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Guna Milan-Horoscope Matching- Kundali Matching-Most Important aspect for Marriage

Last Tuesday, I talked about how easily you can keep a muhurta for marriage, just by having a Calendar at home.

In this week’s Tuesday post am going to touch upon the topic of Horoscope matching between boy and girl. There are many software’s available on internet that can match the horoscope. Don’t go by them. There are many other things you need to take care of. For example, if you have more than 18 gunas matching out of 36, we say that the marriage is permissible. It’s not like that. There are other things also we need to take care. You will understand them only, if you know them. Am going to tell you the simple way of understanding these 36 gunas.

8 Koota’s
  1. Varna – 1 point – Looks into Work Life
  2. Vashya – 2 points – Dominance level of Husband over Wife
  3. Tara – 3 points – Destiny
  4. Yoni – 4 points – Sexual Compatibility
  5. Graha Maitri – 5 points – General Compatibility
  6. Gana – 6 points – Characteristics of two people
  7. Bhakoot – 7 points – Love and Intimacy
  8. Nadi – 8 points – Health and Children

For example, let’s take a case of a couple where 28 out of 36 gunas match that means except Nadi. You will think that since 28 is 10 points higher than required 18, you can go ahead with the marriage. Everything in the marriage will be just fine. But since Nadi is not matching there is a dosha and because of that the couple won’t have children. This is a very big mistake which many people make and this should be avoided. So, lets understand each of these 8 kootas briefly.

Varna – Decides the work and has just 1 point

Varna is the first Koota that describes the Guna of the individual. There are four of them. Of the 12 Zodiac signs, 3 each are part of one Guna. Below is the list given.

  1. Brahmin – Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio
  2. Kshatriya – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
  3. Vaishya – Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn
  4. Shudra – Gemini, Aquarius and Libra

To get the one point the Bride and Groom should be from the same Guna only then they will get available 1 point otherwise it will be 0.

Vashya – Control of Husband over Wife

Vashya takes the individuals and connects them to the nature. Nature has got different living beings starting from insects to human. In this Koota all those are divided into 12 zodiac signs and are attached points as per the combinations. So, we need to look at the Bride and Groom’s sign and match them.

  1. Chetuspad Four leg Animal                – Born Aries and Taurus
  2. Dwipad Two legs/Human             – Libra, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Aquarius
  3. Jalachar Lives in water                   – Pisces, Capricorn or Cancer
  4. Vanachar Lives in Jungle                   – Leo
  5. Keet Insects                                – Scorpio
  • Chestuspad with Chestuspad will give 2 points
  • Dwipad with Dwipad will give 2 Points
  • Jalachar with Jalachar 2 points
  • Vanachar with Vanachar 2 points
  • Keet with Keet 2 points
  • Chetuspad with Keet and Jalachar will give 1 point
  • Jalachar with Vanachar, Dwipad and Chestuspad will give 1 point
  • Vanachar with Jalachar will give 1 point
  • Keet with all the other four will give 1 point
  • Other combinations will give 0 points
Taara – Nakshatra

From here starts the important Koota’s. Taara means Nakshatra and it has got 3 points. You have to look into the Nakshatra’s of both the Bride and Groom and match them as per the table.

Yoni – Sexual Compatibility

This is an important koota that measures the sexual compatibility of the couple. With maximum points at 4 and minimum at 0. In the Yoni table we will have the names of different animals and each of them have the points. Yoni of an individual can be found out by using a Panchang where as per the Raashi of an Individual the Yoni’s are given. Maximum points are 4 which is possible only when bot the Yoni’s are same.

Graha Maitri – Very important as it looks at the understanding between the Couple

Graha Maitri looks into the connection that the couple shares and their approach. If the Graha Maitri is good the Family will run very smoothly and people in the family will have peace of mind. In this you look into the Moon Signs of both the Girl and Boy and then match them as per the table given. Maximum of 5 points is what you get when both the moon signs match. Here anything less than 3 should not be considered for marriage.

Gana – Gana is the next most important Koota.

There are three types of Gana. Deva Gana, Manushya Gana and Rakshasa Gana. You can look into any Panchang to know the Gana of your rashi. Below is the list of Gana Milan point combinations. Maximum points are 6.

