# Varahamihira

Sarajit Poddar Its difficult to say who I am. Different people see me in so many different ways. From my perspective, I am a soul trapped inside the world of illusion! The pages here would contain articles on various topics of Jyotish. Please visit regularly as I shall update these pages frequently. I express my gratitude to Sri Jagannath Center (SJC) & Pt. Sanjay Rath, my Guru for helping me advancing in my Jyotish Studies. Marriage Compatibility Introduction Marriage compatibility is an important contribution of Jyotish to the world as only it can foresee any problems in the married life of a couple and can precisely determine which area shall the problem root from. This is done with kuta matching as enumerated by Harihara in his immortal classic Prasna Marga. However, it is not possible to match all the kutas and here we must appreciate that nothing in this world is perfect and we need to compromise at various places. Compromises may be made in various kutas, however it should not be made in the five important kutas namely vasya, mahendra, yoni, Janma Rasi and lord of the Janma Rasi. There are three more kutas, which are to be considered very important, viz., gana, dina and stree-deergha. Besides this the Brahmins should also consider Gotra Kuta. There are two kinds of Kuta, one which contribute points towards the 36 point scheme and the other does not. The Kutas which contribute to the 36 point schemes are Nadi, Rasi, Gana, Graha Maitri, Yoni, Dina, Vasya and Varna in the decreasing order of importance, with nadi kuta contributing the maximum of 8 points and Varna Kuta contributing the minimum of 1. Even though these kutas can be used for getting a mathematical value of relative compatibility, what is more important is to understand the nature of compatibitlity. Thus, the kutas which do not contribute to the kutas need not be ignored and checked for various aspects of marital relationship. Point based Kuta The maximum point that can be attained in each of the kutas are mentioned against each of the kuta in brackets.

1. Nadi Kuta: (8) Compatibility of physiological aspects Nadi means several things but in reference to astrology, it signifies pulse or nervous energy indicating the physiological and to a certain extent hereditary factors. The Hindu medical works enumerate three Nadis or humours, viz., Vatha (wind), Pitha (bile) and Sleshma (phlegm). A boy with a predominantly windy or phlegmatic or bilious constitution should not marry a girl of the same type. The girl should belong to a different temperament. The three Nadis are ruled by the different constellations as follows:

Principle: If the constellation of the groom and bride fall in different columns, then agreement between the couple will be good. If the stars of the bride and groom fall in the first of last column, it is passable, however they should not fall in the middle column. Nakshatra Pada Kuta Principle: If Nadi Kuta is not present on the basis of the Nakshatras, then the same may be reckoned taking into account the Nakshatra Padas. Thus, the different quarters will be governed by the three humors (Nadis). Beginning from Aswini 1, the counting should be done forwards and backwards in threes as given below:.

In the example considered above, both the constellations fall in the middle line

if they are 7th from each other. This is understandable. Danger and Separation Principle 2: Along with the placement mentioned above. If the Janma Rasi is of the male is not in a favorable place from the Janma Rasi of the Female. 3rd. the Adrisya (Invisible half) are the Lagna (beyond the cusp) to the 7th (before the Cusp). 4th. 5th and 6th Rasis from that of the female should not enter into wedlock. Principle 3: Even if the lords of the man’s and woman’s rasis are foe. the placement in the 8th and 12th from the Janma rasi of the Women is not favorable. Madhavacharya has given more specific effect of the placement of the male’s Janma rasi in the unfavorable positions from the females Janma rasi. if the lords are inimically disposed. 2. This means that the Janma Rasi of the man should not be in the Adrisya portion from the Janma Rasi from the woman.and hence Nadi Kuta is completely absent. They are as follows: 2nd: Loss of Money 3rd: Sorrow 4th: Quarrels and Misunderstanding 5th: Loss of Children 6th: Diseases. From any sign. this can be accepted as very good. Riders: 1. However. 2. marriage can only be done provided both are not of the same Janma Nakshatra. if the lord of those rasis are mutually friendly. Rasi Kuta: (7) Happiness. 3. If the Janma Rasi of both the man and women have vasya and do not have . When the women is born in an odd Janma Rasi. then the man born in the 6th and 8th there from can be taken as an optional measure. the blemish intensifies. auspiciousness and harmony in marriage Principle 1: The male born in the 2nd. for practical purpose this can be taken as 2nd to 6th. If she is born in even Janma Rasi. If both have the same Janma Rasi. the blemish can be reduced. that the Dusthana placement of the man’s rasi from that of women’s cannot be favorable for conjugal happiness as they would either be inimical or indifferent from each other. the man born in the 6th should be rejected and the 8th can be accepted.

