Know the Scoring System of Gun Milan
Significance of Gun Milan in Marriage
According to Vedic Astrology, the main and biggest reason for matching the Guns before getting marriage is to ensure that the couple will have a happy, prosperous and long married life. One of the famous and renowned astrologers
Importance of Gun’s in Gun Milan
It is believed that the nature of the individual can be predicted through his/her horoscope. Therefore, before getting married and through match making, one can know if the other person is sincere for the marriage, how will be the compatibility and relationship between the couple and other such important factors that contribute for the success and failure of any marriage.
In total, there are eight points or ‘guns’ in the horoscope of an individual, which are added while match making for the marriage. It is said that each Guna has a specific important value and the sum total value of all these eight guns come as a total of 36 guns. For a couple to have a strong and happy married, it is said and believed that at least 18 guns should match with each other. If the matched guns are or above 27, then the match is said to be an auspicious and best probable match for getting married. But, if the matched gunas are or less than 18 points in number, then marriage is not advised.
Another important aspect that the astrologer keeps in mind while matching the kundalis is that there are no Manglik Dosha (evil effects of the planet Mars), Kaal Sarp Dosha (When all the planets are placed between malefic planets ‘Rahu and Ketu’) in the horoscopes of both the prospective bride and groom. These aspects should be carefully studied to ensure that the couple will have a strong and happy married life in the future.
Scoring System of Gun Milan -
Gun Milan Test #1 - Varna - Maximum Possible Score: 1 Point
Varna reflects the basic skills, abilities and personality of the person. These are broken down into 4 classes:
• Brahmins or Priests - Karka (Cancer), Vrishchika (Scorpio) and Meena (Pisces)
• Kshatriyas or Warriors - Mesha (Aries), Simha (Leo) and Dhanu (Sagittarius)
• Vaishyas or Merchants - Vrishabha (Taurus), Kanya (Virgo) and Makara (Capricorn)
• Shudras or Laborers - Mithuna (Gemini), Tula (Libra) and Kumbha (Aquarius)
The Varna of the groom must be higher than that of the bride. For example, if the groom is Kshatriyas and the bride is Vaishyas then 1 point will be given.
It is believed that if Varna does not match then there maybe conflict within the family.
Gun Milan Test #2 - Vasya - Maximum Possible Score: 2 Points
Historically, Vasya was used to determine whether a husband would have influence over his wife but in modern times this test has been re-evaluated. Instead, we now consider Vasya to be a test of whether there will be a dedicated and compatible relationship between two people.
There are 4 rules to the Vasya test:
• Chatushpada, Manava, and Jalachara groups are Vasya to the Vanachara group.
• Chatushpada, Jalachara, and Keeta groups are Vasya to the Manava group.
• Jalachara signs are the food of the Manava signs.
• Chatushpada signs are the food of the Vanachara sign.
If both the bride and groom have the same group, for example, both are Chatushpada, then Vasya is considered good and 2 points are given.
If one person's group is Vasya to the other, for example, if the bride's group is Chatushpada and the groom's group is Manava then 1 point is given.
If one person's group is food to the other, for example, the bride is Jalachara and the groom is Manava then 1/2 a point is given.
If neither the bride nor groom is Vasya to the other, no points are given.
Gun Milan Test #3 - Tara - Maximum Possible Score: 3 Points
Tara is used to calculate the health and well-being of the bride and groom after marriage. This is achieved by comparing the birth stars (Tara) of both partners. Nakshatra is the name given to sectors of the ecliptic in which the moon moves in its orbit around the earth. There are 27 nakshatras and their names are related to the constellations that are found within their sector.
The 27 nakshatras are divided into 9 Tara groups with three nakshatras in each. These 9 groups are Janam or Janma Tara, Sampat Tara, Vipat Tara, Kshem or Chhem Tara, Pratyari Tara, Sadhak Tara, Vadh Tara, Mitra Tara and Ati-Mitra Tara.
Points are allocated by counting from the bride's birth star to that of the groom and then dividing this number by 9. The same is then done from the groom's birth star to that of the bride. If the remainders of both calculations are an even number, then the match is auspicious and 3 points are given. If only 1 of the remainders were a even number, then 1.5 points are given. If both remainders were odd numbers then no points are given.
