MARCHING OF HOROSCOPES - Part I Monier Williams, in his "A Sanskrit-English Dictionary", published in 1872 by Oxford University Press gives the meaning of vivaha (marriage) as vi-vaaha - to conduct home, to take as wife. Marriage is referred to as a specific 'samskara', Vivaha, is the word used for the marriage rituals, Vaha meaning to carry. That is to say, it goes on for ever, a permanent bond that should go on for next seven births. In all the religions, marriage is a celebration for the whole family and there are rituals and mantras, associated with that. But there are no celebration for divorce and separation. World over, everybody aspires to have a permanent relationship to bring up the family. Marriage is a social institution. "It is a union of persons of different gender to fulfill their 'personal desires' and to have progeny, with social acceptability. A marriage is a legal, physical and moral union of husband and wife to establish a family. The ritual of marriage gives public acknowledgment with the blessings of well wishers. Marriage has a religious orientation where all the family members rejoice. In a typical Hindu marriage, bride and bride-groom take an oaths before the sacred fire to the effect that their hearts are united and they have become permanent companions. "In the matters of living (dharma), in financial matters, in fulfilling the desires and in spiritual progress, I will not move away from you". This is the mantra used in the process of Kanyadana. Mainly a Hindu marriage consists of Kanayadana (expression of intension of marriage), Mangalya dharana (wearing of a gold ornament called Mangalya. Mangala means for good), Panigrahana (holding hand) and Saptapadi (going round the holly fire, seven times). The bridegroom takes certain oaths called Ubhaya Vrata at the beginning on marriage to assure, he will not do anything hazardous ............................ like getting soaked in rain, climbing of trees and harboring suspicion. While tying Mangalya, he says, "I tie this Mangalya in the thread, for my life. Let you live
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mutual love. Let the fifth step be for children (responsible. There is a subhashita in Sanskrit. Any marriage . happiness. son and house". Let the third step be for money (wealth and means of living). it an arranged marriage.PST happily for a hundred years". Let the second step be for strength (physical. healthy). Unlike in the song. desire to set up families than a casual relationship.elephants. The Hindu Marriage Act. monkeys and human beings and some birds of course. Saptapadi symbolizes the journey of life husband and wife travel hand in hand. understanding and faith). Let the fourth step be for fulfillment of desires (knowledge. Let the seventh step be for friendship (loyalty and companionship). they do not run away. a marriage with 2 of 5 7/2/2013 1:29 PM . to conduct religious duties properly as per time-schedule). like in the song 'Angelo' by the group 'Brotherhood of Man'. In all the religions. lifespan. This article is intended for matching horoscopes for marriage an everlasting and perpetual arrangement and NOT for 'living-in' relationships which do not have sanction in any religion. hand in hand but share their happiness with their families! Let the first step be for food (household or family). wife. All most of the mammals . "It is fortune (anubandha) or misfortune (rina) that brings husband. Section 437 regards marriage as complete and irrevocable when the 7th step of Saptapadi is complete. Let the sixth step be for ritu (time. to enjoy life in respective seasons. wedlock is highly respected and recognised. Any temporary relationship is shunned upon. mental and spiritual).

In a metro city. the parents make elaborate enquiries about family background. There is only one type . So.and that certainly brings sorrow.divorced. these days. physical features. financial status. had married just for fun but wanted to live in marriage forever. It is worthy to be slow and patient in marriage and also in divorce. Manu smruthi catalogues various types of marriages including rakshasa vivaha (abducting the girl for marriage). the parties should not be self-centered but should think of other members of the family. or divorce. After a week the husband called on the girl. After some time. When a marriage proposal is made. The girl came back to India. It is not wise to jump to conclusions by what one comes across in self-appraisals. Divorce does not bring happiness. I do not mean the man or woman should remain within marriage.. Both of them felt sorry. These days. on the 4th day after divorce they married in a religious ashram (a reputed. a man married and moved with his wife to US. I abhor divorces for flimsy reasons.. education. In three months. as she was engaged to another person! They know not the sanctity of marriage.. young generation has great sense of love. The girl declined to go with her married. it is easy to get separated in US. to make arrangement to return to US. when the boy was in India for some reason.. the marriage fell apart. it casts doubts on human relation. None of the divorced people I have met. defects and diseases running in the family.. indeed). A new girl who enters 3 of 5 7/2/2013 1:29 PM . a registered marriage or a marriage solemnized by a rationalist. Yet. character. when their life.remarried husband. which lacks human concern for each other. In marriage.PST religious rituals. the desire is to be husband and wife for ever.. called love-proposals are made by young fellows to each other. without much thought. profession. health and well being are threatened. they received divorce certificates. they know how to throw an acid bulb. favourably disposed in matrimonial columns and sites. Maharshi Manu has mentioned about single women and separated women but he does not classify types of divorces. though they don't read Abhignan Shakuntala or Romeo & Juliet! But.

