Before checking Asta kootas and other kootas for match making I would suggest check the Astro charts, for Marriage suitability,
1) Lagna and all angles, Suitability, eligibility, dosha, and 8th house for longevity of native.
2) From Moon and all angles, because Moon's placement in constellations is important.
3) From Upa Pada Lagna, for health of Marriage,
4) 4th House for Happiness from Marriage and relations
5) 12th House for Bed pleasures.
Check in Rasi and Navamsa charts, for each negative give -1 and for each positive give +1, and see what is the end result.
Once this is ok, then move to Asta Kootas and their suitability, a score of 18 and above is ok for an average marriage, please don't look for 36 out of 36, it is only possible in movies and mythological stories. :-)
There are main eight kootas,
1) Varna Koota for maximum score of 1
2) Vashya Koota for maximum score of 2
3) Dina Koota for maximum score of 3
4) Yoni Koota for maximum score of 4
5) Grah Maitri for maximum score of 5
6) Gana Koota for maximum score of 6
7) Rasi Koota (Bhakut) for maximum score of 7
8) Nadi Koota, for maximum score of 8,
1) Mahendra Koota,
2) Stri Deergha
Koota type Points Compatibility Detail
Varna Koota 1 Compatibility of Mentality, Varna actually means caste of the person
Egos. strictly restricted to Astrology for Social
The Varna of the groom should be equal or higher than the Varna of the bride, favorable combinations get 1 point, else 0.
B V Raman: This seems to signify the degree of spiritual or ego development of the marrying partners.
Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer represent the highest development - Brahmin;
Leo, Sagittarius and Libra indicate the second grade - or Kshatriya;
Aries, Gemini and Aquarius suggest the third or the Vaisya;
while Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn indicate the last grade, viz., Sudra.
A girl belonging to a higher grade of spiritual development should not be mated to a boy of lesser development. The vice verse or both belonging to the same grade or degree is allowed.
The unit of agreement is 1.
Vashya Koota 2 Compatibilty of ability to Indicates control and amenability and
Vashya Koota is based upon the comparison of 2 types of animals or human beings assigned to the sign of the Moon.
|Quadruped (Four legged Animals)||Aries, Taurus, 1st half of Capricorn|
|Human (Humans are independant)||Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Aquarius|
|Jalachara (Water based animals are independant)||Cancer, Pisces, 2nd half of Capricorn|
The matching points are between 0 and 2.
B V Raman: This is important as suggesting the degree of magnetic control or amenability the wife or husband would be able to exercise on the other. For Aries - Leo and Scorpio are amenable. For Taurus - Cancer and Libra; for Gemini - Virgo; for Cancer - Scorpio and Sagittarius; for Leo - Libra; for Virgo - Pisces and Gemini; for Libra - Capricorn and Virgo; for Scorpio - Cancer; for Sagittarius - Pisces; for Capricorn - Aries and Aquarius; for Aquarius - Aries; arid for Pisces - Capricorn. The unit of agreement is 2.
Example: - ln our illustration, neither the boy's nor the girl's horoscope is subject to the control of the other.
Dina Koota 3 Compatibility of Nakshatra Health, Family Happiness this can be derived
from the chart given above page 2.
Count the constellation of the boy from that of the girl and divide the number by 9. If the remainder is 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0 it is good. The number of units of compatibility assigned to this Kuta is 3 in case agreement is found.
Example: - The constellation of the boy (viz., Mrigasira in Taurus) counted from that of the girl (Dhanishta in Makara) gives 10. This divided by 9 leaves a remainder of 1 and hence there is no agreement, and no units of strength are scored on this account.
Nakshatra on 3, 5, and 7 Category is considered Malefic, i.e. Vipat, Pratyak and Naidhana or Vedha, and the values can be 0, 1.5 and 3, count the Nakshatra from the Groom's Birth Nakshatra to the Brides Nakshatra and divide it be 9, if the reminder is 3,5 or 7 then award 0, and repeat the same in reverse order.
