Marriage 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'.
They devised the method of matching by Koota Agreement based
on the Birth Stars of the boy and the girl. Originally 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.
The 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.
1. Dinam (Dinath Ayushyam Aarokyam)
The 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.
Count 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
happen to be the same star for girl and boy they agree.
In 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.
In 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.
2. Ganam (Sobanam Ganam Evacha)
This koota ensures compatible sex life. It is the matching of
the human minds and their temperaments.
PRIVATE Deva Gana
If 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.
3. Yoni (Yonitho Dhampathy Sneham )
This is another koota which is interpreted in two ways. The
word Yoni indicates the private reproductive organ of a woman. So it is said
that presence of Yoni Koota is a must to ensure sexual compatibility.
Each star is having certain animal force associated with it. They
Cow 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.
4. Rasi ( Rasinam Vamsavirthi Kiruth )
This 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.
Counting from that of the girl if the Rasi of the boy is 2,
4, 6, 8, 12 there is no proper agreement.
If 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 )
This 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.
See the Rasi of the boy and girl, their lords should be friendly
or neutral. This aspect confers children.
Moon, Mars, Jupiter
Saturn, Venus Rahu, Kethu
Mars, Jupiter Venus, Saturn
Mercury Rahu Kethu
Mars, Jupiter Saturn, Rahu Kethu
Sun, Moon, Mars
Saturn, Rahu Kethu
Mercury, Saturn Rahu, Kethu
Venus, Mercury Rahu, Kethu
Sun, Moon, Mars
6. Rajju (Rajju Mangalya Vrithysyath )
This 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.
The group stars make up a figure. The groups form foot, thigh,
middle, neck, head. They are as follows
If 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.
7. Vedha ( Vedhaya Sohanasanam )
Vedha 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.
Certain 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
Mrigasira, 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.
8. Vasya ( Vasyath Anniyonnia Vasyaham )
It 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.
9. Mahendhram ( Mahendram Puthira Vrithisyath )
It assures progeny or children in a larger measure.
Counting 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
It ensures accumulation of wealth and allround
Counting 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
The following two kootas are also used in certain cases.
Nadi means pulse which is a medical term. So nadi koota ensures health, longevity
of the couple and happiness of children.
12. 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.
The 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.
Manglik (Mars) Matching
His 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.
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