In most Hindu families, Kundali Match is the first thing to be considered before finalizing the alliance between the boy and the girl. Kundali Match is an ancient tradition which is still kept alive in modern India. Many families give utmost importance to Kundali Match. Kundali Match is also known as Horoscope Match, Kundali Milan and Match Making.
Ashta-Kuta is the most widely accepted method used during Horoscope match. In Ashta-Kuta system of match making, eight different characteristics are assigned separate points in order of one to eight. These characteristics are known as Kuta. The eight Kutas with their weightage are given below.
In Ashta-Kuta system of match making, the maximum number of Gunas are 36. If total Gunas between the couple are between 31 and 36 (both inclusive) then the union is excellent, Gunas between 21 and 30 (both inclusive) are very good, Gunas between 17 and 20 (both inclusive) are middling and Gunas between 0 and 16 (both inclusive) are inauspicious.
It is also opined that the above grouping is applicable when Bhakuta Kuta is favourable. If Bhakuta Kuta is unfavourable then union is never excellent, Gunas between 26 and 29 (both inclusive) are very good, Gunas between 21 and 25 (both inclusive) are middling and Gunas between 0 and 20 (both inclusive) are inauspicious.
It should be noted that Nadi Kuta is given supreme priority during match making. If Nadi Kuta is unfavourable then a match with 28 Gunas is also considered inauspicious.