Monday, September 22, 2008

Nadi Dosha & Chart Matching

In Vedic astrology marriage match is done primarily by matching the Nakshatra of a body and a girl. In North India this Nakshatra based match is called Ashtakuta Guna Milap or 36 point match. Following eight (Ashta in Sanskrit) agreements are generally observed -
  1. Varna (for Work compatibility, point allotted - 1)
  2. Vashya (for Dominance compatibility, point allotted - 2)
  3. Tara (for Destiny compatibility, point allotted - 3)
  4. Yoni (for Mentality compatibility, point allotted - 4)
  5. Graha Maitri (for General compatibility, point allotted - 5)
  6. Gana (for Guna-level compatibility, point allotted - 6)
  7. Bhakoota (for Love compatibility, point allotted - 7)
  8. Nadi (for Health compatibility, point allotted - 8)

The above compatibility is based on the Nakshatra occupied by Moon in proposed husband's and wife's chart. This test takes a deeper look at the compatibility between two – psychological, spiritual, physical and sub-conscious level. As you can see from the above table, Nadi has given the most points and hence regarded as the most important factor by astrologers. The Nadi disagreement between two is also called Nadi Dosha and generally regarded as the strict ‘no’ for the marriage.

There are three different Nadis – Adi (start), Madhya (middle) and Antya (end) and they represent "Prakriti" of an individual that is his/her body constitution. As per Ayurveda there are three different Prakritis, vz Kaph, Vaat and Pita and Adi, Madhya and Antya Nadi are equivalent to that only. The exact Nakshatra based classification is as follows –

Antya Nadi


Madhya Nadi


Adi Nadi


Rohini MrigasiraArdra
Aslesha PushyaPunarvasu
Magha PoorvaphalguniUttaraphalguni

Nadi Dosha exists if proposed husband and wife are having same Nadi. Scientifically speaking having same Prakriti means their offspring will be physically weaker. If Nadis of proposed husband and wife are different it is only then marriage is recommended so they may have physically stronger children.

So how important is Nadi dosha in my opinion? I personally don't give much importance to Nadi Dosha as given by astrologers generally . In my opinion overall analyis of horoscope should be given precedence over than Nadi dosha. For example, 5th house represent the children in a horoscope and Jupiter is putrakaraka. An astrologer should analyze the 5th house and putrakaraka of both the charts and if these are strong, there is no need to worry about Nadi dosha. Nadi dosha is a quick method but I think the detailed and more accurate method (horoscope analysis) should be given more importance.

You can check Nadi dosha in your chart using our free astrology softwae

1. Horoscope Match For Marriage
2. Manglik Dosha Remedies


  1. Anonymous10:27 AM

    this article was good.
    can you please write something on Gana (for Guna-level compatibility, point allotted - 6)

    what if boy/girl is rakshas guna. is there any antidote to it or should the match be avoided in this case.


  2. Anonymous3:28 PM

    Nice and easy to read article.
    Can you please tell something about my career and marriage. I am totally an amateur at this.

    My date of birth is 09-01-1982
    Time: 3.05 p.m.
    Place of Birth: New Delhi

    Thanks n regards

  3. This forum; ; brought me to your article. Thanks for providing.

  4. Anonymous7:18 PM

    simple and plane to understand ....
    I have a what our family astrologer told us that if the nadi dosh exist we should check if the blood groups are both are it true?????

  5. Anonymous12:37 PM

    recently my kundali was matched with a girls kundali, we both have the same nadi i.E ek nadi dosh. but we have 36 gunas what do u suggest ?

  6. impossible, if you have same nadi thn no chance of matching 36 gunas.

    check again

    Well as per my opinion, there are several micro point involve in nadi dosh. consider those points also so you will have exact result.

    1. My case is the same as above "same nadi and 36 gunas matching". wat do u suggest?

    2. Snehal ji, Nadi dosha and 36 guna can not coexist. If one has Nadi dosha, which is allotted 8 points, match can obtain maximum of 28 points only.

      By the way, as I always say, analyzing full chart is most important. Please have a look at this video to understand my points of view -

  7. i recently match my kundali with a boy and found that my nadi is madhya nadi..Please suggest and conclusion for guna milap is 28.

  8. If nadi is not that important, than why is it given the highest points? If it has the highest points i believe it indicates that it is something that should not be ignored.

    One more question is, If both boy & girl have same nadi, rashi, rashi lord, nakshatra but have a different charan, can the dosha be considered nullified? If so, why?

    1. Nadi Dosha is the most important factor for 36 points match. But 36 points match alone does not decide compatibility. An astrologer need to see mangal dosha / kuja dosham, shadashtaka and most importantly birth chart/ kundli of the one you want to marry. So among all the factors that an astrologer should consider, Nadi dosha is a very small factor. To understand it, please have a look at my video - Horoscope Matching

  9. Anonymous2:33 PM

    One more question is, If both boy & girl have same nadi, rashi, rashi lord, nakshatra but have a different charan, can the dosha be considered nullified? If so, why?

  10. Anonymous3:04 PM

    is there nadi dosha if the girl and boy have same nadi but different nakshatra, different rashi and different chran too? pls rply

  11. shakthi prabha10:20 PM


    me and my boyfriend are of the same nadi. We are about to formally get engaged and our families are serious about astrology.
    our score out of 36 was only 18.
    he is magha and i am krittika.

    i already have a hereditary condition and i am very worried about the children problem. I am very worried about the ek nadi dosh. We have also ended up having serious problems in our relationship and it has turned sour though we are trying our best to make it work.

    I would rather be childless than have a special child. I could never forgive myself over it.

    could i please email u/contact u personally for ur services..pls leave ur contact details. thanks.

  12. Shakthi Prabhi ji, I can be contact through

  13. Anonymous6:58 PM

    we have same nadi dosh and same charan but diff blood group is it good or bad?

  14. Hello
    We matched kundlis of my brother and a girl( we consult with 2 pandits)they have naadi dosh(aadi naadi). One pandit told us that naadi dosh is crucial for only brahmins n as we are not brahmins so we dont have to perform any remedy while d other pandit said that you have to perform mahamrityunjay jaap n gold naadi daan. My parents although dnt believe in these things. But am little worried after reading all ill effets of naadi dosha. Will you please suggest me what sgould we do now. I vl b grateful to you sir.

    1. It depends upon overall match points. If these are more than 18, you are good to go generally irrespective of the caste. I mentioned in the article, give more importance to kundli than Nadi dosha.