Matching Rules applied

I. Nakshatra Matching

The following are the Dasa poruttams (matching rules) handed down to us over hundreds of years.

No. Poruttham Result
1 Dinam   Good health
2 Ganam           Pleasant and happy life with social and nice functions
3 Mahendram     Good children
4 Sthree Deergam     Financial prosperity
5 Yoni                       Good understanding, harmony and sexual compatibility
6 Rashi                     Good quality of life
7 Rashyaadhi   Birth of children and their prosperity
8 Vashyam              Mutual attraction and affection with inseparable temparament
9 Rajju  Avoiding widowhood or widower-hood [see below]
10 Vedham      Avoid evil affects arising out of marriage

A value is put to the above as shown in following table. Rows are Girl's nakshatra and columns are Boy's nakshatra. The maximum value can be 36 points.  If 18 points or above is available between 2 nakshatras then the match is acceptable.

Female

Male Rasi & Nakshatra

Female
Sign    Aries
Mesh
Taurus
Vrshab
Gemini
Mithun
Cancer
Katak
Leo
Simha
Virgo
Kanya
Libra
Tula
Scorpio
Vrichik
Sagittarius
Dhanu
Capricorn
Makar
Aquarius
Kumbh
Pisces
Meen
  Sign 
    As Bh Kritka Ro Mrgsi Ar Punar Pu As Ma Pu Utram Ha Citra Sv Vishak An Jy Mu Pu Utrasa Sr Dhani Sh P.Bhad Ut Re    
  Star 01 02 03 03 04 05 05 06 07 07 08 09 10 11 12 12 13 14 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 22 23 23 24 25 25 26 27 Star  
Ari 01 28 33 27 17 22 22 25 16 17 22 30 27 20 24 14 09  10 12 22 28 22 18 24 13 12 24 23 25 26 20 19 14 15 14 23 26 01 Ari
02 34 28 28 18 23 14 17 25 25 30 22 24 19 17 24 19  18 03 13 28 21 18 17 19 19 17 25 27 26 10 09 19 23 22 16 25 02
03 26 28 28 18 18 16 19 19 19 24 26 22 15 19 20 15  14 17 27 14 19 16 19 25 25 19 11 13 13 25 24 25 18 17 19 10 03
Tau 03 18 19 19 28 18 26 17 17 17 21 23 19 19 21 22 20 20 23 22 09 14 21 24 30 22 15 07 12 10 23 29 30 23 20 22 13 03 Tau
04 23 23 11 20 28 36 26 23 22 26 27 12 10 24 27 25 25 18 17 15 08 14 29 23 13 19 11 16 18 19 24 24 29 26 27 19 04
05 23 14 18 27 35 28 18 23 22 26 19 21 19 15 24 23 25 11 10 24 17 23 21 24 14 10 16 21 26 12 17 26 28 25 18 27 05
Gem 05 26 17 21 19 26 19 28 33 31 18 11 13 22 18 27 31 34 20 13 27 19 13 11 14 23 19 25 19 24 10 12 21 22 24 17 26 05 Gem
06 18 26 21 19 24 25 34 28 25 12 20 12 21 27 20 24 24 27 20 27 20 13 19 03 15 28 27 21 22 17 19 12 17 18 26 26 06
07 18 25 21 19 22 23 31 24 28 14 21 15 21 25 19 23 24 26 19 27 21 14 20 07 14 24 27 21 22 16 18 13 16 17 26 26 07
Cnc 07 21 28 24 21 24 25 17 10 13 28 34 28 16 20 14 16 17 19 19 26 20 19 25 10 07 20 20 26 27 21 12 05 09 16 25 24 07 Cnc
08 29 20 26 23 25 18 10 18 24 34 28 29 18 14 23 25 25 11 11 25 20 19 17 20 17 12 20 26 27 13 04 13 17 26 18 26 08
09 25 23 21 18 11 19 11 11 15 27 28 28 15 15 17 19 19 24 24 11 16 14 19 25 22 15 07 13 13 26 17 18 11 17 20 12 09
Leo 10 19 19 15 16 09 18 20 20 19 16 18 16 28 30 26 14 14 19 23 10 15 22 24 32 24 19 08 03 04 17 23 24 17 17 18 12 10 Leo
11 25 17 19 20 23 15 18 26 25 22 16 16 30 28 34 24 20 05 09 24 18 23 22 24 20 17 24 19 18 05 09 18 23 23 16 24 11