4. Dhanistha. Moola. 3. However. Magha. Sorrow is a part and parcel of human birth and this should not be taken as a criterion for marriage dissolution. then the 6th and 8th position of the man’s rasi from the woman’s one can be accepted. We shall study the vasya and vedha dosha later. Gana Kuta: (6) Increase of affection & bond with time between the partners Principle: The Nakshatra are divided into three categories of Deva. Hasta. 5. Purva-ashadha. Harihara does not attach much blemish to the 3rd and 4th house positions for the Janma Rasi of the male from that of the female as this shall neither indicate poverty. The same Janma Rasi is allowed as long as the couples don’t have the same Janma Nakshatra. Ardra or Bharani. Their compatibility is given below: The Gana of the Nakshatras . Pushya. Nara and Rakshasa. nor serious quarrels leading to estrangement nor loss of children. Rohini. Aslesha. marriage is permissible provided it is not Jyestha.vedha. Shatabhisaj. if they happen to be the same.

If marriage is brought about between prohibited Ganas there will be quarrels and disharmony. Deva represents piety. Psychological disposition Principle 1: If the lords of the Janma Rasi of both are mutual friends or are owned by one planet. goodness of character end charitable nature. Chandramsa Nakshatra: Find the Nakshatra of the Chandra Navamsa for the boy and girl.There are three levels of analyzing this compatibility. Lagna Nakshatra: c. while Rakshasa suggests dominance. But marriage between a Rakshasa man and a Deva or Nara girl is passable. Deva (divine). These different natures are indicated by the birth. Hence one born in a Deva constellation is not able to get on well with a person born in Rakshasa constellation. constellation. self-will and violence. Manusha (human). A difference in beliefs and dogmas cannot always be overbalanced by sexual compatibility. So that the couple would always welcome an opportunity for separation and divorce. Graha Maitri: (5) Life style & objectives of life. Principle 2: The mutual placement of the lords of the Janma rasi of the couples should determine the extent of the compatibility. . Janma Nakshatra: b. If there is compatibility or there is stree-deergha. – BV Raman BV Raman opines that Nara or a Deva man should not marry a Rakshasa girl unless there are other neutralizing factors. the objection of a boy of Nara gana marrying a girl of Rakshasa gana can be safely ignored. the match is favorable. 4.. Manusha is a mixture of good and bad. and Rakshasa (diabolical). nameloy: a. A distaste for piety and religious disposition cannot be easily associated with piety and religious nature. Astrologically three Ganas (temperaments of natures) are recognised viz.

Nakshatra Yoni . If both are in female Nakshatra. there will be loss of wealth. There are two kinds of Yoni Kuta: 1. the couple will have financial stability. If both are in the male Nakshatras.Graha Maitri Table 5. it is to be rejected. Yoni Kuta: (4) Prosperity and financial stability Principle: If the girl is born in a female Nakshatra and the boy is in a male.

§ Cat and Rat There is various extents to which the Nakshatra yoni match.Hostile animals. which are to be avoided for Yoni Kuta § Cow and Tiger. § Elephant and Lion. § Horse and Buffalo. § Monkey and Goat. § Serpent and Mongoose. The maximum is 4 and minimum is 0 . The following table shows the extent of match between different yoni. § Dog and Hare.

The man’s Nakshatra in the 3rd (Vipat). Aquarius. The first group of 9 is called as Janmarsha. Rasi Yoni: § Capricorn. In the Navatara chakra. however. Taurus. Pisces : Pakshi § Cancer. The 6th (Saadhana) Nakshatra is also inauspicious. Libra. not as bad as the 3rd/ 5th or 7th. Leo: Pasu § Gemini. Virgo.2. Scorpio: Reptile § Aries. Dina Kuta: (3) Length of married life Principle 1: This is based on the Navatara Chakra of the female chart. the 10th to 18th Nakshatra from the Janma Nakshatra is known as the Karmarsha group and the 19th to 27th Nakshatra is known as the Adhanarksha. Sagittarius: Nara Compatibility of Rasi Yoni § Pasu + Pasu – Good § Pasu + Nara – Fair § Pasu + Pakshi /Reptile – Bad § Human + Pakshi /Reptile – Bad 6. . the 27 Nakshatras are divided into three groups of nine each. starting from the Janma Nakshatra. 5th (Pratyak) or 7th (Naidhana) from the Janma Nakshatra of the woman is harbinger of troubles and shows separation.

