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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 asi and lord of the Janma asi. There are three more kutas, which are to be considered very important, vi!., gana, dina and stree"deergha. #esides this the #rahmins should also consider $otra %uta. There are two kinds of %uta, one which contribute points towards the &' point scheme and the other does not. The %utas which contribute to the &' point schemes are (adi, asi, $ana, $raha Maitri, )oni, *ina, +asya and +arna in the decreasing order of importance, with nadi kuta contributing the ma,imum of - points and +arna %uta contributing the minimum of .. /ven 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 ma,imum 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 (adi means several things but in reference to astrology, it signifies pulse or nervous energy indicating the physiological and to a certain e,tent hereditary factors. The Hindu medical works enumerate three (adis or humours, vi!., +atha 0wind1, Pitha 0bile1 and 2leshma 0phlegm1. 3 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 (adis are ruled by the different constellations as follows4

Principle: 5f the constellation of the groom and bride fall in different columns, then agreement between the couple will be good. 5f 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. Na shatra Pada Kuta Principle: 5f (adi %uta is not present on the basis of the (akshatras, then the same may be reckoned taking into account the (akshatra Padas. Thus, the different 6uarters will be governed by the three humors 0(adis1. #eginning from 3swini ., the counting should be done forwards and backwards in threes as given below4.

5n the e,ample considered above, both the constellations fall in the middle line and hence (adi %uta is completely absent.

!. "asi Kuta: (#)

$appiness% auspiciousness and harmony in marriage Principle 1: The male born in the 7nd, &rd, 8th, 9th and 'th asis from that of the female should not enter into wedlock. 5f both have the same Janma asi, marriage can only be done provided both are not of the same Janma (akshatra. This means that the Janma asi of the man should not be in the 3drisya portion from the Janma asi from the woman. :rom any sign, the 3drisya 05nvisible half1 are the ;agna 0beyond the cusp1 to the <th 0before the Cusp1, for practical purpose this can be taken as 7nd to 'th. Madhavacharya has given more specific effect of the placement of the male=s Janma rasi in the

unfavorable positions from the females Janma rasi. They are as follows4 7nd4 ;oss of Money &rd4 2orrow 8th4 >uarrels and Misunderstanding 9th4 ;oss of Children 'th4 *iseases, *anger and 2eparation Principle !: 3long with the placement mentioned above, the placement in the -th and .7th from the Janma rasi of the ?omen is not favorable. This is understandable, that the *usthana placement of the man=s rasi from that of women=s cannot be favorable for con@ugal happiness as they would either be inimical or indifferent from each other. Principle &: /ven if the lords of the man=s and woman=s rasis are foe, if they are <th from each other, this can be accepted as very good. "iders: .. 5f the Janma asi is of the male is not in a favorable place from the Janma asi of the :emale, the blemish can be reduced, if the lord of those rasis are mutually friendly. However, the blemish intensifies, if the lords are inimically disposed. 7. ?hen the women is born in an odd Janma asi, then the man born in the 'th and -th there from can be taken as an optional measure. 5f she is born in even Janma asi, the man born in the 'th should be re@ected and the -th can be accepted. &. 5f the Janma asi of both the man and women have vasya and do not have vedha, then the 'th and -th position of the man=s rasi from the woman=s one can be accepted. ?e shall study the vasya and vedha dosha later. 8. Harihara does not attach much blemish to the &rd and 8th house positions for the Janma asi of the male from that of the female as this shall neither indicate poverty, nor serious 6uarrels leading to estrangement nor loss of children. 2orrow is a part and parcel of human birth and this should not be taken as a criterion for marriage dissolution. 9. The same Janma asi is allowed as long as the couples don=t have the same Janma (akshatra. However, if they happen to be the same, marriage is permissible provided it is not Jyestha, Moola, Purva"ashadha, Pushya, 3slesha, Magha, Hasta, ohini, *hanistha, 2hatabhisa@, 3rdra or #harani.

