In Kerala marriage is a very sacred occasion for the Hindus. Arranged marriages are traditional in Malayali society and continue to account for an overwhelming majority of marriages. This is usually done via an intermediary matchmaker or through matrimonial websites.

Horoscope matching plays a significant role in arranging marriages. Not only horoscope matching, but the marriage day, date and Muhoortham – will be decided based on Astrology(ജ്യോതിഷം). Kerala Astrology is based on Vedic Astrology, which is based upon planetary influences. Nakshatra (birth star) Porutham(match) is very essential to a marriage.

Nakshatras

A Nakshatra is one of the 27 divisions of the sky, identified by the prominent star(s) in them, used in Vedic astrology. Historical (medieval) Hindu astrology had various systems of enumerating either 27 or 28 nakshatras. Each nakshatra is divided into quarters or padas of 3°20’:

Nakshathram Meaning Sanskrit Name Ruler
Aswathy (അശ്വതി)  Horse-like-woman Ashwini (अश्विनी) Ketu
Bharany (ഭരണി)  Bearer-woman Bharani (भरणी) Venus
Karthika (കാർത്തിക)  Cutting woman Krittika (कृत्तिका) Sun
Rohini (രോഹിണി)  Red woman Rohini (रोहिणी) Moon
Makayiram (മകയിരം)  Head of a deer Mrigashirsha (म्रृगशीर्षा) Mars
Thiruvathira (തിരുവാതിര)  Moist One Ardra (आर्द्रा) Rahu
Punartham (പുണർതം)  Return of the Light Punarvasu (पुनर्वसु) Jupiter
Pooyam (പൂയം)  Nourishing Pushya (पुष्य) Saturn
Ayilyam (ആയില്യം) The embracer Ashlesha (आश्लेषा) Mercury
Makom (മകം) The great one Magha (मघा) Ketu
Pooram (പൂരം [puːɾam]) Former reddish one Purva or Purva Phalguni (पूर्व फाल्गुनी) Venus
Uthram (ഉത്രം) Latter reddish one Uttara or Uttara Phalguni (उत्तर फाल्गुनी) Sun
Atham (അത്തം) The hand Hasta (हस्त) Moon
Chithira (ചിത്തിര) The bright one Chitra (चित्रा) Mars
Chothy (ചോതി) Sword or Independence Swati (स्वाती) Rahu
Vishakom (വിശാഖം) Fork shaped(having branches) Vishaka (विशाखा) Jupiter
Anizham (അനിഴം) Disciple of divine spark Anuradha (अनुराधा) Saturn
Thrikeeta (തൃക്കേട്ട) The eldest Jyeshta (ज्येष्ठा) Mercury
Moolam (മൂലം) The root Moola (मूल) Ketu
Pooradam (പൂരാടം) Early Victory or The Undefeated Purva Ashadha (पूर्वाषाढ़ा) Venus
Uthradam (ഉത്രാടം) Latter Victory or latter Undefeated Uttara Ashada (उत्तराषाढ़ा) Sun
Thiruvonam (തിരുവോണം) Hearing Shravana (श्रवण) Moon
Avittam (അവിട്ടം) The richest one Dhanistha (धनिष्ठा) Mars
Chathayam (ചതയം) Hundred healers Shatabhisaa (शतभिषा) or Shatataraka Rahu
Pooruruttathy (പൂരുരുട്ടാതി) Former happy feet Purva Bhadrapada (पूर्वभाद्रपदा) Jupiter
Uthrattathy (ഉത്രട്ടാതി) Latter happy feet Uttara Bhadrapada (उत्तरभाद्रपदा) Saturn
Revathy (രേവതി) The wealthy Revati (रेवती) Mercury

Nakshatra Porutham – also known as Dhina Porutham. The nakshatras are catagorized into different Ganams.

Deva Ganam
Manushya Ganam
Asura Ganam
Aswathy
Bharany
Karthika
Makayiram
Rohini
Ayilyam
Punartham
Thiruvathira
Makom
Pooyam
Pooram
Chithira
Atham
Uthram
Vishakom
Chothy
Pooradam
Thrikeeta
Anizham
Uthradam
Moolam
Thiruvonam
Pooruruttathy
Avittam
Revathy
Uthrattathy
Chathayam

GANA PORUTHAMS

Male Ganam
Female Ganam
Result
Manushya Ganam
Deva Ganam
Moderate
Deva Ganam
Manushya Ganam
Matching
Manushya Ganam
Manushya Ganam
Best
Deva Ganam
Deva Ganam
Best
Deva Ganam
Asura Ganam
Very Bad
Asura Ganam
Deva Ganam
Bad or Moderate*

*if other matching parameters are found satisfactory.

Nakshatra
Representing Animal
Aswathy Male Horse
Bharani Male Elephant
Karthika Female goat
Rohini Snake
Makayiram Snake
Thiruvathira Male Dog
Punartham Female Cat
Pooyam Female Goat
Ayilyam Cat
Makom Rat
Pooram Rat
Uthram Bull
Atham Buffalo
Chithira Tiger
Chothy Buffalo
Vishakom Tiger
Anizham Deer
Thrikeeta Deer
Moolam Dog
Pooradam Monkey
Uthradam Mongoose
Thiruvonam Monkey
Avittam Lion
Chathayam Horse
Pooruruttathy Lion
Uthrattathy Cow

Horoscope Match Making

Ancient Vedic astrology books provide us with a unique way to check and find marriage compatibility between the birth stars, based on Moon signs astrology, of the bride and groom. It consists of 10 astrological compatibility criteria.

1) Rasi Porutham in astrology match making:
The couple who have rasi compatibility will have a prosperous lineage.

2) Rasiadhipa Porutham in astrological matches:
The couple who have Rasyadhipa compatibility will have psychological unity.

3) Vasya Porutham in Vedic astrology compatibility:
A couple having good Vasya compatibility will care for each other. They will be like made for each other.

4) Mahendra Porutham in marriage match making:
A couple having good Mahendra compatibility will have good and prosperous children.

5) Gana (group) Porutham in astrology match making:
All people are divides it to 3 gana (group). They are namely divine group, human group and satanic group.

6) Yoni (sexual) Porutham in astrology compatibility:
This will determine sexual compatibility between bride and groom.

7) Dina Porutham in horoscope compatibility chart:
This compatibility provides long life span and good health.

8) Sthree Dheerkha Porutham in astrology horoscope compatibility:
This Compatibility indicates an accumulation of wealth after marriage.

9) Rajju Porutham in hindu horoscope Compatibility:
This compatibility provides a long marriage life.

10) Vedha Porutham in marriage compatibility horoscope:
This compatibility will reduce grief.

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