A myth is a conventional narrative about a person’s or belief system’s early history. This is true in the case of Nadi astrology, where a lot is kept a secret from the general public. Even though it is a prediction science, it is used unfairly to extort money from people. It is manipulated, and fraudulent practitioners of this science of prediction take advantage of gullible individuals.
History of Nadi Astrology
Nadi astrology can be traced back to ancient times, when Ancient Seers known as Saptarishis gave humanity this divine knowledge of predicting one’s past, present, and future lives through the power of Yogic penance. The foremost rishi of Nadi Astrology is Sage Agastya. It was intended only for those who were destined to receive a reading from the ancient leaves that his divine predictions, as well as those of other rishis, were stored in palm leaves. It basically talks about one’s karma, the effects of it, and divine ways to get rid of sins that cause unbearable pain and suffering. Vaitheeswaran Kovil, in India’s southern Tamil Nadu, is where Nadi Reading got its start.
About Nadi Leaves
In couplets, the predictions on Nadi leaves are poetic. To accurately interpret the predictions in the leaves, a nadi reader must undergo intense training and practice spiritual discipline. Without making any of his own predictions or calculations, the Nadi astrologer only states what is written on the leaf for the native. It is widely held that the person who would be the Nadi reader would arrive at the appointed time to search for the leaf. Nadi means to search in Tamil. The foundation of this predictive astrology is faith.
How predictions are made?
Because only a thumbprint is taken, this type of astrology does not require a person to reveal their name, location, or horoscope for predictions. Males have the right thumb, while females have the left thumb. There are a total of 1008 different kinds of thumb lines. Leaf arrangement is in accordance with the thumbprint, and leaves are retrieved for prediction.
Chapters in Nadi leaves
- Nadi leaf has 12 chapters that give a detailed prediction of each aspect of life. Each chapter deals with one particular aspect of life.
- Four or more chapters mention about past lives and sins committed in those lives.
- The first chapter mentions the native`s name, names of parents, family members, details of present family life and also about the planetary position of the native`s horoscope.
- Fifth chapter deals with children, miscarriages, infertility and also about the future of children.
- Seventh chapter is about marriage and all aspects concerning it.
- Remedies to absolve one`s sins of past are also suggested in the chapters. To get an answer to any query, there is a separate chapter for prasna.
Authenticity of Nadi Readers
Predictions given can be pleasant or unpleasant that could be of accident, sudden death, suicide etc. It is generally said that Nadi readers collect a lot of information before reading the predictions. This becomes a testing part for authentic Nadi readers to answer such questions. There are fake leaves and fraudulent Nadi readers. They do extract a lot of information and give their own predictions, thus cheating those who seek them. However, the name of the particular native and other details will not be shown in the leaves that are fake. It is commonly seen among Nadi Astrologers to give a lot of remedies for natives to perform to purify their sins and these involves huge cost and are time-consuming. Visiting temples and places of pilgrimage along with food feeding are some of the common suggested remedies. Some Nadi astrologers suggest yantras and other costly fire rituals for speedy results for elimination of doshas. This leaves the native drained of their money. This should be taken as a warning sign and one should be in guard not to get cheated.
Eternal aspect of Nadi Reading
However, authentic Nadi readers still exist to carry on this science of prediction. They do give accurate readings and help many come out of problems. If it is only in one`s destiny does one take a Nadi reading. It is immense fortune to meet a good Nadi Reader and have readings done to secure the blessings of Saptarishis, as Nadi leaves contain their spiritual power.