Dus Koota 14.

Duskoota milan is prevalent mostly in South India, some parts of Eastern India like West Bengal and Orissa. In this system ten components are considered for identifying the compatibility. Similar to the Ashtakoota matching system it also has certain pros and cons. If the matching gets good points then marriage is permitted and supposed to be enjoyable and longlasting.

In some parts of our country especially in South India, West Bengal, Orissa and Assam, there are different prevailing systems of match making. In these areas Dus Koota Milaan system is prevalent and the components of the Dus Koota even vary in different places. These Dus Kootas are a bit different in these places. These Dus Kootas have some difference from the Ashtakoota Milaan prevalent in Northern part of India. In this chapter we will discuss the Dus Koota Milaan system which is followed in entire South India as well as the system which is taken into consideration in West Bengal, Orissa and Assam.

10 Porutham

Duskoota Milaan for marriage is called as 10 Porutham in South India. Marriage is a very solemn binding for the bride and the groom. In India, it is a very sacred occasion. The parents and aged relatives of the boy and the girl take great care before getting them engaged in wedlock as there is no turning back from the marriage vow. To ensure a long and happy married life, the ancient Indian sages and saints devised a method to check the matrimonial adaptability or marriage compatibility which is called Kundali Milaan or match making. They devised the method of matching by Koota agreement based on the Janma Nakshatra and Janma Rashi of the boy and the girl.

In 10 Porutham, all the ten components have been allotted equal points. Generally, 1 point for each component is allotted and the marriage is declared go ahead if 5 or more points are obtained. Above 5 points are considered good match and its auspiciousness increases with the increase of points. If there is less than 5 points in

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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