What Is Varna In Kundali Matching?

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Kundali matching

Kundali matching is an integral part of Indian Hindu weddings. The reason is it helps you understand the compatibility of the couples in their marriage life. In addition, most weddings will make it to the next stage only when the horoscope of the couple matches. Astrologers usually do the kundali matching by the name or date of birth of the couples.

But most of the time, the kundali matching is done by matching the date of birth of the couple, since names can bring more broad results. While matching, astrologers basically check the compatibility of the couples across eight Koots (categories) which sums up to a total of 36 points. 

Mostly, a couple with a score above 18 is recommended to get married. The matching of eight Koots is known as the Ashtakoota matching

  • Varna
  • Vashya
  • Tara
  • Yoni
  • Gruha Maitri
  • Gana
  • Bhakoot
  • Nadi 

Every Koot resembles a unique quality of life of the potential couple after their wedding. If the Gunas of bride and groom match with each other and get enough points, then that couple can go ahead with their wedding plans without any second thoughts. In this article, we are going to look elaborately at the Varna Koota in the kundali matching.

What is Varna Koota?

Varna is the first koota on the list and holds one point out of 36. This koota is checked to find the compatibility of the potential couples in their spiritual life. In addition, the Varna koota also refers to the nature varna type or the order to analyze the compatibility of the couple. The Varna is further categorized into the following four categories;

  • Brahmin (Literate)
  • Kshatriya (Warriors)
  • Vaishya (Traders)
  • Shudra (Workers)

Each group of varna represents the skill, ability and personality of the person. And when matching the horoscope of the potential couple, the astrologer will check these things before making a decision. 

Let’s look at the four categories of Varna koota in brief!


A person in the Brahmin category is considered to be visionary. Naturally, they have the ability to look into things apart from the surface level. They can also understand the cause and effect of things in their wedding.


A Kshatriya is known to be a warrior in the olden days. Just like them, this category of people also possesses the same qualities such as boldness, honesty, courage and valour. They are good at acting as a shield in their relationship or a community. The downside quality of these people is that they are short-tempered. 


Vaishyas are traders who have the ability to evaluate the efficiency of a person or a thing. They are good at finding easy ways to accomplish things in their life. In addition, they might oversee things about their society because of the gains they are getting.


The Shudra category people are known for their follower mentality. They are also good at being dedicated people in a relationship or society.

Varnas are matched using several methods by calculating;

  • Rashi of the moon of the native
  • Navamsa of the moon
  • Ascendant or Sun of the native
  • Nakshatra of the moon

People often calculate the varna of a persona based on their zodiac sign. For example, the water sign individuals come under the Brahmin varna. 

  • Water signs like Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces come under the Brahmin Varna
  • Fire signs like Leo, Aries and Sagittarius come under the Kshatriya Varna
  • Air signs like Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn come under the Vaishya Varna
  • Earth signs like Gemini, Libra and Aquarius come under the Shudra Varna

This categorization is based on the Vedic Astrology that is being followed till nowadays.

The Varna koota matching is done by matching each varna with the other and the compatible couple will get the full point in the kundali matching. The following table will help you understand how the calculator under Varna Koot is done. 

Suppose if a Bride is from Brahmin varna and the groom is also from Brahmin varna, they will get 1 point. Another example: If a groom belongs to Vaishya varna and the bride belongs to Brahmin varna, the couple will get zero points. In any case, the Varna of the groom should be higher than that of the bride to get a point. 

The potential couple who gets the one point in the Varna will be based on the combination of the different Varna mentioned in the table above. But even if this guna is not matched during the kundali matching won’t have much impact on the marriage, if the other gunas are matched. Because the Varna guna holds only one point out of the total 36. 

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