Ashta Kuta Matching - Kundli Matching

Kundli Matching is a very traditional practice in India followed from time immemorial. It is a system of astrological matching mainly followed in North India. When marriage between a boy and a girl is proposed, the first thing both the concerned families is to go for Kundli Matching. Only if the Kundli match is favorable do they proceed with the rest of the work related to marriage.
Else they drop the idea and look for another potential bride or groom. This is just to ensure that the married couple enjoy a life of conjugal bliss, be blessed with children and enjoy prosperity in life.

This Kundli Matching is done by comparing the eight Gunas. Each Guna is given a certain point based on the compatibility of the boy and the girl.

The eight Gunas that are matched under Ashta Koota Matching are:

• Varna

• Vasya

• Tara

• Yoni

• Graha Maitri

• Gana

• Bhakoot

• Nadi

These Gunas carry points on the basis of their importance in Kundli Matching.

Varna carries 1 point.

Vasya is given 2 points.

Tara carries 3 points.

Yoni is given 4 points.

Graha Maitri has 5 points.

Gana carries with it 6 points.

Bhakoot is assigned 7 points.

Nadi is assigned 8 points.

The total of these 8 gunas combined is 36. The results are calculated out of 36 points. A couple must obtain at least 18 points to get married and lead a happy life. If the couple achieve below 18 points then they are ruled out in getting married.

In Dasha Koot or Ten Aspects Match three more aspects like Mahendra Koota, Deergha Koota, Vedha Koota and Rajju Koota too are considered besides the above eight kootas.

The Gunas in Kundali Matching

1. Varna Koota ( Maximum - 1 point)

Varna refers to the mental compatibility of the two persons involved. It denotes their approach to work and luck in general. There is a comparison of the egos and spiritual development as well. If both are of the same personality then the maximum point of 1 is given for this Koota. The four categories of classification under this Koota are:

• Intellectual, philosophical, spiritual - Brahmins

• Leaders, protective, courageous- Kshatriya

• Business people and professionals, skilled ones - Vaishya

• Hardworking, concerned with physical labour work - Shudra

The boy and girl get 1 point when they have the same “Varna”, or if the boys’s “Varna” is higher than the girls. A girl belonging to a higher grade should not be mated to a boy of lesser grade.

Note: This is not related to caste system.

Varna

Element

Moon Signs

Brahmin

Water

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Kshatriya

Fire

Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Vaishya

Air

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Shudra

Earth

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Girl

Brahmin

Kshatriya

Vaishya

Shudra

Brahmin

1

0

0

0

Kshatriya

1

1

0

0

Vaishya

1

1

1

1

Shudra

1

1

1

1

2. Vasya Koota ( Maximum - 2 points)

This is concerned with the degree of control or the amenability between the duo. Denotes who would be the dominant partner.

There are five different classifications under this category:

• Individualistic and likes to have control, with their own opinions and the power to discriminate- Manav/ Nara (Human).

• Powerful and tends to dominate - Vanchar(like a lion).

• Less powerful - Chatusppad (small animals like a deer).

• Has their own power but only within a smaller area of influence - Jalchaar (like water fauna).

• Brings balance and exerts a quiet power within a smaller plane of influence- Keeta (insects like a bee).

Vashya

Moon Signs

Nara

Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Aquarius

Vanchar

Leo

Chatuspad

Aries, Taurus, 1st half of Capricorn

Jalachar

Cancer, Pisces, 2nd half of Capricorn

Keeta

Scorpio

Vashya

Chatuspad

Nara

Jalchar

Vanchar

Keeta

Chatuspad

2

0

0

0.5

0

Nara

1

2

1

0.5

1

Jalchar

0.5

1

2

1

1

Vanchar

0

0

0

2

0

Keeta

1

1

1

0

2

If both the boy and the girl belong to the same Vasya then full 2 points is given, for Vasya which are enemies (eg: Nara/Manav and Vanchar) 0 points are given, 1/2 points for Nara/Manav-Jalchar combination and 1 point for the remaining combinations.

3. Tara or Dina ( Maximum 3 points)

This is concerned with the health and well-being of the couple together. It also indicates fortune and longevity of the couple. The Moon positions of the couple are dealt with here.

Tara Koota is for constellation or Nakshatra Compatibility, and is very important in kundali matching. There are 27 Nakshatras in Indian astrology.

The Boy's Nakshatra is counted from the girl's Nakshtra and this number is divided by 9. Same is done from the girl’s Nakshatra to the boy’s birth Nakshtra.

If both the remainders are Even (0,2,4,6,8), it is good and 3 points are allocated. 0 points if both are odd (1,3,5,7) and 1.5 points if one of the number is even. The Dina Koota value can be either 0, 1.5 or 3.

4. Yoni ( Maximum score 4)

Yoni means sex and by Yoni Kuta is implied sexual or physical Compatibility in Horoscope matching. It takes into account the sex affinities and biological influences, physical attraction and the like. The sexual affinity of each individual is described in terms of an animal.