  1. Deva Gana Boy – Deva Gana Girl – 6 points
  2. Manushya Gana Boy – Manushya Gana Girl – 6 points
  3. Rakshasa Gana Boy – Rakshasa Gana Girl – 6 points
  4. Deva Gana Boy to Manava Gana Girl – 6
  5. Manava Gana Boy to Deva Gana Girl – 5
  6. Deva Gana Girl to Rakshaha Gana Boy – 0
  7. Manava Gana Girl to Rakshasa Gana Boy– 3
  8. Rakshasa Girl to Manava Boy – 0

If there is a gana matching of less than 3 such marriage should be avoided as it leads to frequent quarrels between husband and wife.

Bhakoot – 7 points – Love and Intimacy

Love here indicates the care that couple have for each other after the marriage. It is shown in the chart where either you get 7 points or zero points. Nothing is in-between. So, Zero Bhakoot matches should be avoided. If at all you want to still go ahead than the girl should be a giver and should have a sacrificing attitude. Then only it can be considered.

Nadi – 8 points Children and Children’s Health

Nadi is the most crucial aspect and has got 8 points to give. If there is No Nadi then the marriage should not happen. By the time you reach 8th Koota the couple might have reached 25 points but if this Nadi doesn’t hit points and is zero then its going to be a very difficult marriage. It may even be a beautiful marriage but their won’t be children.

  • Adi Nadi – Beginning
  • Madhya Nadi – Middle
  • Antya Nadi – End

As I have already explained before, if Nadi is not matching then there will be many health-related issues and issues regarding children also might arise.

Apart from this, there is another thing called Mangal dosha or Kuja dosha which scares many people and girl usually don’t get married because of this. There are many myths surrounding this Kuja dosha and I will simplify it for you in my next post.

Learn how to set Marriage Dates and Muhurtham!

“maangalyam tanthunaanaena, mama jeevana haetuna, kantae badhnaami subhagae, twam jeeva saradadat satam” – Mangalya mantra

In today’s post I am going to talk about the most important event in individual’s life and that is marriage. Marriage is not just the union of two souls but a lifelong relationship between two families. It has to be done with a lot of care. The critical and important thing is setting the Day and Date of Marriage. We all run to pandits and astrologers for setting the dates for marriage. Whatever date they set we accept them without questioning. With this post of mine I will try to explain you all how to set a date for a marriage or Muhurtam for marriage. Marriage season has already begun so I will be taking Hindu Calendar 2018-19 as reference to explain the dates.

Firstly, to set the marriage date there is no need of Horoscope. Marriage date and Horoscope are different aspects. Whereas to check whether the marriage will be compatible, we need to look at ‘Guna Milan’ which I will be telling you in my future post.

But for today, let’s understand how to pick a right date for marriage!

There are 5 steps in setting up the date.

In the first step we need to select the month of marriage. Out of the available 12 months only 6 months are treated as months for marriage. In which 4 months are good and 2 are ordinary.

Below is the list of months which are good and their dates.
  1. Vaishaka – 16th April to 15th May
  2. Jyeshta – 14th June to 13th July
  3. Maagha – 5th February to 6th March 2019
  4. Phalguna – 6th March to 5th April

Note: If eldest one is getting married he should not get married in Jyeshta.

Ordinary months
  1. Karthika – 8th November to 7th December
  2. Margashira – 7th December 2018 to 5th January 2019

So, of the 365 days we have 180 days which are good days for marriage.

Second Step

In the second step we should look at the days of the month. All the 30 days in the month are not the right days for marriage. As per Hindu Calendar there are two halves in a month. They are Bright Half-Shukla Paksha and Dark Half Krishna Paksha. I had written about the Paksha’s and tithi’s in one of my earlier post.

In Bright Half i.e. Shukla Paksha the days that are aggregable for marriage are 2nd, 3rd, 5th,7th, 10th, 11th and 13th and in the Dark Half i.e. Krishna Paksha dates accepted are 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th. Both halves put together we have 13 days in a month which are suitable for marriages. From the total available 180 days if we take only 13 days in a month, for 6 months it works out for 78 days only.

Third Step

Third step we look at the Day of the week. All the 7 days are not accepted for marriages. Only 6 of them are acceptable. Of which Friday, Thursday, Wednesday and Monday are Good days, Saturday and Sunday are treated as Ordinary days. Where as Tuesdays are completely Rejected. Like that from the available 78 days we have to remove Tuesday’s. Doing so we will have only 67 days.

Fourth Step

In fourth step we need to look at the Nakshatras. Nakshatras are totally 27. But here also all the 27 are not good for marriage. Only 11 Nakshatras are considered good for marriages.

