Hindu Astrology (also known as Indian astrology, more recently Vedic astrology, also Jyotish from Sanskrit jyotiṣa, from jyótis – “light, heavenly body”) is the ancient Indian system of astronomy and astrology. It has three branches:
– Siddhanta: Indian astronomy.
– Samhita: Mundane astrology, predicting important events related to countries such as war, earthquakes, political events, financial positions, electional astrology, house and construction related matters (Vāstu Shāstra), animals, portents, omens, and so on.
– Hora: Predictive astrology in detail.
The foundation of Hindu astrology is the notion of bandhu of the Vedas (scriptures), which is the connection between the microcosm and the macrocosm. Practice relies primarily on the sidereal zodiac, which is different from the tropical zodiac used in Western (Hellenistic) astrology in that an ayanamsa adjustment is made for the gradual precession of the vernal equinox.
Hindu astrology includes several nuanced sub-systems of interpretation
and prediction with elements not found in Hellenistic astrology, such as its system of lunar mansions (nakshatras).
Some of the important elements used to arrive at predictions include:Natal birth chart,Divisional Charts,Vimshottari Mahadashas,Chara Dashas,etc.
The great seers (maharishis) recorded the destiny of individual souls [jivas] for all time. They did this by cognizing the subtle mechanics of creation on the finest levels of their own awareness. These cognitions were recorded in the form of a dialogue between lordshiva his consort durgaa In other words, through the perfect refinement of their awareness these enlightened sages directly experienced or ‘heard’ the self interacting dynamics of pure consciousness: the absolute field of existence. In this eternal conversation, God whispers to Himself about you – the details of your life & your future
These akashic records were written on palm leaves with an iron stylus. The leaves are collected in bundles. The bundles containing these palm leaf records were handed down through generations. Over the years the collections have been retranslated, scattered and recollected.
Nadi Jothidam is the name of an ‘exact science’ by which all details about a person can be told by consulting palm-leaf inscriptions attributed to Agastya Muni, a very famous ancient sage from the South. There is, supposedly, one palm-leaf inscription for every human on this earth, past present and future! Taking into account population explosion, the whole place should be chock full of palm leaves, but miraculously this is not so. This could mean two things- either the ancients had the foresight to know as to who would visit the place and hence only the bio-data of those visitors would be available,or the leaves are preserved in some format wherein terabytes of data could be compressed and stored. The prints would be taken after the candidate arrives on the spot!
Either way it goes to show the remarkable wisdom of our ancients! Anyway, after one arrives at the place their thumb impression is taken along with their date of birth. Then, the palm leaf pertaining to the individual is searched for. This is the source of the name Nadi- search. There are a number of write-ups praising its accuracy and there are blogs testifying to the same. There have been numerous accounts stating that the practitioners of Nadi have an accurate method of telling all about the past, present and future of any individual. All they need for identifying the right leaf is the thumb-print of the person and the date of birth.
! Important Information Before
You Have Your Nadi Leaf Identification Reading !
This phase is very important as it identifies your leaf. The Nadi Reader looks for key elements to match such as the sounds of your name and the names of your parents and verification of certain astrological details at your birth.
The Nadi reader will ask many questions and your answers should only be “yes” or “no”. If asked if you have 3 brothers, do not say “no I have 4 brothers” and you should not even say “I do not have any brothers”. Never, ever volunteer any information. Only give “yes” or “no” and that is all.
The Identification stage of your Nadi Reading is over once your leaf has been identified using the keys and then begins the process of translating your leaf.
The Science of Thumb Prints
Your thumb impression is important because it is unique. Nadi Astrology uses your thumb impression to predict your destiny. That is one difference in Nadi Astrology that sets it apart from traditional astrology that requires you to give your birth details. There are said to be 108 classifications of human thumb prints and from there your unique prints are detailed down to find your soul grouping or bundle that contains anywhere from 20 to 25 individuals leaves. Then the Nadi Reader uses the sounds inscribed on the leaves to hone in on you
What is a Nadi Leaf?
In ancient times, information was passed down orally. The written word came 3000 years after that. That is when scribes started to record much of India’s literary, scientific, spiritual and astrological heritage of over thousands of years; a vast legacy. Granite slabs, thin copper plates and tree bark were some of the mediums used for recording information, but for the Nadi information, leaves of palm was the choice. The Rishis had special scribes carefully etch each letter of your story into the dried leaf with a special tool or stylus. This was done all by hand to avoid splitting the leaf. The writing was almost always continuous, without any space between words. This is one reason why the reading of the leaves requires training, as well as an understanding of the ancient languages of Tamil or Sanskrit. When the etching was complete, lamp black or turmeric was applied to increase contrast and make it readable, and oil was rubbed in to help preserve them. A bundle of leaves in the same thumb print category, or soul grouping, were then bound with a cord between two wooden covers.
These predictions which are written on the leaves are from the day the person comes to know the service of Nadi Astrology. So the predictions are pr-written and are just read by the Nadi readers. There must be a millions of Nadi leaves written for each person in the world. But the leaves themselves state that only, if the person has in his karma he will get his leaves. Even though these palm leaves are not only for Indian nationals but also, for foreigners and other nationals belonging to other religions and creeds. Its all one destiny to get the leaf identified and predictions known to the person concerned.
The origin of the Nadi astrology (palm leaf reading) can be traced back to approximately thousands years ago. It is said that the Indian Rishis or sages had written the life patterns of each person’s life on palm leaves by their Yogic Intuitive powers. These unique leaves were initially kept in the temple library. Later who were very much interested in knowledge related to Nadi astrology they got the leaves from the library. This is a traditional service and is being practiced by generations downwards