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.
Yoni is an important Porutham to be studied for any marriage, as it denotes the sexual compatibility of the couple, post marriage, which forms the basis of the marital unison. This Porutham has to be studied for both the boy and the girl for physical compatibility of the couple in marriage. In Yoni Porutham, all the birth stars are grouped into one animal force. Based on the compatibility between the animals, the Yoni Porutham is determined for the couple. Yoni Porutham decides the chance of everlasting happiness among the couple in married life.
Nakshatra (Star) and their corresponding animal
Enemies in Yoni Porutham
Cow and Tiger, Horse and Buffalo, Elephant and Lion, Dog and Deer, Mongoose and Snake, Cat and Rat, Monkey and Goat are enemies to each other. If the birth stars of the boy and the girl fall under any of these combinations, then the match is not recommended, as they cannot have a compatible physical and emotional relationship.