Match Making involves consideration of all the twelve signs, the true Lordships of the planets concerned, its actual placement in the houses & the correct calculation of its ‘Drishti (Aspect)’. Whereas people, now-a-days, consider that Kundali matching is only Ashtakoot or Guna (Points) Matching and nothing else.
The higher the points gained, the more assured happy married life is (This is the common belief/ myth). Ashtakoot or Guna matching is actually matching of 8 criteria that are all derived from the Janma Nakshatra (Moon Star/Asterism) and the division of the same, as well as moon sign.
The 8 criteria for Ashtakoot or Guna matching are as follows:
1. Varna – Matching of the castes
2. Vashya – Attraction
3. Tara – Longevity of either
4. Yoni – Nature and characteristics
5. Graha Maitri – Natural friendship
6. Gan – Mental Compatibility
7. Bhakoot – Relative influence of one on the other
8. Nadi – Possibility of child birth
As per the sequence of events above, the numeric points given to each is also the same, i.e. 1 to 8 that together comes to a total of 36. It is believed that a maximum of 36 points can be achieved that is a guarantee of a happy, trouble free, blissful and long married life. Minimum points allowed for marriage are 18; lesser than that, the marriage is not suitable. This is, however, not the only and last thing to check for marriage compatibility; it is one of the tools.
The Ascendant based horoscope matches the nature, tastes and hobbies and its similarity or differences based on the relations between the Ascendants and their Lords, it matches the true attraction towards each other based on the Venus signs and the relation between each other’s Moons. It matches the emotional and mental compatibility based on the Moon sign and the relation between each other’s Moons. It also includes Mangal Dosha and child birth related issues based on the Lords of the 5th House and their strengths. Our ‘Pundit Junction Experts’ will be able to guide you on both the above system with exact scientific view.