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What are 36 Gunas in Hindu Marriage ?

What are 36 Gunas in Hindu Marriage? 

According to Hindu Vedic Astrology, a “Kundli” has 8 Kutas, which in turn have 36 Guns Most astrologers use the 8 Kuta Horoscope matching system (also known as “Ashta Kuta Milan” or “Gun Milan”) to check whether a girl and a boy are a good match for marriage.

In Kundali Matching, higher the compatibility of the 36 Guns, higher is the probability that the bride and groom will have a happy marriage. The best Kundli Match for marriage is when all 36 Guna of the man and woman match.


Nadi (8 points) - decided based on nakshatra. There are 21 nakshatras total divided into 3 groups - antya madhya and adhya. Best match is person outside your nakshatra group. It indicates physical compatibility and ability to have children. Couples with same nadi often face problems conceiving. Points given are 8 or 0.

Bhakoot (7 points) - it is emotional compatibility based on your ascendent or lagna (sign on eastern horizon at time of birth). Certain planet combinations are more favorable, indicates sensitivity of both partners to each other's emotional needs. 

Gan (6 points) - every person is classified into 3 ganas - devta, rakshas and manav (godly, demoniac,human). It represents a person's basic nature.like devtas are introverted, simple living etc while rakshas may be more aggressive etc.  Best match is same gana as you.

Maitri (5 points) - Based on planetary compatibility of moon sign or rashi. It indicates ability of couple to develop friendship with each other based on mutual interests, likes and dislikes.  Points given are 5 or 0.

Yoni (4 points) - Based on nakshatra . It indicates physical compatibility in terms of attractiveness and ability to satisfy each other.

Deena or Tara (3 points) - Based on nakshatra indicates longevity of couple and possibility of widowhood etc

Vaasya (2 points) - Based on nakshatra indicates mutual affection and romantic love between the couple.

Varna (1 point) - indicates occupational nature and compatibility. E.g some people like to do research and study, others like to work with their hands etc.


How many Gunas should match in Successful Marriage?

The basics for a fruitful and successful Grahasta Jeevan (married life) is the number of common gunas that they would be bride and groom possesses. Gun Milan is an ancient horoscope match making test. It is 8-fold in nature and is based on the placement of planet moon in the horoscope charts of both boy and girl, who are bound to marry each other.

While there is different scoring for each of the 8 sections of this Vedic astrology, a maximum of 36 points can be obtained from it by observing the natal charts and horoscopes of boy and girl. According to this Vedic astrology, when the score is below 18, i.e. below 50% then the marriage is bound to fail, on the other hand if the score is above 32, the marriage will be simply tremendous.

Gunas (points)         Compatibility

Less than 18             Not compatible, the marriage may not succeed

18-24                        Average Score, Wedding match is acceptable.

25-32                        Very good match. Marriage should be a success.

33-36                        Excellent match. Marriage should be a success


“Total points are 36. Anything above 20 is considered compatible. 28+ indicates smooth and happy marriage.”


Free Prediction Yes I Can Change Date Published : 19 Sep 2019
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