Marriage is a special and life-long bonding between a man and a woman. To ensure a happy and contented married life, our ancient system of horoscope matching offers great help in studying the compatibility between the boy and the girl contemplating for marriage. In this system, the horoscopes or birth charts of the boy and the girl are drawn based on their birth stars and moon signs to analyze the compatibility of their natal charts for a happy married life.
For this reason, our ancient sages have penned down twenty Kootas or Poruthams (compatibility factors) to be studied during horoscope matching, of which only ten Poruthams are considered more important in present day. In some parts of India, only eight Kootas are considered for marriage.
The twenty seven nakshatras or birth stars are arranged in an oval shape in the sky which constitutes the zodiac system. The zodiac transits around the nine planets, thus influencing the nature, life events and physical and mental attributes of individuals on Earth. Hence, it is very important to analyze the compatibility factors (Poruthams) of both the boy and the girl deciding to enter into married life.
The first and the most important Porutham amongst the ten Poruthams is the Dina Porutham, also referred to as Dina Koota. This compatibility factor in the birth charts of the couple signifies good health, prosperity, freedom from poverty and diseases. If this factor is compatible, then the couple is expected to enjoy a contented and blissful married life. Hence, Dina Porutham is considered extremely important to move forward to analyze the rest of the nine Poruthams in the birth charts of the couple.
While studying Dina Porutham, the birth stars of the boy and the girl are studied and matched. If the stars Arudra, Rohini, Vishaka, Magha, Hasta, Shravana, Revati and Uttarashada of the girl or the boy match with each other’s stars, it is considered ‘to agree’ and it is regarded even better if the stars of the girl are led by those of the boy. If the stars Ashwini, Krittika, Mrigashira, Pushya, Punarvasu, Chitra, Purvashada, Uttara and Uttarshada of the boy and the girl match they are also considered ‘to agree’ but the major importance is given to the first lot of stars. After the second lot of star agreement, the remaining stars are considered not to agree. The 27th star is rejected whether it is agreed or disagreed.
While matching Dina Porutham, if the stars of the boy and the girl are in the count of 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 24 or 26, then the Porutham is called ‘Uttamam’ or excellent. Similarly, if the count is except 3rd quarter in the 16th or except 4th quarter in 14th position or except 1st quarter in 12th position of the chart, it is considered ‘Madhyam’ or average. If both the girl and the boy have Arudra, Rohini, Hasta, Pushya, Magha or Shravana, then the Dina Porutham is said to be ‘Uttamam’.