In India, there are many different states, all of which follow different traditions and religions. It is true that the traditions of all these different states do resemble each other, but each one of them is unique in its own way. Similarly, even the Tamil wedding customs have many aspects which are quite similar to those in any other typical Hindu wedding, but its rituals are quite complex and unique in their own way.
Starting With Astrology
Just like any in any other wedding in India, in the case of a Tamil wedding also, the first step in the wedding process is to get the horoscope of the girl and the boy made. As soon as the girls and boys finish their education and start with their jobs, their parents immediately start to look for a prospective life partner for them. They get the horoscopes of their children made and the same are then distributed to all the relatives and friends so that a suitable match, based on the horoscopes is found. In Tamil matrimony, the importance of horoscope matching is immense. No marriage or wedding can happen as per the Tamil customs of Tamils, if the horoscopes of the boy and the girl have not been matched.
No Change In The Importance Of Tamil Astrology For Marriage
The ways and means through which matrimonial alliances are being found these days has changed greatly. Besides the fact that the number of Tamilians, opting for love marriages, has increased, even in the case of arranged marriages, the dependence of parents on relatives, friends, and priests for finding a suitable match for their children has gone down. Parents are now using online matrimonial sites for finding life partners for their children. However, in spite of all these changes, the custom of first ensuring that the horoscopes of the marrying couple matches each other’s, continue to be of prime importance and followed in every Tamilian wedding.
Matching Horoscopes For Happiness
As per Tamil Astrology, there are 11 things which need to match compulsorily in order to ensure that the couple has a happy married life in the future. The 11 things include Star, Kanam, Mahendram, Isthirithireekam, Yoni, Rasi, Rasiyathipathy, Vasiyam, Rachuchu, Vethai and Nadi. As per Tamil astrology, if the girl and the boy are able to get a score of 70% and above on the above 11 factors, then their match is considered to be a good one and one can hope that in the future they would be happy.
Astrology is not an exact science, and is based largely on the interpretations and readings of the astrologer. Therefore, it becomes extremely important that the parents ensure that the astrologer they consult for their child’s matrimonial purpose is good at his job. He should be well qualified and have the necessary experience in the field. Marriage is not a joke and since astrology plays an extremely important part in a Tamil wedding, therefore, ensuring that this aspect of the wedding is handled only by a qualified professional, is a must.