Graha Maitri Dosh in Match Making

Match Making and Manglik Dosh
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Graha Maitri is a koot or aspect which carries 5 points or Gunas according to the system of Gun Milan which is used by many astrologers practicing in Vedic astrology for the purpose of match making between two individuals. Graha Maitri lies at 5th position from the bottom and accordingly it carries 5 Gunas or points. Different number of Gunas or points are assigned for Graha Maitri match; based on how the lords of the Moon signs of boy and girl match with each other, according to the rules of Gun Milan.

First of all, let’s try and understand as to what this Graha Maitri is according to Vedic astrology and what the role of Graha Maitri is in the process of match making according to the system of Gun Milan. We know that all nine planets called navagraha in Vedic astrology are always on their journey from one sign to the other and from one nakshatra to the other. Accordingly, Moon also travels from Ashwini 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 Pushya nakshatra and Cancer sign at this time and place. Accordingly, all the people born during this time and place will have Moon placed in Pushya nakshatra and in Cancer sign in their birth horoscopes. Hence the birth nakshatra of these natives is Pushya and birth sign or Rashi of these natives is Cancer.

Moving ahead, there are 12 zodiac signs which are considered important according to Vedic astrology for making calculations from horoscopes and for making calculations like match making. Each one of these 12 signs is owned by a planet among navagraha, which is called the ruling planet of that sign or the lord of that sign. For the convenience of readers, following is the planetary lordship of signs according to Vedic astrology:

Aries is ruled by Mars according to Vedic astrology.

Taurus is ruled by Venus according to Vedic astrology.

Gemini is ruled by Mercury according to Vedic astrology.

Cancer is ruled by Moon according to Vedic astrology.

Leo is ruled by Sun according to Vedic astrology.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury according to Vedic astrology.

Libra is ruled by Venus according to Vedic astrology.

Scorpio is ruled by Mars according to Vedic astrology.

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter according to Vedic astrology.

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn according to Vedic astrology.

Aquarius is ruled by Saturn according to Vedic astrology.

Pisces is ruled by Jupiter according to Vedic astrology.

Moving on, Vedic astrology also assigns a relation between all the planets among navagraha which tells us which Graha is friendly towards which Graha, neutral towards which Graha and enemy towards which Graha. The points or Gunas for Graha Maitri are assigned according to this relation between the lords of Rashis or Moon signs, as calculated from the horoscopes of boy and girl under consideration for match making. Depending on the relation between Moon sign lords of boy and girl under consideration for match making, the system of Gun Milan assigns following points or Gunas for Graha Maitri Match:

If the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the boy is same as the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the girl under consideration for match making, the system of Gun Milan assigns 5 out of 5 points for such case of Graha Maitri match. For example, if the planetary lord of Moon signs or Rashis of both boy and girl is Mars, Graha Maitri is given 5 out of 5 points or Gunas.

If the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the boy and the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the girl under consideration for match making are friendly with each other, the system of Gun Milan assigns 5 out of 5 points for such case of Graha Maitri match.

If the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the boy and the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the girl under consideration for match making are friendly-neutral with each other, the system of Gun Milan assigns 4 out of 5 points for such case of Graha Maitri match. This classification of Graha Maitri means that one planetary lord is friendly towards the second whereas the second planetary lord is neutral towards the first one.

If the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the boy and the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the girl under consideration for match making are neutral-neutral with each other, the system of Gun Milan assigns 3 out of 5 points for such case of Graha Maitri match. This classification of Graha Maitri means that one planetary lord is neutral towards the second and the second planetary lord is neutral towards the first one.

If the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the boy and the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the girl under consideration for match making are friend-enemy with each other, the system of Gun Milan assigns 1 out of 5 points for Graha Maitri for such case of Graha Maitri match. This classification of Graha Maitri means that one planetary lord is friendly towards the second and the second planetary lord is enemy towards the first one.

If the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the boy and the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the girl under consideration for match making are neutral-enemy with each other, the system of Gun Milan assigns 0.5 out of 5 points for such case of Graha Maitri match. This classification of Graha Maitri means that one planetary lord is neutral towards the second and the second planetary lord is enemy towards the first one.