&. 'ana Kuta: (()

Increase of affection ) bond *ith time bet*een the partners Principle: The (akshatra are divided into three categories of *eva, (ara and akshasa. Their

compatibility is given below4

The $ana of the (akshatras

There are three levels of analy!ing this compatibility, nameloy4 a. Janma (akshatra4 b. ;agna (akshatra4 c. Chandramsa (akshatra4 :ind the (akshatra of the Chandra (avamsa for the boy and girl. 5f there is compatibility or there is stree"deergha, the ob@ection of a boy of (ara gana marrying a girl of akshasa gana can be safely ignored.
3strologically three $anas 0temperaments of natures1 are recognised vi!., *eva 0divine1, Manusha 0human1, and akshasa 0diabolical1. *eva represents piety, goodness of character end charitable nature. Manusha is a mi,ture of good and bad, while akshasa suggests dominance, self"will and violence. These different natures are indicated by the birth, constellation. 3 distaste for piety and religious disposition cannot be easily associated with piety and religious nature. 3 difference in beliefs and dogmas cannot always be overbalanced by se,ual compatibility. Hence one born in a *eva constellation is not able to get on well with a person born in akshasa constellation. A #+ aman

#+ aman opines that (ara or a *eva man should not marry a akshasa girl unless there are other neutrali!ing factors. #ut marriage between a akshasa man and a *eva or (ara girl is passable. 5f marriage is brought about between prohibited $anas there will be 6uarrels and disharmony. 2o that the couple would always welcome an opportunity for separation and divorce.

+. 'raha ,aitri: (-)

.ife style ) ob/ecti0es of life% Psychological disposition Principle 1: 5f the lords of the Janma asi of both are mutual friends or are owned by one planet, the match is favorable. Principle !: The mutual placement of the lords of the Janma rasi of the couples should determine the e,tent of the compatibility. $raha Maitri Table

-. 1oni Kuta: (+)

Prosperity and financial stability Principle: 5f the girl is born in a female (akshatra and the boy is in a male, the couple will have financial stability. 5f both are in female (akshatra, there will be loss of wealth. 5f both are in the male (akshatras, it is to be re@ected. There are two kinds of )oni %uta4 1. Na shatra 1oni

Hostile animals, which are to be avoided for )oni %uta B Cow and TigerC B /lephant and ;ionC B Horse and #uffaloC B *og and HareC B 2erpent and MongooseC B Monkey and $oatC B Cat and at There is various e,tents to which the (akshatra yoni match. The following table shows the e,tent of match between different yoni. The ma,imum is 8 and minimum is D

!. "asi 1oni: B Capricorn, Pisces 4 Pakshi B Cancer, 2corpio4 eptile B 3ries, Taurus, ;eo4 Pasu B $emini, +irgo, ;ibra, 36uarius, 2agittarius4 (ara Compatibility of asi )oni B Pasu E Pasu A $ood B Pasu E (ara A :air B Pasu E Pakshi F eptile A #ad B Human E Pakshi F eptile A #ad

(. 2ina Kuta: (&)

.ength of married life

Principle 1: This is based on the (avatara Chakra of the female chart. 5n the (avatara chakra, the 7< (akshatras are divided into three groups of nine each, starting from the Janma (akshatra. The first group of G is called as Janmarsha, the .Dth to .-th (akshatra from the Janma (akshatra is known as the %armarsha group and the .Gth to 7<th (akshatra is known as the 3dhanarksha. The man=s (akshatra in the &rd 0+ipat1, 9th 0Pratyak1 or <th 0(aidhana1 from the Janma (akshatra of the woman is harbinger of troubles and shows separation. The 'th 02aadhana1 (akshatra is also inauspicious, however, not as bad as the &rdF 9th or <th. Principle !: The man born in the --th or .D-th (avamsa from the (avamsa Moon of the women is not auspicious. --th (avamsa is the 8th (avamsa from the (avamsa Moon, whereas .D-th is the .7th from the Moon sign. .D-th Pada is @ust the pada before the Moon=s (akshatra pada, whereas the --th pada is 7D padas before the woman=s Janma (akshatra pada. Principle &: The farther the Janma (akshatra of the boy from the $irl=s (akshatra, the better it will be for him for their happiness.
Pt. Sanjay Rath says: 1. Dina Kuta means mating of charts or compatibility for 'day to day living and sharing of happiness and sorrow'. The word dina simply means day and refers to the day to day living and sharing. 2. Dina Kuta is based on the Navatara chakra which is all too well known for astrologers. The transit of the natal oon on the various naksatra is !udged to give favorable and unfavorable results to the mind and its perception of the various events. The transit in naksatra "#$ and % from &anma rasi are considered very unfavorable. This is the basis for the dina kuta matching. The point is that when two people marry then they should be supportive of each other during the days of worry and troubles. 'or e(ample on a day when the oon is in the "rd from !anma 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. That is the reason why dina kuta is necessary. ". To understand the working of Dina Kuta you have to study the !anma and lagna naksatra of the couple and determine their compatibility in both the !anma naksatra i.e. oon naksatra as well as lagna naksatra. )f dina kuta is not present in the !anma 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. *n the other hand if dina kuta is not present from lagna naksatra then they cannot agree on ma!or 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 !anma naksatra was not encouraged.