12 15 25 20 21 26 24 27 19 19 15 25 18 26 34 28 16 15 12 16 25 17 22 30 16 09 25 25 20 20 11 17 10 15 15 26 24 12
Vir 12 11 21 16 20 25 24 31 21 22 17 27 20 15 23 17 28 27 24 16 25 16 18 27 12 14 29 29 24 24 16 16 09 14 17 28 26 12 Vir
13 11 18 16 20 23 24 32 18 23 18 26 21 16 20 15 26 28 28 20 26 16 20 26 13 15 27 28 23 24 18 19 10 13 16 26 26 13
14 12 04 18 23 18 10 18 26 24 21 11 25 20 06 13 24 27 28 20 19 28 27 11 25 27 13 21 15 17 15 16 24 16 19 10 19 14
Lib 14 22 14 28 23 18 10 12 20 18 19 11 25 24 10 17 17 20 21 28 27 34 22 06 20 27 13 21 23 25 23 18 26 18 12 03 12 14 Lib
15 29 28 16 11 14 24 26 26 27 27 26 13 12 24 25 25 27 21 28 28 20 09 21 16 23 27 19 21 22 26 21 22 25 18 19 11 15
16 22 22 20 15 09 17 20 20 20 20 20 17 16 18 17 17 18 26 33 19 28 16 16 21 27 21 13 15 16 29 24 26 20 13 12 05 16
Sco 16 16 16 14 19 13 21 11 12 12 18 18 14 24 22 21 17 19 26 21 07 15 28 27 31 21 15 07 11 11 25 24 25 19 19 18 09 16 Sco
17 23 14 18 23 27 20 10 15 19 25 17 20 24 20 28 24 25 11 06 20 16 28 28 31 15 13 21 25 26 12 11 20 24 24 17 26 17
18 10 17 23 28 22 29 12 02 04 09 19 25 31 23 15 11 11 24 19 14 20 31 30 28 14 16 16 20 20 25 24 17 10 09 20 20 18
Sag 19 11 19 25 19 12 12 21 14 12 09 17 23 24 18 09 13 13 26 26 21 26 22 16 16 28 28 15 13 14 19 28 21 14 16 24 26 19 Sag
20 25 17 19 14 18 20 19 26 27 22 14 16 19 17 25 28 27 12 12 27 20 16 15 17 27 28 34 22 22 05 14 23 28 29 22 30 20
21 24 25 11 06 10 16 25 26 27 22 22 08 08 24 25 28 28 20 20 19 12 08 23 17 25 35 28 16 15 13 22 23 29 29 30 22 21
Cap 21 27 28 14 12 16 22 19 24 21 28 28 14 04 20 21 24 24 15 12 21 14 12 27 21 14 24 17 28 27 25 15 16 21 29 30 22 21 Cap
22 28 27 14 12 17 26 23 19 21 28 28 14 05 18 20 23 24 17 24 21 14 12 27 21 14 22 15 26 28 27 19 17 20 28 29 23 22
23 20 11 26 23 19 11 08 16 14 21 13 27 18 04 10 15 17 15 22 24 28 26 12 26 20 06 14 25 27 28 17 23 17 24 15 22 23
Aqu 23 19 10 25 30 25 17 11 20 17 12 04 18 24 10 18 17 19 17 18 20 24 25 11 25 29 15 23 16 20 18 28 33 27 17 06 13 23 Aqu
24 14 20 26 31 25 26 20 12 12 06 13 19 25 19 11 10 10 25 26 21 26 26 20 18 22 24 24 17 17 24 33 28 19 08 14 15 24
25 17 24 19 24 30 30 23 17 17 12 19 12 18 24 16 15 15 17 18 26 20 20 26 11 15 29 29 22 22 19 27 19 28 16 22 19 25
Psc 25 14 21 16 19 25 25 24 17 17 17 25 17 16 22 14 16 16 18 11 18 12 19 25 09 14 28 28 28 29 24 15 07 15 28 33 30 25 Psc
26 23 15 18 21 26 18 17 25 26 26 19 20 17 15 25 27 26 09 02 19 11 18 18 20 23 21 29 29 29 14 05 14 21 33 28 34 26
27 25 23 10 13 17 26 25 24 25 24 26 13 12 22 22 24 25 19 12 10 04 10 26 21 26 28 20 23 21 22 13 15 17 29 33 28 27
  Star 01 02 03 03 04 05 05 06 07 07 08 09 10 11 12 12 13 14 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 22 23 23 24 25 25 26 27 Star  
    As Bh Kritka Ro Mrgsi Ar Punar Pu As Ma Pu Utram Ha Citra Sv Vishak An Jy Mu Pu Utrasa Sr Dhani Sh P.Bhad Ut Re    
Sign    Aries
Mesh
Taurus
Vrshab
Gemini
Mithun
Cancer
Katak
Leo
Simha
Virgo
Kanya
Libra
Tula
Scorpio
Vrichik
Sagittarius
Dhanu
Capricorn
Makar
Aquarius
Kumbh
Pisces
Meen
  Sign 
Female

