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Nadi dosh is undoubtedly the most feared dosh among all doshas which are formed during the process of gun Milan practiced for the purpose of horoscope matching. Many kinds of bad results are associated with Nadi Dosh and this dosh is said to cause even the death of one or both the partners who marry in spite of the presence of Nadi Dosha in their horoscope matching results and due to this reasons, many people in India who believe in Vedic Jyotish and gun Milan do not proceed with marriage if a Nadi Dosh is formed during horoscope matching. In today’s article we will look at the formation of Nadi Dosh, malefic results associated with Nadi Dosha and the actual relevance of Nadi Dosh in the system of gun Milan as well as in the process of horoscope matching and we will also try to find whether a Nadi Dosha is actually capable of causing the kind of troubles which are associated with this dosh or the problems associated with Nadi Dosh have simply been exaggerated.
To start with the topic, let’s first understand as to what is a Nadi Dosh and how is this dosh formed during the process of horoscope matching and even before that, lets first understand as to what is a Nadi according to gun Milan and according to Vedic Jyotish. As we know that all nine planets called navagraha in Vedic Jyotish are always on their journey from one sign to the other and from one nakshatra to the other and accordingly the Moon also travels from Ashvini nakshatra to Revati nakshatra and from Aries to Pisces in a cyclic movement and at any given point of time and place, Moon is present in a particular nakshatra and in a particular sign. For example, let’s assume that Moon is present in Rohini nakshatra and Taurus sign at this time and place and accordingly all the people born under this time and place will have the Moon placed in Rohini nakshatra and in Taurus sign in their birth horoscopes. Hence the birth nakshatra of these natives is Rohini and birth sign or Raashi as it is called in Vedic Jyotish, of these natives is Taurus. Moving ahead, Vedic Jyotish assigns one out of 3 Nadis to each one of the 27 nakshatras which are considered important in Vedic Jyotish. These Nadis are called Adi Nadi, Madhya Nadi and Antya Nadi according to Vedic Jyotish and all 27 nakshatras are equally divided among these 3 Nadis which means that every Nadi claims 9 nakshatras which further means that there 9 nakshatras associated with Adi Nadi, 9 nakshatras associated with Madhya Nadi and 9 nakshatras associated with Antya Nadi. Now at the time of birth of each person, the placement of Moon in his birth chart is observed and depending upon the nakshatra in which the Moon has been placed, a Nadi is assigned to the person. Following is the distribution of Nadis according to Vedic Jyotish as decided by the presence of Moon in some specific nakshatra in the birth horoscope of a native :
If Moon is placed in any of these 9 nakshatras named Ashwini, Ardra, Punarvasu, Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Jyeshtha, Moola, Shatabhisha or Poorvabhadrapada in natal horoscope, the native is said to have Aadi Nadi.
If Moon is placed in any of these 9 nakshatras named Bharani, Mrigashira, Pushya, Poorvaphalguni, Chitra, Anuradha, Poorvashada, Dhanishtha or Uttarabhadrapada in natal horoscope, the native is said to have Madhya Nadi.
If Moon is placed in any of these nakshatras named Kritika, Rohini, Ashlesha, Magha, Swati, Vishakha, Uttarashada, Shravana or Revati in natal horoscope, the native is said to have Antya Nadi.
As we know what is a Nadi and how is the Nadi of a person decided from his horoscope, let’s look at the formation of Nadi Dosh which is formed during horoscope matching through the process of gun Milan. In the process of gun Milan, the nadi of both bride and groom is first decided from their horoscopes according to the classifications given above and then it is checked as to whether both boy and girl have same nadi or different nadis. If both bride and groom have different nadis then it is considered good for marriage but if bride and groom have same nadi, a nadi dosh is said to be formed in horoscope matching which is said to cause many kinds of problems and troubles in marriage. For example, if the groom has Adi Nadi and bride has Madhya Nadi or Antya Nadi, the nadi match is said to be fine and full 8 marks or gunas are given for Nadi match but if the girl also has Adi nadi like the boy, then nadi dosh is said to be formed and 0 marks or gunas are given for this nadi match. It should be noted here that the system of gun Milan is based on matching 8 aspects or koots from both the horoscopes which are called Varna, Vashya, Tara, Yoni, Graha, Gan, Bhakut and Nadi and all of these 8 koots are assigned 1 to 8 points or gunas respectively which make a total of 36 and a final score is calculated for a particular horoscope matching based on how good or bad is the matching of each one of these 8 koots. Since nadi lies at the top of this pyramid of gunas, hence the formation of a nadi dosh during the process of horoscope matching deducts 8 points straight away and a nadi dosh is said to be formed which can cause various kinds of problems in marriage depending upon which kind of nadi dosh is formed in horoscope matching.
