Matching horoscopes for Matrimony
Though this subject is not described either in Ramayana , Mahabharatha or Bhagawatha , the system of matching horoscopes of the bride and groom plays an important role in arranged marriages in India.
With the steep falling of sex ratio possibly because of the steep reduction in the average family size, Matching of horoscopes is considered as the chief hindrance in arranging marriages..Here are the problems people face:-
1.No two astrologers agree.
2.The procedure for matching of horoscopes not only changes from state to state but also from person to person.
3.Most of the people do not believe that matching of horoscopes have any thing to with success in marriage.
4,.To the common man it appears that the chance of marriage failing is same both in arranged marriages and love marriages
5.There is a common feeling that the astrologers keep on telling horoscopes do not match till the person becomes desperate and then make him spend lots of money on Pariharams, Gems , Homams and visit of temples,
6.Due to this most of the parents do not match horoscopes but use it as a convenient tool to reject marriage proposals which they do not like
I am a statistician by profession and had been engaged in matching of horoscopes as a service and after doing it for 20 years, I have concluded that the probability of happy marriage is slightly higher (60-70%) if the horoscopes are matched.
What do you all think ? If you all think that this is the greatest hindrance for people getting married, then we will have to think of how to get rid of this procedure.