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.
Rasi Athipathi Porutham
Rasi Athipathi Porutham is the fifth among the ten important Poruthams considered for marriage. It denotes that the lords of the birth stars of the boy and girl to be wedded must be in friendship with each other. If there is friendship among their birth star lords, then it will result in a prosperous relationship and santanam (progeny – which is denoted by Rasi Koota). If there is no friendship among their birth star lords, then there are high chances for the marriage to break. Hence it is assured that they are friendly or neutral as this Porutham will also affect the couple’s children.
Friendliness of the birth star Lords
|Sun||Moon, Mars, Jupiter||Mercury||Saturn, Venus|
|Moon||Sun, Mercury||Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus||None|
|Mars||Sun, Moon, Jupiter||Saturn, Venus||Mercury|
|Mercury||Sun, Venus||Jupiter, Mars, Saturn||Moon|
|Jupiter||Sun, Moon, Mars||Saturn||Venus, Mercury|
|Venus||Mercury, Saturn||Mars, Jupiter||Sun, Moon|
|Saturn||Venus, Mercury||Jupiter||Sun, Moon, Mars|