The 14 different types of animals under Yoni Koota are :

• Horse (Ashwa)- Ashwini ,Shatabhisha

• Elephant (Gaja)- Bharani, UttaraBhadrapada

• Sheep (Mesha)- Krittika, Pushya

• Serpent (Sarpa)- Rohini , Mrigasira

• Dog (Shwana) Ardra

• Cat (Marjara) Punarvasu, Ashlesha

• Rat (Mushaka) Magha, PoorvaPhalguni

• Cow (Gow) UttaraPhalguni , UttaraBhadrapada

• Buffalo (Mahisha) Hasta, Swati

• Tiger (Vyaghra) Chitra, Vishakha

• Deer (Mriga) Anuradha , Jyeshtha

• Monkey (Vanara) Poorvashada, Shravana

• Lion (Simha) Dhanishtha , PoorvaBhadrapada

• Mongoose (Nakula) UttaraShada

Same animal in both partner gets 4 points, whereas enemies (Cow/Tiger, Cat/Rat, Snake/Mongoose, etc.) get 0 points. 3 points for friendly Yoni, 2 for neutral and 1 for not friendly Yoni.

If the Yonis are total enemies they are not recommended or taken for marriage.

5. Graha or Rasyadhipathi Maitram (Maximum 5 points)

This koota is concerned with progeny, the harmony and the affection the couple share with each other in marriage. In a way, it is related to the psychological compatibility of the duo. How the couple related to each other on a daily basis is considered here.

Under this Koota, the Lord of the Rasi or the Moon sign is compared. They will be either friends or neutral or enemies. If Lords of both Rashi are friends then 5 points; 4 points for 1 friend and 1 neutral, etc. and if both Rashi Lords are enemies then 0 points are given.

Here is the relationship between the different Rasi Lords:

Planet

Friendly

Inimical

Neutral

Sun

Moon, Jupiter, Mars

Venus, Saturn

Mercury

Moon

Sun, Mercury

-

Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn

Mars

Sun, Moon, Jupiter

Mercury

Venus, Saturn

Mercury

Sun, Venus

Moon

Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

Jupiter

Sun, Moon, Mars

Mercury, Venus

Saturn

Venus

Mercury, Saturn

Sun, Moon

Mars, Jupiter

Saturn

Mercury, Venus

Sun, Moon, Mars

Jupiter

6. Gana ( Maximum score 6)

This is related to the behavior , character and temperament of the couple under question. In general the outlook on life of the duo is concerned here.

There are three types of outlook on life:

• Lives a high life, more spiritual than materialistic.

• A balanced approach between spiritual and material worlds

• Down to earthly approach rather than being spiritual.

The highest score is when both partners belong to the same type as this signifies an identical outlook on life.

The Nakshatras are divided into three types:

• Deva (Divine-God, indicating Satwa Guna)

• Manusha/Manava (Human- indicating Rajo Guna)

• and Rakshasa (Diabolical-Demon, indicating Tamo Guna).

Nakshatras

Gana

Aswini, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Pushyami, Hasta, Swati, Anuradha, Sravana, Revati

Deva

Bharani, Rohini, Ardra, Poorvaphalguni, Uttaraphalguni, Poorvashadha, Uttarashadha, Poorvabhadra, Uttarabhadra

Manush

Krittika, Aslesha, Magha, Chitra, Visakha, Jyeshta, Moola, Dhanista, Satabhisha

Rakshasa

When the girl and boy belong to the same Gana then 6 points are awarded or when boy is Manav & girl is Deva. When girl is Manav and boy is Deva then 5 points and 1 point for Deva and Rakshasa and 0 points for Manav and Rakshasa

Deva

Manush

Rakshasa

Deva

6

6

0

Manushya

5

6

0

Rakshasa

1

0

6

7. Bhakoota or Rashi (Maximum 7 points)

This is related to how the couple get prosperous in their new family life. It also covers their joys and sorrows together and longevity of the marriage. It indicates the emotional and mental and love compatibility of the boy and the girl under study.

The position of the boy’s natal moon position is counted from the girl’s moon position.

If the boys’s moon is 2, 3 4, 5, 6 places from the girl’s moon, it is considered bad; whereas 7 and 12 are considered good. If girl’s moon is 12th positions from the boy’s moon then it is considered bad whereas 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 are considered good and auspicious.

8. Nadi (Maximum 8 points)

This koota is related to the health compatibility of partners. It looks for common physiological and heredity traits. This checks out the Ayurvedic type of a person and if they both would go together well. It also is said to check for genetic compatibility so that the ensuing progeny would be healthy and happy.

Nadi Koota is considered the most important and significant as related to health, genes progeny in Kundali Matching. The Nakshatras are prominently divided into 3 broad categories

Aadi - (Vata/Wind)

Madhya - (Pitta/Bile)

Antya (Kapha/Phlegm)

Nadi

Nakshatras

Aadi

Aswini, Ardra, Punarvasu, Uttaraphalguni, Hasta, Jyeshta, Moola, Satabhisha, Poorvabhadra

Madhya

Bharani, Mrigasira, Pushyami, Poorvaphalguni, Chitra, Anuradha, Poorvashadha, Dhanista, Uttarabhadra

Antya

Krittika, Rohini, Aslesha, Magha, Swati, Visakha, Uttarashadha, Sravana, Revati

If the boy and girls’s Nadi Koota are the same then 0 points are awarded else full 8 points are given which are most among all kootas that is why it so much significant.

Related Links


• Rashi Kuta in Vedic Astrology

• 10 Porutham

• Yoni Kuta in Vedic Astrology

• Match Making