According to Vedic Jyotish, 3 types of Nadi Dosh can be formed during horoscope matching depending upon the kind of nadi associated with bride and groom. For example, if both boy and girl have Adi nadi according to their horoscope, an Adi nadi dosh is said to be formed in horoscope matching which is said to cause disturbance in marriage, a long separation or a divorce. If both boy and girl have Madhya nadi according to their horoscopes, a Madhya nadi dosh is said to be formed in horoscope matching which is again said to cause divorce or death of one of partners. If both boy and girl have Antya nadi according to their horoscopes, an Antya nadi dosh is said to be formed in horoscope matching and this type of nadi dosha is considered as the most troublesome among all three kinds of nadi doshas and it is said to cause death of one or both the partners if people having this kind of nadi dosha decide to marry each other. For this reason, the formation of a nadi dosh in horoscope matching is considered very bad and people do not proceed forward with marriage when a nadi dosha is formed in horoscope matching, particularly if it is an Antya nadi dosh. The system of gun Milan also describes some conditions which serve as the exceptions for nadi dosha which means that if any of these conditions is met in horoscopes, nadi dosh is said to be cancelled or nullified and horoscope matching is said to be free from this defect. These conditions are mentioned below :
If both Male and Female are born in the same Nakshatra but the Charana or Pada of Nakshatra is different, Nadi Dosh is said to be nullified in horoscope matching despite both of them having the same Nadi.
If both Male and Female have same Moon Sign but the birth Nakshatras are different and both of them have same Nadi, Nadi Dosh is said to be nullified in horoscope matching.
If both Male and Female have same birth Nakshatra but the Moon Signs are different, Nadi Dosh is said to be nullified in horoscope matching in spite of both of them having same Nadi.
Now let’s try to analyze nadi dosha with the help of scientific facts and statistics and let’s see if nadi dosh is actually capable of doing the kind of damage in horoscope matching with which it is associated. As we already know by now that every person is supposed to have one out of three nadis, this means that for a given person, nadi dosh on average will be formed during his horoscope matching with every third person which means that he cannot marry one third people merely because of nadi dosha. For example, if a boy has Adi nadi according to his horoscope, then every third girl which he considers for horoscope matching should also be having adi nadi as there are only three nadis according to Vedic Jyotish and the chances of someone belonging to a particular nadi will be one third as all 27 nakshatras have been equally divided into 3 nadis and accordingly every nadi owns 9 out of 27 nakshatras. Going by this theory, every third girl on average is prohibited for a boy and every third boy is prohibited for a girl merely on the basis of nadi dosha as this defect will be formed in every 3rd horoscope matching. As we know that most of the people who do not belong to India, do not go through this process of horoscope matching and gun Milan, hence every third marriage of the world should be facing serious troubles and problems indicated by nadi dosh and accordingly the rate of divorces and deaths should be very high in the world merely due to the formation of Nadi Dosh in horoscope matching. It should also be noted here that nadi dosh is only one of the defects formed during horoscope matching and there are many other defects like Bhakut Dosh, Kuja Dosha, Sarpa Dosha, and other defects of this kind, each of which is capable of causing equally serious problems in 40 to 50% of the marriages according to the prevalent definition of these doshas. Taking everything into consideration, it can be easily said that almost all the marriages in the world should end up in divorces or deaths which is absolutely not the truth and which is far away from truth.
Hence the presence of nadi dosh during horoscope matching alone cannot cause the kind of damages which are associated with this dosha and there are many other factors in both the horoscopes which should confirm the problems caused by nadi dosha in a horoscope matching and only then such kind of severe problems are likely to hit the married life of a couple. In my experience of horoscope matching which now goes over thousands of cases of horoscope matching, I have seen hundreds of successful marriages in spite of the presence of a nadi dosh in horoscope matching mainly due to fact that the overall horoscopes of such couples were giving very good indications about the marriage and married lives of these couples and the benefic and positive factors present in these horoscopes reduced the malefic effects of nadi dosha in horoscope matching to great extent and hence nadi dosh could not cause any significant damage to these couples. Hence it should be kept in mind that the formation of a nadi dosh during horoscope matching can cause significant problems in the marriage of the couple under consideration only if such a nadi dosha is supported by some other malefic doshas present in one or both the horoscopes presented for horoscope matching and a nadi dosh is not capable of doing serious damages on its own in most of the cases. It should also be noted that the presence of good yogas in one or both the horoscopes can reduce the bad effects of nadi dosh to great extents and accordingly this dosha cannot do any significant damage in such a horoscope matching. Therefore the couples having a nadi dosha during horoscope matching should not lose heart and hope and they should get their horoscopes matched properly in order to know whether such a nadi dosh is capable of doing any damage or not. Another good news for such couples suffering from nadi dosh is that the malefic effects of nadi dosha present in horoscope matching can be rectified with astrological remedies like Yantras, Mantras and pujas in most of the cases which gives us another reason not to be too afraid of nadi dosh.