#. 3asya Kuta: (!)

4ffection and lo0e bet*een the partners This indicates the degree of magnetic control or amenability the wife or husband would be able to e,ercise on the other.

Principle: 5f the Janma rasi of the man is the vasya rasi of the women=s Janma rasi or vice versa, then the vasya kuta prevails. 5f the groom=s rasi happens to be the vasya rasi of the bride, the bride shall dearly love the groom and vice versa. Thus, 5f the Janma rasi of the man and woman happens to be the +asya rasi of each other, then the affection among them is the strongest. The +asya rasi for different rasis are given hereunder4

5n the following cases, the rasi of the bride and groom becomes the +asya rasi of each other. $emini A +irgo A This is 8th A .Dth from each other Cancer A 2corpio A This is 9th A Gth from each other.

8. 3arna Kuta: (1)

Ideals and Principles that dri0e the couple5s life Principle 1: The si, nakshatras beginning from 3shwini to 3rdra, Punarvasu to Httara, Hasta to Jyestha and Moola to 2hatabhisa@ in the regular order represent the #rahmins, %shatriya, +aishya, 2udra, 3nuloma and Pratiloma caste. 5f the man and the woman belong to the same caste, then it is the best. Itherwise, if the man belongs to the higher caste than that of the woman, it is permissible. However, if the woman=s caste is higher than that of the man, it is not permissible. Principle !: 3nuloma and Pratiloma4 5f one of them is 3nuloma and other belongs to one of the other four castes, then it is passable. However, this is re@ected is one of them is Pratiloma and the other one belongs to the rest four.

Kuta *ithout points

6. ,ahendra Kuta:
7lessings in the married life8 9ell:being8 .onge0ity Principle: 5f the $irl is born in the 8th (akshatra from that of the #oy, it is MahendraC if she is born in the <th, it is known as Hpendra. Mahendra gives wealth and Hpendra gives children.

1;. <tri 2eergha:

.ong life to the $usband Principle: The male (akshatra should be more than .9 stars away from that of the female. 5f that is not so, long life of the male is not supported. Ither factors like (avamsa have to be considered. "ider: This consideration can be ignored if asi %uta and $raha Maitri is there..

11. "a//u Kuta:

The 3sterism can be classified into 9 categories namely4

Principle: 5f the (akshatra of the couple do not fall in the same category, it is auspicious. 5f the (akshatra fall in the same category, the results are as follows4 B %antha A ?idowhood B %ati" Poverty B Pada" *istant Travels

B 2iro" *eath B %ukshi A ;oss of children

1!. 3edha:
=bstacles in ,arried life Principle 1: The (akshatra of the couple should not fall in the vedha group as mentioned below. B 3swini and JyeshtaC B #harani and 3nuradhaC B %rittika and +isakhaC B ohini and 2watiC B 3ridra and 2ravana B Punarvasu and HttarashadhaC B Pusayami and PurvashadhaC B 3slesha and MoolaC B Makha and evatiC B Purvaphalguni and HttarabhadrapadaC B Httaraphalguni and PurvabhadrapadaC B Hasta and 2atabhisha, B Mrigasira and *hanishta. Principle !: /ven if there is other agreement such as +asya, etc., +edha will prevail.

