India, the land of different culture, tradition and rituals still holds certain practices and believes close to her heart. One among them is the matchmaking ceremony before the marriage. India is well known for the values that she holds from the past to the present. People over here believe in certain ritual and practice it in their life.
India is the land of different religion; all these religions have their own rituals and practices. One of the important and surprising things that I found was the matchmaking system that prevailed in Indian society. Horoscope is a very important ingredient of every Indian family. They believe that horoscopes can foresee a man’s future and can make it better by performing rituals and all. Every individual, mainly in Hindu religion has a horoscope that is based mainly on the nine planets that revolve around our planet Earth. My research was to find out if there is something true in this belief. This research took me to the world of Vedas, from where this astrology and horoscopes is believed to be originated. Vedas, according to Indian Hindu mythology is an integral part.
In India, people prefer arranged marriage. When a boy in a family reaches the age of marriage, his parents will start searching for a suitable girl. The girl should have all the qualities that they are looking for, most important is the horoscope. The horoscope of the girl and the boy should match. Even after that, there are lots of thing that the family considers. Some of them are that the girl should be from same religion, preferably same caste. Then the girl should be shorter than the boy is and lots more. If all these things match then only the boy is allowed to marry that girl.
Sometimes it may seem horrible for every one, but I found it interesting. From the researches that I did, made me realize that the things written in the horoscope seems to be somewhat the same that which happens in each individual’s life. This made horoscope an essential part of cultural life. The horoscope of each individual varied depending upon the position of nine planets on the day they are born and upon the planet position for their zodiac sign. There are some hidden facts in this horoscope, which made Indians to believe it.
People outside India might be unaware of this system of marriage and will get surprised by hearing this, but this fact is true and it is still followed in the Hindu families of India. The horoscope system that sounds to be an unpractical and foolish thing for others is the heart and soul of Indian Hindu families.
I really became interested in Astrology after I attended three weddings of very close Indian friends of the Hindu religion. Perhaps we should implement this system here in the U.S. It is working very well for them and too many Americans who I know are with the WRONG PARTNER or DIVORCED!