Below is the list of Nakshatras which are chosen for marriages
  1. Rohini
  2. Mrigashira
  3. Magha – 2,3 and 4th parts
  4. Uttara
  5. Hasta
  6. Swati
  7. Anuradha
  8. Moola – 2,3 and 4th parts
  9. Uttarashada
  10. Uttarabhadra
  11. Revathi – 1,2 and 3rd parts

This way from the available 67 days in a year, we trim down further to 36 days after deducting 31 days that aren’t falling under the listed nakshatras.

Final Step

In the final step we will look at the Yogas and Karanas in the Panchang. There are again 27 Yogas and 11 Karanas which are in the Panchang. But of them 10 Yogas are rejected due to their Characteristic and 1 Karana is also rejected. Below is list of the 10 rejected Yogas and 1 rejected Karana.

  1. VISHKAMBHA
  2. ATIGANDA
  3. SOOLA
  4. GANDA
  5. DHRUVA
  6. VYAGATHA
  7. VAJRA
  8. VYATAPATA
  9. PARIGHA
  10. VAIDHRITI
Karanas – 11 From that following is rejected.
  1. Vishti

We started off year with 365 days available for a marriage to happen. But slowly after a step by step we reduced the number of days to 180, 78, 67 and then to 36 days. In the fifth step as we have seen that only 17 Yogas from 27 Yogas are accepted. This will cut down the days from 36 to 25. So only 25 days or roughly a month is left to select the right date for marriage.

So, am now giving you the 25 auspicious days available from this Ugadi to next Ugadi where marriages can be performed. This is simple and with just a calendar at home you can select a muhurtam. The timings of muhurtam is decided by Lagna and following is the details of it.

Good Lagnas
  1. Gemini
  2. Virgo
  3. Libra
Ordinary Lagnas
  1. Cancer
  2. Leo
  3. Sagittarius
  4. Aquarius

The dates are fitted with timings and given in the table showing whether it’s a very Good, Good, Above Average, Average or Below Average Muhurta for marriage. As an individual you should look for a date that is suitable and don’t hurry. Marriage is a once in a life event in which two individuals life is taking a huge leap. So, it’s always recommended to search for a good date no matter how long it takes.

Astrology – Moon Signs and Sun signs!

Astrology is one of the most important occult science which is widely followed in many countries. From Western countries like America, Europe, Russia to Asian countries like India, China, Japan Thailand etc astrology is a very popular occult science. Every country has its own style of calculations and predictions but broadly solar and lunar form of astrology is widely practised. Solar calculations take sun as the base whereas lunar calculations takes moon as the base. Western astrology followed across different parts of the world take sun as the base or follow the solar signs also called “sun signs”. Indian astrology however follows lunar system where “moon sign” or “Rashi” is taken as the base for astrological predictions.

What is the difference between sun sign and moon sign?

It is well known that astrology basically has 12 signs and each sign has its own characteristics. Sun stays in one sign for period of 30 days and that’s how 30 days multiplied by 12 signs gives 360 days covering almost one year. Starting with Aries from March 21st to April 19th and ending with Pisces from February 19th to March 20th.

Here is the list of sun signs along with dates followed as per western astrology.

1. Aries 21st March to 19th April
2. Taurus April 20th to May 20th
3. Gemini 21st May to 20th June
4. Cancer 21st June to 22nd July
5. Leo 23rd July to 22nd August
6. Virgo 23rd August to 22nd September
7. Libra 23rd September to 22nd October
8. Scorpio 23rd October to 21st November
9. Sagittarius 22nd November to 21st December
10. Capricorn 22nd December to 19th January
11. Aquarius 20th January to 18th February
12. Pisces 19th February to 20th March

In India we follow lunar system or moon sign. Sun stays approx 30 days in a sign where as moon stays 2.5 days in a sign. So moon covers 12 signs in 2.5×12=30 days. That means by the time sun travels through one sign, moon would have completed travelling through all 12 signs. This makes people born on closer dates different moon signs. For example, two people are born on 24th July and 1st August. According to western astrology both have the same sun sign that is Leo. But if we take moon signs, moon was located in Cancer on 24th July and today on 1st August it is located in Libra. So one person is a cancerian and the other will be Libran. So they have different qualities and that makes Indian astrology unique.

Now we have 12 signs or 12 houses and each house represent a particular characteristic of the person. However the Indian and western astrology have the same characteristic for the house. Like the 1st house represents the person’s personality in both Indian and western astrology. Same is the case with 7th house which is the house of love and marriage in both Indian and western astrology.

Here is the list of what each of the 12 houses represent.