5 and 7 from Janma rasi are considered very unfavorable. 2. For example on a day when the Moon is in the 3rd from janma naksatra of the boy and he is sorrowful then this should be strong for the bride and she should be able to support him to tide over the difficulties. Sanjay Rath says: 1. whereas the 88th pada is 20 padas before the woman’s Janma Nakshatra pada. Dina Kuta is based on the Navatara chakra which is all too well known for astrologers.e. Moon naksatra as well as lagna naksatra. The transit in naksatra 3. the better it will be for him for their happiness. The word dina simply means day and refers to the day to day living and sharing. Vasya Kuta: (2) Affection and love between the partners . That is the reason why dina kuta is necessary. Pt. The transit of the natal Moon on the various naksatra is judged to give favorable and unfavorable results to the mind and its perception of the various events. whereas 108th is the 12th from the Moon sign. Principle 3: The farther the Janma Nakshatra of the boy from the Girl’s Nakshatra. The point is that when two people marry then they should be supportive of each other during the days of worry and troubles.Principle 2: The man born in the 88th or 108th Navamsa from the Navamsa Moon of the women is not auspicious. If dina kuta is not present in the janma naksatra matching then the couple will never really become very close to each other and they will not be of any support to each other during difficult days and sharing will be low. 108th Pada is just the pada before the Moon’s Nakshatra pada. 7. 88th Navamsa is the 4th Navamsa from the Navamsa Moon. On the other hand if dina kuta is not present from lagna naksatra then they cannot agree on major issues and should be advised to respect the views of their partner instead of getting into meaningless arguments. This is also one of the reasons why marriage between couples having the same janma naksatra was not encouraged. To understand the working of Dina Kuta you have to study the janma and lagna naksatra of the couple and determine their compatibility in both the janma naksatra i. 3. This is the basis for the dina kuta matching. Dina Kuta means mating of charts or compatibility for 'day to day living and sharing of happiness and sorrow'.

Otherwise. Sudra. If the Janma rasi of the man and woman happens to be the Vasya rasi of each other. 8. it is permissible. then the affection among them is the strongest. If the man and the woman belong to the same caste. Gemini – Virgo – This is 4th – 10th from each other Cancer – Scorpio – This is 5th – 9th from each other. Punarvasu to Uttara. If the groom’s rasi happens to be the vasya rasi of the bride. Varna Kuta: (1) Ideals and Principles that drive the couple’s life Principle 1: The six nakshatras beginning from Ashwini to Ardra.This indicates the degree of magnetic control or amenability the wife or husband would be able to exercise on the other. then the vasya kuta prevails. then it is the best. Vaishya. Thus. . it is not permissible. However. the rasi of the bride and groom becomes the Vasya rasi of each other. Anuloma and Pratiloma caste. if the man belongs to the higher caste than that of the woman. Principle: If the Janma rasi of the man is the vasya rasi of the women’s Janma rasi or vice versa. if the woman’s caste is higher than that of the man. The Vasya rasi for different rasis are given hereunder: In the following cases. the bride shall dearly love the groom and vice versa. Hasta to Jyestha and Moola to Shatabhisaj in the regular order represent the Brahmins. Kshatriya.

Longevity Principle: If the Girl is born in the 4th Nakshatra from that of the Boy. Rajju Kuta: The Asterism can be classified into 5 categories namely: . Stri Deergha: Long life to the Husband Principle: The male Nakshatra should be more than 15 stars away from that of the female. Kuta without points 9. Mahendra Kuta: Blessings in the married life. Mahendra gives wealth and Upendra gives children. it is Mahendra. Other factors like Navamsa have to be considered. it is known as Upendra. Well-being.Principle 2: Anuloma and Pratiloma: If one of them is Anuloma and other belongs to one of the other four castes. If that is not so. long life of the male is not supported. Rider: This consideration can be ignored if Rasi Kuta and Graha Maitri is there. then it is passable. 11. 10. this is rejected is one of them is Pratiloma and the other one belongs to the rest four. if she is born in the 7th.. However.

§ Pusayami and Purvashadha. § Purvaphalguni and Uttarabhadrapada. § Aswini and Jyeshta. § Hasta and Satabhisha. § Bharani and Anuradha.Principle: If the Nakshatra of the couple do not fall in the same category. the results are as follows: § Kantha – Widowhood § Kati.Distant Travels § Siro. 13. Vedha will prevail. § Mrigasira and Dhanishta. § Krittika and Visakha.Poverty § Pada. it is auspicious. Principle 2: Even if there is other agreement such as Vasya. § Aslesha and Moola. Vedha: Obstacles in Married life Principle 1: The Nakshatra of the couple should not fall in the vedha group as mentioned below.Death § Kukshi – Loss of children 12.. etc. § Rohini and Swati. If the Nakshatra fall in the same category. Gotra Kuta: For prosperity of the lineage after marriage . § Uttaraphalguni and Purvabhadrapada. § Makha and Revati. § Aridra and Sravana § Punarvasu and Uttarashadha.

