Indian Astrology and Marriages

Astrology is considered to be the oldest of all sciences, which studies the effects of the planetary positions and movements on our lives. Indian Astrology is an integral aspect of the Vedic literature (Vedic Astrology) and was practiced over the years by Indian sages and passed on to their disciples. In olden days, the kings would depend on astrology to determine the right and auspicious time before embarking on any new and important initiatives. Ages later, today, we still find the strong influence of astrology in our day-to-day life. Any major event in life, whether it is marriage, buying a car, buying a house, or even entering a new house, is undertaken only after consulting the astrologer for an auspicious time.

Astrology is in-depth science with multiple widespread branches. It is used to create birth or natal charts (Jathaka / Janampatri) based on the time, date and place of birth, to answer any specific questions ‘Prashnas’, to find the auspicious time and day called ‘Muhurtha’. While all of these aspects of astrology are well in use today, one of the most popular one is the creation of Jathaka’s and matching of Jathaka’s for marriages. Marriage is an important aspect of life. In India, when a child is born, the exact place, date and time is documented and when the child grows older his/her natal chart is created based on this birth data. When the child attains marriageable age, his/her natal chart is matched with those of prospective brides and grooms to find an astrologically compatible match. This is an age-old tradition, which is practiced with equal fervor even in this tech-savvy, net-savvy age.

It is interesting to note that, thousands of years ago astrology was imparted by the teachers to their pupils orally. During the beginning of ‘Kali Yuga’ the astrological literature was documented for the future generation.

Today, the essence of astrology has been captured and converted into astrological software. These software’s are immensely accurate and provide extensive reports based on scientific calculations. One such service is provided on the website www.BridesandGroomsIndia.com, which is an Indian matrimonial site. The Astrology section provides various astrological services like horoscope / natal chart generation, horoscope / natal chart matching for compatibility, star matching for compatibility.

Indian Astrology is an integral part of the Indian culture and most of the marriages are consummated only after consulting an astrologer. At BridesandGroomsIndia.com a genuine effort is made to help prospective couples figure out whether they are compatible to be bound in the holy wedding knot.

Indian Vedic Astrology & Horoscopes – Indian Astrology and Predictions

Indian Vedic astrology is perhaps the oldest branch of Futurology known to the human race. There are references about Indian astrology in ancient scriptures, Vedas and Puranas authored thousands of years ago in this part of the land. The first known treatise on Vedic Astrology is supposed to be authored by Lord Skanda the son of one of the trinities in Hindu religion, Lord Shiva the re-creator.Even today this treatise is available and stands testimony to the age of this branch of futurology.

Indian Vedic Astrology is known for its unique system of predictions and calculations. While western astrology basically follows the Sun signs and predictions are based on the the same, Indian Vedic Astrology takes into consideration the Moon sign, which is more broad, personalized and accurate. The signs of the zodiac being twelve the whole human race is divided into 12 equal divisions in other branches of Astrology and they are more of general in nature, the Indian Astrology make use of the Moon sign, and each Zodiacal sign is further sub divided into 9 thus making the calculations more subtle. Not only the zodiacal signs are classified according to constellations or ‘Nakshatras’ as it is called in Sanskrit, The placement of the planets is also considered from these constellations. Indian Astrology based on Parasara system the conventional system widely followed in India, and later on sharpened by celebrities like Varahamihira, is a fool proof system. There is no second work on astrology to match the Brihatjathaka authored by Varahamihira the legendary figure in Indian Astrology.

One of the ancient and popular astrologers of Kerala, Thalakkulathur Bhattathiripad had written a comprehensive explanation only on the first 10 chapters of ‘Brihatjathaka” known as ‘Dasadhyayee’ since he was of the opinion that the whole essence of Vedic Astrology had been summarized by Varahamihira in the first 10 chapters itself in his monumental work.Today the Vedic Astrologers, of Kerala, the cradle of Hindu Astrology, follows the latter work of Bhattathiripad and another unique treatise known as ‘Prasnamargam’ the one and only comprehensive horary astrological treatise available today.

Indian Vedic Astrology apart from its unique system of prediction as explained above also follows the Dasa system based on the constellation of natal Moon in the birth chart to precisely predict the timing of events which no other branch of Astrology can boast of.In short it is one of the most scientific and reliable tools to have an insight into one’s personality and future events or circumstances that could help ease the life of an individual and lead a more comfortable life if not a perfect one.