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Horoscope Matching (Kundali Matching)

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There are quite a few important factors that make a human life worth living in this world. A crucial one among them is good relationship. While close association between family members, friends, colleagues, and neighbours play a definte role in good living, it is the harmonial relationship between a husband and wife, that counts the most for a satisfying life. Hence elders in India, who celebrate traditional marriages, attach great importance to the compatibility factor between the prospective bride and the groom. The process of finding out this concord between the two is Match Making.

Traditional Kundali Matching

Match Matching

In traditional marriages known commonly as arranged marriages, match making is done essentially by horoscope matching of kundali matching of the boy and girl. The scale of agreement between the two charts will be the indicator to show if they can make a good pair and lead a happy life together. And this match making will be the deciding factor in marriage making, that is, for going ahead with the sacred marriage ceremony and pronouncing the two as husband and wife.

10 Poruththams of Horoscope Matching

Sages since ancient times have devised methods of assessing the levels of adaptability and adjustability between the two, through matching of horoscopes. There are 10 such factors of agreement in vouge today, though there seemed to be as many as 20, once. These are known as poruththams and more precisely, as dasama poruththams, the top ten compatibility factors in the horoscope. These poruththams are assessed based mainly on the study of the birth stars or nakshatras of the boy and the girl.

Compatibility Factors (Poruththams) for Match Making

These ten important factors can be listed as under:

  • Nakshatra Poruththam or Dina Poruththam
  • Rasi Poruththam
  • Gana Poruththam
  • Yoni Poruththam
  • Rajju Poruththam
  • Raasi Athipathi Poruththam
  • Mahendhra Poruththam
  • Stree Dheerkha Poruththam
  • Vasiya Poruththam
  • Vedha Poruththam

Among these, the six poruththams- Dina(m), Rasi, Gana(m), Yoni, Rajju and Mahendra are considered more important; but even of these, Rajju is considered most important, followed by Mahendra and Dina(m).

Poruththams in brief

Now let us have a closer look at these poruththams and learn what each of them indicates.

Nakshatra or Dina Poruththam, indicates long life and good health of the couple.

Rasi Poruththam, shows agreement of their rasi or zodiac signs. An agreement means good mental compatibility between them. Apart from showing factors like their disagreements and togetherness, this poruththam also remains a pointer for problems with children.

Gana Poruththam, represents compatibility in temperments between husband and wife. There are three types of Ganams. These are Deva, the good and kind hearted; Manusha, a mixture of both good and bad; and Rakshasa, the rude and aggressive.

Yoni Poruththam, points to sexual compatibility. Agreement in this is considered so important that if there is found to be a mismatch in this, marriage is unlikely to be proceeded with.

Marriage Matching

Rajju Poruththam, is perhaps the most important consideration for match making. Traditional Indian women regard the long lives of their husbands as their invaluable asset. Rajju poruththam is an indicator of this important factor. Rajju means mangalsutra, the sacred thread that a man ties to a woman to solemnize the marriage and make her his wife. Thus Rajju represents the very life of the husband, and no surprise that this factor is taken as so critical that even if all other poruththams are there, it is still advised that this alliance should be avoided, if Rajju poruththam alone is not there. A group of stars have a common Rajju, and for an agreement in this, the Rajjus of the boy and girl should be different.

Rasi Athipathi Poruththam , shows the status of the birth stars and their Lords of the man and woman. For an agreement in this factor, these should be in good terms with each other and friendly. This will make them a compatible match. Otherwise, there is the danger of the marriage not lasting long.

Mahendra Poruththam , stands for wealth, children, longevity and well being. This is also an important factor, as, even if Dina and Rasi Athipathi poruththams are not there but Mahendra Poruththam is there, then the horoscopes of the boy and girl can be considered as matching.

Stree Dheerkha Poruththam, tells about the girl’s life span and whether she will predecease her husband. This can also be taken as an pointer to the partner’s prosperity and well being after marriage.

Vasiya Poruththam, speaks about the couple’s mutual attraction, adjustability, love and affection.

Vedha Poruththam, means affliction or distress. This factor is an indication of lack of love and affection between the partners and trouble in their paradise. When the birthstars of the man and woman are inimical to each other, their horoscopes are not considered as matching well. An agreement in this factor can ward off various miseries in married life.


Match Making is a time tested technique that our ancients have given to us as their legacy. Let us understand and master the subject, and put this into practise, for the benefit and well being of posterity. Free Match Making is available in this page, which may please to utilized for your benefit. For more details, please visit our website


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