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Essence of Srivaishnavam Practices - Astrology Section - Suitable Star Matching Table & Chart


This page has no relevance for Love Marriages, as the same is finalized by the Lord God, hence no Horoscope matching is needed for them. And this too is according to the Vedic readings, that speaks on Gandharva Vivaha.

At the very outset, I would like to clarify that the star matching is only be taken for arranged marriages and certainly it is not a measure to be taken for the Gandharva Vivaha known as Love Marriages. It is not at all necessary to match horoscope for love marriages as the destiny has its own proposals for it       and it is  needless to say that the following is surely not for them at all! As I am getting repeated calls and mails on this specific question, that love marriages are stalled for want of star match, which is not necessary at the first place to match the stars for lovers.

Star Match - Suitable Star for Marriage Matching - Table (Nakshatra Porutham)

by TRS Iyengar



Nakshatra Porutham known as Star Matching.


Is it necessary at the first place to match the Horoscopes of prospective couples?


NO, not at all! In those olden days, when the child marriage marriages were rampant, it was essentially necessary for checking the compatibility of horoscope. To check for the boy's longevity, health, finance, social status of his future etc. Since the couples would be too young to judge about the future, it was devised to check the horoscope. So the arranged marriages were, mostly after checking the horoscopes of the boy and girl, to understand their future based on the natal charts. Since it was at different era that the horoscopes were compared and matched, whence the balya vivaha (child marriages) took place. But for the present generation, the marriages are solemnized after the eligible persons attaining generally after 20 years of age, fairly grown and matured, it is not a must or essential at all to match the horoscope. And this holds good for the Love marriages, where the horoscope matching is a nightmare for many, as the many elders still insisting on matching the natal charts. Where it is not at all pertinent or necessary, still there are many blind followers of the astrological myths, or to be precise, I can blatantly state it as a mirth!  In a civilized society, these blind faith are something causing a lot more trouble than soothing analysis from the subject - Astrology. In this article, I discuss the general conditions and planetary alignments that effects or affects the persons married life. But for the general view, this cannot be taken as a final verdict. And in many cases, this judgment too fail, if any one's horoscope is with wrong calculations or birth timings. Please remember, fate supercedes everything and it is left to the destiny that rules. No, not the Astrologers or their predictions.


If you truly love some one, then go ahead, get married and be happy for ever. Never even look at this article as this is not meant for you. Marriages are made in heaven, and surely not by matching the horoscopes or by astrologers. Remember this, you will be happy, that you avoided the horoscope matching. 


What is Star Matching? How relevance is this star matching in the Hindu system of Astrology? Does it necessary to go for a Star Matching and compare the horoscopes before finalizing an alliance? What are the implications and benefits in the Marriage star matching and Horoscope Matching? In what way this Star Matching will benefit the couples? Read on the values of Star Matching in the other page. This Star Matching Table & Chart Provides you with near matching Nakshatra (constellations know as Star)  are of Boy's. Though this table provides the best possible results, please consult your Astrologer

for other aspects such as longevity, health, wealth & Mangalik Doshams i.e. Kuja or Chevvai dosham etc. 



Girl's Birth star or Sthree Nakshatram

Suitable boys Stars  (Matching Purusha Nakshatram)


Aswinee - Aswini - Ashwini

Best:  Aswinee, Bharani, Rohini, Thiruvathirai, Poosam,  Pooram, Uthiram, Hastham, Chithirai, Swathi, Anusham, Pooradam, Uthiradam, Avittam, Poorattadhi.


Bharani - Barani

Best: Aswinee, Kruthikai, Punarpoosam, Ayilyam, Makam, Uthiradam, Chithirai, Swathi, Thiruvonam, & Sathayam


Karthikai / Kiruthigai

Kruthikai /Kiruthikai



For Mesha Rasi Best:  Aswinee, Bharani, and For Rishabam-Rohini, Thiruvonam, Poosam, Makam, Pooram, Chitirai, Swathi, Anusham, Thiruvonam, Avittam. 

For Mesha & Rishabam:   Aswinee,  Kettai, Moolam, Pooradam , Revathi.


Rohini / Rohinee

Best:  Mrigasirsham, Punarpoosam, Ayilyam, Pooram, Uthiradam, Chithirai, Visakam Avittam, Poorattadhi.


Mrigasiram /Mrigaseersham

Best:  Rohini, Mrigasirsham, Punarpoosam, Ayilyam, Pooram, Uthiram,  Vishakam, Kettai Sathayam.


Ardra Or Thiruvathirai


Best: Mrigasirsham, Thiruvathirai, Punarpoosam, Pooram, Chithirai, Kettai, Poorattathi, Revathi.




Best: Aswinee  Rohini, Mrigasirsham, Thiruvathirai,  Poosam, Makam, Chithirai, Swathi, Anusham, Moolam,  Sathayam, Uthirattathi.


Poosam / Pusam


Best:  Thiruvathirai, Ayilyam,  Hastham, Swathi, Visakam, Kettai, Thiruvonam, Revathi.




Best:  Aswinee, Uthiram, Visakam,  Uthirattadhi, Avittam, Uthiradam.


