Astrology is considered the oldest of all sciences. It studies the effects of 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 the old days, kings would depend on astrology to determine the right and auspicious time for new and important initiatives. Ages later, we continue to feel the strong influence of astrology in our day to day lives. Any major event in life, whether it's a wedding or buying a car or a new house, is undertaken only after consulting the astrologer for an auspicious time.

Creation of Natal Charts:

Astrology has in-depth relations with multiple branches of study. It is used for making birth or natal charts (jathaka / janampatri) based on the time, date and place of birth. These charts are required to answer any specific questions or “prashnas” regarding the selection of auspicious time and day called “muhurtha”. While all these aspects of astrology are well in use today, one of the most popular one is the creation of janampatris for the purpose of wedding. Marriage is the important aspect of life. In India, when a child is born, the exact place, date and time are documented and when the child grows older his / her natal chart is created based on this birth data. When the child is of marriageable age, his / her natal chart that corresponds to those of the prospective brides and grooms are considered astrologically compatible. It is a centuries-old tradition but the same diligence is exercised even in this tech-savvy, net-savvy age.

Astrology and Marriage:

It is interesting to note that thousands of years ago astrology was taught by the teachers to their pupils orally. At the beginning of Kali Yuga, astrological literature was documented for future generations. Today, the essence of astrology has been captured and converted into astrological software. Such software is immensely accurate and the comprehensive reports are based on scientific calculations. One such service is provided on the website http:/, which is an Indian matrimonial site. The Astrology section provides various astrological services like horoscope / natal chart matching and star matching for compatibility.

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

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