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Astrological Compatibility: Hopes and Horrors

Srila Prabhupada explains that, “The custom in Vedic society is to examine the horoscopes of a girl and boy being considered for marriage to see whether their combination is suitable.” (SB 6.2.26, purport) Therefore it’s traditional – and it’s also fashionable in ISKCON – to check the compatibility of the couple by astrology. The problem […]

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Compatibility Vedic Injunctions

Importance of Astrological Compatibility for Marriage

First, let us consider what Srila Prabhupada has written in his purport to Srimad Bhagavatam 6.2.26 (emphasis mine) “The men of the higher classes — the brahmanas, ksatriyas and vaisyas — do not beget children in the wombs of lower-class women. Therefore, the custom in Vedic society is ≫ to examine the horoscopes of a […]