Friday, January 26, 2007

Aishwarya and Abhishek Have No Horoscope Mismatch?

There has been too much speculations about horoscope mismatch between Aishwarya and Abhishek. We have seen media reports that Aishwarya can bring bad luck for Abhishek because of her horoscope. Well, in India, many people believe too much in astrology and even highly educated people are no exceptions. So, this was indeed a serious issue. Now, an astrologer has come forward and stated that the so called mismatch is not a big deal. Bejan Daruwalla is a famous director. Rediff has published an interview with him and I am quoting from the interview:

You must be aware of Aishwarya and Abhishek's impending marriage.

I had earlier said that the period between November 1 to November 21, 2006 would be the most important phase of Aishwarya's life. It is during this period that she performed the pujas. Ash is Scorpio and Abhishek is an Aquarius. I do not have Aishwarya's personal horoscope so I cannot say if she is a Manglik.

What does Manglik mean?

Mangal means Mars, which is force and energy. This energy can either be positive or negative. There are 12 months in a year so there are twelve signs and therefore 12 houses in the kundali. When Mangal or Mars is in the 12th, 4th, 7th or 8 Th house, it normally, but not always, gives a bad effect, which is why it is called Mangli. If in the partner's horoscope Mangal is in one of the 4 houses then the bad effect is cancelled.

But newspaper reports affirm that she is a Manglik...

There are thousands of people in the world who are Manglik, but still lead a good life. There are lots of planets responsible for bad marriage. There is Rahu, Ketu, Shani, Venus, which is the symbol of marriage. Like in cricket there are 11 players and all must play well, likewise there are nine planets. It is the grouping and pattern of the planets, which must be taken into consideration. Other astrologers may feel differently.

So, does a Mangal give bad effects?

There are no guarantees of this. As in life, astrology too is not perfect. It is only 75% correct. Many pundits perform pujas and chant mantras for a Manglik, and sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. Some people even wear a coral ring for protection, but again there are no guarantees that this will work.

So, let us see what happens next. I am surprised that such a big deal has been made from a simple issue. I wonder how many people fall in love or get married according to horoscope. I guess their number is not too few. Aishwarya and Abhishek issue is a good example.