is given to it. It is said "Rajju Mangalya Vriddhisyath". Rajju literally means in Hindi as Rassi. Probably, it is indicative of the talisman or symbol of marriage tied around the neck of the girl by the boy at the time of marriage. It is popularly known as Mangal Sutra in our country. The girl wears it until the time she is 'Suhagin' meaning thereby until the time she enjoys the marital bliss in the company of her husband. This Mangal sutra has enormous power as our religious texts quote - 'it enhances the life span of the husband' and a married girl is supposed to wear it around her neck till the time her husband is alive.

Rajju has been divided into five categories and named after the different organs of our body. These five types of Rajjus are as follows :

  1. 1.Siro Rajju : Head
  2. 2.Kanth Rajju : Neck
  3. 3.Nabhi Rajju : Naval
  4. 4.Ooru Rajju : Thighs
  5. 5.Pada Rajju : Feet

All the 27 Nakshatras have been divided into five groups each group being the composition of a particular Rajju. The 27 Nakshatras are divided into three Paryayas and arranged into 9 rows as follows :

Nakshatra & Paryaya

S.No.

I Paryaya

S.No.

II Paryaya

S.No.

III Paryaya

1.

Ashwini

10.

Magha

19.

Moola

2.

Bharani

11.

P. Phalguni

20.

P.Ashadha

3.

Krittika

12.

U. Phalguni

21.

U. Ashadha

4.

Rohini

13.

Hasta

22.

Shravana

5.

Mrigashira

14.

Chitra

23.

Dhanishta

6.

Ardra

15

Swati

24

Shatbhisha

7.

Punarvasu

16.

Vishakha

25.

P. Bhadrapada

8.

Pushya

17.

Anuradha

26.

U. Bhadrapada

9.

Ashlesha

18.

Jyeshtha

27.

Revati

The Nakshatras are arranged in 9 rows 3 columns. The Nakshatras in each row belong to the same rajju.

Ashwini, Magha and Moola in row 1 belong to the same rajju. Bharani, P. Phalguni and P. Ashadha in row 2 belong to same rajju and so on.

  1. 1.Pada Rajju consists of Nakshatras in rows 1 and 9.
  2. 2.Ooru Rajju consists of Nakshatras in rows 2 and 8.
  3. 3.Nabhi Rajju consists of Nakshatras in rows 3 and 7.
  4. 4.Kanth Rajju consists of Nakshatras in rows 4 and 6.
  1. 1.Siro Rajju consists of the three Nakshatras in row no. 5.

It can also be explained in another way :

Pictorial Representation of Nakshatra & Paryaya

5. Mrigshira

5. Chitra

5. Dhanishtha

4. Roh.

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6. Ardra

4. Hasta

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6. Swati

4. Shravana

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6. Shat. 6

3. Krit.

7. Punar

3. U. Pha.

7. Visha.

3. U. Asha.

7. P. Bha.

2. Bhar.

8. Push.

2. P. Pha.

8. Anu.

2. P. Asha.

8. U. Bha.

1. Ashv.

9. Ashle.

1. Magha

9. Jye.

1. Moola

9. Revati

Note : Up arrow denotes ascending order and down arrow denotes descending order. The first four Rajjus have six Nakshatras each. These six Nakshatras are classified as Aroha Rajju and Avaroha Rajju.

The 27 Nakshatras have been grouped into the five types of Rajju as follows :

Nakshatra and Rajju

S.No.

Nakshatra

Rajju

1.

Ashwini, Magha and Moola

Aroha Pada

2.

Ashlesha, Jyeshtha, Revati

Avaroha Pada

3.

Bharani, P. Phalguni, P. Ashadha

Aroha Ooru

4.

Pushya, Anuradha, U. Bhadra

Avaroha Ooru

5.

Krittika, U. Phalguni, U. Shadha

Aroha Nabhi

6.

Punarvasu, Vishakha, P. Bhadra

Avaroha Nabhi

7.

Rohini, Hasta, Shravana

Aroha Kanth

8.

Ardra, Swati, Shatbhisha

Avaroha Kanth

9.

Mrigashira, Chitra, Dhanishtha

Don't have Aroha or Avaroha and considered as Siro Rajju.

Rules for Matching

Rule 1

The Janma Nakshatras of the girl and boy should not belong to the same Rajju. They must belong to different Rajjus. Eg. Girl's Janma Nakshatra is Bharani. It is in row no. 2 and so it is Aroha Kati Rajju. If Boy's Janma Nakshatra is P. Phalguni, it is in the same row no. 2 and so it is also Aroha Kati Rajju.

As both the Nakshatras belong to the same Rajju, matching is prohibited.

Horoscope Matching

Horoscope Matching

Today “Horoscope matching” has become the indispensable part of Hindu marriage. But it has not been mentioned in any old Jataka scripture of Astrology. However, it has been described in the Muhurta scriptures of the same. In Ramayan, marriage of Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna has been described elaborately. But, in this great epic also Horoscope matching has not been mentioned. Likewise, in Mahabharata, too, it has not been cited. Therefore, it can be said that Horoscope matching in Astrology was not in practice a few centuries ago. But, the community accepted and made it an indispensable part keeping its usefulness in view.


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