1st house represents Personality
2nd house represents money and monetary status
3rd house brothers and sisters
4th house Education and mother
5th house Emotional balance and children
6th house health and accidents
7th house marriage and married life
8th house Life span and death
9th house Foreign travel and father
10th house career
11th house business and friends and friendships
12th house old age and karma

Let us now look at the person who was born today, 1st August gets his houses according to his sun and moon sign. Suppose a baby is born right now at 10-30PM and his Astro sun sign as per Western astrology is Leo. So, his First house of personality is controlled by Leo, 2nd house of money is ruled by Virgo, 3rd house of relationship between siblings is ruled by Libra, 4th house of education and mother are ruled by Scorpio, 5th house of mental balance and children is ruled by Sagittarius, 6th house of Health and accidents is ruled by Capricorn, 7th house of love and married life is ruled by Aquarius, 8th house of Life span and death is ruled by Pisces, 9th house of foreign travel, communication and father is ruled by Aries, 10th house of career is ruled by Taurus, 11th house of Business and friends is ruled by Gemini and 12th the last house of karma and old age are ruled by Cancer.

But if it is seen in the Indian astrological calculation his 1st house will be Libra, his money house is Scorpio, 3rd house will be Sagittarius, 4th house Capricorn etc. Like that the predictions differ totally if we take Indian astrology compared to the western astrology.

Which one is more accurate? Indian or Western??

Western astrology is very general and takes Sun as reference point for the prediction. Whereas In Indian astrology we take Moon sign for predicting, Which is more detailed. You can imagine yourself when I say, in western astrology people born in 30 days have same 1st house so same personality whereas in Indian astrology those born in 30 days will have 12 different 1st houses, thus 12 different personalities. But this is just one broad way of predicting. Many more dimensions are there which I will discuss in my future posts.

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Rahu Kalam Myths, Realities and Time Calculation

Are you afraid of starting something during “Rahu kalam”? Here is why you should, here is why you shouldn’t!!

Rahu kalam raises many eyebrows. The word Rahu creates panic in many. Shani and Rahu are two dreaded words in believers of astrology and also who are superstitious. In reality there is nothing to worry about Rahu kalam.

What is Rahu kalam?

As you know Rahu is not a planet but its the shadow on the moon. As moon is rotating around earth everyday its shadow is cast at different timings on different days. It is similar to the shadows that we see of ourselves while walking under the sun. So the timing of that shadows is considered to be inauspicious for starting any important work.

What are Rahu kalam timings?

See any calendar you will see the following timings
Sunday 4.30pm to 6pm
Monday 7.30am to 9am
Tuesday 3pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday 12noon to 1.30pm
Thursday 1.30pm to 3pm
Friday 10.30am to 12noon
Saturday 9am to 10.30am

Is Rahu kalam inauspicious?

The simple answer is No. Many board exams start on Mondays at 9am and millions of students start from their homes during the rahu kalam time of 7.30am to 9am to reach exam centers. Are they not writing their exams well and scoring high grades? So, rahu kalam is being evil and inauspicious is just a myth. It is just a shadow and shadows are never bad.

Then why do people fear Rahu Kalam?

Like Shani, Rahu is a planet who teaches lessons in a harsh way. If your intentions are bad, you will be immediately punished. If you do anything good also with a evil intention, you would get it back in a negative way. And Rahu like shani has the habit of teaching any lesson of life in the harshest possible way so that it remains in mind for ever. So, if your intentions are clear and if your conscious is clean you need not worry at all. Rahu kalam is like any other time of the day.

So, should we disregard and reject Rahu Kalam?

Again the answer is No. A belief always has a reason and logic and we cannot disregard it. If anyone believes for whatever reason in Rahu kalam, they are entitled to their beliefs. But the question is are they following it right?

Are they following it right?

No, they are not. The above mentioned Rahu kalam timings are applicable when the day is of 12 hour duration and sun rises at 6am and sets at 6pm. Then each day is divided into 8 parts of 1 hr 30 mins each. Except in the 1st part of the day, everyday shadow will fall on one of the parts.  On Monday you will have Rahu kalam during the 2nd part of the day ie between 7.30 to 9am, Saturday 9am to 10.30am Friday 10.30am to 12 noon, Wednesday 12 noon to 1.30 pm, Thursday 1.30pm to 3pm, Tuesday 3pm to 4.30pm and Sunday rahu kalam is on last part of the day 4.30pm to 6pm. But we know very well, that sun doesn’t rises at 6am everyday nor sets at 6pm every day. So, obviously what you see in your calendar doesn’t apply most of the times.

