Jathakarma is one of the Shodashacharangal
of Namboothiris. Jathakarma means writing of Horoscope.
It has to be performed immediately on delivery, preferably within
Jathakaporutham (Matching of horoscope)
Before deciding a matrimonial alliance, the
horoscopes of the man and lady will be compared to ascertain
whether the couple will be a perfect match. If two horoscopes
are agreeable to each other the marriage will be fixed.
Jyolsya Viswasam (Belief in astrology)
The belief in astrology is another factor like
custom, which links the minds of people and fills aspirations
in them. Astrology is one of the oldest sciences practiced
in India. Whenever a child is born, horoscope is written.
The horoscope will contain all the particulars of the individual
beginning from birth to death. It will also indicate both
the minor as well as major incidents in one’s life, good things
and dangerous situations etc. In short, it is believed
that the day-to-day life is closely related to astrology.
It is believed that Saturday and Wednesday are not suitable
to begin treatment or diagnose a disease. Astrology also described
the does and don’ts from sunrise to moonrise, eclipse, morning