Male Rasi & Nakshatra

Female

 

No. Sanskrit Tamil Malayalam
1 Asvini   Ashvathi   Ashvathi
2 Bharani   Bharani Bharani
3 Krttika Kartikai Kartika
4 Rohini Rohini Rohini
5 Mrgasiras Mrgasirism Mageeram
6 Ardra Tiruvadirai Tiruvathira
7 Punarvasu Punarpoosam Punarpoosham
8 Pusya Poosam Poosham
9 Aslesa Ayilyam Ayilyam
10 Magha Magham Magham
11 P.Phalguni   Pooram Pooram
12 U.Phalguni   Uthram Uthram
13 Hasta Hastam Hastam
14 Citra Citrai Chitra
15 Svati Svati Choti
16 Visakha Vishakam Vishakham
17 Anuradha Anusam Anusham
18 Jyestha Kettai Thriketta
19 Mula Mulam Mulam
20 Purvasadha Pooradam Pooradam
21 Uttarasadha Uthradam Uthradam
22 Sravana Tiruvonam Tiruvonam
23 Dhanistha Avittam Avittam
24 Satabhisaj Chatayam Chatayam
25 P.Bhadrapad   Poorattati Poorattathi
26 U.Bhadrapad   Utrattati Utrattathi
27 Revati   Revati Revati

Nakshatra is the position of the centre of the Moon in the zodiac as seen from earth's centre. This is counted as degree from 0 Aries.  There are 27 Nakshatras and 12 Signs. So there will be 13.333 degrees in each Nakshatra and 30 in each sign. In the Rasi Chakra each square is equal to 1 sign. There are 2 nakshatras in each sign. A nakshatra is called an asterim or group of stars.  The navamsha chakra drawn has each square equal to of a nakshatra = 1 paada = 1 charan =3.333 degrees. 

II. Basis for Dosham Calculation

Dosh means Bharya Nasham in Boy's horoscope and Bhartr Nasham in Girl's horoscope. They should be equal for a perfect match. For an ok match the girl can have 1 dosh less.  

Rule 1: Papa grahas as Sun, Mar, Sat, Rah, Ket
Rule 2:
Count papa grahas in 1,2,4,7,8,12 from Ascendant, Moon and Ven.