If he/she marries a person born in Tiger year (1986 ) or Dog year (1982). Nobody is perfect and hence no marriage is absolute success. everybody's interest should be respected. The matching is done with reference to animal behaviour. Marrying a rat (1984) would prove to be disastrous. similar to Hindu sixty year cycle beginning with Prabhava. This is similar to yoni koota in Hindu astrology. He will make individual analysis of both charts before he pronounces his judgment. Background.PST the family is not merely a wife but she also plays the role of daughterin-law. one will know what future holds for them. Many people in India as well as the Western World seek astrologer's guidance. Through analysis of horoscopes. married life will be most successful. This is similar to bhoota koota matching where tatwas (elements) of rasi or stars are considered. Marriage does not guarantee a 100% security but it is far more better than in 'living in' relationships.. tiger etc. person born in Gregorian year of 1990 belongs to Horse year. where one lives under constant fear that the person may go away. we have a cycle of 12 years. There is a subtle difference between a Western and Indian astrologer. A wise Western astrologer further examines mutual positions of significators of marriage .whether they are in squares. For example. trines. religion or geographical area do not matter. named after certain animals like rat.. Like general matching of a Western astrologer. Most of the Indian astrologers use 4 of 5 7/2/2013 1:29 PM . adoptability and mutual concern will go on forever. we too have list of 'paniki raadu' (not workable) stars. the chart is made in sayana system. ideology to create a new world order or for wealth do not survive. In Chinese astrology. ox. angles etc. As far as possible. The principle is that earth tatwa girl will be happy with another air tatwa boy. Marriages based on fascination (misjudged as great love). many short cuts and several deaf and dumb rules. Only fire and water are not matched. Matching in Western Astrology is done using sun-sign. sister-in-law etc.. This is where the astrologer comes into picture. cast. sympathy. but the ones with love.

Even now. one should make sure that the star stated by the party is correct. if we know the star pada. Honestly. marriage can be agreed. If that number is more than 18. you will find a number where the star and pada of the girl and the boy will intersect. I do not go with all the jargon of astrology but. judged as getting 30/38 marks miserably failed. 5 of 5 7/2/2013 1:29 PM . my western counterpart should develop more tools based on Indian system. instead of quoting a nadi dosha. my client wanted! Indian astrologers. say soft ware) is used to make both the charts of boy and girl. Some 30 years ago. so we can know the rasi of the person. There are delicious fruits as well as poisonous ones." Hold on.PST a ready reckoner. I have not learnt the lesson. we will come across deviations and exceptions. we know what to eat and what to throw away. kuja dosha and a list of 'always bad' stars of girls. We do not eat all of a mango. As we proceed further. I base my arguments on valuable dictums. Matching is done from girl's star and not from boy's star. The reckoner is prepared considering various concepts in both girl's and boy's chart. In the mean time. As the matching is considered between stars and rasis. I think. one client told me. I do not skip through the charts. I spend lot of time on matching charts. You can verity the accuracy of given data using any on-line soft ware and ensure that same ayanamsha (or. Nine padas of stars go into a rasi. one need to know the stars of the boy and girl. a kuja dosha or a kalasarpa yoga. Before consulting the reckoner. though other panchangas give slightly variable values. I do not intend. but his expert 'guru' simply examines the charts for few seconds. should be more inquisitive. more elaborate in examining the charts. We will also explore why some marriages. In these tables. you should start matching right after Part-I of this article or open another "Vedic Research Institute for matching. till you read all the articles in the series. like Moola. A example ready reckoner is here.