Nadi Astrology or Palm Leaf Astrology is an interesting and unique way to learn about one’s past, present and future. In Nadi Astrology a person comes to know about ones entire life cycle in this universe that include past life and future life too. Nadi is an ancient astrology, which has been composed by great sages of ancient India in the past using their spiritual powers. The sages recorded these predictions for every individual for the betterment of humanity. These sages predicted the characteristics, family history, as well as the careers of innumerable individuals contain in several thousand volumes, each containing around a hundred predictions.
Nadi Astrology originated thousands of years ago in India. In ancient times the great sages of India had the power to look into the past and future of the entire universe and recorded the life of each human being on palm leaves in an ancient Tamil script. The sages of ancient India had the power to look into the past and future of the entire universe and recorded the life of each human being who either lived, were living or were to live. Now, only expert Nadi astrologers can decipher the script written on the palm leaves.
These Nadi prediction recordings, being the repository of wisdom of the Great Saint was one of the well preserved books for thousands of years by the many generations of rulers, until an auction during the British rule, when it finally became the proud possession of an influential family of Valluvar community at Vaitheeswarankoil in the Tanjore district of Tamilnadu.
The sages, who dictated the Nadis, were gifted with such an extraordinary foresight that they accurately prophesied the entire life cycle of all mankind. This great work makes us realize the limitations of human sciences. That great compilation predicting the future of all human beings born or yet to be born, eclipses the achievements of all other sciences put together. These predictive texts also contain a chapter recommending certain Pilgrimages or prayers, worship and charities at specific shrines, to neutralize ones past sins.
The palm leaf inscriptions are scattered throughout India. There are Number of Nadis available named after the sages who composed the same. There are only a few Nadi readers available who could interpret the inscriptions, which are written in the poetic language. There are various Nadis available like Agasthiya Nadi, Suka Nadi, Brahma Nadi; Kausika Nadi etc.
Each Nadi is made up of a particular Ola or palm leaf, written in Vatta Ezhuthu, a Tamil script, with a sharp, nail-like instrument called Ezhuthani. The palm leaves are preserved by rubbing peacock oil on auspicious occasions. These palm leaves are still preserved in the Saravasti Mahal library of Tanjore (Thanjavur), in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The primary centre for Nadi Shastra is in Vaitheeswarankoil, near Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu, a state in South India.
The palm leaf inscription of an individual is spotted out by his thumb impression. Lines on the thumb of people on the earth are classified into 108 types. The Nadi palm leaves are arranged according to these types. The Nadi readers identify the particular types of lines on the thumb and the corresponding sets of palm leaves are taken. The time duration to pick up your leaf depends upon the identification of the thumb impression. Some impressions are identified easily and the corresponding leaves are found soon.
Leaves are there not only for Indian nationals but also for foreigners and other nationals belonging to other religions and creeds. Destiny has
leaves for those who wished to have their readings. It is also stated that about 40% of the people in the world only are likely to get these results as available. The other leaves might have been damaged or lost in the course of time.
First there would be a general reading and then, based on the person’s interest, additional leaves are consulted to explore areas such as marital relationships, profession and business, past or future lives, etc. The Nadi astrologer will also suggest remedial measures that the person can take to reduce the influences of past karma and enhance the benefits of future activities.
Cantos (Chapters) of Nadi Astrology
Canto 1 (Chapter 1)- Generalized Report
This reading contains the name of the Nadi seeker, his/her life span, how she/he is going to live this life, his/her identity, the name of his/her spouse, names of his/her parents, details about the present profession, his/her brothers, sisters and children. This chapter will give a summary of future predictions for all the 12 houses in his/her horoscope based on the planetary positions at the time of birth as mentioned in the Nadi leaf.
Canto 2 (Chapter 2) – Education and Wealth–
This chapter gives details about the Nadi seekers Wealth, Family and Education. It also contains details about his/her Eyesight and Speech-related information.
Canto 3 (Chapter 3) – Brothers and Sisters–
This chapter presents the names of all the siblings of the Nadi seeker. His/her relationships with his/her siblings, problems and ill feelings if any are described. It also provides information about the positive and negative aspects of the relationship with siblings.
Canto 4 (Chapter 4) – Mother, Assets and Fortune–
The 4th Canto has details about the Mother, the role and influence of Mother in the Nadi seeker’s life, its benefits and problems in his life. There are also details about the Nadi seeker’s House, Vehicles, Land, treasures and general material comforts and achievements.
Canto 5 (Chapter 5) – Children / Off-Springs/ Progeny/ Pregnancy–
This chapter has details about the seekers of children. Birth, lifespan, achievements, problems, death and their overall performance have been predicted. It also suggests remedial measures for any problems of children. There are also predictions about whether the Nadi seeker will or will not have children and details about the same.
Canto 6 (Chapter 6) – Disease, Debt and Litigation–
The 6th Canto has details about Diseases, their causes, duration and the extent of damage it has on the life of the Nadi Seeker. It also provides information regarding Enemies, Litigation, their causes and duration of suffering on account of the above. It also suggests remedial measures for avoidance and positive measures for achieving success.
Canto 7(Chapter 7) Matrimony-
This chapter gives information about the Nadi seeker’s matrimonial details like the Date, Time and Place of Marriage. Name of spouse and the sacred time that is apt for marriage etc. Causes and Measures for delay in marriage, Future of the marriage, aspects of compatibility and conflicts if any with the spouse etc.
Canto 8 (Chapter 8) – Life Span-
This chapter deals with ones’ life span, about accidents if any might occur, court litigation, etc.
Canto 9 (Chapter 9) – Property, Father, spiritual inclinations-
This chapter gives information about the Nadi seeker’s ancestral property, about his/her father, about your accruing of wealth; it also deals with worshipping places, spiritual inclinations if any.
Canto 10 (Chapter 10) Business-
The tenth Canto deals with your business life, it tells about what type of business is suited for you, or which type of business shall fetch you ample profits, losses if any, etc.
Canto 11 (Chapter 11) – Conveyance, Second
This chapter gives information about the way in which you will gain any benefit through any kind of conveyance like cars, two-wheelers, etc and about your second marriage/wife.
Canto 12 (Chapter 12) – Expenditure, Foreign Connections, Next birth-
This chapter gives information about your expenditure of money. That is about the way in which you have spent your money, the way in which it happened, it also explains about Moksha or heavenly status, any monetary benefits, higher status arising from foreign tours and foreign contacts. It also deals with your next birth that is where you will be born, what will be your living conditions, etc.