Mahendra Koota is a Prime Factor in Vedic Marriage Matching System

India is a huge country in the Asian subcontinent. It is known to the rest of the world for its unity in diversity. From the times of ancient civilization India has had a multi-cultural identity. India is reputed for its rich culture, liberal government and populous democracy.

India’s religious diversity too is very varied. On one hand we see Lord Kartikeya being worshipped in North India and on the other hand Lord Murugan is worshipped in South. Similarly Lord Krishna is worshipped by the name of Madhav, Gopal and Krishna in North whereas he is worshipped as Venugopala in South India.

As they say ‘All roads lead to one God’. Astrology is all about this. It may be followed in various ways but the results are similar. Along these lines if we analyse the North and South Indian astrological systems we will find many differences but they also agree on several principles

Similarities and dissimilarities between North and South Indian Astrology

While determining the ‘Dasha Chakra’, North Indian astrological system evaluates the Vimshottari Dasha to predict future whereas Ashtottari Dasha is determined for future prediction in South Indian astrological system. The results obtained from these two different methods are strikingly similar.

One primary distinction between North and South Indian astrological system is that according to the astrologers of South India every day has an inauspicious timing of 1 and a half hours which is known as Rahu Kaal. This duration of the malefic hour is settled every week. But in North India there is Bhadra lunar day which is inauspicious like Rahu Kaal but it doesn’t have any particular time limit like the previous one.

There are many differences between North and South Indian astrological system in match making. Ashtakoota in North whereas Beeskoota is considered for marriage in South Indian astrology.

Importance of Mahendra Koota for marriage match matching

Mahendra Koota is one of the Bees Koota. Prashna Marg says that a Mahendra Koota is formed when the groom’s Nakshatra is 4th, 7th or 10th Nakshatra from the bride’s. Usually the 4th Nakshatra is the Mahendra Koota and the 4th Nakshatra of the bride to the groom’s 4th is called Upendra Nakshatra.

Vedic astrology says that it is very auspicious for the couple if the bride’s Nakshatra is the 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22 or 25th from the groom’s Nakshatra. In this way it is unfavorable if the groom’s Nakshatra is the 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26 or 27th from the bride’s Nakshatra.

According to astrology the Mahendra Koota is used in predicting post marriage financial life of the couple. The Upendra Koota is used in determining the happiness from the child.

Today education is spreading fast. Everyone is rubbing shoulders in the rat race for employment. With the changing times, behavioural patterns of youngsters are also changing.The boy and the girl should respect each other.

Increasingly it has become necessary and important to consult an astrologer before committing to a relationship. The temperament of the boy and the girl should be judged. This will help to a great extent and ensure that the couple settles down happily and forever.