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The foremost step followed in most of the Hindu weddings is, matching the kundalis (astrological charts) of the bride and the groom. It is believed that if both the kundalis match with each other flawlessly, then the couple will have a happy married life.
While a large number of people believe in this ritual of kundali milan (matching of the astrological charts), not all might be aware of the exact reason behind this process. So, we asked some astrologers to explain in detail, the actual significance of kundalis in a wedding. They not only told us about their importance, but they also shared various tips as well as solutions of different problems related to kundali matching.
The astrologers look into the kundalis from the viewpoint of the circulation of planets. They say that the individual personalities appear as per the circulation of planets. And as the couple would stay together, their stars and planets will exert influence on their partner's destiny as well. So, the astrologers check for the compatibility of the stars of both the partners. Besides, they also tell about their behavioural compatibility of with each other.
The main reason of matching astrological charts is to ensure that the couples will have a happy and comfortable life. The renowned astrologer, Bejan Daruwalla, says, “The importance of match-making is very essential in life if you want the marriage to be successful. This is because the nature of the person can be predicted through his/her horoscope. You can know whether your partner will be sincere in marriage or not, how will be your relationship with each other, how will be your relationship with your mother-in-law. etc. Also, the very important thing is that you can know about the sexual life, like how much will you enjoy it. If you know all this in advance, it will really help you in having a blissful wedding life.”
There are eight points, known as gunas, which are added while matching these charts. Each guna has a specific value, and the sum of all these eight gunas come to a total of 36. It is believed that a minimum of 18 points should match among the couple to have a happy married life. If the matched points are more than 27, then it is considered the best probable match. If the points come out to be less than 18, then the marriage is not advised. The following 8 gunas are considered while matching the astrological charts.
Read this to find more details about these gunaas: 4 Reasons to Match Kundali Before Getting Married
A pioneer in the field of astrology, Bhrighushree Monica Anand, suggests, “Kundali milan is the first step to the marital bliss. Out of the 36 gunaas, at least 50% should match among the couple to form a good alliance. Apart from these, the things, like Manglik Vichaar (evil effects of the planet Mars), Kaal Sarp doshas (when all seven planets are placed between Rahu and Ketu), etc., need to be carefully studied to ensure happy alliance and successful marriage with progeny.”
With the increasing trend of love marriages in India, many young couples do not believe in the matching of astrological charts. Considering the importance of astrological charts and the firm belief of our elders in them, the only question that comes to mind is, should we rely on astrological charts for our life?
Talking on this, the ardent Ganesha devotee, Bejan Daruwalla tells us, “The most important thing is to be a good human being. I also feel that individual effort, sincerity, adjustment, tolerance and leaving ego aside will help you in making a marriage successful. We astrologers can only advise you. If you want to rely or follow it, it is all up to you. The process of comparing the astrological charts is followed to know well in advance, the solution for the difficulties in you as a couple would face.” Marriage is never ending and every couple would want to have a successful and happy journey together. And, astrology is really very effective in making that happen.
Another famous astrologer, who is also a Vaastu Shastra expert, Jai Madaan, says, “I like to make charts based on the mental compatibility. Rest all are fear-creating factor. Astrological charts are given huge importance in Hindu Religion. Sikhs, Christian and many other religious communities do not go for it. And, they still lead a happy life. I feel if one believes in it, then only they must go for it.”
Bhrigushree Monica Anand, says, “All planets and kundali play an immensely vital role in the success of a wedding. So, if the kundali does not match, consultation with an experienced astrologer is certainly recommended to get the upayas (solutions) of the doshas (problems).” So, astrology can give you the solution to tie the knot with a particular person, even if your kundalis do not match.
Bejan Daruwalla gives a few tips to the couples to have a blessed married life. He says, “Making a marriage successful is 70% human effort, and it gets even better if you match the astrological charts. For every couple, we guide to wear the locket of Lord Ganesha. Either of the partners, and even their close family members should not wear the anything in black or brown colour at the wedding. Bride should wear either red or pink, as these colours bring good luck in the married life. If you face any problem, then you must worship Lord Ganesha, he will help you at your every step of your life.”
While the understanding and compatibility with each other depends upon the individual efforts, the astrological charts just give a couple, the preview of what to expect out of their wedlock. So, if you believe in astrology, then do match the astrological charts to have a happy married life.
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