1&. 'otra Kuta4

>or prosperity of the lineage after marriage Principle: 5f the boy and the girl belong to the same $otra, it brings disaster to the lineage. 5f the gotras are different, then the lineage shall prosper.

1+. 3ihanga Kuta:

2ominance of one partner o0er other

Principle: 5f the (akshatra of the couple indicate the same bird, it is auspicious. Itherwise, one bird shall dominate over the other in the descending order of Peacock, Cock, Crow, Pingala, #harandhaka

1-. 1onyanu ulya:

<e?ual compatibility Principle: 5f the girl is born in a female (akshatra and the boy is in a male, the couple will have se,ual compatibility. 5f both are in female (akshatra, it is acceptable. 5f both are in the male (akshatras, it is to be re@ected. The male and female (akshatras along with their yoni are given hereunder4

1(. 7huta Kuta:

Pre0ailing element in the personality. Principle: 5f the (akshatra of the couple are of the same bhuta, it is favorable. 5f they are different, the results are as follows4 :ireE 3ir A :avorable

/arth EIther A :avorable ?aterE :ire A #ad (akshatra #huta4 Psychological nature

asi #huta4 2piritual nature.

1#. 3ayanu ulya:

Continuation of .ineage Principle: 5f the groom is & times older than the bride, it is considered as good. 5f he is twice old, it is passableC if he is older only by a few years, it results in sorrow. 5f the bride is older, the family shall become e,tinct. Thus for such cases, it forebodes a death in the family or there will be no male issues

18. 4shta a0arga:

,ental Compatibility Principle 1: if the Janma asi of the groom falls in the sign which, in the Moon=s astakavarga of the girl=s chart has more bindu, it is good. 2imilarly, if the Janma asi of the $irl falls in a sign which, in the Moon=s astakavarga of the boy, has more bindus, it is e6ually good. Principle !: :ind out the %aksha in which the Moon is found in the girl=s horoscope. 5f the Janma rasi of the boy falls in the sign of the lord of this %aksha, the compatibility is good. The reverse is also holds true. Ka shya: /ach sign is divided into - %akshas of &d 89m each lorded by 2aturn, Jupiter, Mars, 2un, +enus, Mercury, Moon and ;agna.

16. Chittanu ulya:

'od@s *ill This is the over"riding power of $od and when two people are in love, the chart matching becomes meaningless, as there is the will of $od in this. 5f they are normal people then their affection should be tested with time and if one is spiritual then hisFher falling in love for marriage and children has a divine purpose and is beyond the normal rules of Jyotish compatibility. 5n this case, since the couple has e,pressed their love for each other, they should be encouraged to enter wedlock.

!;. 4ya:0yaya:
Income and A?penditure Principle: Count from the (akshatra of the bride to that of the groom. Multiply this number by 9 and divide the product by <. The reminder is +yaya or e,penditure. 5f the counting is again made from the Janma (akshatra of the groom and the same calculation is repeated, the reminder indicates JayaK or gain or income. 5f the aya is greater than vyaya, marriage brings all round prosperity. 5f this is reverse, the couple will e,perience poverty.

!1. "na:2hana:
=0erall marital happiness Principle 1: Count from 3swini to the Janma (akshatra of the groom as well as the bride and total them up. 3dd to this sum .&. :rom this total figure subtract &7. *ivide the difference by 9. Check the reminder for the following results4 LM eminder N0$roomE#rideE.9"&71F9O ." 3c6uisition of children 7" *eath of one of the couple &" Prolonged illness 8" Prosperity 9" (.3. 5f the total after adding .& does not come to &7, then the counting should be made from Janma (akshatra to 3swini. Principle !: Count from the Janma (akshatra of the couple to 3swini. 3dd the two figures and deduct the sum by 9. Check the reminder for the following results4 ." Prosperity 7" $eneral progress &" Calamities 8" 3c6uisition of wealth 9" *isasters