Gun Milan Test #4 - Yoni - Maximum Possible Score: 4 Points
Yoni indicates the physical and sexual compatibility between a couple. Yoni are represented by animals and there are 14 different types with 2 nakshatra belonging to each:
• Ashwa (Horse) - Ashwini, Shatabhishaj
• Gaja (Elephant) - Bharani, Revati
• Mesha (Ram) - Krittika, Pushya
• Sarpa (Serpent) - Rohini, Mrigashira
• Swah (Dog) - Ardra, Moola
• Marjarah (Cat) - Punarvasu, Ashlesha
• Mushika (Rat) - Magha, P. Phalguni
• Gau (Cow) - Uttara Phalguni, Uttara Bhadrapada
• Mahisha (Buffalo) - Hasta, Swati
• Vyagrah (Tiger) - Chitra, Vishakha
• Mriga (Deer) - Anuradha, Jyeshtha
• Vanara (Monkey) - P. Asadha, Shravana
• Nakula (Mongoose) - U. Asadha, Abhijit
• Singha (Lion) - Dhanishtha, P. Bhadrapada
The behavior of each animal towards the others was decided by the ancient astrologers and 5 behavioral categories were formed:
• Swabhava Yoni - Indicates that the animals are the same. Such marriage is considered to be auspicious. 4 points are given.
• Friendly Yoni - Indicates that the animals are friendly towards each other. 3 points are given.
• Neutral Yoni - Indicates that the animals are neutral towards each other. 2 points are given.
• Enemy Yoni - Indicates that the animals are enemies. 1 point is given.
• Sworn Enemy Yoni - Indicates that the animals are sworn enemies. No points are given.
Gun Milan Test #5 - Graha Maitri - Maximum Possible Score: 5 Points
Graha Maitri is used to examine the strength of the love between the couple. This is achieved by comparing the sign lords of the moon in the chart of the bride and groom. The relationship between the lords differs and points are given according to their friendliness towards each other.
The points are awarded as follows:
• If two lords are the same or they are friends, 5 points are given.
• If one lord is friendly and the other is neutral, 4 points are given.
• If both lords are neutral, 3 points are given.
• If one lord is friendly but the other views them as an enemy, 1 point is given.
• If one lord is neutral but the other views them as an enemy, 1/2 a point is given.
• If both lords consider each other as enemies, no points are given.
Gun Milan Test #6 - Gana - Maximum Possible Score: 6 Points
Gana is used to identify an individual’s temperament. The nakshatra are broken down into 3 groups:
• Devata (Devine) - Ashwini, Mrigashira, Punarvasu, Pushyami, Hasta, Swati, Anuradh, Sravanam, Revati
• Manushya (Human) - Bharani, Rohini, Aardra, Purva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni, Poorvaashadha, Uttaraashadha, Purva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada
• Rakshasa (Demon) - Kritika, Aaslesha, Magha, Chitra, Vishaka, Jyeshtha, Moola, Dhanista, Shatabhisha
• Devata or Devine - Charitable, spiritual, represent piety and not materialistic.
Gun Milan Test #7 - Bhakoot - Maximum Possible Score: 7 Points
Bhakoot (Rashikoot) testing is used to verify the overall health, welfare and prosperity of a family after marriage. It is believed that Bhakoot Dosha can affect the intimacy between the couple and cause delays in pregnancy. With a maximum score of 7 points, this is the 2nd most important test and one that causes a lot of anxiety in couples. Bhakoot Dosha is based upon the distance or number counted from the bride's rashi to the groom's rashi and vice versa.
The following are possible combinations of distances:
• 1/1, 1/7, 2/12, 3/11, 4/10, 5/9 and 6/8
These combinations are sorted into two groups, auspicious and inauspicious:
• Auspicious (Sad bhakoot): 1/1, 1/7, 3/11, 4/10
• Inauspicious (Dushta bhakoot) : 2/12, 5/9, 6/8
If the combination is 1/1, 1/7, 3/11 or 4/10, then 7 points are given. If the combination is 2/12, 5/9 or 6/8 then Bhakoot Dosha is formed and no points are given at all.
Gun Milan Test #8 - Nadi - Maximum Possible Score: 8 points
Nadi testing is to check the genetic compatibility of the bride and groom to ensure they are capable of producing healthy children. Traditionally, the main purpose of marriage was to produce children and further the family lineage. As producing children was the main purpose of marriage, this test provides a maximum score of 8 points which is the highest of any of the Gun Milan tests.
For the Nadi test, the nakshatra are once again broken down into 3 groups:
• Adi (Vata) - Ashwini, Aardra, Punarvasu, Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Jyeshtha, Moola, Shatabhisha, Purva Bhadrapada
• Madhya (Pitta) - Bharani, Mrigashira, Pushyami, Purva Phalguni, Chitra, Anuradha, Poorvaashadha, Dhanistha, Uttara Bhadrapada
• Antya (Kapha) - Kritika, Rohini, Aaslesha, Magha, Swati, Vishakha, Uttaraashadha, Shravani, Revati
Date Published : 20 Sep 2019