Marriage Compatibility through Matching of Horoscopes
Today we are in a modern world. Marriages are not made in heaven nowadays but aredecided by the boy and the girl themselves. Gone are the days when the parents of the boyand the girl decide on the suitability of the relationship between the boy and the girl andthen decide on the unification of them. But, to some extent, it is still considered as a sacredoccasion by the Hindus at least. Even when a boy and a girl decide to unite themselves inwedlock, majority of them still feel that whether their horoscopes are matching or not.It is always advisable to approach a well known astrologer before marriage and have hisopinion regarding the adaptability of the boy and the girl.There are various factors which assume importance while matching of horoscopes for thepurpose of marriage. I propose to divide them into three groups, first being the so calledKuta Agreement, the second - General study of the charts of the boy and the girl for variousfacets of life like – Longevity, Financial soundness, Multiple marriages, various Doshas etc.,etc. The last part will be the timing of marriage as unless the chart promises proper timingof marriage, there is no point in going ahead with the matching. The first part viz. Kutaagreement is dealt with in this book.
Apart from the numerous articles that I had studied, I made a thorough study of PrasnaMarga – English translation of Dr. B.V.Raman. The Chapter No. XXI deals totally withMarriage Compatibility. Every one will agree with me that Prasna Marga is one of the mostimportant classics dealing in predictive astrology. According to Dr. B.V.Raman it revealsmethods peculiar to the genius of Kerala. One important aspect of Prasna Marga is that - itconsiderably reduces the work load of many astrologers who had to refer to various classicaltreatises as references - on various celebrated treatises such as Mahadeva’s Muhurta,Santana Deepika, Prasna Sangraha, Gnana Pradeepika, Brihat Jataka, Shatpanchasika andVidwajjana Vallabha to emphasize certain combinations. Another important book of whichonly portions are available with me – namely ‘Kalaprakashika’ was also referred andwherever there is a discrepancy between the two, I have mentioned it at the appropriateplaces.
I also would like to place on record my sincere thanks to great authors like Dr.B.V.Raman, R. Santhanam, M.Ramakrishna Bhatt, Sanjay Rath, Sanjay