Makam / Magam


Best: Bharani, Kruthikai, Rohini, Thiruvathirai, Punarpoosam, Makam, Pooram, Hastham, Swathi, Anusham,  Pooram, Thiruvonam, Sathayam.


Pooram / Puram

Poorva Phalguni

Best:  Aswinee, Kruthikai, Mrigasirsham, Punarpoosam, Makam,  Sathayam, Kettai, Moolam, Avittam.




Best: Aswinee, Bharani, Rohini, Thiruvathirai, Hastham, Swathi, Anusham, Pooradam, Thiruvonam, Sathayam, Uthirattadhi,



Best:  Mrigasirsham, Punarpoosam, Chithirai, Visakam, Kettai, Pooradam, Avittam.



Chithra - Chitra

Best: Same sign or Rasi: -Chithirai, Rohini, Thiruvathirai, Uthiram, Hastham, Swathi, Anusham, Moolam, Thiruvonam, Sathayam, Uthirattadhi.


Swathi  - Svathi

Best:  Bharani, Mrigasirsham, Punarpoosam, Chithirai, Swathi- (same sign).  Visakam, Kettai, Pooradam, Poorattadhi, Revathi.




Best: Aswinee, Bharani, Rohini, Mrigasirsham, Thiruvathirai, Poosam, Makam, Anusham, Moolam, Avittam, Sathayam, Uthirattadhi.




Best: Rohini, Thiruvathirai, Punarpoosam Ayilyam.  Kettai, Thiruvonam, Sathayam, Poorattadhi, Revathi.




Best:   Kruthikai, Uthiram, Moolam, Uthiradam, Avittam, Poorattadhi, Uthirattadhi, Rohini Mrigasirsham, Punarpoosam.


Moolam  / Mulam

Best: Bharani, Thiruvathirai, Pooram Hastham, Pooradam, Thiruvonam, Sathayam.


 Pooradam / Puradam


Best: Uthiram, Chithirai, Visakam, Uthiradam, Avittam, Poorattadhi, Revathi




Best: Aswinee, Rohini, Thiruvathirai, Poosam, Makam, Pooram, Hastham, Swath,i Anusham, Moolam, Thiruvonam, Sathayam.




Best:  Bharani, Kruthikai, Mrigasirsham, Punarpoosam, Ayilyam, Pooram, Chithirai, Visakam, Kettai, Uthiradam, Avittam, Poorattadhi, Revathi.




Best: Aswinee, Kruthikai, Rohini, Thiruvathirai, Poosam, Makam, Uthiradam, Hastham, Swathi, Anusham, Moolam, Uthiram, Thiruvonam, Sathayam, Uthirattadhi.


Sadhayam / Sathayam


Best: Bharani, Mrigasirsham, Punarpoosam, Makam, Uthiram, Pooram, Chithirai, Visakam, Kettai, Pooradam, Avittam, Poorattadhi, Revathi.


Poorattadhi / Purattathi


Best: Aswinee, Mrigasirsham, Thiruvathirai, Poosam, Makam, Chithirai, Swathi, Anusham, Moolam, Uthirattadhi (Same sign the best).




Best:   Rohini, Thiruvathirai, Punarpoosam, Makam, Hastham, Swathi, Visakam, Kettai, Thiruvonam, Revathi.


Revathi - Rewati

Best: Kruthikai, Mrigasirsham, Punarvasu, Poosam, Pooram, Uthiram (Kanya Rasi) -Hastham, Swathi, Anusham, Uthiradam



The general condition for star matching is to count from the Girl's star; however in some parts of India, they do count from the boy's star for a match.  It would look odd, if counted from a Grill's star the horoscope and nakshatra might match fine, but if same is done from the boy's star, it might give a contradicting verdict!  Though the best suitable and suggested stars are mentioned, in one or two cases, it is likely that you will find the Rasi as 6th or 8th houses from boy's or' girl's star (Sashta-Ashtakam known as Sashtashtakam). There is always an exception for some constellations viz. Makam, Mrigaseersham, Thiruvathirai, Swathi & Poorattathi which are considered for match even if Sashtashtaka Dosham is present. 



In my humble opinion, whether it is Rasi Sashtashtakam or Lagna Sashtashtakam, it is best to avoid these matches. Though, there won't be any critical problem with this Rasi Sashtakam, if matched, the couple will disagree in every single matter and lead a life with quarrel (& fight!) daily, thus losing mental peace and happiness. It is said, the 6th & 8th Houses denote enmity & longevity in general, the brain wave clash occurs more frequently. However, in a few exceptional cases, I did come across, the couples are more co-operative, understanding and fond of each other, despite the presence of sixth & 8th house match; in these cases, though the Rasi stands to be opposing, the nakshatra lords are friendly or equal!  Only in this context, it is suggested to avoid.  I need to put this here, as some of the visitors asking for clarification, when a star is in the 8th house of the moon sign from the boy or girl, how this can be matched!  Also, to avoid confusion, I omitted the second best suited stars, which too confuses them when it comes to star match. Even if Dina porutham is not there. you can certainly consider other aspects if it is of not Same Rajju. (in a very  few exceptional cases, it is stated that the Pada Rajju is not of much harmful and can be considered.)