Principle &: 5f the Janma (akshatras of the groom and the bride fall in the first group namely 3rdra, Hasta, Purva"3shadha, Httara"3shadha, there will be great progress. 5f they fall in the 7nd group namely, %rttika, ohini, Mrgashira, Magha, Purva"Phalguni, Httara"Phalguni, 3nuradha, Jyestha, Moola, *hanistha,, 2hatabhisa@, Purva"#hadrapada, prosperity shall follow immediately after marriage. However, if they fall in the &rd group" 3swini, #harani, Chitra, 2wati, +ishakha, Httarashadha, 2ravana and evati, e,penditure and debts shall follow the marriage. PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

Upapada Matching
Hpapada is the arudha of the .7th house in any horoscope. This is computed by counting as many houses from the .7th lord as the lord gained from the .7th house. 5f the upapada falls in the .7th or the 'th house, then count .oth from the sign again to arrive at the final upapada. Hpapada tells a lot about the spouse, one who is committed to follow you for the whole lifetime or at least for the duration of the marriage. The various results related to upapada can be studied from @yotish classics such as #rhat Parashara Hora 2hastra or Hpadesha 2utras of maharishi Jaimini. The matching of Hpapada is very crucial as this shows, how the images of the partners are related to each other and hence has a strong say on the marital affairs and harmony. The matching criteria for upapada is given below" .. The ;agna of the bride should be in trine or <th from the Hpapada or in the paka upapada and vice versa. 7. The Hpapada and 3; should be placed in %endra or Trine or &F.. to each other. Itherwise, this shows lack of harmony in the relationship. &. The 7nd of Hpapada rules the longevity of the marriage. 5f the 7nd house or the lord is afflicted by malefics such as nodes, then the marriage can be in serious troubles. This is also true if the lord is debilitated and aspected by malefics. 8. The remedy of all marriage troubles is to fast on the day ruled by the Hpapada lord. PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

,arriage date
.. Marriage should normally occur in an odd year of the male and even year of the female. Itherwise this forebodes troubles. 7. Marriage should happen when Jupiter aspects or transits the 7nd from Hpapada. :inding the marriage date using dasas such as +imshottari, (arayana, (aisargika dasa etc and through transits would be given in another article. PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

<pecial Considerations
A?ceptions the Kuta matching The following are the salvaging factors, if presentC one can ignore certain incompatibilities in the %uta. .. The absence of 2tree"*eerga may be ignored if asi %uta and $raha Maitri are present. 7. 5f the asi of the girl is odd, the 'th and -th asis there from are friendly. 5f the asi of the girl is even the 7nd and .7th there from become friendly. The evil due to the birth of the bride in a akshasa gana star may be ignored if Janma asi being 7nd and .7th, Gth and 9th or 'th and -th, the lords of the asis are the same or are mutual friends. &. Though $raha Maitri is by far the most important, it need not be considered if the couple has their Janma asis disposed in one and seven from each other. 8. a@@u %uta need not be considered in case $raha Maitri, asi, *ina and Mahendra %utas are present. 9. The evil due to (adi %uta can be ignored sub@ect to the following conditions4 " '. The asi and a@@u %uta prevail <. The same planet is lord of the Janma asis of both the mate and the female -. The lords of the Janma asis of the couple are friends Common Banma "asis and Na shatras 5n many cases, the Janma asis of the Janma (akshatras of the bride and bridegroom would be the same. 2pecial attention is paid by astrological writers to such e,ceptions and we shall throw some light on them for the edification of our readers. Common Banma "asi: +iews differ as regards the results accruing from the Janma asis being common. 3ccording to (arada, common Janma asi would be conducive to the couple provided they are born in different constellations. $arga opines that under the above circumstance, the asterism of the boy should precede that of the girl if the marriage is to prove happy. 5ncase the reverse holds good 02tree"purva1. i. e., the constellation of the girl proceeds that of the boy, the alliance should be re@ected. This view is supported by other sages, vi!., #rihaspati and #hrigu. 5n fact, the author of Muhurtha tattva goes to the e,tent of saying that in cases of common Janma asi, provided the manQs constellation is preceding the girlQs, the %utas or adaptability need not be applied at all. Common Banma Na shatra: This is a further e,tension of the principle of common Janma asi. The Janma (akshatras of the bride and bridegroom, being one and the same, are approved in case of ohini, 3ridra, Makha, Hasta, +isakha, 2ravana. Httarabhadra and evati. The effect would be ordinary if the common Janma (akshatras are 3swini, %rittika, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Pushya, Pubba. Httara. Chitta, 3nuradha, Poorvashadha and Httarashadha, #harani, 3slesha. Common Janma (akshatras is not recommended if the (akshatras happens to be 2wati, Jyeshta, Moola, *hanishta, 2atabhisha and Poorvabhadra . Here again certain ancient authors hold that even though the Janma (akshatras are same, the evil becomes nullified if the Padas are different. 5f the Janma (akshatra belongs to two signs 0e.g., %rittika1 the Pada of the bride should relate to the preceding sign. :or e,ample, if %rittika is the common Janma (akshatra, the bride should have her Janma asi in Mesha and the bridegroom