Yoni Koota 4 Compatibility of Yoni Physical and sexual compatibility can be
derived from the chart given in http://ianala.blogspot.ca/search/label/Astrology-Nakshatram
Graha Koota 5 Compatibility of Planets Progeny prospects, mutual affection, daily
behavior towards one another.
|Friend and Neutral||4|
|Friend and Enemy||2|
|Neutral and Enemy||1|
B V Raman:
Rasyadhipathi or Graha Maitram. - This is the most important Kuta inasmuch as it deals with the psychological dispositions of the Couple. The mental qualities of the parties and their affection for each other are admittedly of vital importance to their happiness. This must be tested before marriage. In Considering Graha Maitram the friendship or otherwise between the lords of the Janma Rasis of the persons concerned is very important. Planetary friendships are given in almost all astrological works. But still I give below a table indicating the relations between the different planets so that the reader may not have to refer to other books.
Planetary Friendships Friend Neutral Enemy The Sun Moon, Mars, Jupiter Mercury Saturn, Venus The Moon Sun, Mercury Mars, Jupiter Venus, Saturn Mars Sun, Moon, Jupiter Venus, Saturn Mercury Mercury Sun, Venus Mars, Jupiter, Moon Saturn Jupiter Sun, Moon, Mars Saturn Mercury, Venus Venus Mercury, Saturn Mars, Jupiter Sun, Moon Saturn Mercury, Venus Jupiter Sun, Moon, Mars
Some suggest that in considering the planetary relations, the temporary dispositions should also be taken into account. This in my humble opinion is not necessary, because, the entire subject of adaptability hinges on the birth constellations and not on birth charts as a whole.
When the lords of the Janma Rasis of the bride and bridegroom are friends, the Rasi Kuta is said to obtain in full. When one is a friend and the other is a neutral, it is passable. When both are neutral. Rasi Kuta is very ordinary. When both are enemies, Rasi Kuta does not exist.
Exception: - Even when there is no friendship between the Janma Rasi lords of the bridegroom and bride, Rasi Kuta may be said to exist if friendship prevails between the planets owning the Navamsas occupied by the Moon.
The number of units for this Kuta is 5.
Example: - ln our illustration, the Janma Rasi lords are Venus and Saturn. Both are friends. Therefore Rasi Kuta is complete. Supposing the bride and bridegroom are born in Makha 2 (Leo) and Satabhisha 2 (Saturn).
The lords will be the Sun and Saturn respectively and they are not friends. In such a case if the Navamsa relationship is Considered, then the Moon will be in Taurus (Venus) and Capricorn (Saturn) respectively. Venus and Saturn, are friends and therefore the match is permissible. One will have to be very careful in the assessment of these factors and on superficial grounds no horoscope should be rejected as unsuitable or unfortunate.
Gana Koota 6 Compatibility of Gana Character compatibility like Godly
(Deva), Human (Manus), Demon (Rakshasha)
Godly is more spiritual and almost non
Materialistic, Human is a balance between
spiritual and materialistic and Demons are
more materialistic and no spirituality.
|Aswini, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Pushyami, Hasta, Swati, Anuradha, Sravana, Revati||Deva|
|Bharani, Rohini, Ardra, Poorvaphalguni, Uttaraphalguni, Poorvashadha, Uttarashadha, Poorvabhadra, Uttarabhadra||Manus|
|Krittika, Aslesha, Magha, Chitra, Visakha, Jyeshta, Moola, Dhanista, Satabhisha||Rakshas|
B.V Raman: The number of benefic units for agreement is 6.
Example: - Mrigasira comes under Deva Gana while Dhanishta comes under Rakshasa. Hence, Gana Kuta is absent.
If the asterism of the bride is beyond the 14th from that of the bridegroom the evil may be ignored.
Rasi Koota 7 Compatibility of Bhakut Family growth, Family welfare and economic
property after marriage.