Note: For Aswini,  Makam,  Thiruvathirai,  Mrigaseersham,  Swathi  &  Uthirattathi stars Same Rajju is acceptable. These are the only Starts that gets an Exception for Rajju match. If it is the same star for boy and girl then it is considered for alliance, but in general inter-alia within the above six other stars, then not considered in general. Star matching can be considered if most of the other aspects are scoring on the higher side.


Also, the following eight stars, if that are of same for a boy or girl should never be considered for alliance: Bharani, Ayilyam, Swathi, Kettai, Moolam, Avittam, sathayam & Poorattathi.


Please read my article giving the value & importance of Star Match and matching stars at this page, where you'll find the entire meaning of each aspect in Star Matching according to Hindu system



Kalathra Dosham Horoscopes - a brief definitions.



Kalalthra Dosham or the malefic effects of the 7th house from a boy or girl's horoscope is discussed here. Please consult your astrologer before deciding the factors as there are numerous exceptions and pariharams are given in the subject.  


The placement of Sukran (Venus), who is known as 'kalathrakarakan' (planet influencing spouse or life partner), should be checked.  If it is in 7th house, the horoscope has dosham. It can be matched with only boys having Sukran (Venus) in 7th house.  


If Rahu or Ketu is in 7th or 8th house from Lagnam (Ascendant) or Chandran (Raasi known as moon sign), there is Rahu/Ketu dosham. For a match, there should be Rahu/Ketu dosham in both girl's and boy's horoscope or both horoscopes should be free from Rahu/Ketu dosham  


If in a Girl's horoscope:  


Mangalya Dosham  (Death of Husband or Wife) - Planetary alignment and positions that causes early widowhood for girls are stated as under:  



Strong malefic planet in the 8th house in a female horoscope is stated to cause early widow hood. If this malefic who is in the 8th house in female horoscopes is owner of the 7th house, and then widowhood should not be predicted.


When there is a malefic in the 8th house and if the 2nd or 4th house is occupied by strong benefic like Jupiter the wife will predecease the husband, since 8th house aspect by Jupiter even if there are malefic in the 7th house; and if the 8th house in the horoscope of the girl if there is a strong and powerful benefic in her 9th house she will have both good marital life and prosperous children.




If 6th & 8th house lords are in conjunction and occupy the 7th house in a female horoscope if moon with no digit strength occupies 7th house as lord of the 6th which will happen only if lagna is Kumbha, if mars and Jupiter occupy 7th or if Saturn is alone in the 7th or if Saturn is alone in the 7th house aspect by 8th lord she will become a widow.

If Saturn is in the 8th house aspect by strong malefic in a female horoscope she may not get married. There are some exceptions if other favorable factors in the horoscope are indicated.  


If in a male horoscope weak moon is in the 5th house from lagna and if lagna, seventh and twelfth houses are occupied by other malefic he will neither have wife nor children.  


If in a male horoscope:  


Saturn in Pisces (Meenam) as 7th house, and if the Star Sun is in the Lagna he will lose his wife and this can happen only if lagna is in Virgo or Kanni.  


Jupiter is in the 7th in Virgo or Kanni and there are malefic in the 4th house from lagna, the wife will meet with an early death.  


Sun and Venus are conjoined in the 5th, 7th, and 9th house from Lagna; the wife will have deformity of limbs.

Sun and Rahu or Ketu are in the 7th House he will loose all his wealth either through the bad character of his wife or sickly wife.  

If moon and Saturn are in the 7th he will not have progeny. It is also likely that he may not get married.

If lord of the 8th is in the seventh, he will lose his wife very early.  


If Mars and Saturn are in the seventh in Cancer, he will get a good and beautiful wife. This can happen only if the lagna is Makara or Capricorn.  


The lord of the seventh house when placed in the sixth, eighth or twelfth from lagna or ascendant but not in his swakshetram (own sign) or exaltation sign ucha will afflict his wife's health.  


If Venus known as Sukran, The Goddess of Love,  is joined with a malefic planet the persons wife will undergo serious afflictions even to the extent of affecting her longevity the result will be the same if Venus or Sukran occupies her debilitation sign neecha Rasi or an enemy sign or asthagatha combust.  


If Saturn occupies eighth or tenth house in a male horoscope it will afflict his wife's longevity.  


If in a male horoscope Rahu occupies the seventh house from the lagna or ascendant or Venus or the moons sign it is said to cause his wife's death in earlier stage.



The above are a brief compilation of most vital questions that arises while comparing horoscope for marriage match. Please do not just come to conclusion that these are the only things that one need to check or accept. There are many more explanations and exceptions that speaks volume of other matters. Hence it is always suggested to consult an experienced astrologer for other combinations for a suitable star match for vivaha - marriage match.




This is chart is prepared by : TRS Iyengar, 14 Nagardas Bldg. III, Vacharaj  Lane, Matunga, Mumbai 400019.  

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