in +rishabha. 5f, however, the common Janma (akshatra belongs to two signs e6ually 0e.g., Mrigasira, Chitta, etc.1 the sign for the first two 6uarters should be that of the bridegroom. The couple should not have the same Janma asi, same Janma (akshatra and Pada. However, in regard to 2atabhisha, Hasta, 2wati. 3swini, %rittika, Poorvashadha, Mrigasira and Makha, the evil given rise to by virtue of common Janma asi, (akshatra and Pada gets cancelled if the couple are born in the first 6uarter. 2estructi0e Constellations Certain parts of Moola, 3stesha, Jyeshta and +isakha are destructive constellations B Moola 0first 6uarter1 for husbandQs father B 3slesha 0first 6uarter1 for husbandQs mother B Jyeshta 0first 6uarter1 for girlQs husbandQs elder brother B +isakha 0last 6uarter1 for husbandQs younger brother. PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

Che Ku/a 2osha

3 person suffering with %u@a *osa is vulnerable to physical abuse from the partner. However, the dosha is counteracted by the con@unction of Mars with Jupiter or Mars with the MoonC or by the presence of Jupiter or +enus in the ascendant. #+ aman """""""""""""""""""""""
The position of +enus and Mars is very important in @udging marital relations. Mars whose element is fire rules marriage. ?here he is badly situated or associated in the horoscope of a male or female, it follows that the sacerdotal fire gets e,tinguished soon. 2uch unfavorable situation goes under the name of %u@a *osha. 5t must be noted that in determining marriage adaptability between two parties, there are several elements of much more importance than %u@a *osha. 3nd the evil influence accruing from the bad position of Mars is only one of the several elements. 5t is unfortunate that throughout 2outh 5ndia especially in the Tamil areas, much is made of the so"called %u@a *osham and this bugbear has been the means of destroying the happiness of many families by preventing marriages otherwise very eligible and an,iously wished for. 2o far as our humble e,perience goes it is only in the %erala 2astra that mention is made of %u@a *osha. The stan!a runs thus4 *hana vyayecha pathale @amitre chashtame ku@aC 2trinam bharthru vinasamcha bharthunam strivinasanam. This means4 " R5f Mars is in the 7nd, .7th, 8th, <th and -th houses in the horoscope of the female, the death of the husband will occurC similar situation in the husbandQs horoscope causes the death of wife.R The ;agna represents body, the Moon, mind and +enus, se,ual relations. Therefore, the houses have to be reckoned with reference to all the three, vi!., ;agna, Moon and +enus. The dosha 0evil1 is considered weak when it e,ists from ;agna, a little stronger from the Moon and still more powerful from +enus. The second house signifies familyC the twelfth represents comforts and pleasures of bed. The fourth rules sukha or happiness. The seventh indicates husband and eighth represents longevity of the wife or husband. Hence the position of Mars in these houses is supposed to produce this peculiar dosha or evil. 5f %u@a *osha obtains in the horoscopes of both the bride and bridegroom, the dosha gets cancelled. There are, of course, many good combinations which assure marital felicity and much importance need not be given to %u@a *osha.

