Debunking the Misconceptions on Rakshashya and Manushya Guns

Debunking the Misconceptions on Rakshashya and Manushya Guns

Marriage in India, especially among the Hindu community, is considered to be a sacred ritual
that ties two individuals in wedlock of peace and harmony. There is a lot of grandeur and luxury
attached to the concept of marriage and one often terms it as the best day in their life. Indians try
to make the best out of their wedding day and invest lavishly by throwing the most grand of
ceremonies and investing a fortune on decorations, food, clothes, etc. Yet, the most important
part of a marriage is the presence of a good life partner. One who you are comfortable to spend
your life with. Thus, many people in India look towards the concept of Kundali Matching which
helps determine compatibility levels of a match. Kundali Matching is done by studying the
Janam Kundalis of the bride and groom concerning the position of various planets, stars, and
celestial bodies. These planetary positions have the power to influence an individual’s life both
positively and negatively as they go on to form various doshas and yogas. These doshas, yogas,
and planetary positions on one’s birth chart chalk out their future and predicts certain obstacles
and pleasantries. Today, we are going to take a look at the common misconceptions held against
the rakshasa and manusya guna which falls under the Ashthakoota system of kundali matching.

Ashthakoota System:

The Ashthakoota system of kundali matching is essentially a North Indian system that is used to
determine kundali matching of the potential bride and groom. The moon is used as the main
pillar in this system, to determine a total of 8 different kootas of the individual. Each koota has a
different number of points attached to it. The total score is 36 and the compatibility of marriages
is based on this score. If a marriage or match score points of 18 and below, the match is instantly
considered inauspicious while a score of 19 and above determines a good match. In the
Ashthakoota or Gun Milan system of matching the 8 kootas that an individual is scored on are
the Varna, Vashya, Bhakoot, Nadi, Yoni, Tara, Gana, and Maitri koota. These kootas are reliable
to predict the individual’s caste, health, wealth, progeny, personality, reliability, affection levels,
and outlook on life. However, there has been a lot of controversy regarding this system as a
match must not be based solely on points scored from this system. However, today’s article is
about the Rakshasa and Manusya duns which fall under the Gana Koota.

Deciphering the Role of Rakshasa and Manusya gun in Gana Milan: 

Gana Milan consists of three different Ganas – Deva, Manushya, and Rakshasa. Like in Indian
mythology, Rakshasas always harmed the Manushya and thus are often feared by people. The
fear of the Rakshasa Gun is so high that people often believe that it brings death to the manushya
match of a person occupying this gun. However, this is nothing but false superstition. Gana is
divided into three personality types – analytical, synthetical, and conservative. The person who
occupies the analytical personality is said to have the Rakshasya Gun. Therefore, to look at this
from the said perspective, Rakshashya people are those who try to use logic to analyze each
situation. They can criticize most things and find the fault in all. Thus, they also tend to change
orthodox and traditional systems if they see it causes harm in progress. On the other hand, the
Manusya guna person falls under the category of the conservative type. They love to stick to old
customs and traditions and do not adapt to change well. They are known to be practical while
being conservative. They can also be termed as someone hardworking and submissive. Thus, it is said that a Rakshasa and Manushya gun person can make a bad match and not due to foolish
claims of it harming the relationship. However, sometimes people occupying these two guns also
make a good match as this is not the only criterion used to determine a match. One must also
look at the other kootas, the mentalities, social backgrounds, family life, and expectations of both
individuals. It is then when a perfect match is formed with its share of ups and downs. So, next
time you come across a contrasting gun with your partner, don’t be afraid. Instead, believe, trust,
and go ahead with good intentions!