VIVAHASANGAMAMCHENNAIINDIA
PAPASAMYAM AND MARRIAGE COMPATIBILITY 

WHAT IS
PAPASAMYAM ? 

Papasamyam is
a method in Astrology to calculate the Dosham in a Horoscope. When
checking the Horoscope of a Girl and Boy, this is an important Tool for
many Astrologers, to work out the amount of Dosham and decide about their
Marriage. This is also known as Doshasamyam. 
WHY PAPASAMYAM ? 

Saturn, Rahu,
Kethu, Mars and Sun are the Grahams which could trouble a Person depending
upon its Position and Strength in a Horoscope. When these 5 planets are in
12478&12th places from Lagnam, Chandran & Sukran, they create a
certain amount of problem,(Dosham). The ferocity of the Dosham depends
upon its strength in these houses, such as a Friend or Foe, (Uchcham)
High or
Low (Neecham)  Ruler or Equal. The total amount of Dosham for the Girl
and Boy has to be calculated at the time of Horoscope Comparison for a
marriage. If the Dosha index is more for the Girl than the Boy marriage
will not be recommended. When the Dosha index is more for the Boy or it is
Equal for Both marriage will be recommended. There are several methods to
work out the Dosha Index. 
HOW MANY
METHODS ARE THERE TO WORK OUT DOSHA INDEX ? 

At least
there are 5 methods in Astrology to calculate the Dosha Index as
indicated below.
1. Equal points and Equal weightage method.
2. Equal Points and Unequal weightage method.
3.Unequal Points and Equal weightage method.
4. Unequal Points Unequal Weightage Method.
5. Point System considering Planetary Friendship and Positional Strength.
The Dosha Index may vary from one method to the other. This is one reason
why Astrologer's opinions differ. 
CAN YOU SHOW
US AN EXAMPLE OF CALCULATING THE DOSHA INDEX ? 

Yes, we will
take No.5, the most difficult method.
Point System considering Planetary
Friendship and Positional Strength.
Girl's Horoscope 
Planets to be
examined 
Boy's Horoscope 
Position & Strength from Lagnam 
Position & Strength from Lagnam 
Points 
Position 
Place 
Place 
Position 
Points 
24 
High 
12 
Sani 
1 
Enemy 
112 
96 
High 
1 
Rahu 
3 
Friend 
nil 
96 
High 
8 
Kethu 
9 
Friend 
nil 
168 
Foe 
8 
Chevvai 
9 
Friend 
nil 
36 
Equal 
8 
Suriyan 
11 
Enemy 
nil 
Position & Strength from Chandran 

Position & Strength from Chandran 
nil 
High 
5 
Sani 
3 
Foe 
nil 
12 
High 
12 
Rahu 
5 
Friend 
nil 
nil 
High 
6 
Kethu 
11 
Friend 
nil 
84 
Foe 
1 
Chevvai 
11 
Friend 
nil 
18 
Equal 
1 
Suriyan 
1 
Foe 
28 
Position & Strength from Sukran 

Position & Strength from Sukran 
nil 
High 
3 
Sani 
5 
Foe 
nil 
24 
High 
8 
Rahu 
7 
Friend 
8 
06 
High 
4 
Kethu 
1 
Friend 
8 
nil 
Foe 
9 
Chevvai 
1 
Friend 
12 
nil 
Equal 
9 
Suriyan 
3 
Foe 
nil 
564 Total 





168 Total 
564 divided by 128 = 4.4 Dosham 

168 divided by 128 = 1.31 Dosham 
In this method Dosha Index for the Girl
should be less than the Boy Or Equal. Dosha Index for Girl 4.4
is much higher than the Boy's index of 1.31. Marriage cannot be
Recommended. 
CONCLUSION. 
Any one of the 5 methods would be used by
different Astrologers. What is important is the Dosha Index for the
Girl should be Less than the Boy or Equal. In exceptional cases when
other points are favorable Dosha Index for the Girl could be 0.5
Points More than the Boy's Index 







With Best Wishes
P K Kalyanaraman 










