Marriage is an important event in a person’s life. It is a beautiful relationship that brings two souls together for a lifetime. It marks their entry into a new phase of life which brings new joys as well as new responsibilities. In the case of a Hindu marriage, many rituals precede the actual union of two people in marriage. The first step, of course, is the matching of Kundlis or horoscopes. This is usually done in arranged marriages. When a marriage alliance is proposed by one family to another, the first step is to exchange the birth charts of the boy and the girl. This is done to check if their nakshatras or stars are compatible.
The main reason why Kundlis are matched before the marriage alliance is fixed is to find out how compatible the boy and girl are. In astrology, there are a total of 36 Gunas that have to be matched to assess the compatibility between two people and how their life together will be in the future. Each Guna has different points, and each point represents a different factor of life. It can also reveal how their stars and fates will influence each other. Matching Kundli also helps to see if there will be conjugal harmony.
Financial Stability and Career Prospects:
In the case of two people who get married, the planetary movements delineated in their charts affect not only their own lives but each other’s lives too. This effect is indicated by Bhakoot, the seventh of the eight Gunas. When matching Kundli, people also analyze things like financial stability and career prospects.
Progeny Issues :
Another important element that is analyzed through Kundli matching is the birth of children and their health. The 8th Guna, Naadi, carries the most points and indicates the possibility of childbirth or problems in conception if any. Indians set many stores by progeny, and lack of children is seen as a stigma since children are needed to perform the last rites of the parents.
When a child is born, the position of the stars in the sky at the time of its birth decides its fate. Many people scoff at astrology saying that it’s mere superstition. However, astrology is a science, and many famous astrologers in history have made very accurate predictions about events that shook the world. When the stars are not in good positions, they create Doshas or afflictions like Mangal Dosha, Sarpa Dosha, or Shani Dosha. These doshas can cause problems after marriage, but Kundli matching helps to reveal such doshas. Once they are found in a birth chart, the astrologer will recommend suitable remedies in the form of poojas or certain practices like vrat (fasting), donations (of food, clothes, grains, ghee, etc.) to reduce the ill effects. However, if the Dosha is very severe, marriage will be ruled out.
Health issues :
Some people may develop serious health problems that may even be fatal. Many marriages have fallen apart because of a partner’s illness and the accompanying financial and emotional strains. It can harm a marriage.
Longevity of marriage :
Some marriages are not destined to last long for some reason or the other. It is possible to assess the longevity of marriage through Kundli matching. If it shows that the marriage may not last long, obviously the marriage is not advisable.
The life span of the partner:
Knowing the life span of the partner is very important. The untimely death of a spouse can be very traumatic for anyone. Even today, widowhood is stigmatized. More than the stigma, however, it is the loss of one’s life partner that is very painful for a person.
Special Poojas :
After matching the Kundli, the astrologer is likely to recommend certain poojas for a successful marriage. Sometimes, Doshas can be removed by performing certain rituals. Even if the Kundli match, certain poojas may be recommended after a detailed analysis of the birth charts of the bride and groom, for a happy and peaceful married life.