If the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the boy and the planetary lord of Moon sign or Rashi of the girl under consideration for match making are enemy towards each other, the system of Gun Milan assigns 0 out of 5 points for Graha Maitri for such case of Graha Maitri match.

For the convenience of the readers, here is the points table for Graha Maitri Match.

Moon Sign Lord of Boy
Moon

Sign

Lord of

Girl

Sun Moon Mars Mer Jup Ven Sat
Sun 5 5 5 4 5 0 0
Moon 5 5 4 1 4 0.5 0.5
Mars 5 4 5 0.5 5 3 0.5
Mercury 4 1 0.5 5 0.5 5 4
Jupiter 5 4 5 0.5 5 0.5 3
Venus 0 0.5 3 5 0.5 5 5
Saturn 0 0.5 0.5 4 3 5 5

 

For example, if the Moon sign of the boy is Leo and the Moon sign of the girl is Cancer; 5 out of 5 points are assigned for such Graha Maitri Match, as Sun and Moon are friendly towards each other. Similarly, if the Moon sign of the boy is Leo and the Moon sign of the girl is Gemini; 4 out of 5 points are assigned for such Graha Maitri Match, as Sun is neutral towards Mercury and Mercury is friendly towards Sun. However, if the Moon sign of the boy is Leo and the Moon sign of the girl is Aquarius; 0 out of 5 points is assigned for such Graha Maitri Match, as Sun is enemy towards Saturn and Saturn is enemy towards Sun.

In cases of match making where Graha Maitri match gives a score of 0, 0.5 or 1 according to Gun Milan, Graha Maitri Dosh is said to be formed in the horoscope which is associated with very bad results like mental incompatibility between husband and wife, which can lead to serious arguments and divorces in some cases. It can be seen from the above mentioned data that there are only 49 combinations for Graha Maitri match based on the birth Rashi of boy and girl; and 18 out of these 49 combinations form Graha Maitri Dosh in match making according to Gun Milan system.

Hence it can be said that about 35% cases of match making are having Graha Maitri Dosh on average according to Gun Milan. Therefore, 35% of the marriages should be suffering from the problems associated with Graha Maitri Dosh, which means that every third girl on average is prohibited for a boy and every third boy is prohibited for a girl merely on the basis of Graha Maitri Dosh.

It should be noted that Graha Maitri Dosh is only one of the defects formed during match making and there are many other defects like Manglik Dosh, Kaal Sarp Dosh, Pitra Dosh, Nadi Dosh, Bhakut Dosh, Gan Dosh, Yoni Dosh and other defects, each of which is capable of causing serious problems in 40 to 50% of the marriages; according to the prevalent definitions of these defects. Taking everything into consideration, it can be easily said that almost all the marriages in the world should end up in divorces or other serious problems. This is not what we see in reality and hence the formation of Graha Maitri Dosh in match making alone can’t cause serious problems in the marriages of the couples having this Dosh.

In my experience of horoscope matching which now goes over thousands of cases of match making, I have witnessed hundreds of successful marriages despite the presence of Graha Maitri Dosh in match making. This happened due to fact that the overall horoscopes of these couples were giving very good indications about the marriages of these couples as the positive factors present in these horoscopes reduced the malefic effects of Graha Maitri Dosh to great extent. Hence Graha Maitri Dosh could not cause any significant damage in these marriages.

Hence it should be kept in mind that the formation of Graha Maitri Dosh during horoscope matching can cause significant problems in the marriage of a couple under consideration, only if such Graha Maitri Dosh is supported by some other malefic defects present in one or both the horoscopes. Graha Maitri Dosh is not capable of causing serious damages in the marriage of a couple on its own, in most cases. It should also be noted that the presence of good yogas in one or both the horoscopes can reduce the bad effects of Graha Maitri Dosh to great extents and accordingly, this defect may not cause any significant damage in such a marriage.

Therefore the couples having Graha Maitri Dosh during match making should not lose heart and they should get their horoscopes matched properly in order to know whether such Graha Maitri Dosh is capable of causing any damage or not. It should also be noted that the malefic effects of Graha Maitri Dosh can be rectified with astrological remedies like Poojas, Yantras and donations in most cases, which gives us one more reason for not being afraid of Graha Maitri Dosh.
Himanshu Shangari