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The Art of Matching Charts

By Kshitij Sharma,
Published: April 15, 2008, Last Updated: April 13, 2014

Name of the book The Art of Matching Charts
Author Gayatri Devi Vasudeva
Publisher Motilal Banarsidas Publishers, New Delhi, India
Amazon Link Art of Matching Charts

Over the years, The Astrology Magazine has carries articles and editorials on chart matching for matrimonial purposes and this product seems to be a product of properly organizing all the relevant matter presented in different editions of the magazine in form of one book. I started reading Astrology Magazine only during the last days of Dr. B.V. Raman and most of my readership has been under the editorial tenure of Gayatri Devi Vasudev, who is the author of the book.

The chart matching article on this site attracts the maximum comments with a lot of couple trying to match their horoscopes using the applet. These couple should not consider this book as a DIY (do it yourself) book. Matching of chart requires deep understanding of all aspects of astrology and also experience in this area. The author has dealt with a lot of subjects, the essence of which cannot be captured in any software. Some of these subjects are longevity of spouses, multiple marriages, dosha samya and progressive that author is, there is a chapter on detecting dangers from the horoscope due to dowry problems. The chapter on practical examples is insightful. The author does not deal with manglik dosha but instead explains dosha due to other planets as well – Rahu/Ketu, Saturn and Mars in a horoscope. The dosha due to all these planets should be balanced and it is not just Mars that should be looked at.


  • Comment by Rajkumar Bhatia on June 8, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    What are the different types of gunas while matching profile of a couple and what does each guna stand for?

  • Comment by ravi kumar on July 18, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I want to be a good astrologer but unfortunately I do not have enough time to join any institution for face to face study and guidance. Kindly tell me the books and tips to become a good astrologer.

  • Comment by Saraswati on August 4, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Had the britishers not ruled over us the astrological link would not have been severed and most of us would be having the basic knowledge of the relevant calculations and principles.
    Now when I am very much inclined to understand the nuances of this great ancient Indian science Astrological Magazine is no more (my father acquired knowledge in depth subscribing for the magazine till his untimely death in 1986) and I am wary of going by other books.
    I shall try one or two suggested by you authored by the last editor of Astrological Magazine.
    Thank you for the useful inputs.

  • Comment by jaikrishnan on August 6, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    can a boy and girl having same star e.g. utradam or utrashada be considered for alliance?

  • Comment by P K Kalyana Raman on October 17, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I want to be a good astrologer but unfortunately I do not have enough time to join any institution for face to face study and guidance. Kindly tell me the books and tips to become a good astrologer.

  • Comment by Subramanian P on October 21, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Dear Sir
    I have read a lot of articles about Dosha Matching (Papasamyam) of birth charts for marriage.I wonder why only Rahu/Ketu, Saturn and Mars in a horoscope is considerd as Papa grahas. Why subhagrahas having KENDRADHIPATHYA is neglected.May I humbly request you to help me in this rergard
    With respect

  • Comment by sonia on November 24, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    my name is sonia tanotra,my dob is 18 apl 1981,time is 01:10 hrs,,,,n my wud b’s pankaj rawat,,,dob..10 spt 1979,,time..14:13………..will marriage is possible

  • Comment by vivek on November 23, 2009 at 6:43 pm


    Plz tell me how will be marriage life. few people says that girl is manglik n guy is not.

    DOB : 27-12-1980 , 6:30AM , JHANSI
    DOB : 06-AUG-1984 , 1:30AM , JABALPUR

  • Comment by kiran on April 26, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I am a widower I lost my wife in OCT 2011 MY DOB 01-10-1961 TOB 06-45 AM PLACE AMALAPURAM (A.P. INDIA) PL confirm when can I have remarriage THANKS

  • Comment by Dipa Mohanty on September 26, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Respected Mam,
    My date of birth : 9th July 1972
    Time of Birth : 9:00 PM
    Place of Birth : Udaipur (Tripura)

    Can I gt a peaceful married life? Remarriage is possible and when from now?
    Pranam Dipa

  • Comment by Raghavendran T B on October 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Is matching of charts essential, if the two charts(the charts of bride and groom), have good marriage yogas/combinations?

  • Comment by JeethaA.S.Nayak on March 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Namaskar, My daughter’s DOB:11-4-1990, TOB: 20:17Pm, POB: Karkala,Udupi District, Karnataka State.

    A Boy is Forcing her for marriage (of our caste, Educated Well settled)His DOB: 01-07-1988 and TOB: 16:15PM, POB:- Mangalore, Karnataka State.

    But as our astrologer says matching of horoscope is not good and predicted boys horoscope is maraka to girl and marriage will not last longer.

    Sir, please accept a mother’s request and guide me what to do. My daughter is ready to marry him if parents agree. Tell me what todo.

    please forgive if any mistakes in this request
    With regards
    Jeetha A.S.Nayak

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