Making in Indian Vedic Astrology
is a very solemn binding for the bride and the groom. In India it
is a very sacred occasion for the Hindus. The parents and the aged
relatives of the boy and the girl to be married take great care
before getting them engaged in wedlock as there is no turning back
from the marriage vow. To ensure a long and happy married life,
the ancient Indian sages and saints devised a method to check the
matrimonial adaptability or marriageable compatibility which is
called 'Marriage Matching' or 'Match-making'.
devised the method of matching by Koota Agreement based on the Birth
Stars of the boy and the girl.
ally they recommended 20 kootas.
But out of these only 10 kootas are considered for the actual horoscope
matching and in some parts of India only 8 kootas are considered.
Hence it also popularly known as "Das Poritham" in Hindi
or 10 Porutham in Tamil.
10 Kootas or the 10 Poruthams
According to Indian Astrological principles there are 28 Nakshathras
(Stars) in an oval round called the zodiac and the Navagrahas (the
nine planets ) which transit this Zodiac. This heavenly
constitution exert their combined astral influences on human beings.
The Kootas agreement is ascertained by examining the birth stars
and the Janma rasis, of the boy and girl. Each koota has a specific
role or a part to play.
Dinam (Dinath Ayushyam Aarokyam)
presence of Dina Koota agreement ensures that the husband and wife
remain healthy and free from all sorts of diseases and will enjoy
all comforts and a long lease of life.
the stars beginning fron the star of the girl. If such counted number
comes as 2,4,6,8,9,11,13,15,18,20,24,26, it is good and agrees.
If Rohini, Ardhra, Maka, Visaka, Sravana, Hasta, Uttarashada, Revathi
happens to be the same star for girl and boy they agree.
cases of Mrigasira, Aswani, Krithika, Punarvasu, Pushya, Uttara,
Chitra, Uttarashada, Purvashada stars, if they are same they also
agree but are given secondary choice. Others do not agree.
cases where the two stars are same it is good that the signs of
the boy leads that of girl. 27th star even in different signs has
to be rejected.
Ganam (Sobanam Ganam Evacha)
koota ensures compatible sex life. It is the matching of the human
minds and their temperaments.
both are Deva or Manushya Gana they agree. In case the gana of the
girl is Deva and that of the boy is Manushya it agrees as secondary.
If both are of Rakshasa they do not agree. This agreement confers
general happiness of marital life.
Yoni ( Yonitho Dhampathy Sneham )
is another koota which is interpreted in two ways. The word Yoni
indicates the private reproductive organ of a women. So it is said
that presence of Yoni Koota is a must to ensure sexual compatibility.
star is having certain animal force associated with it.They are:
and tiger, elephant and lion, horse and buffalo, dog and deer, rat
and cat, goat and monkey, snake and mongoose are declared enemies
to each other. The stars of mutual enemies do not agree. If they
are of some yoni but only enemy to each other as dog and cow they
agrees as secondary. This agreement confers mutual love between
husband and wife.
Rasi ( Rasinam Vamsavirthi Kiruth )
ensures the continuation of one's family through the birth of a
son. If there is no progeny or issue, his family and tradition will
end with him. Another school of thought interprets it as cordial
relationship between the daughter-in-law and her in-laws.
from that of the girl if the Rasi of the boy is 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 there
is no proper agreement.
both the signs are same there is agreement and in such a case the
Rasi of Aquarius, Leo, Cancer, Capricorn do not agree, if both are
mutually in 7th to each other. Of these if they are 6 to 8 they
do not agree. This confers children.
Rasiyathipaty ( Santhanam Rasiythipathy )
refers to the friendship between the lords of the birth stars of
the girl and boy. This koota ensures santhanam. The word santhanam
also means progeny which is denoted Rasi Koota.
the Rasi of the boy and girl, their lords should be friendly or
neutral. This aspect confers children.
Rajju ( Rajju Mngalya Vrithysyath )
bestows on the girl living happily with the husband for the long
time. It is considered as the most important of the ten kootas as
it ensures a long life for the husband.
group stars make up a figure. The groups form foot , thigh, middle,
neck, head. They are as follows :
both the stars of the boy and girl come in the same portion as foot
or head or neck etc there is no agreement. If they happen to be
in the same line as head, the husband will die, if in the neck,
the wife will meet death, if in the middle loss of children, if
under thigh extreme poverty and if under foot pitiable wanderings.
This is a very important agreement.
Vedha ( Vedhaya Sohanasanam )
means affliction. This koota agreement wards of all evils and pitfalls
in married life. A happy and prosperous married life is assured
as a result.
stars are mutually anti or opposite to each other. The star of boy
and girl should not be mutually anti to each other. They are as
Chitrai, Dhanishta are mutually anti to each other. This vedha agreement
is very important like Rajju agreement. Happiness cannot be obtained
if they are anti.
Vasya ( Vasyath Anniyonnia Vasyaham )
is believed that the presence of this koota agreement assures mutual
love and attachement.
The Rasi for both the boy and girl should be agreeing to each other.This confers mutual affection between couples.
Mahendhram ( Mahendram Puthira Vrithisyath )
assures progeny or children in a larger measure.
from that of the girl if the star of the boy comes as 4, 7, 10,
13, 16, 22, 25 they agree. This confers wealth and children for
Stree Deergam ( Stree Deergath Sarva Sampathha )
ensures accumulation of wealth and all round prosperity.
from that of the girl, if the star of the boy is more than 13 it
agrees. Some declare that if it is 7 it agrees. The benefit of this
is that the span of married life will extend for long period.
above mentioned 10 Kootas are the main ones considered before deciding
on a marriage.
following two kootas are also used in certain cases.
Nadi : Nadi means pulse
which is a medical term. So nadi koota ensures health, longevity
of the couple and happiness of children.
Varna Koota : Varna refers
to the caste of the girl and boy and it is having no or less relevance
now a days as inter-caste marriages have become common.
astrologers have given certain points to all these kootas, The points
are summed up according to the matching of the horoscopes of the
boy and the girl. If there is matching of more than 50 percent points,
then the couple is considered ideal for marriage.
(Mars) Matching : This is also one of the most important
aspect of horoscope matching. There must be compatibility of Mars
between the male and the female horoscope.
The perfect calculation of all these points requires, accurate and
detailed horoscope of both the boy and the girl.
Ten Porutham the Indian Match making with the stars. In Indian culture Marriage is a very solemn binding for the boy and the girl. It is also considered a sacred occasion for the Hindus predominantly followed in South India, to ensure a long and happy married life, the ancient Indian sages and saints devised a method to check the matrimonial adaptability or marriageable compatibility which is called matching with the boy and girl star a.k.a 'Marriage Matching' or 'Match-making'.