In India, match making through astrology has been popular since ancient times. The horoscopes of the boy and girl are matched as per the principles of astrology in order to determine whether it will be a suitable match for tying the nuptial knot or not. Marriage astrology in Tamil is done summing up the points which are gained by the matching kootas of the boy and the girl. The learned and experienced astrologers study the detailed horoscopes of the boy and the girl in order to derive these conclusions. However, these days many online match making software and websites are available which carry out these calculations based in the date of birth of the boy and the girl. Match making is usually carried out in cases of arranged marriage where two families are more concerned about the fate of the wedlock between their son and daughter.
In case of love marriages, if the match making is done by the families, it is not necessary that all the kootas are matched which is unlike in the case of arranged marriages. In love marriages, only three major matches are necessary. These three matches are:
- One match among the Mahendiram, SIGN, Nadi
- Maram matches Yoni
- Maram matches Rajji
The second and the third one are considered essential for match making according to the principles of astrology in India. If the Dhinam and Ganam matches are not there, the marriage is still considered to be possible.
Yoni match is considered a very essential aspect of match making before considering marriage in India. In yoni match, match making is done by considering every star of the boy and the girl as an animal. The horoscopes of the boy and girl are considered to be matching if the animals of respective horoscopes do not have any enmity between them. The match is regarded as unsuitable for marriage if the animals in the respective horoscopes exhibit enmity for each other.
The implication of matching yoni is to ensure that lifelong happiness prevails between the couple after their wedding.
If the yoni match comes to be good, the marriage is considered ideal. If the yoni match comes out to be medium, the marriage can still be considered but if the yoni match result comes out to be poor then the marriage is considered highly unsuitable.
The matching of Rajju and Dhinam is considered of utmost significance in determining the likelihood of marriage. This match is compulsory to be matched between the boy and girl for the marriage to take place.
Importance of Match Making in Love Marriages
According to the Hindu customs, the marriage alliance is considered only after the ten poruthams are matched and studied for the couples who are in love and are willing to tie the nuptial knots. The importance of zodiac and astrological match making must not be omitted in cases of love marriages too. The matching of ten poruthams is given great importance in the Tamil astrology. These poruthams take into consideration the natural tendencies of the bride and groom depending upon the location of their stars at the time of birth.