Rasi Koota is the relationship of the Rasis occupied by the Moon in the charts of the groom and bride if the relationship is 5/9, 6/8 or 2/12 they get no points else they get 7 points.
|Quality||Points||Mutual Rasi Positions|
|Benefic||7||1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 10th, 11th|
|Malefic||0||2nd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 12th|
B V Raman: lf the Rasi of the boy happens to be the 2nd from that of the girl and if the Rasi of the girl happens to be the 12th from that of the boy, evil results will follow.
But if, on the other hand, the Rasi of the boy falls in the 12th from the girl's or the Rasi of the girl is in the 2nd from that of the boy astrology predicts longevity for the couple.
If the Rasi of the boy is the 3rd from that of the girl. there will be misery and sorrow. But if the Rasi of the girl is the 3rd from that of the boy, there will be happiness.
If the boy's falls in the 4th from that of the girl's, then there will be great poverty; but if the. Rasi of the girl happens to fall in the 4th from the boy's there will be great wealth.
If the boy's Rasi falls in the 5th from that of the girl, there will be unhappiness. But if the girl's Rasi falls in the 5th from that of the boy, there will be enjoyment and prosperity.
But where the Rasis of the boy and the girl are in the 7th houses mutually, then there will be health, agreement and happiness.
If the boy's Rasi falls in the 6th from the girl's there will be loss of children, but if the girl's is the 6th from the boy's, then the progeny will prosper.
The number of units for Rasi Kuta is 7.
Exception: - When both the Rasis are owned by one planet or if the lords of the two Rasis happen to be friends, the evil attributed above to the inauspicious disposition of Rasis gets cancelled.
Nadi Koota 8 Compatibility of Nadi types, Physiological matching and for health of the
children, There are three types of people based
on Nadi dosha, Adi (Ayurveda name is Vata)
which is wind type, Madhya ( Ayurveda name
is Pitta) Bile type, Antya ( Ayurveda name is
Kapha) Phlegm type, it has maximum value of 8, and most important out of all the 8 Kootas, Nadi type is derived from Nakshtra and Moon as the reference point from the time of birth, following is the list of Nakshtra and Nadi type they belong.
|Adi||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|
In Sanskrit, 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: -
Vata Pitha Sleshma Aswini Bharani Krittika Aridra Mrigasira Rohini Punarvasu Pushyami Aslesha Uttara Pubba Makha Hasta Chitta Swati Jyeshta Anuradha Visakha Moola Poorvashadha Uttarasnadha Satabhisha Dhanishta Sravana Poorvabhadra Uttarabhadra Revati
If the constellation of the boy and girl fall in different rows, then agreement between the couple will be good. They should not fall in the middle. Stars of the couple may fall in the first and the last line under certain circumstances.
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 humours (Nadis) thus:
Aswini 1 Aswini 2 Aswini 3 Bharani 2 Bharani 1 Aswini 4 Bharani 3 Bharani 4 Krittika 1 Krittika 4 Krittika 3 Krittika 2 Rohini 1 Rohini 2 Rohini 3
Beginning from Aswini 1, the counting should be done forwards and backwards in threes as given above.
The unit ascribed for this Kuta is 8.
In the example considered above, both the constellations fall in the middle line and hence Nadi Kuta is completely absent.
Appendix 1 gives a table for measuring the agreement units. In the first column (longitudinal) the constellations of the bride are given.
In the first horizontal column, the boy's nakshatra is given. Take the figure in the column where the girl's and the boy's stars interesect. Suppose the boy's star is Mrigasira 1, the Rasi being Taurus.
The girl's star is Satabhisha 2, Rasi being Kumbha. Running down our eye from Taurus, Mrigasira 2 (horizontal first column) to the horizontal line of Satabhisha 4, Kumbha. we find the figure 26.5 as the total units of agreement.
Total of 36 points are possible if all 8 Kootas match perfectly, so a good marraige is considered if they get more then 28 points, and above 18 is allowed as an average match, but less then 18 is not allowed particularly if Nadi does not match.
Marriage Match Making II follows Minor Kutas and Mahuratha.
Aum Namah Shivaya!