Rajju Porutham or Rajju matching is one of the most important factors or parameters in Marriage Matchmaking. This porutham is indicative of the duration of married life, and therefore its quite important.
Marriage matchmaking is called Thirumana Porutham in Tamil. It is a centuries-old practice in India among Hindus. As marriage is an important event in a person’s life, people needed an assurance that it would be lasting and successful. For this assurance, Hindus turned to Vedic Astrology. Horoscope matching or Kundli Matching is a tool that Vedic astrologers have traditionally used to provide this assurance. It is called Jathaka Porutham in Tamil.
By matching the horoscopes of the boy and the girl, based on certain parameters, the astrologer would conclude if the marriage would be successful or not. This is called the koota method.
Porutham (or koota) is analyzed using the horoscope or jathakam or kundali. These are drawn on the basis of the birth stars or Nakshatras and the Janma Rasi (Moon sign) of the girl and the boy. Initially, 20 poruthams were matched, but today, only ten poruthams are required.Each porutham is associated with various aspects of a person's mind, body, and personality. The effects of each porutham will be considered one by one.
The ten Poruthams are:
1.Dina Porutham – for good health and prosperity
2.Gana Porutham - matching of temperaments
3.Rajju Porutham - husband’s long life
4.Rasi Porutham - continuation of progeny
5.Yoni Porutham - sexual compatibility
6.Vedha Porutham - ward off evil and dangers
7.Vasya Porutham - compatibility between zodiac signs
8.Mahendra Porutham - progeny
9.Stree deerga Porutham - wealth and prosperity
10.Rasiyathipaty Porutham - compatibility between birth stars
Marriage between two incompatible partners can create a lack of peace, joy, and harmony at home. It will lead to stress, tension, sorrow, arguments, financial and health issues, and could even cause separation.
It is observed sometimes that despite proper matching of the horoscopes, there are problems in relationships. Lack of proper analysis of the Grahas (Planets) and important Poruthams by the astrologer could be the reason. Astrologers in South India generally feel that Rajju Porutham between the boy and the girl can be matched even in the absence of other 9 kootas. They ascribe special importance to Rajju Matching.
Rajju is the sixth among the ten poruthams that are matched before solemnizing a Hindu marriage. It is the most important among the ten kootas or poruthams because it indicates the husband's life span. The husband's long life obviously ensures the longevity of the marital union and marital happiness as sickness and death can impact the relationship negatively.
The 27 Nakshatras or constellations are grouped under 5 categories. Each category is assigned a name, and it represents a part of the human body.
Padha Rajju: Ashwani, Aslesha, Magha, Jyesta, Moola, Revati.
Kati Rajju: Bharni, Pushyami, Pubba, Anuradha, Poorvashada, Uttrabhadra
Nabhi: Krittika, Punarvasu , Uttara, Visakha, Uttarashada, Poorvabhadra
Kanta Rajju: Rohini, Aridra, Hasta, Swati, Sravana, Satabhisha
Siro Rajju: Dhanista, Chitra, Mrigasira
The head is represented by Chitra, Mirgasira, and Dhanishta stars, and these are in siro rajju. The neck is represented by Ardhra, Rohini, Swati, Hasta, Sravana, and Satabisha stars, and these are in kanta rajju. Krithika, Uttara, Punarvasu, Visaka, Purvabadra, and Uttrashada stars represent the mid-portion of the body, and they are in nabhi rajju. The thigh is represented by Pushya, Barani, Pubba, Anuradha, Uttarabadra, and Purvashada stars, which are in kati rajju. The foot is represented by Aswini, Aslekha, Maka, Moola, Jyeshta and Revati stars which are in pada rajju.
What is Rajju Dosha?
If the birth stars or Nakshatras of the girl and the boy represent the same portion of the body, it means that their stars are not in agreement. This is called Rajju Dosha. Rajju matching should not be ignored because when it is matched properly, it can bring good fortune.
There are 5 kinds of Rajju Doshas.
Head rajju – this causes trouble to the husband.
Neck Rajju – causes trouble to the wife.
Body Rajju – causes trouble to children.
Thigh Rajju – financial / property problems.
Feet Rajju – damage during travel.
This is how it is interpreted:
- if the stars of the couple are found to be in the head, the husband may die soon
- if they are in the neck, the wife may die soon
- if they are in the middle portion, the children may die
- If they are under the thigh, extreme poverty is possible
- if they are in the foot, they will wander about in a pathetic manner
Therefore, Rajju matching is very important.
Cancelling Rajju Dosha
If the lords of the boy and girl’s Rashis are the same, or if they are mutual friends, Rajju dosha is not considered, and the horoscopes can be matched despite the dosha. Even if their nakshatras are in the same Rajju, it can be ignored.
Some Pooja remedies can also be performed for Rajju dosha. This can cancel Rajju Dosha, and the natives can lead a happy married life. Jathaka porutham or Thirumana porutham should be done by an experienced and expert astrologer. When done properly, it can ensure that the right people are united in marriage, and they have a happy, long-lived, and fulfilling union.