$ranting that %u@a *osha is a factor whose occurrence should not be ignored, there are antidotes which are not generally known to the rank and file of Hindu astrologers. 5f Mars is placed in the signs mentioned below corresponding to different houses, there shall not be any dosa4 B 7nd " $emini and +irgo B .7th " Taurus and ;ibra B 8th " 3ries and 2corpio B <th " Capricorn and Cancer B -th " 2agittarius and Pisces. 5n 36uarius and ;eo, Mars produces no dosha whatsoever. The dosha is counteracted by the con@unction of Mars and Jupiter or Mars and the MoonC or by the presence of Jupiter or +enus in the ascendant.


>i?ing the ,arriage ,uhurtha

B The lunar months of Magha, Phalguna, +aisakha and Jyeshta are good. %artika and Margasira are ordinary. The rest are not auspicious. 2ome sages opine that marriages can be celebrated in Pushya and Chaitra provided the 2un is in Capricorn and 3ries respectively. B The following lunar days, vi!., from the day 0dark half1 to (ew Moon, iktha Thithis, -th, .7th and 'th should be re@ected. The best lunar days are the 7nd, &rd, 9th, <th, .Dth, and .&th 0of the bright half1. B Monday, ?ednesday, Thursday and :riday are the best. 2unday and 2aturday are middling. 3nd Tuesday should be invariably re@ected. B The best asterisms are ohini, Mrigasira, Makha, Httara, Hasta, 2wati, 3nuradha, Moola, Httarashadha, Httarabhadra and evati. The first 6uarter of Makha and Moola and the last 6uarter of evati are inauspicious and they should be re@ected. Constellations not mentioned here are unsuitable and they should be avoided. B The following yogas should be re@ected4 +yatipata, *hruva, Mrityu, $anda, +a@ra, 2oola, +ishkambha, 3tiganda, +yaghata and Parigha. B +ishtikarana must invariably be discarded. B 3mong the !odiacal signs $emini, +irgo and ;ibra are the best. Taurus, Cancer, ;eo, 2agittarius and 36uarius are middling. The rest are inauspicious. Alements of ,uhurtha Chart: 5n the election of a Muhurtha for marriage, as many of the 7. dosha are possible and should be avoided. The most important considerations however are 0.1 The <th house must be unoccupied by any planet 071 Mars should not be in the -th 0&1 +enus should not be in the 'th

081 ;agna should not be hemmed in between malefics 091 Malefics should not occupy ;agna 0'1 The Moon in the election chart should not con@oin any planet 3part from the above, the usual Tarabala, Panchaka. etc., should be looked into. The calculation of Panchaka and Tarabala would be given in another article. Jupiter, Mercury or +enus in ;agna, malefics in the &rd or, would constitute a formidable force in rendering the ;agna strong. The following are some of the special combinations which are supposed to fortify the marriage election chart4 .. Jupiter in the ascendant, +enus in the -th and the 2un in the " Mahendra )oga. 7. +enus in ;agna, Jupiter in the .Dth and the 2un and Mercury in the"+ishnu Priya )oga. &. +enus in the 7nd, Jupiter in the .7th, the 2un in the -th and 2aturn in the 'th " 2reenatha )oga. 8. +enus in ;agna, Jupiter in the 8th, Mercury in the 7nd and 2aturn in the " 2amudra )oga. 9. Mercury, Jupiter and +enus in ;agna " +i@aya )oga. '. +enus and Jupiter in ;agna elevated or otherwise strong " Jaya )oga. <. 2aturn in the &rd, Jupiter in the 'th, the 2un in the .Dth and Mars in the " Pushya )oga. -. Mars in the &rd, 2aturn in the 'th, +enus in the Gth, Jupiter in the .7th " Maharshi )oga. G. +enus in ;agna, Jupiter in the " 3rdhama )oga.