VEN SUN
MER
MOO KET
       Rasi JUP
LAG
MAR  
RAH   SAT  

In the above horoscope papa grahas are placed as follows giving total dosh = 9 units.

  1 2 4 7 8 12 Total
LAG - - 1 1 - 1 3
MOO - 1 - - 1 1 3
VEN - 1 1 - 1 - 3
  - 2 2 1 2 2 9

Both the boy and girl's horoscopes should therefore have 9 dosh units for a good matching.
If Girl's horoscope has 1 dosh unit less than the boy's horscope, then also the match is acceptable.

Note:  For marriage horoscope matching  purpose dosh calculation, Jup Ven Mer and Moo or their dhrishti are not considered. Only for general reading of a horoscope the dhrishti (aspect) of Jup and Ven are considered. 

No Short Cut: Because we have a high speed computer, the matching program is written for automatically doing this job 24 hours and send email matches immediately. Normal manual matching could be done with just considering 7th and 8th house from Lagna and Chandra and Papa Madhya Stithi for Venus or Chaturasra Dosh for Venus.  Sometimes more importance is given to Mars being manglik and other dosh ignored.  We have taken no shortcut and our program will check through all the combinations.

Clarification: Notice that in above sample horoscope, Mar Ven Jup Sun Moo Sat are all in Exaltation (Ucha Sthan). Even then there is 9 dosh units. The aspecting of Jup does not change the dosh of Mars in 7. Even though Mars is in Exaltation it is still counted as 1 dosh unit.

III. Dasha Sandhi

In South India there is a  practice of ensuring a gap of 6 months to 1 year between dasha endings of girl and boy for horoscope matching. The assumption is that dasha endings are difficult times. So both need not have bad times together.  All dashas are not bad for any person.  We have not included this rule in our current version. 

IV. Sade Sathi = 7 years

Saturn takes 29 years to make one revolution. It takes 7 years to cross 3 signs. When Saturn transits the sign where native's birth Moon was and the sign preceding and next to that, one will be in great difficulties.  It is hence preferable that the Boy and Girl's natal moon sign be not close by.   If there is sama sapthamam (boy and girl's moon are on opposing signs), there will be Saturn problem only once in 12 years. There are sub-rules to this that if Saturn is beneficial for a person, this rule need not be checked. We have not included this rule in our current version.

V. Rajju Porutham

There is much importance given to Rajju Porutham in South India.  There are two views on the matter - both are discussed below:

" Aarohi Rajju Pathi Nashakari
Vadhu Vinashashtha Avarohi Rajju
Arohi Rajju Avarohi Rajjau
Paani Grahay Mangalamathanothi. "

The above sloka is explained in tabular format below:

First of all write the 27 nakshatras as per following "skipping rope" sequence:

Prathama
Rajju
Madhyama
Rajju
Anthi
Rajju
1 2 3
6 5 4
7 8 9
12 11 10
13 14 15
18 17 16
19 20 21
24 23 22
25 26 27

So you get following table classifying the 27 nakshatras as Prathama, Madhyama and Anthi Rajju:

No. Prathama
Rajju
Madhyama
Rajju
Anthi
Rajju
1 Ashvathi Bharani Kartika
2 Tiruvathira Mageeram Rohini
3 Punarpoosham Poosham Ayilyam
4 Uthram Pooram Magham
5 Hastam Chitra Choti
6 Thriketta Anusham Vishakham
7 Mulam Pooradam Uthradam
8 Chatayam Avittam Tiruvonam
9 Poorattathi Utrattathi Revati

Rajju Porutham applies only to Madhyama Rajju. The other 18 stars have no Rajju Rules [dim grey in following table].

