Astrology | Dosh
Apart from the major Magalee Dosh, another major misconception while matching horoscopes of marriage is Raakshas Gan. This becomes a highly objectionable thing in case of a girl.
While matching horoscopes for a marriage under the Koot matching system, the birth stars in which the Moon is placed at the time of birth, called Janma Nakshatra, in which the bride and bridegroom are born, are analyzed and matched for various compatibility factors. One of them is the Gana of the Nakshatra. All the 27 Nakshatra come under 3 groups. They are Deva, Manushya and Raakshas. If both bride and bridegroom are born in the same Gan then the matching is supposed to be the best. So the best combination is Dev-Dev, Manushya-Manushya and Raakshas-Raakshas. In the Gan matching this combination gets 4 out of 4 points. The next best is between Deva-Manushya and Manushya-Raakshas. This gets a score of 2 out of 4 points. The last and worst combination is Deva-Rakshasa which gets a score of 0 out of 4 points. This is as per the detailed South Indian Dosh Koot matching system. In the North Indian Ashta Koot Matching system the Gan matching is allotted 6 points and you get either 6, 3 or 0.
Unfortunately too much importance is given to this Gan matching because of two reasons. Firstly as in case of Mangal Dosh, the person born under Raakshas Gan has more confident and aggressive tendencies and hence this becomes a major taboo for a girl. Secondly a good Gan matching enhances prosperity. However, what the average public and even a lot of astrologers fail to take into account is the fact that, out of the total 35 point Koot matching, the Gan matching carries only 3 points. What is even more important is the fact that out of the 9 planets we are only taking into account the Gan of the stars in which the Moon is placed at birth and totally ignoring the Gan of the stars in which the balanced 8 planets are placed. Hence it is foolhardy to attach too much importance to Gan Dosh.
Created and Maintained by Sushma Gupta
Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 06/23/2012