How To Handle Nadi Dosha


Nadi dosha is one of the most important points in the process of horoscope matching for marriage. Nadi Dosha is probably one of most talked about subjects after Manglik Dosha in horoscope matching. Also Nadi dosha assumes more significance in horoscope matching as it gets Eight points in the total of 36 points in Bhakoot/Ashtakoot matching. So let us understand the reasons and solutions for Nadi dosha and how it will impact a marriage decision. It is determined by looking at the horoscopes of both the partners, and when both have the same Nadi, it leads to Nadi Dosha, and if the Nadi is different, it is a nice situation. Nadi Dosha's effect is associated with the blood and pulse of the people and its consequence affects marital happiness, parenthood, happiness, and life partner.

Nadi Dosha in Gun Milan

What is the role of Nadi Dosha in Gun Milan and how Nadi dosha affects marriage decisions. While determining the elements of Ashtakoot matching or Gun Milan, Nadi is given much heed. The same Nadi of a boy and a girl is not considered favorable for marriage. Ashtakoot matching is of 36 Gunas or numbers, out of which Nadi gets 8 points, and when both have the same Nadi in their horoscope, then 0 points are obtained, i.e., it is also a very important element in matching.

Nadi Nakshatra

Now let us understand what is Nadi Nakshatra?  As per Vedic astrology; a human body has three Nadis (channels) and each one of them represents an element. The first of these three element is Air which is called Aadi Nadi which represents the flow of energy from bottom to top, say from feet to head. The second element is Fire called Madhya Nadi and it represents the flow of energy in both directions; from top to bottom and vice-versa. The third element Water is called Antya Nadi and it represents the flow of energy from top to bottom.

As per Nadi Nakshatra, total 27 Nakshatras are categorized into these three elements & accordingly each Nadi gets 9 Nakshatras. Further the rule of Nadi Nakshatra, one Nadi is assigned to the native based on the person's birth Nakshatra. See below all the 27 Nakshatras that fall in the different Nadi as per Nadi Nakshatra astrology. 

Adi Nadi - Ashwini, Ardra, Punarvasu, Uttaraphalguni, Hasta, Jyestha, Mool, Shatabhisha and Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra.

Madhya Nadi - Bharani, Mrigashira, Pushya, Poorvaphalguni, Chitra, Anuradha, Poorvashadha, Dhanishta and Uttara Bhadrapada constellations

Antya Nadi - Krittika, Rohini, Ashlesha, Magha, Swati, Vishakha, Uttarashada, Shravan and Revati Nakshatras

What are Nadi Dosha effects

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Now understand what are the Nadi Dosha effects. As per the Narada Vichar, it is said that Nadi Dosha indicates a state of evil and anguish for the couple. The birth constellation of both the bride and groom in the same Nadi is not reflected as a favorable equation. If both of them have Aadi Nadi, there can be a disconnect between both partners. If there is a Madhya Nadi, there are harms to both the partners, and if there is an Antya Nadi, it can have an adverse effect on the life partner and can even give in to widowhood. Therefore, it is inevitable to understand Nadi Dosha effects while matching horoscope for marriage. 

What are remedies for Nadi Dosha/ Cancellation of Nadi Dosha 

Nadi Dosha if assumes significance in horoscope matching, there is also the cancellation of Nadi Dosha in the Kundli; if and when this defect is formed in the horoscopes of the bride and groom, there are remedies for Nadi Dosha or way for Nadi Dosha cancellation. Now read what are the remedies for Nadi Dosha present in the horoscope. 

  • If both the bride and the bridegroom have the same zodiac but different constellations, it can be avoided.

  • If the birth constellation of both the bride and groom is the same, but the zodiacs are different, then Nadi Dosha is canceled.

  • If the constellation of both the bride and groom is the same, but the constellation phases are different, it can cancel Nadi Dosha.

  • In line with another opinion, Nadi Dosha is deliberated mainly for Brahmins; it has not been considered significant for people of other varnas. This means that it will not affect the people of other varnas as it will have for the Brahmin varna.

Parihar Special – In the opinion of Sage Parashar, if the boy and the girl have the same constellation or having the same zodiac, Nadi Dosha is null and void. Still, if there is a resemblance in the phases of both the constellations or if there is a Nadi Padha Veda, avoidance is not possible.

Constellations free from Nadi Dosha

In astrology, some constellations are free from Nadi Dosha. As per the Chintamani text, if the bride and groom are born in Rohini, Mrigashira, Ardra, Jyestha, Kritika, Pushya, Shravan, Revati, or Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra, then Nadi Dosha is not valid for them.

How to cancel Nadi Dosha 

If the cancellation of Nadi Dosha is not possible by all these things, then Nadi Dosha cancellation can be done by some remedial measures. To prevent Nadi dosha, a person should get the remedies done on the word of the horoscope of the bride and groom; in this, Nadi dosha pacification measures are possible through chanting, recitation of Mantras, and donation, etc.

It is said in the book Brihaspati Samhita that for the pacification/cancellation of Nadi Dosha, a certain number of Mrityunjaya Mantra should be chanted by a Brahmin. Doing this, the avoidance of Nadi Dosha is possible.

For Nadi Dosha cancellation/pacification, a person should donate a cow, food, gold, clothes, etc., in line with his metal; by doing this, Nadi Dosha pacification is possible. 

According to Muhurta Ganapati, if there is Nadi Dosha in the horoscope of the bride and girl, but it is indispensable to get married, then the marriage of the bridegroom and the marriage of a pot (Kumbha), the chanting of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, and only after charity work. It is auspicious to get married.

So Nadi Dosha can be present in any horoscope. Nadi Dosha with eight points in Ashtakoot Milan assumes great significance. Understand the reasons and how Nadi Dosha is formed, get Nadi Dosha solutions to cancel Nadi Dosha effects. But take opinion from a good Vedic astrologer who has expertise in matching the charts. Nadi Dosha if handled carefully can be cancelled but any lapses in finding Nadi Dosha can create severe problems in married life. One can learn more about Nadi dosha on my marriage astrology page.