Then divide Madhyama Rajju into Arohana Rajju and Avarohana Rajju as follows:

No. Prathama
Rajju
Madhyama
Arohana Rajju
Madhyama
Avarohana Rajju
Anthi
Rajju
1 Ashvathi Bharani   Kartika
2 Tiruvathira   Mageeram Rohini
3 Punarpoosham Poosham   Ayilyam
4 Uthram   Pooram Magham
5 Hastam Chitra   Choti
6 Thriketta   Anusham Vishakham
7 Mulam Pooradam   Uthradam
8 Chatayam   Avittam Tiruvonam
9 Poorattathi Utrattathi   Revati

There are 3 Madhyama Rajju Rules as follows:

1. The following is therefore Madhyama Nakshatras that should be joined as best as these will make the couple long lived and also enjoy all comforts, wealth, luxuries and luck will favour them everywhere.

Match Boy Girl Result
Best Bharani,
Poosham
,
Chitra,
Pooradam
, or
Utrattathi
Mageeram,
Pooram
,
Anusham
,or
Avittam
     
enjoy all types of
comforts, wealth,
luxuries and luck

or

Match Girl Boy Result
Best Bharani,
Poosham
,
Chitra,
Pooradam
, or
Utrattathi
Mageeram,
Pooram
,
Anusham
,or
Avittam
     
enjoy all types of
comforts, wealth,
luxuries and luck

2. The following is therefore Nakshatras that should NOT be joined as they will cause widowhood for the wife:

Match Boy and girl with Result
Bad Bharani,
Poosham
,
Chitra,
Pooradam
, or
Utrattathi
wife
becomes
widow

3. The following is therefore Nakshatras that should NOT be joined as they will cause widower hood for the husband:

Match Boy and girl with Result
Bad Mageeram,
Pooram
,
Anusham
,or
Avittam
     
husband
becomes
widower

* Ref: Poruttha Shodana by Prof. K.C. Keshavan, Panjangam Pusthakashala, Kunnamkulam, Kerala, 1988, 5th Reprint, Rs. 6, pp. 56.


The second view of Rajju porutham is as follows:

"21. Vidu bimba thraya krthwa
Thiryarga Rekha Chatushtayam
Ashinyadhini Charkshaani
Vaa Parshwadhi Vinyusayle

22. Galodhara Katee Paadha
Rekhasyuryadhi samsprishel
rekhaikye sambhavennaasho
bhinna rekha sushobhana

23. Vaidhavyam gala rekhaayaam
krodarekha na pathyatha
dharidryadha katee rekha
paada rekhatana pradha

24. Mukhey pathim galae kanyaam
krodai thu thanujaan harel
dharidryatha bhavel katyaam
paadey cha bhramanam bhavel."

First of all write the 27 nakshatras as per following "rising-setting" sequence:

Body Part Aadhya
Rajju
Madhyama
Rajju
Anthi
Rajju
Head Thala

5

14 23
Neck Kayutha 4 6 13 15 22 24
Stomach Vayar 3 7 12 16 21 25
Thigh Kati 2 8 11 17 20 26
Foot Kaal 1 9 10 18 19 27

 

Body Part Aadhya
Rajju
Madhyama
Rajju
Anthi
Rajju
Result
Head Thala

Mageeram

Chitra Avittam

Widowhood

Neck Kayutha Rohini Tiruvathira Hastam Choti Tiruvonam Chatayam Widower-hood
Stomach Vayar Kartika Punarpoosham Uthram Vishakham Uthradam Poorattathi Loss of son
Thigh Kati Bharani Poosham Pooram Anusham Pooradam Utrattathi Poverty
Foot Kaal Ashvathi Ayilyam Magham Thriketta Mulam Revati Roam in far away places

Rule 1. Boy and girl nakshatras should not be in same line as such a marriage will bring the problem shown in Result column.

Rule 2. If the boy/girl nakshatras are in different rows in above table, such a match is beneficial to both.

*Ref: Jataka Poruttham, K.K. Kunjunni Menon, BA, Thiruvanthapuram. 1st print. 1950, Rs. 0.25, pp. 28

Our Opinion :  We do not find truth in this 2nd view of Rajju Porutham. Nor could we find sufficient instances to believe this. It is not possible to make such sweeping rules based on just the Nakshatra where moon was when the boy/girl was born.