Cock. Pingala.Principle: If the boy and the girl belong to the same Gotra. If both are in the male Nakshatras. Vihanga Kuta: Dominance of one partner over other Principle: If the Nakshatra of the couple indicate the same bird. Crow. Yonyanukulya: Sexual compatibility Principle: If the girl is born in a female Nakshatra and the boy is in a male. then the lineage shall prosper. 14. one bird shall dominate over the other in the descending order of Peacock. it is acceptable. If the gotras are different. the couple will have sexual compatibility. Bharandhaka 15. it brings disaster to the lineage. it is auspicious. it is to be rejected. If both are in female Nakshatra. Otherwise. The male and female Nakshatras along with their yoni are given hereunder: .

Principle: If the Nakshatra of the couple are of the same bhuta. it is favorable. the results are as follows: Fire+ Air – Favorable Earth +Other – Favorable Water+ Fire – Bad Nakshatra Bhuta: Psychological nature . Bhuta Kuta: Prevailing element in the personality.16. If they are different.

if the Janma Rasi of the Girl falls in a sign which. Mars. If the Janma rasi of the boy falls in the sign of the lord of this Kaksha. Venus. Similarly. the compatibility is good. Principle 2: Find out the Kaksha in which the Moon is found in the girl’s horoscope. If he is twice old. since the .Rasi Bhuta: Spiritual nature. Chittanukulya: God's will This is the over-riding power of God and when two people are in love. Ashtakavarga: Mental Compatibility Principle 1: if the Janma Rasi of the groom falls in the sign which. Mercury. in the Moon’s astakavarga of the boy. In this case. it is passable. Kakshya: Each sign is divided into 8 Kakshas of 3d 45m each lorded by Saturn. Vayanukulya: Continuation of Lineage Principle: If the groom is 3 times older than the bride. If they are normal people then their affection should be tested with time and if one is spiritual then his/her falling in love for marriage and children has a divine purpose and is beyond the normal rules of Jyotish compatibility. 19. in the Moon’s astakavarga of the girl’s chart has more bindu. it forebodes a death in the family or there will be no male issues 18. if he is older only by a few years. it is considered as good. Sun. Jupiter. it is equally good. the family shall become extinct. it results in sorrow. has more bindus. The reverse is also holds true. as there is the will of God in this. 17. the chart matching becomes meaningless. Moon and Lagna. If the bride is older. Thus for such cases. it is good.

. Multiply this number by 5 and divide the product by 7. Moola. If the counting is again made from the Janma Nakshatra of the groom and the same calculation is repeated.Disasters Principle 3: If the Janma Nakshatras of the groom and the bride fall in the first group namely Ardra. Mrgashira. Uttara-Ashadha. Divide the difference by 5. Principle 2: Count from the Janma Nakshatra of the couple to Aswini. If this is reverse. Rna-Dhana: Overall marital happiness Principle 1: Count from Aswini to the Janma Nakshatra of the groom as well as the bride and total them up. they should be encouraged to enter wedlock.Acquisition of children 2. the couple will experience poverty. marriage brings all round prosperity. Jyestha. Add the two figures and deduct the sum by 5. The reminder is Vyaya or expenditure.couple has expressed their love for each other. then the counting should be made from Janma Nakshatra to Aswini.Acquisition of wealth 5.Prosperity 5. Purva-Ashadha. From this total figure subtract 32.General progress 3. Uttara-Phalguni. Add to this sum 13. Magha.Prolonged illness 4. 21. If they fall in the 2nd group namely. the reminder indicates “aya” or gain or income.Prosperity 2.A. Krttika. Anuradha.. Check the reminder for the following results: X= Reminder [(Groom+Bride+15-32)/5] 1. Dhanistha.Calamities 4. Aya-vyaya: Income and Expenditure Principle: Count from the Nakshatra of the bride to that of the groom. Hasta. Rohini. If the total after adding 13 does not come to 32. Purva-Phalguni. 20. Check the reminder for the following results: 1. If the aya is greater than vyaya.N. there will be great progress.Death of one of the couple 3.