Kundali matching or horoscope matching is a very ancient technique to discover the chemistry of new energies created when two individuals come together, especially through marriage. Birth-chart of each individual throws light on the planets playing their roles in different aspects of his or her life. Astrologers can study such charts to analyze how each planet will affect two lives, and relate the tale of energies that will unfold. There are ten prominent statutes or poruthams that astrologers consider while analyzing marital compatibility between a man and a woman. These are the rules stating compatibility or mismatch between different nakshatras or stars. The most important out of them are the nature of the Moon signs, the nakshatras, Yoni, Nadi and Rajju.
Nakshatra Porutham: To find out whether a relationship will have stability after marriage, this porutham is considered. Out of 27 stars, each person is born into one and an astrologer studies other stars that are compatible with this star. For instance, an individual born in Jyeshta star will have very good stable relationship with those born in stars Krittika, Uthiram, Moola, Uttarshada, Dhanishta, Purvabhadra, Uttarabhadra, Rohini, Mrigasira and Punarvasu. The Jyeshta born will have average relationship with those born in stars Pushya, Aswini, Ashlesha, Chitra, Magha, Swati, Vishaka, Anuradha, and Revati.
Rasi Porutham: To find out whether a couple will have children, their rasis or zodiac signs are considered. This porutham also indicates the mental energies or temperament a couple will have through their relationship.
Yoni Porutham: To find out whether a couple will have good physical bonding or sexual compatibility this porutham is considered. Each nakshatra is represented with an animal form. Based on compatibility between the animals, an astrologer studies whether nakshatra of a man is compatible to that of woman. Ashwini nakshatra is represented by a horse, Krittika nakshatra by goat, Chitra nakshatra by tiger, and so on. The law states that cow and tiger, elephant and lion, horse and buffalo, dog and deer, rat and cat, goat and monkey are enemies and hence their corresponding nakshatras are not compatible with each other.
Nadi Porutham: To find out whether a couple’s happiness will be disrupted through illness or certain diseases in the family, this porutham is considered. 27 nakshatras are divided in three groups: Aadi, Madhya and Antya. When nakshatras or stars of the man and the woman are in the same group, it indicates a mismatch. This porutham indicate how compatible stars of the couple are for longevity of life and happiness. Nadi is the pulse rate of a person and it varies from one person to another based on the type of body one has such as Kapha, Pitta and Vaata.
Rajju Porutham: To find out whether a couple will enjoy happiness with each other for a long time and whether their happiness will be cut short due to death or illness, this porutham is considered. All the stars are divided into groups such as Head rajju, Neck, Stomach, Thigh and Foot rajju. Stars such as Mrigasira, Chitra and Dhanishta are Head rajju; Rohini, Ardra, Hasta, Swati, Sravana, Satabisha are Neck rajju. Similarly, other stars are categorized as Stomach, Thigh, and Foot. While matching birth-charts, nakshatra or star of a man should not be in the same rajju of the woman. Lack of compatibility lead to problems in relationships – if both stars of man and woman belong to Head rajju, husband will die; both stars are in Neck rajju, wife will die; both stars in Stomach rajju, they will have no children, those in Thigh rajju will suffer poverty and those in Foot rajju may be caught up in meaningless wanderings.
Study of birth-chart is important to identify anomalies in a married life, or to identify the areas that will help in making a relationship compatible. But do not overlook the anomalies of present day life-style that brings in stress, and problems related with ego into a relationship. Mismatches in a chart can be overcome through careful steps to rectify problems and of course, through one’s interest to live happy.