The present guest article is based on research directed towards marriages between bride and groom belonging to different religions or faiths.
Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam? I think not…
We, as a society, irrespective of caste or religion, are fairly traditional and high premium is placed on conformance to a set of rules. As a result, we find it difficult to accept change and are not comfortable in unfamiliar situations and circumstances. Throughout our lives, we tend to maintain a very strong sense of “native” vs. “foreign”. Marriage is one such institution in our society which is subject to lot of customs and traditions. Compatibility of horoscopes, wealth, social stature etc. is given a lot of importance. The procedure of marriage is highly ritualistic and the entire family of bride and groom has a part to play.
Marriages outside of religion are still not accepted properly in our society. There is opposition from the immediate family. Spouses are expected to convert, but it is not easy to accept a faith or culture that one is not born with. If there is no conversion, couples usually reach a compromise on the faith children follow. Overall, inter-faith marriages present a lot of challenges that need to be worked out. The ratio of such marriages being entirely successful is also not very high.
In Indian culture, more often than not, marriage is for a lifetime. We choose to share our life with one individual and the conduct, behavior and idiosyncrasies of one have a profound effect on the other. In a manner of speaking, the husband and wife share a destiny. An encouraging, sincere and devoted spouse is a blessing.
Relevant Astrological Combinations
Nitin Kashyap has done this research and he presents the following principles and logic behind the observations.
The karakas and bhavas for marriage, religion and “foreignness” are:
Based on the above, some principles which have been observed in different combinations leading to inter religion marriages are:
Three or more rules can be observed to be in play in these charts of individuals who have married outside their religion. To protect the privacy, names are not provided and place of birth is obfuscated. The editor had thought that just the chart data should be provided here, but the realization came that a lot of you have your own methods to calculate the chart and may not agree with the calculation of nodes and values of ayanmsha correction used in the birth chart generation application on this site. All the times are in IST and the time zone is +530.
|22 August 1969
|25 June 1973
|02 October 1973
|03 Nov 1972
|11 Sept 1967
|31 October 1955
|13 June 1978
|31 October 1973
Readers are requested to share charts if it can add to analysis present here in this article. As usual, comments on this article are most welcome.
[Editor: Till the directory page is complete, the contact details of Nitin Kashayap (kashyap_nitin at rediffmail _dot_ com, phone number – +91-9968039321) can be found here.]