The prominent Hindi jingle used for marriage is ‘Shaadi ka ladoo khao toh pachtao, aur naa khao toh bhi pachtao’..! The simple answer for this is to enjoy the sweet or sour experiences in life rather than regretting later. A simple marriage consists of a process of Kundli Matching, marriage rituals with mutual agreement of both families. According to Hindu mythology, Marriage is a beautiful relationship of two people for seven generations. Marriage plays an important role in transferring culture, tradition from one generation to another to flourish the human race.
Marriage is a sacramental reunion of two people who are willing to stay with one another throughout their lives and mutually accepting each other’s families and rituals. This is a pious relationship between two individuals who take vows for respecting each other and promising to keep each other happy. Marriage is an important day for the bride and groom for starting a new phase, with the blessings of their parents. The newly bride and groom get hitched with each other for the rest of their lives and plan their family accordingly.
Kundli Matching or Guna Milan
Kundli matching or Horoscope matching is one of the most utilized forms of astrology used since ages before moving into marital affairs. This astrology is the first step that ensures a better and happy married life for the couple. This ritual is performed by the parents to ensure a better future for the couples by comparing their compatibility in terms of gunas or qualities. If the score is 25-34 then match is very good, the match is termed to be perfect if 32 qualities match from a total of 36 qualities. The next stage emerges with the sound of shehnai and drum.
There are about nine qualities that have a unique relevance to it. These qualities determine the rate of compatibility between the to-be couples. These qualities include Varna, Vashya, Tara, Yoni, Graham, Maître, Gana, Bhakut, Naadi. These gunas have their own relevance attached to each quality like Skills, mental compatibility, dominate behaviors, health issues, welfare of the couples, intellectual and hereditary factors etc. The score determines for a long, healthy and happy married life.
There are several astrologers who have hereditary experience of reading your Kundli, which is prepared when a child is born. These astrologers or Pandits are an expert in interpreting the status of your signs in their respective houses. Janam Kundali is formed by the birth place and time of the child and mythlogically it is the result of the effect of gravitational forces of planets and stars that determines the feasibility in the couple’s life.
Zodiac signs vs Marriage
For kundli matching, you need to understand the zodia signs. There are about 12 zodiac signs which are classified according to the person’s name and birth date which is yet another important element essential in match making or kundli matching. The parents leave no stone unturned to ensure a successful life for their children. These zodiac signs have further divided into four sub groups which determine the nature of the person. Look at the following division to find yours:
- Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
- Water: Cancer, Scorpion, Pisces
- Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
- Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
These classifications help you know about your future and are assumed that the people with similar signs may have a happy life. These signs help you know about the several combinations that are offered with respect to their characters, helping in knowing the feasibility of the desired couples. After the satisfactory inspection, parents decide to move forward and start preparing for the marriage.
There are several astrologers who have hereditary experience of reading your Kundali, which is prepared when a child is born. These astrologers or Pandits are an expert in predicting the status of your signs and its presence in their respective houses. Janam Kundali is formed by the birth place and time of the child and mythologically, it is the result of the effect of gravitational forces of planets and stars that determines the possibility of a better married life.
Process of Match Making
The Pandits keenly observe the couples birth charts and analyze the planetary positions and their movements. The astrologer makes a pattern of the movements observed and thus predicts the future of the couple which includes the personal relationship between the couple, their compatibility, family life etc. If the response is positive then the parents get a green signal for the marriage and happily welcome a new member in their life. If in case, there are some problems emerging then the pandits provides various solutions.
Kundali vs Education
This is originated from the Vedic era and is not just useful for marriage but helps to know about the individual’s profession, education, behaviors or to know about future problems evolving. Education is also an important aspect which is widely to know the educational journey of the child which may result in better professional life. The presence of Jupiter and Mercury in the right house decide the educational prospects of the child. It is essential to do kundli matching but do not follow it blindly.
India is a culturally rich country with many traditions and beliefs. These rituals form the backbone of our country’s rich civilization. Kundli Matching give us a belief that the couple will stay happy and prosper in their lives. The other methods used are Tarot reading, Feng shui, Numerology, Vastu Shastri, Palm reading etc which gives you a prediction of a lifelong and happy journey for the bride and groom. India being a Hindu dominated country these customs play a vital role in the formation of a new relationship. Thus,these norms are accepted throughout the country and are essential for marital affairs.