Hindu culture has always aroused interest in people all over the entire world and when it is a matter of Hindu weddings, it makes people more inquisitive to know about the tradition and rituals of the Hindu religion. The first step in Hindu marriages is matching the horoscopes of the boy and the girl.
Matching of horoscope and marriage:
An indispensable part of a Hindu marriage is matching of the horoscope. Mostly 90% of the people always match the horoscope of bride and groom before the wedding is fixed. It is generally the parents who get in touch with the astrologer, a person who is an expert in matching the bride’s and groom’s Kundli or Horoscope. The astrologer sees whether the boy and the girl are compatible with each other as per their birth certificate or Janam Patri. The following eight counts are taken into consideration that gives a total of 36 gunas or points.
According to astrology, it is believed if out of 36 points, the gunas are more than 27 points then the match is considered to be suitable. In case, the gunas are between 18 to 26, then in that situation, a marriage is advisable.
Generally, the Kundli is checked and matched with an intention of getting a happy married life. But it has been seen often the matching of horoscope does not ensure a successful marriage. We have seen many divorces and separation between the couples have taken place although the marriages occurred by matching the horoscope of the couples.
Sometimes the sun signs are matched to find compatibility between the boy and the girl. There are 12 zodiac signs in total and they are divided further into sub-groups.
Since the time of Vedic epics, it is believed that marriages can be extremely unhappy if an incompatible couple tries to unite. Generally, the zodiac compatibility is done to find out whether the marriage would be successful or not in the future. According to Hindu tradition, marriages should last forever and divorces are still considered as something “too harmful” for the society.
In today’s modern world, love and inter cast marriages are very common. Sometimes people try to match the horoscope with an intention to understand the person’s psychic and based on that people can take a practical decision.
However, it can be said Kundli matching can never ensure a happy or successful marriage. Marriages are never dependent on kundlis or gunas and thus it is wrong to blindly believe them. The fact is marriages depend on the love between two persons. If love exists between the couple, no gunas or kundlis can affect a relationship. Moreover, no Hindu scriptures mention that marriages should always take place by matching the Horoscope or Kundli. In case, if it is found somewhere it is not mentioned neutrally.
In case, if someone is unaware of the Kundli matching and if he marries someone without matching horoscope, does it mean that person’s marriage will break up since horoscopes were not matched before the wedding.
Matching horoscopes can exhibit a probability but can never be 100% correct. So, it can be said as per our Hindu tradition, the tradition of horoscope matching can continue but it should not be regarded as a sole reason for discarding or aborting a marriage. The kundlis can predict the future of the couple but we all know future is not known by anybody. So, horoscopes can be matched but should never be followed blindly.