years of being together.
Kundli matching comes to the rescue in identifying the doshas and the malefic effects of the planets and celestial bodies on the couple’s horoscopes. Some of these doshas can be detected right before proceeding ahead with the marriage through kundli matching. This will help the prospective bride and groom to perform specific rituals before marriage to ensure a successful and happy married life in the future.