So what’s the right Rahu kalam timings?

Based on sunrise and sunset timings in different months for Hyderabad city, the rahu kalam timings are calculated as follows:

January (1 hr 24 min)

Monday 8.13am to 9.37am
Tuesday 3.13pm to 4.34pm
Wednesday 12.25pm to 1.49pm
Thursday 1.49pm to 3.13pm
Friday 11.01am to 12.25pm
Saturday 9.37am to 11.01am
Sunday 4.34pm to 5.58pm

February ( 1hr 27min)

Monday 8.09am to 9.36am
Tuesday 3.24pm to 4.51pm
Wednesday 12.30pm to 1.57pm
Thursday 1.57pm to 3.24pm
Friday 11.03am to 12.30pm
Saturday 9.36am to 11.03am
Sunday 4.51pm to 6.18pm

March (1 hr 30 min)

Monday 7.55am to 9.25am
Tuesday 3.25pm to 4.55pm
Wednesday 12.25pm to 1.55pm
Thursday 1.55pm to 3.25pm
Friday 10.55am to 12.25pm
Saturday 9.25am to 10.55am
Sunday 4.55pm to 6.25pm

April (1 hr 34 min)

Monday 7.34am to 9.08am
Tuesday 3.24pm to 4.58pm
Wednesday 12.16pm to 1.50pm
Thursday 1.50pm to 3.24pm
Friday 10.42am to 12.16pm
Saturday 9.08am to 10.42am
Sunday 4.58pm to 6.32pm

May (1hr 37 min)

Monday 7.21am to 8.58am
Tuesday 3.26pm to 5.03pm
Wednesday 12.12pm to 1.49pm
Thursday 1.49pm to 3.26pm
Friday 10.35am to 12.12pm
Saturday 8.58am to 10.35am
Sunday 5.03pm to 6.40pm

June (1 hr 39 min)

Monday 7.20am to 8.59am
Tuesday 3.35pm to 5.14pm
Wednesday 12.17pm to 1.56pm
Thursday 1.56pm to 3.35pm
Friday 10.38am to 12.17pm
Saturday 8.59am to 10.38pm
Sunday 5.14pm to 6.53pm

July (1 hr 38 min)

Monday 7.27am to 9.05am
Tuesday 3.36pm to 5.14pm
Wednesday 12.21pm to 1.58pm
Thursday 1.58pm to 3.36pm
Friday 10.43am to 12.21pm
Saturday 9.05am to 10.43am
Sunday 5.14pm to 6.52pm

August (1 hr 35 min)

Monday 7.34am to 9.09am
Tuesday 3.29pm to 5.03
Wednesday 12.19pm to 1.54pm
Thursday 1.54pm to 3.29pm
Friday 10.44am to 12.19pm
Saturday 9.09am to 10.44am
Sunday 5.03 to 6.38pm

September (1hr 32 min)

Monday 7.36am to 9.08am
Tuesday 3.16pm to 4.48pm
Wednesday 12.12pm to 1.44pm
Thursday 1.44pm to 3.16pm
Friday 10.40am to 12.12pm
Saturday 9.08 to 10.40am
Sunday 4.48pm to 6.20pm

October (1 hr 28 min)

Monday 7.37am to 9.05am
Tuesday 2.57pm to 4.25pm
Wednesday 12.01pm to 1.29pm
Thursday 1.29pm to 2.57pm
Friday 10.33am to 12.01pm
Saturday 9.05am to 10.33am
Sunday 4.25pm to 5.53pm

November (1 hr 25 min)

Monday 7.45am to 9.10am
Tuesday 2.50pm to 4.15pm
Wednesday 12noon to 1.25pm
Thursday 1.25pm to 2.50pm
Friday 10.35am to 12noon
Saturday 9.10am to 10.35am
Sunday 4.15pm to 5.40pm

December (1 hr 23 min)

Monday 8.01am to 9.24am
Tuesday 2.56pm to 4.19pm
Wednesday 12.10pm to 1.33pm
Thursday 1.33pm to 2.56pm
Friday 10.47am to 12.10pm
Saturday 9.24am to 10.47am
Sunday 4.19pm to 5.42pm
So note down these timings and follow your rahu kalams. Dont follow anything blindly. These days were calculated taking the total duration from sun rise to sun set and dividing into 8 equal parts. Hope you all got the logic. Please do ask me for anything you would want to, if anything is unclear!
Tamasoma Jyothirgamaya!!