India is a country of great mysteries, ancient knowledge, and secrets hidden behind the doors of crumbling temples. No wonder that it is also home to the unique Nadi Astrology – a type of astrology that heavily relies on the predictions made thousands of years ago about each and every living human being. Yes, you heard that right! The futures and pasts of all people from all over the world have been already written by ancient sages of India – on palm leaves. This knowledge has been unearthed and you can go get a reading of your future yourself!
Vaitheeswaran Koil in Tamil Nadu is said to be the home of the sacred knowledge that can reveal your past and future. Nadi Astrologers are the Pundits capable of reading the complicated language used to the ancient sages to compose their predictions – on palm leaves only!
They will ask for your thumb impression and some answers to simple questions to navigate through thousands upon thousands of palm leaves and find the one that corresponds to you, your family, your loved ones, and all the people you’re involved with.
It is believed that the Maharishis (great sages) of the past composed these predictions due to special spiritual powers obtained as a boon from Lord Shiva. He was so pleased with their ardent praying and devotion that granted them with a kind of 6th sense that allowed them to glance into future and past.
The palm leaves have survived through eons of time and are available for anyone who wished to know more about his past, future, or present. Amazingly, all the leaves are still intact! But as easy as it is to lay your hands on a Nadi prediction, not many people are destined to even find out about this. It is believed only the chosen ones find their way to Nadi Astrologers and their mysterious predictions.
The language of the palm leaves is old poetic Tamil, which not many people can read and understand. That’s why Nadi readers are few and the profession usually runs in the family. The writings are usually continuous and you’d have to know not only Tamil language, but also Sanskrit to understand it well.
A Nadi Astologer will take your thumb print to narrow down the search for your particular prediction. They are categorized by the type of fingerprint you have, that’s why it may take some time to bring forth your very own leaf.
A leaf reader will then read out each leaf associated with your thumb fingerprint – there may be more as you’re connected with different people. The reading of the leaf is recorded in Tamil language and gets later translated into Hindi or English, depending on your preference. There’s also an audio record you can obtain!
The Nadi Shastra has existed for more than 5,000 of years! Written by 18 Maharishis, it contains 17 chapters (kandams), each relating to a different topic – marriage, family, visits to holy places, wealth, health, foreign visits, life goals, past life, and much more.
Chapter 13 is all about your past life and the karma that is influencing you in the present. It has all your past lives described, so you can find out what good or bad deeds you’ve done that are defining your current life. With some rituals you can even fix some things!
In Nadi Astrology Karma is considered to be the root of all your present actions, thoughts, and beliefs. Knowing your past karmas gives you the unique opportunity to understand what is influencing you right now and how to make your life better.
There are various ways to clear your past karmas, all of which are described in Chapter 13. Most of the remedies revolve around Hindu temples and rituals that should be performed there to remove obstacles from your current life. This is where many people get sceptical and see Nadi Astrology simply as a means to scare and control people.