Graha Maitri or the general friendship among planets is one of the core principles of Vedic astrology. Graha Maitri is all about the natural relationship among the major 7 seven planets of Vedic astrology.
Which are as followings:
Each planet has a different type of relationship with each other as per Vedic astrology. These relationships of planets are classified either as friendship or enmity.
For example, Planet Jupiter and Moon are known as very good friends and maintains a good planetary relationship with each other. Whereas Planet Saturn and Sun are known as enemies of each other in Vedic astrology.
Graha Maitri in horoscope matching
The Graha Maitri parameter in horoscope matching analyzes the friendship between the planetary lord of the Moon sign of the bride and the planetary lord of the Moon sign of the groom for marriage compatibility.
Graha Maitri in allotted 5 points weightage in Ashtakoot Guna Milan, a method of horoscope matching.
Graha Maitri Chart – Planetary Friendship Table
Below is the table of planetary friendship also known as the Graha Maitri chart which will help an astrologer or an astrology enthusiast to understand the general friendship among planets in Vedic astrology.
|Planet||is Friend||is Enemy||is Neutral|
|Sun||Moon, Mars, Jupiter||Venus, Saturn||Mercury|
|Moon||Jupiter, Sun, Mars||—||Mercury, Venus, Saturn|
|Mars||Sun, Moon, Jupiter||Mercury||Venus, Saturn|
|Jupiter||Sun, Moon, Mars||Mercury, Venus||Saturn|
|Mercury||Sun, Saturn, Venus||Moon||Mars, Jupiter|
|Venus||Mercury, Saturn||Sun||Mars, Jupiter|
|Saturn||Venus, Mercury||Sun, Moon, Mars||Jupiter|
Significance of Graha Maitri
Graha Maitri is very important to understand what will work or will not in horoscope matching and also many other implementations of Vedic astrology.
The principles of Graha Maitri is rooted in planetary friendships.
Since the Graha Maitri Porutham or Graha Maitri Koota is based on the Janma Rasi also known as the Moon sign. It is a marriage compatibility parameter that depends on the Rashi of Bride and Rashi of Groom. And not the Janma Nakshatra of the Bride or the Nakshatra of the Groom.
In Horoscope matching, the Graha Maitri gives the overall idea about marriage compatibility. Telling us if the compatibility will be more tilted towards a natural inherent understand or not.
What is Graha Maitri Match?
The Graha Maitri match can greatly enhance and add to the other sweet sides of marriage compatibility. For example, a good Graha Maitri match together with a good Yoni match can significantly enhance a romantic relationship between a couple while adding a strong emotional bond to it.
Good Graha Maitri match with good Varna Koota and Vashya Koota can greatly increase the chances of happy married life by the means of good friendship, Mutual love and mental compatibility between a bride and groom.
Understand the Graha Maitri in Kundali matching as the mental compatibility which is not learned by staying in a relationship or growing old together. But this is a type of mental compatibility which is instinctually developed and exists naturally. The Graha Maitri is something that exists more naturally just like Nadi Matching. But there are many cases where Graha Maitri can be ignored in some cases, which we will see further in the article.
A Good Graha Maitri match is when a couple scores 4 or 5 points in Graha Maitri Koot in the overall Horoscope match. When a couple scores 3 points it can be regarded as an average Graha Maitri match. And anything below 3 points in Graha Maitri is considered a Bad Graha Maitri match.
Note: Graha Maitri Points are also known as Graha Maitri Guna or Graha Maitri Score.