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Horoscope Compatibility Using Name

By Kshitij Sharma, July 3, 2014

चालू नाम से कुंडली मिलान, कितना सही?

There is a practice in India to take the name of bride and groom and use that information for matching of the horoscope. What people do is that they take the first letter of the name, try to derive a nakshatra and then match horoscope. This practice is still used in a lot of places because the accurate information on date/place/time of birth is not available to do a proper kundali matching. In Hindi, this is called चालू नाम से कुंडली मिलान. However, what happens in present time is a what is called अपभ्रंश, which is killing a perfectly good system by ignoramuses by bringing in distortions and impurities.

This would have worked in olden times when the names were based strictly on nakshatra pada as explained in the namkarana sanskara post. Therefore, there would be backward lookup and an astrologer could derive back the exact nakshatra and pada based on the first letter of the name and then use the information to find out the exact kundali matching parameters. Even now, the practice makes sense if we do not have any other information and use the name. The person should respond to the name properly – in case of nick names again, there is a complication. While we cannot say anything about manglik dosha or other dosha balancing, but it it is supposed to give us a very good starting point.

This is a wrong practice in current times. What is also very wrong is using a proper nakshatra and pada for one person and using चालू नाम for other. If you believe in horoscope compatibility, use the proper method. Otherwise, don’t use it. I will also ask other astrologers, no matter how good they are, to avoid this practice.


  • Comment by Shilpa K on September 19, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Hi Friend,

    My Name is Shilpa K and my husband’s name is Prakash Muraleei
    please let me know our compatibility.

    Best regards,

  • Comment by BAPPA RAHA on December 19, 2014 at 5:53 pm


    My Name is BAPPA RAHA and my SPOUSE name is SUDIPTA HUI
    please let me know our compatibility.

    Best regards,

  • Comment by subhash on December 20, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I am subhash DOB is 06 00 28.01 1982 Hyderabad India.
    I am getting marriage shortly with a girl particulars are: -Vijaya DOB is
    09 00hrs 10.06.1996 Medak (Telangana).I want to know the compatibility, is there any problem in future , can it be solved by any poojas.If there is no remedy also please let me know, its my life pl help.

  • Comment by greeshma ebin on February 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Hello sir
    I am greeshma DOB IS 27-08-1992 ,4.30 pm at aluva,Kerala and my husband name is ebin DOB is 09-11-1980,4.50 am at chathanadu, Kerala.marriage date is 27 august 2012. Sir please give a detailed information about our compatibility via my given email address..I am waiting

  • Comment by Rajasekhar on July 16, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    my name is Rajasekhar and date of birth is 19-2-1984 at 0530 AM and girl name Padmavathi and date of birth is 11-11-1986 at 0730 AM . pse inform me about our comppatibility

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